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Alix de France, Countess of Blois[1]

Female 1150 - 1197  (47 years)


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  • Name Alix de France 
    Suffix Countess of Blois 
    Born 1150  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died ca. 1197  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID I10829  Dickinson
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 

    Father Louis VII, King of the Franks,   b. 1120, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1180, Saint-Pont, Allier Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eleanor d'Aquitaine, Duchess of Aquitaine,   b. Abt 1124, Château de Belin, Guienne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1204, Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Jul 1137  Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Divorced 21 Mar 1152  Château de Beaugency, Beaugency, Loiret, Centre-Val de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10, 11, 12
    • The marriage was annulled on grounds of consanguinity within the fourth degree. The synod of bishops convened at Beaugency Castle on 11 Mar 1152. The annulment was granted with papal approval on 21 March.
    Family ID F2978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thibaut V de Blois, Count of Blois,   b. 1130,   d. 20 Jan 1191, Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1164  [13
    Children 
     1. Thibaut de Blois,   d. bef. 1190  [Birth]
    +2. Marguerite de Blois, Ctss de Blois,   d. 12 Jul 1230  [Birth]
    +3. Louis de Blois, Comte de Blois,   b. ca. 1171,   d. 15 Apr 1205, Edirne, Edirne, Marmara, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)  [Birth]
     4. Henri de Blois,   d. ca. 1190  [Birth]
     5. Isabelle de Blois, Dame d'Amboise, de Montmirail ,   d. 25 Nov 1248  [Birth]
     6. Philippe de Blois,   b. aft. 1183,   d. May 1202  (Age ~ 18 years)  [Birth]
     7. Adelaide de Blois,   b. aft. 1183,   d. ca. 1202  (Age ~ 18 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F3040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CAPET.htm#Alixdiedafter1195.

    2. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 61.

    3. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008).

    4. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), 574.

    5. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 60.

    6. [S23] The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2012), 31.

    7. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 206.

    8. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 75.

    9. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 25-26.
      "They had been married in 1137 when her father, Duke William X of Aquitaine, had died suddenly, and without sons, while on pilgrimage to Compestella. Eleanor's uncle Raymond, count of Tripoli, was ruler of one of the crusader states and too far away either to help her or to threaten to take her inheritance for himself. It was a sensible alliance for a fifteen-year-old old heiress deprived of her father's or an uncle's protection. Moreover contemporaries believed that, as a husband, Louis VII gave her love as well as protection. But as time went by the marriage turned sour."

    10. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), 124.

    11. [S20] The Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal and the French Invasion, 1217, Richard Brooks, (Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2014), 42.
      Year only.

    12. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 76.

    13. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), 271.