Adelaide of Aquitaine
Adelaide of Aquitaine ( probably 950 *, † June 15 probably 1004) was Queen of France by marriage and ancestress of the Capetians.
Adelheid (also Adelais ) was the only daughter of the Duke William III. of Aquitaine and his wife Adela of Normandy, a daughter of the Norman Earl Rollo, Count of Rouen, and his second wife Poppa of Bayeux. Adelaide's brother was the Duke Wilhelm IV iron arm († 995/96 ).
Adelheid married Hugh Capet, the eldest son of Dux Francorum Hugo's " the Great " - meant here is " the Elder ." - And his third wife Hadwig, daughter of the German king Henry I. The marriage was the relationship between the Robertinern that their had power base in the north ( Franzien ), and the dukes of Aquitaine, whose dominion stretched between the Loire, Rhone and Garonne.
The marriage produced four children:
- Hedwig ( Avoie, probably 969 *, † after 1013) ⚭ to 996 Reginar Count IV of Hainault and Mons († 1013) ( Reginare )
- Gisela ( probably 970 *, † 1000 ) ⚭ ago 987 Hugo I of Montreuil, Count of Ponthieu
- Robert II the Pious (* 972, † 1031 )
- Adelheid / Aelis (* probably 973)
It was through her marriage in 987 Queen of France, and remained so up to Hugh Capet 's death on 24 October 996 According to Gerbert of Aurillac called Hugh Capet they " companion and, by virtue of our kingdom ."
Adelheid founded the Royal Chapel ( Chapelle Sainte Chapelle royale or ) and later Church Saint- Frambourg in Senlis. In the 17th century it is also attributed to the translation of the relics of St. Frambourg, which took place according to other sources already a century earlier.