|Adelais DE TOURS
Adelais (Adelheid) DE TOURS
- Born: Tours, Indre Et Loire, Touraine/Centre, France
- Died: After 866
Compiler's 35/36 x great-grandmother
The Miraculis Sancti Germani name "Adheleid" as wife of "Chuonradus princeps", noting that she was “primorum et ipsa natalium perinde titulus gloriosa”. A poem by Walahfridus Strabus records the epitaph of "Adelheidam". The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. Some secondary works assert that the second husband of Adelais was Robert "le Fort" [Capet]. If this is correct, Adelais must have been Comte Robert's second or third wife as Conrad died after 862 by which date Robert's known children were already born. The assertion appears based on the Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon which names "duo filii Rotberti Andegavorum comitis, frs Hugonis abbatis, senior Odo…Robertus alter". Settipani states that the passage is a 12th century interpolation and has little historical value, although he does suggest that it is likely that the wife of Comte Robert was a close relation of Adelais without providing the basis for this statement. A family connection between Comte Robert and Conrad Comte de Paris is also suggested by the former being invested with the county of Auxerre in 865, after this county was confiscated from the latter (as recorded by Hincmar, on the assumption that there was some basis of heredity behind the transmission of counties in France at that time (which is probable, but remains unproven). 1
Adelais married Conrad "l'Ancien" DE PARIS, son of Gf. Welf VON SCHWABEN and Heilwig. (Conrad "l'Ancien" DE PARIS died on 22 Mar 862/6.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Adelais.