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Isabella (Plantagenet) of England (1214 - 1241)

Isabella "Holy Roman Empress" of England formerly Plantagenet
Born in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 15 Jul 1235 (to 1 Dec 1241) in Worms, Deutschlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 27 in Foggia, Apulia, Italymap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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  • Isabella of England.
  • Isabel of England

1214 Birth

Isabel of England was born at Gloucester in 1214; she was aged 21 in 1235. [1]

1235 Marriage

She married Frederick II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor.

She married at Worms, 15, 20 or 25 Juy 1235, as his 4th wife, Friedrich (or Frederick) II, King of the Romans, 1212-20, Holy Roman Emperor, 1220-1250, . King of Jerusalem and Sicily, Duke of Apulia, Prince of Capua, son and heir of Heinrich VI, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily, by Constance, daughter of Roger II, King of Sicily. He was born at Jesi 26 Dec 1194 [1]

1241 Death

His wife, Empress Isabel, died in childbirth at Foggia 1 Dec 1241, and was buried at Andria Cathedral. [1]

On 30 April 1242 King Henry III of England paid Brother John, his almoner, L208 6s 8d to feed the poor for the soul of the Empress, formerly his sister. [1]

1250 Death of Frederick

Emperor Frederick II died at Fiorenti no Castle in Lucera 13 Dec 1250, and was buried at Monreale in Palermo. He left a will dated 10 Dec 1250. [1]


They had two children.[1]

  1. Margaretha of Hohenstaufen, born Feb 1237
  2. Heinrich (or Carlotto) of Hohenstaufen, born Ravenna 17 or 18 Feb, 1238
  3. Unknown Child. The profile is marked as female but there is no source for this. This would be the child Isabella was carrying when she died in childbirth. More information is required as to whether this was a stillbirth or the child died after birth.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry. Volume I, page 49-52

See also:

  • Wikipedia (24 Apr 10)

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Hi Lindsay, I'm removing the project protection from this profile as it appears to be sourced and isn't currently under a EuroAristo project. Thanks. Gillian, Leader, England Project.
posted by Gillian Thomas
I've taken on reviewing, documenting and enhancing this profile under Euroaristo's Conquer the Conquerer subproject. If anyone has suggestions, recommendations or warnings for me as I look at this profile, please let me know!
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