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Ermesinde de Bar (de Namur)

Spanish: Ermesinda de Namur, Condesa de Luxemburgo
Also Known As: "Ermesinda", "Ermessinde", "di Lussemburgo", "van Namen"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Namur, Flanders, today's Belgium
Death: February 17, 1247 (60)
Limburg, Verviers, Nederland, today's Belgium
Place of Burial: Arlon, Luxemburg, today's Belgium
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henri de Namur, comte de Luxembourg and Agnes of Guelders
Wife of Walram III, Herzog von Limburg and Theobald I, count of Bar
Mother of Catharina van Limburg; Henry V of Luxemburg, herzog von Limburg; Gerard van Limburg, seigneur de Durbuy; Gaulus van Limburg, seigneur de Forêt; Margaretha van Limburg and 5 others
Half sister of Henri V l'Aveugle (de Blinde) de Namur

Occupation: Condessa de Luxembourg, Laroche e Durbuy, Gravin van Luxemburg; Markgravin van Aarlen, Countess of Luxembourg and Namur, Countess of Luxembourg
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About Ermesinde de Namur, countess of Luxemburg

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Ermesinde of Luxembourg (also known as Ermesinde of Namur) (1186 - February 12, 1247) was the Countess of Luxembourg, Laroche and Durbuy between 1197 and 1247. She was the only child of Henry IV, Count of Luxembourg and Namur, and his second wife Agnes of Guelders.

Prior to her birth, her aging father Henry IV had designated Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut as his likely successor. However, when Ermesinde was born in 1186 and Henry IV named her as his heir, a war of succession inevitably took place. At its end, it was decided that Baldwin would have Namur, Ermesinde would have Durbuy and La Roche, and that Luxembourg would revert to the Holy Roman Empire (Emperor Henry VI then gave the fief to his brother Otto of Burgundy).

Ermesinde was initially betrothed to Henry II of Champagne, but the engagement was cancelled in 1189. Instead her first husband was Theobald I of Bar (1158-1214). He successfully negotiated with Otto I, Count of Burgundy for the latter's renunciation of Luxembourg, thus making Theobald and Ermesinde the Count and Countess of Luxembourg. When Theobald died in 1214, Ermesinde married Waleran III of Limburg (1180-1226), who would rule as the Count of Luxembourg. In 1223 Ermesinde and Waleran pressed their claim to Namur against Margrave Philip II, but were ultimately unsuccessful.

After Walram's death, Ermesinde ruled Luxembourg alone for two decades. She proved to be an effective administrator, granting charters of freedom to several towns and increasing the prosperity of her country.

The children of Ermesinde and her first husband Theobald I of Bar were:

Renaud (died before 1214), Seigneur of Briey Elisabeth (d.1262), married Valéran of Limburg, Lord of Monschau Marguerite (d?), first married Hugh III, Count of Vaudémont(d.1243); later married Henry of Bois, regent of Vaudémont. The children of Ermesinde and Waleran III of Limburg were:

Henry V of Luxembourg (1216 - 1281), Count of Luxembourg Gérard I of Durbuy, Count of Durbuy (d. 1276) Catherine of Limburg (d.1255), wife of Matthias II, Duke of Lorraine



Ermesinde of Luxembourg (also known as Ermesinde of Namur) (1186 - February 12, 1247) was the Countess of Luxembourg, Laroche and Durbuy between 1197 and 1247. She was the only child of Henry IV, Count of Luxembourg and Namur, and his second wife Agnes of Guelders.

Prior to her birth, her aging father Henry IV had designated Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut as his likely successor. However, when Ermesinde was born in 1186 and Henry IV named her as his heir, a war of succession inevitably took place. At its end, it was decided that Baldwin would have Namur, Ermesinde would have Durbuy and La Roche, and that Luxembourg would revert to the Holy Roman Empire (Emperor Henry VI then gave the fief to his brother Otto of Burgundy).

Ermesinde was initially betrothed to Henry II of Champagne, but the engagement was cancelled in 1189. Instead her first husband was Theobald I of Bar (1158-1214). He successfully negotiated with Otto I, Count of Burgundy for the latter's renunciation of Luxembourg, thus making Theobald and Ermesinde the Count and Countess of Luxembourg. When Theobald died in 1214, Ermesinde married Waleran III of Limburg (1180-1226), who would rule as the Count of Luxembourg. In 1223 Ermesinde and Waleran pressed their claim to Namur against Margrave Philip II, but were ultimately unsuccessful.

After Walram's death, Ermesinde ruled Luxembourg alone for two decades. She proved to be an effective administrator, granting charters of freedom to several towns and increasing the prosperity of her country.

