Ida DE LOUVAIN 1
- Born: Louvain, Brabant, Lorraine, France
- Married: 1084
- Died: 1139
compiler's 27/28 x great grandmother
The Chronicon Huberti names "Ida" wife of "Balduinum comitem Montensem" but does not give her origin. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage in 1084 of "Idam filiam Henrici Lovaniensis" and "comes Montensis Balduinus". Albert of Aix records that "uxor comitis Baldewini Hainaucorum" wept bitterly for the death of "Arnulfi…principis de castello Aldenardis" who had been "socius et conviator eius de terra…Galliæ", dated to [1105/06] from the context. He does not specify which Baudouin, but it appears more likely that the text refers to the widow of count Baudouin II than to the young wife of count Baudouin III. If this is correct, it is surprising that the passage does not specify that her husband was dead. On the other hand, the date is early for the marriage of the younger count and in any case no other record has been identified which corroborates that Baudouin III was in Palestine at this time. The report is probably garbled. 2
Ida married Cte Baudouin II DE HAINAUT et de Valenciennes, son of Cte Baudouin VI DE FLANDRE and Richilde DE MONS, Comtesse de Hainaut, in 1084. (Baudouin II DE HAINAUT was born about 1056 in Hainault, Belgium and died in 1098, after 8 June, near Nikaia, Illyria, on Crusade.)
1 Comtes de Hainaut (Hennegau), Hainaut, Flandres, Etienne Pattou, 2005, p. 5.
2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Ida de Louvain.