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Albert II of Namur was a younger son of Albert I, count of Namur and his wife Ermengarde of Lower Lotharingia. Following the death of their father about 1011, Albert's older brother Robert succeeded as Count of Namur.
Albert II of Namur was Count of Namur from the death of his elder brother Robert in 1016 to Albert's death in (1063-1067). Different sources mention 1063/1064 or 1067).
In 1037, Albert participated in the Battle of Bar-le-Duc against Odo II, Count of Blois, who was seeking to claim for himself the inheritance of his uncle, Rudolph III of Burgundy, which in 1032 had passed to Conrad II and been incorporated into the Holy Roman Empire. In 1046, Albert supported Emperor Henry III in his fight against Godfrey III, Duke of Lower Lorraine, and Baldwin V, Count of Flanders.
In 1047 he founded the collegiate church of St. Albinus at Namur, which became Namur cathedral in 1559.
Albert was preceded by Robert II and succeeded by Albert III.


Born: Say 1000 (990-1005), presumably in the County of Namur (now in Belgium).
The date is a very rough estimate based on his eldest son being born before 1035 (1027-1035). His father died shortly before 1011. His wife is estimated to have been born 1010-1015. His older brother appears to have been an adult when he succeeded as count of Namur c1011.


There are six children of Albert I Count of Namur and Ermengarde daughter of Charles, Duke of Lower Lotharingia. [1] and [2]

1. Hadwide de Namur.

2. Liutgatde (Emma) de Namur.

3. Goda de Namur.

4. Ermengarde de Namur.

5. Albert II de Namur

6. Robert de Namur.

Marriage and Children

Married: Between 1010 and 1015 he married Regelinde, daughter mom of Gothelo I, Count of Verdun and Duke of Lorraine. [3]
Children of Albert II of Namur and Regelinde:
  1. Albert III of Namur (1027-22 June 1102) mentioned in the Chronicles of Hainaut. [4] He succeeded his father.
  2. Henry I, Count of Durbuy (d.1097 in Palestine).
  3. Hedwig (d.1080) married Gerhard of Alsace , duke of Lorraine.


Died: about 1063. The circumstances of his death are not known. First a document from 1070 as the seventh year of the reign of his son Albert III gives information about the year of his death. [5] [6]

Research Notes


Charter evidence: Parentage of Ermengarde (Lower Lorraine France)
Adelais and Bonne: Whose the mom?


Footnotes and citations:
  1. Borgnet, Jules (1866). Biographie Nationale. Brussels: Académie Royale de Belgique. pp. 196–197.
  2. Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families, Online at Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Website (accessed May 2021), Albert, Count of Namur
  3. Napran. Chronicle of Hainaut. (2005): page 7.
  4. Napran. Chronicle of Hainaut. (2005): Page 8.
  5. Year of death about 1063. [1]
  6. His year of death 1067 is mentioned on Wikipedia. Albert II, Count of Namur.
Source list:
  • Borgnet, Jules (1866). Biographie Nationale. Brussels: Académie Royale de Belgique. pp. 196–197.

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