|Hedwige (Avoie) CAPET, Comtesse d' Auxerre & Coutance
(Abt 1003-Aft 1063)
Hedwige (Avoie) CAPET, Comtesse d' Auxerre & Coutance 1
- Born: Abt 1003
- Married: Abt Feb 1016
- Died: 5 June, after 1063, Monastere De L'Ordre De St. Benoist, Messines, France
- Buried: Monastaere De L'ordre De St. Benoist, Messines, , France
Generally known as Hedwige (Avoie) DE FRANCE.
Rodolfus Glaber records that "Rainaldus…Landrici comitis filius" married a daughter of King Robert. The Chronici Hugonis Floriacensis names "Adelaidem…Rainaldi comitis Nivernensis uxorem" as the daughter of King Robert and his wife Constance. The Historia Nivernensium Comitum records that the wife of "Renaldum" was "sorori Regis Roberti, filii Hugonis Capitonis". The Annales Vizeliacenses also specifies that Renaud's wife was the sister not daughter of King Robert II. However, this is chronologically unlikely given that King Robert and his known sisters were born in the 970s, more than twenty years before the earliest possible date of birth of Comte Renaud. Her marriage was agreed by her father as part of his alliance with Landry Comte de Nevers after capturing Auxerre, which the king gave to his daughter as dowry. "Rainaldus comes Nivernensis" donated property "Belmontis" to Cluny, for the souls of "…uxoris mee Advise…" by charter dated to [1028/40].
She founded the abbeys of Crisenon and Issenon. 2
Adélaïde married Cte Renaud I DE NEVERS et d' Auxerre, son of Landry IV DE MONCEAU, Comte de Nevers, and Mathilde DE MÂCON, about Feb 1016. (Renaud I DE NEVERS died on 29 May 1040 at the Battle of Seignelay, Yonne, Bourgogne, France.)
Married soon after 25 Jan 1016.
1 Racines et Histoire, Lignages, Comtes d'Auxerre, Nevers & Tonnerre, 1ère Maison comtale, p. 7.
2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Hedwige [Avoie] de France.