FEMALE Adèle de Vermandois

Wife of Arnulf I of Flanders.

Date of Birth: Unknown.
Place of Birth: Unknown.

Date of Death: 960.
["Et Adala comitissa obiit" Ann. Bland., s.a. 960, Grierson (1937), 19; Ann. Elmarenses, s.a. 960, ibid., 85; Ann. Formos., s.a. 959, ibid., 126]
Place of Death: Unknown.
Her claimed epitaph reads as follows: "Conjux Arnulphi, decus hic sortita sepulcri, / Non moritur meritis corpore facta cinis. / Personas orbas nam fovit ut altera Dorcas / Cui pie consenuit gratia quam tenuit. / Sole senas decimas praefert Octobris ydeas, / Hora notans obitum qua petit hic Dominum. / Exequiis Adelae properantes, quique vocate / Ut pretio meriti culpa queat redimi." [Adrien de Budt, Chronicon Flandriae, Corpus Chron. Fland. 1: 272]

Father: Heribert II, d. 23 February 943, count of Vermandois.
Mother:
NN, daughter of Robert I, king of France.
["Ipse namque iam predictus comes venerabilis Arnulfus accepit coniugum nomine Adelam, domni Heriberti comitis filiam atque duorum Francorum regum, Odonis scilicet atque Rotberti, neptem." Witger, Genealogia Arnulfi Comitis, MGH SS 9: 303; "... abbatis et comitis Arnulfi nobilissima coniunx Attala, ..." Folcwine, Gesta abbatum S. Bertini Sithiensium, c. 106, MGH SS 13: 627] See the page of Heribert II for further details.

Spouse: m. 934 Arnulf I, d. 27 March 965, count/marquis of Flanders.
["Arnulfus de Flandris filiam Heriberti, olim sibi juramentis alterutro datis depactam, sumit uxorem." Flodoard, Annales, s.a. 934, 59]

Children:
See the page of Arnulf I for further details.

MALE Baldwin III, d. 1 January 962, joint-count of Flanders, m. Mathilde, d. 1009, daughter of Hermann, duke of Sachsen (Saxony).

FEMALE Liutgard, d. 1 October 962, m. Wichmann, count of Ghent.

MALE Egbert, d. bef. 10 July 953.



Bibliography

Corpus Chron. Fland. = J.-J. de Smet, Corpus Chronicorum Flandriae, 4 vols. (Brussels, 1837-1865).

Flodoard, Annales = Ph. Lauer, ed., Les Annales de Flodoard (Paris, 1905).

Grierson (1937) = Philip Grierson, ed., Les Annales de Saint-Pierre de Gand et de Saint-Amand (Brussels, 1937). [Annales Blandinenses, Annales Elmarenses, Annales Formoselenses, Annales Elnonenses]


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 23 May 2007.

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