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Encyclopedia > Adèle of Champagne

Adèle de Champagne (c. 1140June 4, 1206) was the daughter of Theobald IV of Blois and Matilda of Carinthia. Events Henry Jasomirgott was made count palatine of the Rhine. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... Events Temujin is proclaimed Genghis Khan of the Mongol people, founding the Mongol Empire Qutb ud-Din proclaims the Mameluk dynasty in India, the first dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate. ... Theobald II of Champagne was Count of Champagne from 1125 to 1152. ...

She was the third wife of Louis VII of France, with whom she had two children: Louis VII the Younger (French: Louis VII le Jeune) (1120 - September 18, 1180) was King of France from 1137 to 1180. ...

She was active in the political life of the kingdom, along with her brothers Henry I of Champagne, Theobald V of Blois, and William, archbishop of Reims. Henry and Theobald were married to daughters of Louis VII and his first wife Eleanor of Aquitaine. She and her brothers felt their position threatened when the heiress of Artois, Isabelle of Hainaut, married Adèle's son, Philippe. Adèle formed an alliance with Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy and Count Philip of Flanders, and even tried to interest Frederick Barbarossa. War broke out in 1181, and relations became so bad that Philippe attempted to divorce Isabelle in 1184. Philip II (French: Philippe II), called Philip Augustus (French: Philippe Auguste) (August 21, 1165 - July 14, 1223), was King of France from 1180 to 1223. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events November 23 - Pope Alexander III enters Rome. ... Agnes of France was the name of two notablefemale members of the Capetian dynasty which ruled France in the Middle Ages. ... Events Saladin abolishes the Fatimid caliphate, restoring Sunni rule in Egypt. ... Events Batu Khan and the Golden Horde sack the Ruthenian city of Kyiv Births Pope Benedict XI Deaths April 11 - Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, also known as Llywelyn The Great Prince of Gwynedd Monarchs/Presidents Aragon - James I King of Aragon and count of Barcelona (reigned from 1213 to 1276) Castile... Henry I of Champagne (d. ... The Archdiocese of Reims was founded (as a diocese) around 250 by St. ... Eleanor of Aquitaine (Bordeaux, France, about 1122/1124 – March 31, 1204 in Fontevrault, Anjou) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Europe during the Middle Ages. ... Isabella of Hainaut (1170 - 1190) was queen consort of France. ... Hugh III of Burgundy (1142–August 25, 1192, in Acre) was duke of Burgundy between 1162 and 1192. ... Philip of Alsace was count of Flanders from 1168 to 1191. ... Frederick in a 13th century Chronicle Frederick I Hohenstaufen (1122 – June 10, 1190), also known as Frederick Barbarossa (Frederick Redbeard) was elected king of Germany on March 4, 1152 and was crowned Holy Roman Emperor on June 18, 1155. ...

Although her power decreased after the accession of Philippe in 1180, she acted as regent of the kingdom 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. Events April 13 - Frederick Barbarossa issues the Gelnhausen Charter November 18 - France Emperor Antoku succeds Emperor Takakura as emperor of Japan Afonso I of Portugal is taken prisoner by Ferdinand II of Leon Artois is annexed by France Prince Mochihito amasses a large army and instigates the Genpei War between... Events March 16 - Massacre and mass-suicide of the Jews of York, England prompted by Crusaders. ... The Third Crusade began in 1189 as an attempt to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin. ... Events The Third Crusade ends in disaster. ...

She died on June 4, 1206, and was buried in the church of Pontigny near Auxerre. Auxerre is a commune in the Burgundy (French Bourgogne) région of France, between Paris and Dijon. ...


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