Isabelle (Elisabeth) DE HAINAUT, Queen of France
- Born: Apr 1170, Valenciennes, Hainaut, Belgium
- Married: 28 Apr 1180, Bapaume, France
- Died: 15 Mar 1190, Paris, Île-de-France, France
The Chronicon Hanoniense records the birth "mense Aprili 1170" of "filiam Elizabeth" to "Balduinus [et] Margharetam…Mathie comitis Boloniensis sororem". The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines in 1191 names "Elizabeth Francie reginam…Hyolenz uxorem Petri Autisiodorensis et Sibiliam domnam Bellioci uxorem Wichardi" as the three daughters of "Balduinus [Haynaco]". The Chronicon Hanoniense records the betrothal in 1179 of "Elizabeth filia comitis Hanoniensis" and "Henrico filio comitis Trecensis". The Annales S. Benigni Divisionensis name the wife of Philippe II King of France as "Elisabeth regina que fuit soror Balduini comitis Flandrie", when recording the birth of their son Louis in 1187. Her marriage was arranged by her maternal uncle Philippe Count of Flanders while he was adviser to Philippe II King of France in 1180 after the latter's accession, with Artois as her dowry. She was crowned queen of France 29 May 1180 at the abbaye de Saint-Denis. King Philippe planned to repudiate her in 1186, for lack of a male heir.
Betrothed (1179) to Henri de Champagne, son of Henri I "le Libéral" Comte de Champagne & his wife Marie de France.
The Flandria Generosa records the death in 1189 of "Elisabeth Francorum regina" after giving birth to twins, specifying her burial "in eccleisa beatæ Mariæ Parisius". The Gestis Philippi II Augusti records the death "1189 Id Mar" of "Elysabeth regina uxor Philippi Francorum regis" and her burial "in ecclesiam beatissime virginis Marie Parisius". The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "II Id Mar" of "Isabel regina Francorum". 1
Isabelle married Philippe II "Auguste" CAPET, King of France, son of Louis VII "Le Jeune" CAPET, King of France, and Adelaide (Alix) DE BLOIS, Comtesse de Champagne, on 28 Apr 1180 in Bapaume, France. (Philippe II "Auguste" CAPET was born on 21 Aug 1165 in Château de Gonesse, Val d’Oise, Île-de-France, France and died on 14 Jul 1223 in Mantes, Yvelines, France.)