F, b. circa 965
- Birth: Humberge was born circa 965.
Guy I of Auvergne
M, b. circa 935, d. 989
- Birth: Guy I of Auvergne was born circa 935.
- Death: He died in 989.
F, b. circa 935
- Birth: Aucelende was born circa 935.
M, b. 970
- Birth: Pons Gevaudan was born in 970 in Gevaudan, Essonne, France.
Stephen of Gevaudan
M, b. circa 960
- Birth: Stephen of Gevaudan was born circa 960.
Renauld of Tonnerre
M, b. circa 1005
- Birth: Renauld of Tonnerre was born circa 1005.
William I of Nevers
M, b. circa 1030, d. 1083
- Birth: William I of Nevers was born circa 1030 in Nevers, Nievre, Bourgogne, France.
- Marriage: He and Ermengarde of Tonnerre were married in 1045.
- Death: William I of Nevers died in 1083 in Nevers, Nievre, Bourgogne, France.
Ermengarde of Tonnerre
F, b. circa 1032, d. 1083
- Birth: Ermengarde of Tonnerre was born circa 1032.
- Marriage: She and William I of Nevers were married in 1045.
- Death: Ermengarde of Tonnerre died in 1083.
Baldwin VI of Hainaut
M, b. July 1172, d. June 11, 1205
- Birth: Baldwin VI of Hainaut was born in July 1172 in Hainaut, Walloon, Belgium.
- Marriage: He and Marie of Champagne were married on January 6, 1186 in Valenciennes, Nord, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France.
- Death: Baldwin VI of Hainaut died on June 11, 1205, at age 32.
- Note: 1st Emperor of Constantinople Count of Flanders (as Baldwin IX) Count of Hainaut (as Baldwin VI) Baldwin I of Constantinople, Baldwin IX Count of Flanders and as Baldwin VI count of Hainaut. One of the most prominent leaders of the Fourth Crusade, which resulted in the capture of the city of Constantinople and the conquest of the greater part of the Byzantine Empire, and the foundation of the Latin Empire, also known as Romania (not to be confused with modern Romania). Baldwin was the son of Baldwin V of Hainaut, and Margaret I, sister of Philip of Alsace and Countess of Flanders. When Philip died childless in 1191, he was succeeded in Flanders by Baldwin V, who ruled as Baldwin VIII of Flanders by right of marriage. In 1186, the younger Baldwin married Marie of Champagne, daughter of count Henry I of Champagne. The chronicler Gislebert describes Baldwin as being infatuated with his young bride, who nevertheless preferred prayer to the marital bed. Gislebert claims Baldwin was "tied only to one woman", his wife. Through Marie, Baldwin had additional connections and obligations to the defenders of Holy Land: Her brother Henry II of Champagne had been King of Jerusalem in the 1190s (leaving a widow and two daughters who needed help to keep and regain their territories in Palestine). Marie's uncles Richard I of England and Philip II of France had just been on the Third Crusade. Baldwin's own family had also been involved in defence of Jerusalem: his uncle Philip had died on Crusade. Baldwin's mother's mother was great-aunt of Isabella, Queen of Jerusalem and the Counts of Flanders had tried to help Jerusalem relatives in their struggle. Baldwin wanted to continue the tradition. Margaret died in 1194, and the younger Baldwin became Count of Flanders. His father died the next year, and he succeeded to Hainaut. It was not until July 1206 that the Latins in Constantinople had reliable information that Baldwin was dead. His brother Henry was crowned emperor in August.
Back in Flanders, however, there seemed to be doubt whether Baldwin was truly dead. In any case, Baldwin's other brother Philip of Namur remained as regent, and eventually both of Baldwin's daughters Jeanne and Margaret were to rule as countesses of Flanders. Twenty years later, in 1225, a man appeared in Flanders claiming to be the presumed dead Baldwin. His claim soon became entangled in a series of rebellions and revolts in Flanders against the rule of Baldwin's daughter Jeanne. A number of people who had known Baldwin before the crusade met the supposed count and emperor and rejected his claim. In the end he was executed in 1226. (Wikipedia.)
