|Sophie DE HAUTE-LORRAINE
Sophie DE HAUTE-LORRAINE 1
- Born: Abt 1018, Lorraine, France
- Married: 1038
- Died: 21 Jan 1093
The Chronicon Sancti Michælis, monasterii in pago Virdunensi names "duabus puellulis Sophia et Beatrice" as daughters of the son of "duce Theodorico", specifying that the empress was their amita and that she adopted them after their father died. The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names (in order) "Beatrix…et Sophia" daughters of "iunior Frederici", specifying that Sophia married "Ludovico de Monzione comiti". The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitissa Barri…Sophia" as wife of "comiti Montionis Ludovico", specifying that she was sister of "Beatrix marchisa" but incorrectly naming "Sigefridi fratris Frederici" as their father.
Her share of the succession of her brother consisted of the abbey of Saint-Mihiel and its dependencies, the castles of Bar, Amance and Mousson, the southern part of her family's ancestral lands. Her territories were threatened by Eudes II Comte de Blois, who had challenged the succession of Emperor Konrad II to the kingdom of Burgundy in 1032. Comte Eudes captured Bar 14 Nov 1037 but was defeated and killed at Commercy by the emperor's troops. She entered into possession of her lands at the time of her marriage. Pibon Bishop of Toul granted privileges to the priory of Laître sous Amance, founded by "comitissæ Sophiæ", by charter dated 1076 under which she declared the castle of Amance belonged to "Theodericus dux, comitissæ avus" who had inherited it from "comiti Folmaro in Asmantia".
The Obituaire de Saint-Mansuy records the death "21 Jan" of "Sophia comitissa". 2
Sophie married Louis II DE MOUSSON, Comte de Montbéliard.., son of Cte Richwin DE CHARPEIGNE et de Saintois and [Mathilde] VON EGISHEIM, in 1038. (Louis II DE MOUSSON was born between 1015 and 1019 in Mousson, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France and died on 29 Aug 1071-1076 in Montbeliard, Doubs, Franche-Comet, France.)
1 Comtes de Bar, Lorraine, Bar (et Barrois), Etienne Pattou, 2005, 2007, p. 2.
2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Sophie.