M, b. circa 1010
- Birth: Diego Lainez was born circa 1010.
F, b. circa 1010
- Birth: Rodriguez was born circa 1010.
M, b. circa 980
- Birth: Lian Nunez was born circa 980.
M, b. circa 980
- Birth: Rodrigo Alvarez was born circa 980.
Henry III of Brabant
M, b. 1230, d. February 28, 1261
- Birth: Henry III of Brabant was born in 1230 in Brabant, Belgium.
- Marriage: He and Adelaide of Burgundy were married on July 21, 1251.
- Death: Henry III of Brabant died on February 28, 1261, at age ~31, in Leuven, Brabant, France.
- Note: He was Duke of Brabant between 1248 and his death. He was the son of Henry II of Brabant and Marie von Hohenstaufen. The disputed territory of Lothier, the former duchy of Lower Lorraine, was assigned to him by the German King Alfonso X of Castile. Alfonso also appointed him Imperial Vicar to advance his claims on the Holy Roman Empire. In 1251, he married Adelaide of Burgundy (c. 1233 – October 23, 1273), daughter of Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, by whom he had four children. He also had one illegitimate son. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
Adelaide of Burgundy
F, b. circa 1233, d. October 23, 1273
- Birth: Adelaide of Burgundy was born circa 1233.
- Marriage: She and Henry III of Brabant were married on July 21, 1251.
- Death: Adelaide of Burgundy died on October 23, 1273.
Henry II of Brabant
M, b. 1207, d. February 1, 1248
- Birth: Henry II of Brabant was born in 1207 in Brabant, Belgium.
- Death: He died on February 1, 1248, at age ~41, in Leuven, Brabant, France.
- Note: Duke of Brabant and Lothier He was Duke of Brabant and Lothier after the death of his father Henry I in 1235. He supported his cousin, William II, Count of Holland, when the latter was chosen as German King. His first marriage was to Marie von Hohenstaufen (1201–1235, Leuven), daughter of Philip of Swabia, by whom he had six children. His second marriage was to Sophie of Thuringia (March 20, 1224 – May 29, 1275), by whom he had two children. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
Marie of Hohenstaufen
F, b. April 1, 1196, d. March 29, 1235
- Birth: Marie of Hohenstaufen was born on April 1, 1196 in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.
- Death: She died on March 29, 1235, at age 38, in Leuven, Vlaams Brabant, Belgium.
Henry I of Brabant
M, b. 1165, d. September 5, 1235
- Birth: Henry I of Brabant was born in 1165 in Leuven, Brabant, France.
- Marriage: He and Maud of Flanders were married in 1179.
- Death: Henry I of Brabant died on September 5, 1235, at age ~70, in Cologne, Kölner Stadtkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
- Note: 1st Duke of Brabant Duke of Lower Lotharingia He was (probably) born in 1165 in Leuven and died in the German city of Cologne on September 5, 1235. He became Duke of Brabant in 1183/1184 and succeeded his father as Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1190. He was the son of Godfrey III, Duke of Lower Lotharingia (Lothier) and landgrave of Brabant, and Margaret of Limburg. He married Maud of Boulogne and Alsace (also called Maud of Flanders) in 1179. He had six children by his first marriage. His second marriage was at April 22, 1213 in Soissons to Marie, princess of France, daughter of King Philip II of France. They had two children. Under Henry I, there was a town policy and town planning. Henry's attention went out to those regions that lent themselves to the extension of his sovereignty and in some locations he used the creation of a new town as an instrument in the political organisation of the area. Among the towns to which the Duke gave city rights and trade privileges was 's-Hertogenbosch. He was buried in St. Pieters chapter church at Leuven. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
Maud of Flanders
F, b. circa 1165
- Birth: Maud of Flanders was born circa 1165.
- Marriage: She and Henry I of Brabant were married in 1179.
Waleran II "The Pagan" of Lower Lorraine
M, b. circa 1085, d. 1139
- Birth: Waleran II "The Pagan" of Lower Lorraine was born circa 1085.
- Death: He died in 1139.
- Note: Waleran II or Walram II (c.1085 – 1139), called Paganus meaning "the Pagan", probably due to a late baptism. He was the duke of Limburg and count of Arlon from his father's death in about 1119. He was given the duchy of Lower Lorraine after Lothair of Supplinburg's accession in 1125.
He was the son of Henry, Duke of Lower Lorraine (1056 – 1106), and Adelaide of Pottenstein. Henry had been forced to yield the duchy to Godfrey I of Louvain on Henry V's succession, but had kept the ducal title. With the coming of Lothair, Godfrey was forced to yield it to Waleran. Godfrey was not willing to do so and war broke out, especially over disputes about authority over the abbey of Saint-Trond. In 1129, Waleran and the bishop of Liège, Alexandre de Juliers, demolished Godfrey's forces at Wilde. His rule was actual from there on. Though Waleran and Godfrey eventually reconciled, Godfrey maintained, as Henry had, the ducal title.
