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Marie de France, Countess of Champagne

Marie de France, Countess of Champagne[1]

Female 1145 - 1198  (53 years)

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  • Name Marie de France 
    Suffix Countess of Champagne 
    Born 1145  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Mar 1198  [3
    Buried Cathedral of Meaux, Seine-et-Marne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marie of France, Countess of Champagne
    Marie of France, Countess of Champagne
    Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Meaux
    Cathedrale Saint-Etienne de Meaux
    Cathedrale Saint-Etienne de Meaux
    Person ID I10946  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  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Divorced 21 Mar 1152  Château de Beaugency, Beaugency, Loiret, Centre-Val de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9, 10, 11
    • 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 Henri I de Blois, Count of Champagne,   b. 1126, Troyes, Saint-Etienne Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1181, Troyes, Saint-Etienne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1164  [12
    Children 
    +1. Henri II de Champagne, Count of Champagne, King of Jerusalem,   b. 29 Jul 1166,   d. 10 Sep 1197, Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Marie de Champagne,   b. ca. 1174,   d. 9 Aug 1204, Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     3. Scholastique de Champagne, Ctss de Mâcon,   d. 1219  [Birth]
    +4. Thibaut III de Champagne, Comte de Champagne,   b. 13 May 1179,   d. 25 May 1201  (Age 22 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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    Marie of France, Countess of Champagne
    Marie of France, Countess of Champagne

  • 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#Mariedied1198.

    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), 574.

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

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

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

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

    8. [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."

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

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

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

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