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Adeliza (Brabant) of Louvain (1103 - bef. 1151)

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Adeliza (Adela) "Queen of England" of Louvain formerly Brabant aka d'Aubigny
Born in Louvain, Duchy of Brabant, Holy Roman Empiremap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 29 Jan 1121 in Windsor Castle, Berkshire, Englandmap
Wife of — married before 1139 in Arundel, Sussex, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Affligem Abbey, Duchy of Brabant, Holy Roman Empiremap
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Adelicia, Adela, Adelaide, Adeline or Alice[1]

Early Life

Adeliza was born circa 1103-1106.[1]

Her father was Geoffrey VII, count of Louvain, duke of Lower Brabant and Lower Lorraine.[1]

Her mother was Ida, countess of Namur in her own right, daughter of Albert III, count of Namur.[1]

Marriages and Children

Adeliza was married twice:

  1. Henry I, king of England married Adeliza on 29 January, 1121, at the Chapel Royal, Windsor Castle.[1] Her coronation was held the following day at Westminster Abbey.[1] They had no children.[1]
  2. William d'Albini, 1st earl of Arundel, married Adelisa after 1136 but before September 1139.[1] Adelisa and William had children:
    1. William, 2nd earl of Arundel, married Matilda daughter of James de St. Hilary du Harcourt[1]
    2. Reyner[1]
    3. Henry[1]
    4. Geoffrey[1]
    5. Alice (d.1188), was married to 1) John, count of Eu, lord of Hastings (d.1170), and 2) Alvred de St. Martin (d. aft 1189).[1]
    6. Oliva (burial: Boxgrove Priory, Sussex)[1]
    7. Agatha (burial Boxgrove Priory, Sussex)[1]

Alice became a nun at Affligem Abbey, circa 1149/50.[1]

Her second husband, William, sided with King Stephen throughout the Anarchy, and helped broker peace in time for Henry II to take the throne. Henry II, the first Plantagenet king, allowed him retain titles granted by Stephen, who elevated him to earl of Lincoln and earl of Arundel (Sussex). Her second husband, William d'Albini, earl of Arundel died in 1176.[1]


Adeliza, dowager Queen of England, died as a nun at Affligem Abbey in Brabant 25 (or 26) March 1151.[2] [1] She was buried at Reading Abbey in Berkshire, England, [2] [3] not at Affligem Abbey.[1]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy, pp.49 Google Books. Web.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Royal Ancestry, (2013), II:250-252.
  3. M Duffy, Royal Tombs of Medieval England, (2003), 52.

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