Marie of Champagne
F, b. 1174, d. August 29, 1204
- Birth: Marie of Champagne was born in 1174 in Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France.
- Marriage: She and Baldwin VI of Hainaut were married on January 6, 1186 in Valenciennes, Nord, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France.
- Death: Marie of Champagne died on August 29, 1204, at age ~30.
Henry I "the Liberal" of Champagne
M, b. 1124, d. March 17, 1181
- Birth: Henry I "the Liberal" of Champagne was born in 1124 in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France.
- Marriage: He and Marie of Champagne were married in 1164.
- Death: Henry I "the Liberal" of Champagne died on March 17, 1181, at age ~57, in Troyes, Champagne, Dijon, Cantal, Auvergne, France.
- Note: He was the eldest son of count Thibaut II of Champagne (who was also count Thibaut II of Blois). On his father's death Henry chose to take Champagne, leaving the family's older holdings (including Blois, Chartres, Sancerre, and Chateaudun) to his younger brothers. At the time this may have been surprising, for the other territories were richer and better developed. Henry must have had forseen the economic possibilities of Champagne, and it is during his rule that the county achieved its high place as one of the richest and strongest of the French principalities. Henry established orderly rule over the nobles of Champagne, and could fairly reliably count on the aid of some 2,000 vassals, which just by itself made him a power few in France could equal. This order in turn made Champagne a safe place for merchants to gather, and under the count's protection the Champagne Fairs became a central part of long-distance trade and finance in medieval Europe. In addition, the count's court in Troyes became a renowned literary center. Henry married Marie of Champagne, daughter of Louis VII of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine. He was succeeded by their eldest son Henry II of Champagne. After Henry II became king of Jerusalem, the younger son Thibaut III became count. (Wikipedia.)
Marie of Champagne
F, b. 1145, d. March 11, 1198
- Birth: Marie of Champagne was born in 1145 in France.
- Marriage: She and Henry I "the Liberal" of Champagne were married in 1164.
- Death: Marie of Champagne died on March 11, 1198, at age ~53.
- Note: Marie Capet, was the elder daughter of Louis VII of France and his first wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In about 1164, Marie married Henry I, Count of Champagne. They had two sons: Henry II (c.1166-1197), Count of Champagne, also became King of Jerusalem, and his younger brother Theobald (or Thibaut) III (c.1179-1201), Count of Champagne (1197-1201). After Henry I's death in 1181, Marie acted as regent from 1181 to 1187. Marie is remembered today mainly for her role in the heresy that was the target of the Albigensian Crusade. She was also a patron of literature, including Andreas Capellanus, who served in her court, and Chretien de Troyes.
She was the elder daughter of Louis VII of France and his first wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. She was an older sister of Alix of France. She was an older paternal half-sister to Marguerite of France, Alys, Countess of the Vexin, Philip II of France and Agnes of France. She was also an older maternal half-sister to William, Count of Poitiers, Henry the Young King, Matilda of England, Richard I of England, Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, Leonora of Aquitaine , Joan Plantagenet and John of England. Her parents divorced in 1152, and the custody of Marie and her sister Alix was awarded to their father, King Louis. Their mother Eleanor remarried to King Henry II of England, and so left France. In 1160, when her father King Louis married Adele of Champagne, he betrothed both Marie and Alix to Adele's brothers. After her betrothal, Marie was sent to the abbey of Avenay in Champagne for her education. In about 1164, Marie married Henry I, Count of Champagne. They had four children. After Henry I's death in 1181, Marie acted as regent from 1181 to 1187, when her son Henry came of age. However, Henry II left to go on Crusade, and so Marie once again served as regent in his absence from 1190 to Henry's death in 1197. She retired to the nunnery of Fontaines-les-Nones near Meaux, and died there in 1198. Marie is remembered today mainly for her role in the heresy that was the target of the Albigensian Crusade. She was also a patron of literature, including Andreas Capellanus, who served in her court, and Chretien de Troyes. In her court, the institution of marriage was repelled and forbidden for being contrary to the rule of love. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
Robert VII of Bethune
M, b. circa 1188, d. December 11, 1248
- Birth: Robert VII of Bethune was born circa 1188 in Bethune, Artois, Pas-de-Calais, France.
