|Hugues DE BLOIS Comte de Troyes
Hugues DE BLOIS Comte de Troyes
- Born: Abt 1062
- Married (1): 1093-1095
- Married (2): Abt 1110
- Died: 14 Jun 1126, Palestine
The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Philippum episcopum Cathalauensem et Hugonem Campanie comitem" as the two sons of "comiti Campanie Theobaldo" & his wife Adela. The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names (in order) "Stephanus et Hugo" sons of "comes Tetbaudus", specifying that Hugues "factus est …Trecassinorum comes" on their father's death. Brother of Comte Etienne according to Orderic Vitalis. He succeeded his brother in 1093 as Comte de Troyes . Friend and counsellor of Philippe I King of France. He went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land 1104-1107, 1114 and Jun 1126. "Hugo comes Campanie, Theobaldi comitis filius" founded the abbey of Notre-Dame de Cheminon by charter dated 1110. After repudiating his second wife, he became a Knight Templar. Pope Calixtus II sent him to welcome the Archbishop of Mainz on his arrival at the synod of Reims in Oct 1119. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Hugo comes Campanie" became a Knight Templar in 1125 and was succeeded by "Theobaldus nepos eius"1125.
Hugues married Constance CAPET Princess of France, daughter of Philippe I "The Fair" CAPET King of France (1060-) and Bertha GERULFING of Friesland, in 1093-1095. The marriage ended in divorce in 1104. (Constance CAPET Princess of France was born about 1078 in France and died in Jan 1123-1124.)
An early sign of possible difficulties in this marriage is shown by the charter dated 1102 under which "Constantia, Philippi regis Francorum filia…Hugonis comitis Trecensium coniux legitima" donated property to the abbey of Molesme, the suggestion being that the reference to "coniux legitima" indicates that her husband may have had another "unofficial" relationship at this time. "Hugo comes Campanie Teotbaldi comitis filius" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 2 Apr 1104, which names "frater meus Odo comes, Constantiam regis Francorum filiam necnon et comitissam Adelaidem uxorem fratris mei comitis Stephani nepotes…" and is subscribed by "Teotbaldus puer filius Stephani comitis nepos huius comitis Hugonis".
Hugues also married Isabelle (Elisabeth) DE BOURGOGNE Dame de Champlitte, daughter of Étienne I "Tête-Hardi" DE MÂCON Count of Vienne & Mâcon and Béatrix DE LORRAINE, about 1110. (Isabelle (Elisabeth) DE BOURGOGNE Dame de Champlitte was born about 1100 and died in 1125.)