Cte Lambert II "Baudry" DE LOUVAIN
(Abt 995-1062)
(Abt 995-1044)
Eberhert BETEWE
Cte Henri II DE LOUVAIN et de Lorraine
(Abt 1021-1078)
Ctsse Adele DE BETEAU
(Abt 1023-Aft 1086)
Cte Godefroi V "le Barbu" DE LOUVAIN
(Abt 1074-1140)


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2. Clemence DE BOURGOGNE
3. Unknown Mistress
  • Joscelin "Barbatus" DE LOUVAIN

Cte Godefroi V "le Barbu" DE LOUVAIN

  • Born: Abt 1074, Brabant, Lorraine, France
  • Married (1): Abt 1105
  • Married (2): Abt 1125
  • Died: 25 Jan 1139/40, Jerusalem, Palestine
  • Buried: Affligem Abbey, Brabant, Belgium

  General Notes:

Compiler's 27 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

The Chronicon Affligemense names "Heinrico et Godefrido" as the two sons of "Adela comitissa Lovaniensis". "Henricus…Bracbatensis patriæ comes et advocatus" founded Afflighem abbey by charter dated 1086 which also records the donation of property "juxta in villa…Asca" made by "fraterque meus Godefridus".

He succeeded his brother in 1095 as GODEFROI Comte de Louvain. He was in conflict with Richer Bishop of Liège over the county of Brugeron in 1095/96.

Markgraaf van Antwerpen 1105. Heinrich V King of Germany invested him as GODEFROI V "le Barbu" Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1106. The Continuatio Chronici Afflegemiensis records that “Godefridus cum barba Dux Lotharingiæ, Comes Lovaniensis et Bruxellensis Marchio sacri Regni” founded Afflighem Abbey where he was buried.

Vogt of Afflighem 1107. The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium records the abdication in 1128 of "Godefridum Lovaniensem comitem de ducatu Lotharingie" and his substitution by "Waleramnum comitem Lemburgie".

Vogt of Gembloux and Nivelles 1129. "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…".

The Annales Blandinienses record the death in 1139 of "Godefridus maior dux Lotharingiæ". The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death of "Godefridus Barbatus Lovaniensis dux Lothariensis" and his burial at Afflighem. The necrology of Brogne records the death "VIII Kal Feb" of "Godefridus dux Lovaniensis, frater nostre societatis" 1.

  Marriage Information:

Godefroi married Ida DE CHINY, daughter of Otto II DE CHINY Count of Chiny and Alix DE NAMUR, about 1105. (Ida DE CHINY died between 1117 and 1125.)

  Marriage Information:

Godefroi also married Clemence DE BOURGOGNE, daughter of Guillaume I "le Grand" DE BOURGOGNE Count of Burgundy and Étiennette, about 1125. (Clemence DE BOURGOGNE was born about 1078 in Bourgogne, France and died about 1133.


1 Foundations for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Godefroi de Louvain.

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