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Cecelia de Normandie, Abbess of the Abbey of the Holy Trinity

Cecelia de Normandie, Abbess of the Abbey of the Holy Trinity[1]

Female Abt 1058 - 1126  (~ 68 years)

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  • Name Cecelia de Normandie 
    Suffix Abbess of the Abbey of the Holy Trinity 
    Born Abt 1058  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Pastor 18 Jun 1066  Abbey of Sainte-Trinité Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dedicated to religious life. 
    Died 30 Jul 1126  Caen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Church of Saint-Étienne, Caen, Calvados, Normadie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Abbess Cecelia
    Abbess Cecelia
    Reputed to be buried within the walls
    Person ID I11060  Dickinson
    Last Modified 26 Aug 2017 

    Father William I de Normandie, King of England,   b. ca. 1027, Château de Falaise, Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1087, Priory of St. Gervais, Rouen, Caux, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mathilde de Flandre, Queen consort of England, Duchess of Normandy,   b. Abt 1037, Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1083, Caen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1050  Eu, Seine-Maritime Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F3000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1058 - Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Church of Saint-Étienne, Caen, Calvados, Normadie, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Divines
    Divines
    How beautiful upon the mountains
    are the feet of him who brings good news,
    who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
    who publishes salvation,
    who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I, Tracy Borman, (New York: Bantam Books, 2011), 91-93.

    2. [S2] Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I, Tracy Borman, (New York: Bantam Books, 2011), 53.

    3. [S2] Queen of the Conqueror: The Life of Matilda, Wife of William I, Tracy Borman, (New York: Bantam Books, 2011), 42.
      The council of Rheims (1049) which condemned the betrothal of William and Matilda began drawn-out diplomatic maneuvering between the Norman court and Pope Leo IX. The date of the marriage is subject to debate as is the length of the papal ban (which was eventually lifted).