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CHAMPAGNE, Countess Alix Adele

CHAMPAGNE, Countess Alix Adele

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  • Name CHAMPAGNE, Alix Adele 
    Prefix Countess 
    Christened 1140  Temple de Paris, Le Chesnay, Yvelines, Île-de-France, Francia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 11 Jun 1140  Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried Jun 1206  Pontigny, Yonne, Bourgogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Jun 1206  Isle, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 18 Mar 1921 
    _TAG Request Submitted for Permission 
    _TAG Temple 
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    Person ID I46834  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr., Lucy Mack
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2020 

    Father BLOIS, Count Thibaud II ,   b. 2 Apr 1090, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1152, Lagny Sur Marne, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother CARINTHIA, Countess Mathilde ,   b. Abt 1097, Kärnten, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1161, Fontrevault Abbey, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 1123 
    Family ID F19773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family FRANCE, King Louis VIII ,   b. 1119, Rheims, Marne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1180, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 13 Nov 1160 
    Children 
    +1. FRANCE, Princess Alix ,   b. 4 Oct 1160, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1221, Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +2. CAPET, Philippe Augustus II ,   b. 21 Aug 1165, Gonesse, Val-d'Oise, Ile-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1223, Mantes, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +3. FRANCE, Princess Agnes Anna ,   b. 1171, Paris, Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1240  (Age 69 years)
    +4. CAMEL, Richard ,   b. 1658, Chatburn, Cliatheroe, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1722  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F19392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    AMBROSE SHURTZ
    Adela with Louis VII and Philip II
    As a young man
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  • Notes 
    • Adela of Champagne (French: Adèle; c. 1140-4 June 1206), also known as Adelaide and Alix, was Queen of France as the third wife of Louis VII. She was the daughter of Theobald II, Count of Champagne, and Matilda of Carinthia, and was named after her grandmother, Adela of Normandy.

      Louis and Adela married on 18 October 1160, five weeks after his previous wife, Constance of Castile, died in childbirth. Queen Adèle was the mother of Louis VII's only son, Philip II, and of the Byzantine empress Agnes.

      Adela was active in the political life of the kingdom, along with her brothers Henry I, Theobald V, and Guillaume aux Blanches Mains. Henry and Theobald were married to daughters of Louis VII and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Adela and her brothers felt their position threatened when the heiress of Artois, Isabella of Hainault, married Adèle's son Philip. Adèle formed an alliance with Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy, and Philip of Flanders, and even tried to interest Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. War broke out in 1181, and relations became so bad that Philip attempted to divorce Isabella in 1184.

      Although her power decreased after the accession of Philip in 1180, Queen Adela acted as regent in 1190 while Philip was away on the Third Crusade. She returned to the shadows when he returned in 1192 but participated in the founding of many abbeys.

      Queen Adela died on 4 June 1206 in Paris, Île-de-France, France, and was buried in the church of Pontigny Abbey near Auxerre.