- Death: He died on December 11, 1248 in Sardinia.
Elizabeth de Morialmez
F, b. circa 1190
- Birth: Elizabeth de Morialmez was born circa 1190 in Fraire, Walloon, Belgium.
Guillaume II of Bethune
M, b. circa 1160, d. April 14, 1214
- Birth: Guillaume II of Bethune was born circa 1160 in Bethune, Artois, Pas-de-Calais, France.
- Death: He died on April 14, 1214 in Arras, Artois, Pas-de-Calais, France.
Maud de Tenremond
F, b. circa 1165, d. April 18, 1224
- Birth: Maud de Tenremond was born circa 1165 in Tenremonde, Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
- Death: She died on April 18, 1224.
Robert V "the Red" of Bethune
M, b. circa 1125, d. January 10, 1191
- Birth: Robert V "the Red" of Bethune was born circa 1125 in Bethune, Artois, Pas-de-Calais, France.
- Death: He died on January 10, 1191.
Adelise of St Pol
F, b. circa 1130, d. 1192
- Birth: Adelise of St Pol was born circa 1130 in St Pol, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
- Death: She died in 1192.
Hugues II of Rethel
M, b. 1179, d. May 26, 1227
- Birth: Hugues II of Rethel was born in 1179.
- Marriage: He and Felicite of Broyes were married in 1186.
- Death: Hugues II of Rethel died on May 26, 1227, at age ~48.
Alix of Dreux
F, b. circa 1250
- Birth: Alix of Dreux was born circa 1250.
- Marriage: She and Raoul I de Coucy were married in 1174.
Jeanne of Bretagne
F, b. 1296, d. March 24, 1363
- Birth: Jeanne of Bretagne was born in 1296 in Bretagne, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France.
- Marriage: She and Robert of Dampierre were married in 1323.
- Death: Jeanne of Bretagne died on March 24, 1363, at age ~67.
Joanna of Dampierre
F, b. circa 1222
- Birth: Joanna of Dampierre was born circa 1222.
- Marriage: She and Theobald II of Bar were married in 1243.
Jean of Chatillon
M, b. circa 1297, d. 1344
- Birth: Jean of Chatillon was born circa 1297 in St Pol, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.
- Death: He died in 1344.
Jeanne de Fiennes
F, b. 1307, d. July 7, 1353
- Birth: Jeanne de Fiennes was born in 1307 in Fiennes, Normandy, France.
- Death: She died on July 7, 1353, at age ~46.
Guy III of Chatillon
M, b. 1277, d. April 6, 1317
- Birth: Guy III of Chatillon was born in 1277 in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France.
- Marriage: He and Marie of Brittany were married in 1292.
- Death: Guy III of Chatillon died on April 6, 1317, at age ~40.
- Note: Guy III of Châtillon, Count of Saint Pol (1277 – April 6, 1317), French nobleman, was the son of Guy II of Châtillon and Matilda of Brabant. In 1292, he married Marie of Brittany, daughter of John II, Duke of Brittany, and they had eight children. He held the office of Grand Bouteiller of France. He was placed in joint command (with Robert VI of Auvergne) of one of the two reserve "battles" of the French troops at the Battle of the Golden Spurs. He was able to escape when the French were routed by the Flemings, but his brother Jacques and many of his relatives were killed. (Wikipedia.)