In 1129, Waleran was made forester of Duisbourg. In 1139, Lothair died and Waleran supported Conrad of Hohenstaufen, who was elected. He remained faithful to the new king until his death shortly thereafter. He was succeeded by Godfrey II of Louvain in Lorraine. (Wikipedia.)
Margaret of Limburg
F, b. 1145
- Birth: Margaret of Limburg was born in 1145.
Henry II of Limburg
M, b. circa 1111, d. August 1167
- Birth: Henry II of Limburg was born circa 1111.
- Death: He died in August 1167 in Rome, Italy.
- Note: Henry II (c.1111–August 1167) was the duke of Limburg from 1139 and count of Arlon from 1147 to his death. He was the son of Waleran, Duke of Lower Lorraine, and Jutta of Guelders. He succeeded his father in Limburg with the title of duke, but Conrad III refused grant him Lower Lorraine. He continued to style himself as duke nevertheless.
Henry refused at first to accept the loss of Lorraine and attacked the new duke, Godfrey VII. He was defeated. Godfrey died in 1142, but Henry was occupied with a war against the lord of Fauquemont and did not assert any claim to the duchy of Lower Lorraine. In 1147, he inherited Arlon, his younger brother Waleran having died without children. Conrad confirmed this, for he had promised Henry a fief to compensate for the loss of Lorraine, and the duke and the king were reconciled. Henry did not take part in the Second Crusade that year, however. Henry attended the coronation of Conrad's successor, Frederick Barbarossa.
At that time, Henry was involved in a war with Henry IV of Luxembourg. The town of Andenne was taken and completely plundered and burned. Then Henry turned to Godfrey VIII, but they soon made peace in 1155. Henry's daughter Margaret married Godfrey. Henry took part in Barbarossa's Italian campaigns, dying during the epidemic of 1167 at Rome. (Wiipedia.)
Matilda of Saffenberg
F, b. circa 1111
- Birth: Matilda of Saffenberg was born circa 1111.
Jutta of Guelders
F, b. 1090, d. June 26, 1151
- Birth: Jutta of Guelders was born in 1090 in Wassenberg, Rheinland, Prussia.
- Death: She died on June 26, 1151, at age ~61, in Limburg, Belgium.
Henry I of Limburg
M, b. 1062, d. 1119
- Birth: Henry I of Limburg was born in 1062 in Limburg, Belgium.
- Death: He died in 1119, at age ~57.
- Note: Henry I (c.1059 – c.1119) was the count of Limburg and Arlon from 1082 to his death and duke of Lower Lorraine between 1101 to 1106. He was the son of Waleran I of Limburg and Jutta, daughter of Frederick, Duke of Lower Lorraine. He opposed Egilbert, Archbishop of Trier, and took back some property which the former Countess Adela had given to the church. Egilbert summoned him to return them, but he refused and was excommunicated. Egilbert took up arms and seriously defeated him.
As advocate of the abbey of Saint-Trond, a title he had inherited from his father, he intervened in the internal affairs of the abbey. The abbot Herman, named by Poppo, Bishop of Metz, and supported by Godfrey of Bouillon and Henry, fell out with the Emperor Henry IV and the abbey was transferred to the authority of Arnold, Count of Looz. Arnold forced Henry and Godfrey to withdraw from the monastery.
After many local nobles left on the First Crusade, among them Godfrey, Henry's power in the region of Belgia was greatly increased and he abused it, especially against the monasteries. The emperor intervened and took Limburg in July 1101. Henry was now forced to make submission and he was granted the duchy of Lower Lorraine, which Godfrey had abandoned on Crusade. As duke, he fell into competition with Godfrey I of Louvain. He demonstrated little in the way of loyalty the emperor either. He joined Henry V against his father the emperor, but then turned back to the emperor's side. This was unfortunate for the duke, for the emperor died in 1106 and the partisans of Henry V attacked those of his father. The fields of Belgia were devastated, Limburg was taken, and Henry was imprisoned in Hildesheim. The duchy was transferred to Godfrey of Louvain.
Henry later escaped and tried to retake Limburg and Lower Lorrain. He failed and made peace with the new emperor and duke. He continued nevertheless to employ the ducal title as "Duke of Limburg," the first of a long line. He also readily joined revolts against Henry V, fighting at the side of Lothair, Duke of Saxony, at the victories of Andernach in 1114 and Welphesholt on 11 February 1115. He was succeeded by his son Waleran.
He married Adelaide of Podenstein (or Pottenstein) (1061 – 1106), daughter of Boso of Podenstein and Judith of Schweinfurt, daughter of Otto III, Duke of Swabia. They had the aforementioned Waleran and three daughters. He may have been the father of Simon, Constable of Jerusalem after the First Crusade. (Wikipedia.)
