Adelaida DI SUSA, Marchesa di Torino e Susa
- Born: 1020, Susa, Torino, Italy
- Married (1): 1035, Susa, Torino, Italy
- Married (2): Before 19 Jan 1042/3
- Married (3): Abt 1046
- Died: 27 Dec 1091, Canischio in Canavese, Italy
- Buried: cathedral of San Giovanni, Turin, Italy
Compiler's 28/29 x great-grandmother
She succeeded her father in 1034 as Marchesa di Susa, heiress of Auriate, Turin, Ivrea and Aosta. Her first marriage is confirmed by Herimannus who records that "Hermannus quoque dux Alamanniæ" was granted "marcham soceri sui Maginfredi in Italia" by the emperor in 1034. "Adaleida f. quondam Maginfredi marchionis et coniux Ermanni ducis et marchionis" donated property "in loco Porciana" to the monastery of San Stefano at Genoa by charter dated 4 Jul , signed by "Bertæ comitissæ…" "Heynricus marchio filius quondam Uuilielmi similique marchioni et Adalagide cometisse jugales filia bone memorie Odolrici qui et Maginfredi similique marchionis" donated churches to the church of Torino by charter dated 29 Jan 1042. Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1043 under which "Henricus marchio filius quondam Wilielmi similiter marchioni et Adalena comitissa jugales filia quondam bo. me. Oldrici…Maginfredi…marchioni" donated property to San Antonino. "Adalania comitissa filia quondam Odolricus…Magenfridi et conjux Enricus" donated property to Santa Maria di Cavorre by charter dated 1043. Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters. notes a charter dated 1043 under which "Henri marquis de Monferrat et Adelaide de Susa son épouse" donated the church of Santa Agata, Susa to the monastery of Saint-Antonin. "Domnus Henricus marchio filius quondam Vuilielmi…marchio et domna Adeleita cometissa iugales, filia quondam Odelrici qui et Magnifredi…marchionis" donated property to Pinerolo by charter dated 14 Mar . Her third marriage is confirmed by the Annalista Saxo which names "Adelheidis que soror erat comitis qui agnominatus est de Monte Bardonis in Italia et Immule seu Irmingardis" as wife of "Ottonis marchionis de Italia".
She was regent for her son in 1060 after the death of her husband, playing a significant role in support of Heinrich IV King of Germany, her son-in-law, in his disputes with the Papacy. "Dominus Petrus Marchio filius quond. bonæ memoriæ Oddonis marchionis…cum domina Adheleida comitissa matre sua" signed a charter dated 31 Jul 1064. "Adelegida…comitissa" donated property to Pinerolo, for the souls of "domni Manfredi marchionis genitoris mei et Adalrici episcopi Barbani mei et Bertæ genetricis meæ et…domni Odonis marchionis viri mei", by charter dated 8 Sep 1064, signed by "Petri, Amedei, Vitelmi qui Bruno vicecomes vocatur…Henrici qui vocatur Marchio…". "Adalaxia cometissa filia quondam Maginfredus marchio" donated property to Pinerolo by charter dated 23 Jul 1075. She mediated with Pope Gregory VII when King Heinrich submitted to him at Canossa in 1077, and received in return the town of Bugey for the house of Savoy. "Domna Adelaida comitissa filia…cum filiis suis Petro et Amedeo" donated property to Novalesa, for the soul of "mariti sui Oddonis", by charter dated 16 Jul 1078. "Adalegida cometissa filia Maginfredi marchionis et relicta quond. Oddonis idemque marchionis" donated property to the monastery at Taurini, in the presence of "domne Agnetis comitissæ, filiæ Wilelmi comitis et relictæ quondam Petri marchionis", for the souls of "Maginfredi patris, Adalrici Astensis episcopi patrui, Berthæ matris et Petri marchionis filii predictæ comitissæ Adalegidæ", by charter dated 4 Jul 1079.
The necrology of Schaffhausen records the death "XIV Kal Jan" of "Adelheida Taurinensis comitissa". "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the possessions of the church at Asti by undated charter placed in the compilation with other charters dated 1093, which notes among others property in "comitatum [Astensi]…habuit et tenuit Adheledis comitissa". 1
Adelaida married Hermann IV VON SCHWABEN Duke of Swabia, son of Ernst VON BABENBERG, Duke of Swabia, and Gisele VON SCHWABEN, Duchess of Swabia, in 1035 in Susa, Torino, Italy. (Hermann IV VON SCHWABEN was born about 1015 in Schwaben, Bayern and died on 28 Jul 1038.)
Adelaida also married Signor Enrico I DEL MARCHIO DI MONFERRATO, son of Signor Guglielmo I DEL MARCHIO DI MONFERRATO and Waza, before 19 Jan 1042/3. (Enrico I DEL MARCHIO DI MONFERRATO died on 14 Mar 1044/5.)
Adelaida also married Cte Oddon DE MAURIENNE et de Chablais, Marchese di Susa, son of Cte Humbert DE MAURIENNE et de Chablais, and Auxilia DES EQUESTRES, about 1046. (Oddon DE MAURIENNE was born about 1017, died on 1 Mar 1060 and was buried in cathedral of San Giovanni, Turin, Italy.)