[edit] Children The children of Ermesinde and her first husband Theobald I of Bar were:

Renaud (died before 1214), Seigneur of Briey Elisabeth (d.1262), married Valéran of Limburg, Lord of Monschau Marguerite (d?), first married Hugh III, Count of Vaudémont(d.1243); later married Henry of Bois, regent of Vaudémont. The children of Ermesinde and Waleran III of Limburg were:

Henry V of Luxembourg (1216 - 1281), Count of Luxembourg Gérard I of Durbuy, Count of Durbuy (d. 1276) Catherine of Limburg (d.1255), wife of Matthias II, Duke of Lorraine

[edit] External links Ermesinde de Luxembourg's French Wikipedia page ERMENSENDE de Namur Namur Family Genealogy



Ermesinde, Countess of Luxembourg From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ermesinde of Luxembourg (also known as Ermesinde of Namur) (1186 - February 12, 1247) was the Countess of Luxembourg, Laroche and Durbuy between 1197 and 1247. She was the only child of Henry IV, Count of Luxembourg and Namur, and his second wife Agnes of Guelders. Prior to her birth, her aging father Henry IV had designated Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut as his likely successor. However, when Ermesinde was born in 1186 and Henry IV named her as his heir, a war of succession inevitably took place. At its end, it was decided that Baldwin would have Namur, Ermesinde would have Durbuy and La Roche, and that Luxembourg would revert to the Holy Roman Empire (Emperor Henry VI then gave the fief to his brother Otto of Burgundy). Ermesinde was initially betrothed to Henry II of Champagne, but the engagement was cancelled in 1189. Instead her first husband was Theobald I of Bar (1158-1214). He successfully negotiated with Otto I, Count of Burgundy for the latter's renunciation of Luxembourg, thus making Theobald and Ermesinde the Count and Countess of Luxembourg. When Theobald died in 1214, Ermesinde married Waleran III of Limburg (1180-1226), who would rule as the Count of Luxembourg. In 1223 Ermesinde and Waleran pressed their claim to Namur against Margrave Philip II, but were ultimately unsuccessful. After Walram's death, Ermesinde ruled Luxembourg alone for two decades. She proved to be an effective administrator, granting charters of freedom to several towns and increasing the prosperity of her country. [edit]Children

The children of Ermesinde and her first husband Theobald I of Bar were: Renaud (died before 1214), Seigneur of Briey Elisabeth (d.1262), married Valéran of Limburg, Lord of Monschau Marguerite (d?), first married Hugh III, Count of Vaudémont(d.1243); later married Henry of Bois, regent of Vaudémont. The children of Ermesinde and Waleran III of Limburg were: Henry V of Luxembourg (1216 - 1281), Count of Luxembourg Gérard I of Durbuy, Count of Durbuy (d. 1276) Catherine of Limburg (d.1255), wife of Matthias II, Duke of Lorraine [edit]External links

Ermesinde de Luxembourg's French Wikipedia page ERMENSENDE de Namur Namur Family Genealogy



Ermesinde of Luxembourg (also known as Ermesinde of Namur) (1186 - February 12, 1247) was the Countess of Luxembourg, Laroche and Durbuy between 1197 and 1247. She was the only child of Henry IV, Count of Luxembourg and Namur, and his second wife Agnes of Guelders.

Prior to her birth, her aging father Henry IV had designated Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut as his likely successor. However, when Ermesinde was born in 1186 and Henry IV named her as his heir, a war of succession inevitably took place. At its end, it was decided that Baldwin would have Namur, Ermesinde would have Durbuy and La Roche, and that Luxembourg would revert to the Holy Roman Empire (Emperor Henry VI then gave the fief to his brother Otto of Burgundy).

Ermesinde was initially betrothed to Henry II of Champagne, but the engagement was cancelled in 1189. Instead her first husband was Theobald I of Bar (1158-1214). He successfully negotiated with Otto I, Count of Burgundy for the latter's renunciation of Luxembourg, thus making Theobald and Ermesinde the Count and Countess of Luxembourg. When Theobald died in 1214, Ermesinde married Waleran III of Limburg (1180-1226), who would rule as the Count of Luxembourg. In 1223 Ermesinde and Waleran pressed their claim to Namur against Margrave Philip II, but were ultimately unsuccessful.

After Walram's death, Ermesinde ruled Luxembourg alone for two decades. She proved to be an effective administrator, granting charters of freedom to several towns and increasing the prosperity of her country.

The children of Ermesinde and her first husband Theobald I of Bar were:

Renaud (died before 1214), Seigneur of Briey Elisabeth (d.1262), married Valéran of Limburg, Lord of Monschau Marguerite (d?), first married Hugh III, Count of Vaudémont(d.1243); later married Henry of Bois, regent of Vaudémont. The children of Ermesinde and Waleran III of Limburg were:

Henry V of Luxembourg (1216 - 1281), Count of Luxembourg Gérard I of Durbuy, Count of Durbuy (d. 1276) Catherine of Limburg (d.1255), wife of Matthias II, Duke of Lorraine

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Ermesinde de Namur, countess of Luxemburg's Timeline

1186
July 1, 1186
Namur, Flanders, today's Belgium
1202
1202
Bar-le-Duc, Meuse, France
1203
1203
Bar-le-Duc, Meuse, France
1207
1207
1216
1216
Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1223
November 23, 1223
Luxembourg
1225
1225
Frankrike
1247
February 17, 1247
Age 60
Limburg, Verviers, Nederland, today's Belgium
1247
Age 60
Abbey of Clairefontaine, Arlon, Luxemburg, today's Belgium