Adelaide of Pottenstein
F, b. 1061, d. 1106
- Birth: Adelaide of Pottenstein was born in 1061 in Arlon, Luxembourg, Belgium.
- Death: She died in 1106, at age ~45, in Limburg, Belgium.
Walram II of Limburg
M, b. circa 1037, d. 1082
- Birth: Walram II of Limburg was born circa 1037.
- Death: He died in 1082 in Limburg, Belgium.
- Note: Waleran I or Walram I (died 1082), called Udon, was the count of Arlon from 1052 and Limburg from 1065. He was the son of Waleran, Count of Arlon. He was also the advocate of the abbey of Saint-Trond.
The origins of his family are poorly known, he appears to have been a member of a collateral branch of the house of Ardennes, then ruling in Upper Lorraine. He may instead have been maternally related to that house. His mother may have been Adela, daughter of Duke Theodoric I.
He inherited Arlon together with his brother Fulk, who died in 1078, leaving him sole count. Waleran married Jutta, daughter of Frederick, Duke of Lower Lorraine. This marriage gave him the county of the Len (or Lengau), a district around Liège. Waleran constructed a castle in his new territory: the Lenburg, from whence Limburg. Waleran made this castle his seat and he is known as the first count of Limburg. His son, Henry, inherited his counties on his death. (Wikipedia.)
Jutta of Luxembourg
F, b. 1037
- Birth: Jutta of Luxembourg was born in 1037 in Luxembourg.
Walram I of Arlon
M, b. circa 1000
- Birth: Walram I of Arlon was born circa 1000.
Adela of Bar
F, b. circa 1000
- Birth: Adela of Bar was born circa 1000.
Thierry I of Bar
M, b. circa 965
- Birth: Thierry I of Bar was born circa 965.
- Marriage: He and Richilde of Luneville were married in 985.
- Note: Duke of Upper Lotharingia
Thierry I (born c.965, died between 11 April 1026 and 12 January 1027) was the count of Bar and duke of Upper Lorraine from 978 to his death. He was the son and successor of de Frederick I and Beatrice, daughter of Hugh the Great, count of Paris, and sister to the French king Hugh Capet. His mother was the regent until 987. In 985, he joined the other Lorrainer lords, his including his cousin Godfrey the Prisoner, in trying to repel King Lothair of France's invasion: but at Verdun, he was captured.
Like almost all the dukes of Lorraine until the Gallicisation of the region in the thirteenth century, Thierry was loyal to the Holy Roman Emperors. In 1011, he aided Henry II in his war with Luxembourg. He was captured a second time in 1018 in combat with Burgundy, but overcame Odo II of Blois, also count of Meaux, Chartres, and Troyes (later Champagne). In 1019, he associated his son, Frederick, in the government with him. He briefly opposed the Emperor Conrad II, Henry's successor, but soon joined his supporters.
He married Richilda, probably the daughter of Folmar I, count of Lunéville and Metz, in 985. (Wikipedia.)
Richilde of Luneville
F, b. circa 965
- Birth: Richilde of Luneville was born circa 965.
- Marriage: She and Thierry I of Bar were married in 985.
Frederick of Luxembourg
M, b. circa 1003, d. May 18, 1065
- Birth: Frederick of Luxembourg was born circa 1003.
- Death: He died on May 18, 1065.
- Note: Frederick of Luxembourg (c. 1003 – 18 May 1065) was the count of Malmedy from 1035 and duke of Lower Lorraine from 1046. He was a younger son of Frederick, lord of Gleiberg, and Ermentrude, and grandson of Siegfried, Count of Luxembourg, hence his name.
In 1044, Gothelo I, dukes of both Lorraines, died and his eldest son, Godfrey, succeeded in only the upper duchy while the Emperor Henry III appointed his younger brother, Gothelo II, in the lower portion. Gothelo died only two years later and Henry, needing an ally to hold Lower Lorraine against the rebel Godfrey, appointed Frederick, a relative of the reigning duke of Upper Lorraine, Adalbert. With the aid of Adalberon III, Bishop of Metz, his brother, Frederick imposed his authority in the duchy and made war on the continuing rebel Godfrey. He was loyal to the emperor, but unsuccessful in the field and Henry began parcelling out portions of the duchy to more capable warriors. He died in war with the archbishop of Cologne, Anno II. The Emperor Henry IV replaced him with Godfrey.
His first wife was Gerberga (d.c.1049), daughter of Eustace I, Count of Boulogne. They had a daughter named Jutta, who married Waleran, Count of Arlon. His second wife (1055) was Ida (d.1102), daughter of Bernard II, Duke of Saxony, who remarried with Albert III, Count of Namur, on Frederick's death. (Wikipedia.)
Gerberga of Boulogne
F, b. circa 1003
- Birth: Gerberga of Boulogne was born circa 1003.