|Cte Albert III DE NAMUR
Cte Albert III DE NAMUR
- Born: Before 10 Aug 1035, Namur, Belgium
- Married: 1065/6
- Died: 22 Jun 1102
Compiler's 29 x great-grandfather
The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Albertum comitem de Namuco" was father of "Albertum et fratrem eius Heinricum comitem de Durboio".
He succeeded his father in [1063/64] as ALBERT III Comte de Namur. He claimed to succeed to the inheritance of his first cousin Godefroi III "Le Bossu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1076, challenging the succession of Godefroi de Bouillon [Boulogne] and at one point unsuccessfully besieging the castle of Bouillon. As guardian of her interests in Lotharingia, Matilda of Tuscany granted Albert the county of Verdun which Theoderic Bishop of Verdun had bestowed on her in 1076, in order to thwart Godefroi de Bouillon´s inheritance. In addition, Emperor Heinrich IV appointed Albert as vice-duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1076 to rule for his infant son Konrad, whom he had installed as Duke of Lower Lotharingia. "Heinricus…tertius Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the foundation of St Jakob, Liège by "Albertus comes Nammucensium filiis [suis] Godefrido, Heinrico, Alberto" by charter dated 1 Jun 1101.
The Notæ Bronienses record the death in 1102 of "Albertus comes Namucensis". The necrology of Brogne records the death "X Kal Jul" of "Adalbertus comes Namurcensis". 1
Albert married Ida VON SACHSEN, daughter of Bernard II VON SACHSEN, Duke of Saxony, and Bertrade HARALDSDÓTTIR, Princess of Norway, in 1065/6. (Ida VON SACHSEN and died on 31 Jul 1102.)
1 Foundations for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Albert de Namur.