Margaret of Clermont

Margaret of Clermont (French: Marguerite; 1104/05 – 1132) was a countess consort of Flanders twice by marriage to Charles I, Count of Flanders and Thierry, Count of Flanders. She was ruling suo jure countess regnant of Amiens 1118-1132.

Margaret of Clermont
Countess of Amiens (Regnant)
Reign1118-1132
PredecessorRenaud II, Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis
Countess of Flanders
Reign1115-1127
Countess of Flanders
Reign-1132
Countess of Saint-Pol
Reign1128-
Born1104/05
Died1132
SpouseCharles I, Count of Flanders
Hugh II, Count of Saint-Pol
Baldwin of Encre
Thierry, Count of Flanders
IssueRaoul
Guy
Elisabeth
Laurette
HouseClermont-en-Beauvaisis
FatherRenaud II, Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis
MotherAdelaide, Countess of Vermandois

LifeEdit

Her parents were Renaud II, Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis and his first wife, Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois (daughter of Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois).[1][2]

Margaret was first married to Charles I, Count of Flanders in 1115. As a dowry, she received the county of Amiens. The marriage was brief and childless.[2]

Later, c. 1128, Margaret married Hugh II, Count of Saint-Pol,[3] they had two sons, Raoul, and Guy.[2]

Her third husband was Baldwin of Encre.[2] They had one daughter, Elisabeth (died after 1189) who later married Gautier III, Lord of Heilly.[2]

Her fourth and final husband was Thierry, Count of Flanders.[4][5][6][7] They had one daughter, Laurette of Flanders[8] who, like her mother, had four husbands (Iwain, Count of Aalst, Henry II, Duke of Limburg; Raoul I of Vermandois, and Henry IV of Luxembourg. Laurette later retired to a nunnery where she died in 1170.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Margaret’s parents are mentioned in the chronicles called Vita Karoli Comitis Flandriæ and De Genere Comitum Flandrensium.
  2. ^ a b c d e Galbert de Bruges 2013, p. 42.
  3. ^ Dusevel, Hyacinthe (1832). History of the city of Amiens: from the Gauls, until 1830 vol. 1. Machart.
  4. ^ Moréri (1732). Le grand dictionnaire historique, ou, Le mélange curieux de l'histoire sacrée et profane: qui contient, en abrégé l'histoire fabuleuse des dieux & des héros de l'Antiquité payenne, les vies et les actions remarquables des patriarches [...], l'établissement et le progrès des ordres religieux & militaires, & la vie de leurs fondateurs, les généalogies de plusieurs familles illustres de France, & d'autres pays, la description des empires [...], l'histoire des conciles généraux et particuliers, sous le nom des lieux où ils ont été tenus [...] tirées de differens auteurs, & surtout du Dictionnaire Critique de Mr. Bayle (in French). chez Jean Brandmuller.
  5. ^ Sainte-Marie, Anselme de (1726). Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la Maison Royale de France, des pairs, des grands officiers de la Couronne & de la Maison du Roy : & des anciens barons du Royaume... Par le P. Anselme,... continuée par M. Du Fourny. Troisième édition, revûë, corrigée & augmentée par les soins du P. Ange & du P. Simplicien... (in French). par la compagnie des libraires associez.
  6. ^ L'Univers: histoire et description de tous les peuples ... (in French). F. Didot fréres. 1844.
  7. ^ Nouveau dictionnaire de la conversation: ou répertoire universel de toutes les connaissances nécessaires, utiles ou agréables dans la vie sociale, et relatives aux sciences, aux lettres, aux arts, a l'histoire, a la géographie, etc., avec des notices sur les principaux personnages, morts et vivants, de tous les pays, sur le plan du conversation's lexicon (in French). Librairie Historique-Artistique. 1842.
  8. ^ Mons, Gilbert of (2005-04-15). <i>Chronicle of Hainaut</i> by Gilbert of Mons. Boydell and Brewer Limited. doi:10.1017/9781846153815. ISBN 978-1-84615-381-5. S2CID 250631472.

SourcesEdit

  • Galbert de Bruges (2013). The Murder, Betrayal, and Slaughter of the Glorious Charles, Count of Flanders. Translated by Rider, John Jeffrey. Yale University Press.