Albert III, Count of Namur

Albert III (born c. 1027; died 29 July 1102) was the Count of Namur from 1063 until his death. He was the son of Count Albert II and Regelinde of Verdun.

Albert III, Count of Namur
Born1027
Died(1102-07-29)29 July 1102
Noble familyHouse of Namur
Spouse(s)Ida of Saxony
FatherAlbert II, Count of Namur
MotherRegelinde of Verdun

BiographyEdit

From 1071 to 1072, he helped Richilde, Countess of Hainaut and Flanders fight against Robert the Frisian, but the Countess was beaten and lost Flanders.

In 1076, supported by Matilda of Tuscany, he claimed the Duchy of Bouillon, claiming to have rights by his mother, and fought against Godfrey of Bouillon to assert his claims. During a battle near Dalhem, he killed Hermann II, Count Palatine of Lotharingia (20 September 1085), making him fall out of favor with the German emperor. Finally, with the Truce of God in 1086, the Bishop of Liège succeeded in making peace between the warring parties in favor of Godfrey.

In 1099, Otbert, Bishop of Liege gave him the county of Brunengeruz.

Marriages and issueEdit

In 1065 he married Ida (d. 1102),[1] widow of Frederick of Luxembourg, Duke of Lower Lorraine, and daughter of Bernard II, Duke of Saxony. They had 5 children

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • J. Borgnet, Jules (1866). Biographie Nationale. Brussels: Académie Royale de Belgique. pp. 198–199.
  • Gislebertus (of Mons) (2005). Chronicle of Hainaut. Translated by Napran, Laura. The Boydell Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
Albert III, Count of Namur
House of Namur
 Died: 29 June 1102
Preceded by
Albert II
Count of Namur
1063-1102
Succeeded by
Godfrey I