Louis VI "le Gros" CAPET, King of France
(Abt 1092-1154)
Infante don Alfonso VII “el Emperador” DE CASTILLA y León
Louis VII "Le Jeune" CAPET, King of France
Infanta doña Constanza DE CASTILLA
Marguerite CAPET, Comtesse de Vexin
(Abt 1157-1197)


Family Links

1. Henry "le Jeune" PLANTAGENET, Duke of Normandy

  • William PLANTAGENET (d.y.)
2. Béla III ÁRPÁD, King of Hungary

Marguerite CAPET, Comtesse de Vexin

  • Born: Abt 1157, Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Married (1): 2 Nov 1172
  • Married (2): Between 1185 and 1186
  • Died: Shortly after 10 Sep 1197, Acre, Palestine

  Research Notes:

Robert of Torigny records arrangements for the betrothal in 1158 of "filium suum [Henrici regis] Henricum" and "filiam regis Francorum Margaritam". Ralph de Diceto´s Abbreviationes Chronicorum record in 1158 that “...archdiaconus Cantuarensis...Thomas regis Cancellarius” arranged the betrothal of “Henricus primogenitus regis Anglorum” and “Margaritam filiam regis Francorum”, in a later passage recording the marriage of “filium regis Anglorum septennum” and “filiam regis Francorum triennem”. Robert of Torigny records the betrothal "apud Novum Burgum" in 1160 of "Henrico filio Henrici regis Anglorum" and "Margarita filia Ludovici regis Francorum".

Ctss de Vexin, with the Château de Gisors, as her dowry. Ralph de Diceto´s Ymagines Historiarum record in 1160 that “Henricus rex Angliæ” arranged the betrothal of “Margaritam filiam regis Francorum”, who was living in his household, to “Henrico filio suo” with “castellum de Gisors” as dowry, it being agreed that she would be cared for by the Knights Templar until the marriage took place. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "reginam Margaretam Anglie et comitissam Aaliz" as childen of King Louis VII & his second wife. Ralph de Diceto´s Abbreviationes Chronicorum record in 1172 that “Rotro Rothomagensis archiepiscopus” consecrated “Margaritam filiam regis Francorum” as “reginam Angliæ”. Matthew Paris records her coronation as queen 27 Aug 1172 at Winchester Abbey. A genealogy written by Vilhelm Abbot of Æbelholt records that “Ingeburgis (matris Waldemari regis) soror, filia Izizlaui regis alia” married “regi Hungarie”, by whom she had “Bela modernum regem Hungarie” who married “sororem regis Francie”. Ralph de Diceto´s Abbreviationes Chronicorum record in 1186 that “Margarita soror regis Francorum” married “Bela regi Hungariæ”. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Margareta soror regis Philippi" as widow of "iunior Henricus rex Anglorum" and records her second marriage to "Hungarorum regi Bela". Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1194/95, reciting the consanguinity between Philippe II King of France and his second wife Ingebjörg of Denmark on which their divorce was based, which records that “Belæ Regis Hungariæ” married “sororem Philippi Regis Francorum”. Her father-in-law arranged her second marriage so he could retain her dowry.

She left for Palestine after being widowed for the second time. The Chronicle of Ernoul records the arrival of "une reine en Hongrie…veve sans hoir" at Tyre [in 1197] and her death eight days later, specifying that she was the sister of the mother of Henri Comte de Champagne King of Jerusalem and had been "feme…le jouene roi d'Englietere…et suer…le roi Phelippe de France". 1

  Marriage Information:

Alix married Cte Guillaume II "Talvas" DE PONTHIEU, son of Cte Jean I DE PONTHIEU et de Montreüil and Béatrice DE ST. POL, after 20 Aug 1195, Mantes, Yvelines, France. (Guillaume DE PONTHIEU was born in 1179 in Ponthieu, Ain, France and died on 6 Oct 1221.)

  Marriage Notes:

Date of marriage contract


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Marguerite de France.

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