Godfrey I, Count of Namur

Godfrey of Namur (attested in 1080; died 19 August 1139) was a Lotharingian nobleman. He was Count jure uxoris of Porcéan from 1097 until his death. From 1102, he was also Count of Namur. He was the oldest son of Count Albert III and his wife Ida of Saxony, the heiress of Laroche.

Godfrey I, Count of Namur
Bornbefore 1080
Died(1139-08-19)19 August 1139
Noble familyHouse of Namur
Spouse(s)Sibylle of Château-Porcéan
Ermesinde of Luxembourg
FatherAlbert III, Count of Namur
MotherIda of Saxony

In 1121, he founded Floreffe Abbey,[1] where he also was buried.

Marriages and issueEdit

Godfrey married twice.

He first married in 1087 Sibylle, a daughter of Count Roger of Château-Porcien and his wife Ermengarde. Together, they had two daughters:

Sibylle and Godfrey divorced in 1105 because of her pregnancy by her lover Enguerrand I, Lord of Coucy.

In 1109, Godfrey married Ermesinde (d. 24 June 1143), the daughter of Count Conrad I of Luxembourg and his wife Clementia. She was the widow of Count Albert I of Egisheim-Dagsburg and Moha. Together, they had the following children:

Emperor Frederick Barbarossa decided that Ermesinde was the heir to the County of Luxembourg. The county was transferred to her son, who became count of Luxembourg as Henry IV.


  1. ^ Little 1978, p. 89.
  2. ^ a b c d e Gilbert de Mons 2005, p. xx.


  • Gilbert de Mons (2005). Chronicle of Hainaut. Translated by Napran, Laura. Boydell Press.
  • Little, Lester K. (1978). Religious Poverty and the Profit Economy in Medieval Europe. Cornell University Press.
Godfrey I, Count of Namur
House of Namur
 Died: 19 August 1139
Preceded by Count of Namur
Succeeded by