Seigneur Amaury I DE MONTFORT et d’Epernon
(-Aft 1052)
Bertrade DE GOMETZ
(Abt 998-Aft 1052)
Cte Richard D' EVREUX
Simon I "le Vieux" DE MONTFORT, Seigneur de Montfort-l'Amaury
(Abt 1030-1087)
Bertrade DE MONTFORT, Queen of France
(Abt 1059-1117)


Family Links

1. Cte Foulques IV "le Réchin" D' ANJOU

2. Philippe I CAPET, King of France

Bertrade DE MONTFORT, Queen of France

  • Born: Abt 1059, Montfort Amaury, Ile De France, France
  • Married (1): 1089
  • Married (2): Before 27 Oct 1092
  • Died: 14 Feb 1116/7, Fontevrault, Maine-Et-Loire, France

  Research Notes:

Her parentage is recorded by Orderic Vitalis. The De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses names "Fulconi Richin Andegavensi comiti uxorem suam nomine Bertradam" as second wife of King Philippe whom he abducted from her first husband after repudiating his first wife. Orderic Vitalis records that “Bertrada...Andegavorum comitissa”, fearing that her husband was about to treat her like his previous two wives, sought protection from “Philippo regi Francorum” who repudiated his own wife and married her, the ceremony being conducted by “Odo Bajocensis episcopus”. William of Tyre records this marriage. Pope Urban II at the Council of Autun excommunicated the king 16 Oct 1094, confirmed at the Council of Clermont 18/28 Nov 1095. The church finally admitted the validity of the marriage after the Council of Paris 2 Dec 1104. Orderic Vitalis alleges that Bertrade tried to poison her stepson Louis so her own sons could succeed to the throne. "Fulco iunior Andegavensium comes Fulconis comitis filius" donated property to the abbey of Fontevraud with the consent of "Bertrade regina matre meo, Philipo fratre meo" by charter dated to [1109/1112/13]. 1

  Marriage Information:

Bertrade married Foulques IV "le Réchin" D' ANJOU Count of Anjou, son of Geoffroy II "Ferréol" DE CHÂTEAU-LANDON Count of Gâtinais & Château-Landon and Ermengarde dit Blanche D' ANJOU, in 1089 in France. The marriage ended in divorce 15 May 1092. (Foulques IV "le Réchin" D' ANJOU was born in 1043 in Gatinais, Loiret, Orleanais/Centre, France and died on 14 Apr 1109 in Anjou/Pays-de-la-Loire, France.)

  Marriage Information:

Bertrade also married Philippe I CAPET, King of France, son of Henri I CAPET, King of the Franks, and Anna Agnesa Yaroslavna RURIK, Grand Duchess of Kiev, before 27 Oct 1092. (Philippe I CAPET was born in 1052 in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France, died on 29 Jul 1108 in Meulan, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, France and was buried in Abbaye St-Benoit-sur-Loire, Loiret, Orleanais/Centre, France.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Bertrade de Montfort.

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