Adelaide of Poitiers

Female Abt 950 - Between 1004 and 1005  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Adelaide of Poitiers  [1
    Born Abt 950  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died Between 1004 and 1005  [3
    Notes 
    • Adbelahide or Adele or Adelaide of Aquitaine (or Adelaide of Poitiers) (c. 945 or 952 - 1004) was the daughter of William III, Duke of Aquitaine and Adele of Normandy, daughter of Rollo of Normandy.

      Her father used her as security for a truce with Hugh Capet, whom she married in 969. In 987, after the death of Louis V, the last Carolingian king of France, Hugh was elected the new king with Adelaide as queen. They were proclaimed at Senlis and blessed at Noyon. They were the founders of the Capetian dynasty of France.

      Children

      Adeleide and Hugh's children were:

      Hedwig, Countess of Mons (or Hadevide, or Avoise) (c. 969-after 1013), wife of Reginar IV, Count of Mons
      Robert II (972-1031), the future king of France. Crowned co-king 987 in order to consolidate the new dynasty
      Gisèle, Countess of Ponthieu (c. 970-1002), wife of Hugh I, Count of Ponthieu

      A number of other daughters are less reliably attested.
    Person ID I1525  Bosdet Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 May 2013 

    Father William, III Duke of Aquitaine,   b. Abt 915, Poitiers, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 963, Saint-Maixent-l'École, Poitou, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Adele of Normandy,   b. Abt 912,   d. 14 Oct 962, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married Abt 936  [4
    Family ID F431  Group Sheet

    Family Hugh Capet,   b. Abt 938, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 996, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Abt 969  [5
    Children 
     1. Robert, II of France,   b. 27 Mar 972, Orléans, Orléanais, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1031, Melun, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Gisela of France,   b. Abt 968,   d. Abt 1002  (Age ~ 34 years)
    Family ID F277  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S174] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide_of_Aquitaine.

    2. [S188] Royal Genealogies Website (ROYAL92.GED).

    3. [S180] Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (Name: The Bodley Head; Location: London, U.K.; Date: 1999;).

    4. [S174] Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_III_of_Aquitaine.

    5. [S190] Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants, Volume I, Marcellus Donald R. von Redlich, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Company; Location: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.; Date: 2002;).