Helie of Burgundy

Helie of Burgundy (c. 1080 – 28 February 1141) was the daughter of Eudes I and Sibylla of Burgundy.[1]

Helie of Burgundy
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Bornc. 1080
Died(1141-02-28)28 February 1141
Perseigne Abbey in Neufchâtel-en-Saosnois
Noble familyHouse of Burgundy
Spouse(s)Bertrand of Toulouse
William III, Count of Ponthieu
FatherOdo I, Duke of Burgundy
MotherSibylla of Burgundy

In June 1095, she married Bertrand of Toulouse,[2] as his second wife. The two had one son, Pons of Tripoli (c. 1098–1137).[a][1]

Bertrand succeeded his father as Count of Toulouse in 1105, and in 1108, he set out for Outremer to claim his father's rights as Count of Tripoli. Helie accompanied him on this expedition, which resulted in the capture of Tripoli in 1109; shortly after, their nephew, William-Jordan died of wounds, giving Bertrand an undisputed claim to Tripoli.

Bertrand died in 1112, and Pons succeeded him in Tripoli. Helie returned to France, where she married William III of Ponthieu in 1115.[2] They had twelve children, including two named Robert, two named William, and two named Enguerrand:

Helie died on 28 February 1141, in Perseigne Abbey in Neufchâtel-en-Saosnois.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ According to the Orderic Vitalis, Helen of Burgundy is the mother of Pons of Tripoli, although this is disputed by William of Malmesbury[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Lewis 2017, p. 73.
  2. ^ a b Bouchard 1987, p. 256.

BibliographyEdit

  • Bouchard, Constance Brittain (1987). Sword, Miter, and Cloister: Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980–1198. Cornell University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Lewis, Kevin James (2017). The Counts of Tripoli and Lebanon in the Twelfth Century: Sons of Saint-Gilles. Routledge.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)