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Philip the Great of Flanders, Count of Flanders and Artois[1]

Male 1143 - 1191  (48 years)

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  • Name Philip the Great of Flanders  
    Suffix Count of Flanders and Artois 
    Born 1143 
    Gender Male 
    Acceded 1168 
    Count of Flanders 
    • was Count of Flanders from 1168 to 1191
    Died 1 Aug 1191 

      Philip and Elisabeth were childless. In 1175, Philip discovered that Elisabeth was committing adultery and had her lover, Walter de Fontaines, beaten to death. Philip then obtained complete control of her lands in Vermandois from King Louis VII of France. Philip's brothers Matthew and Peter also died without surviving children, so in 1177, before going on crusade, he designated Margaret and Baldwin as his heirs.
    Person ID I6210  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2013 

    Father Thierry (Theodoric) of Alsace de Lorraine, Count of Flanders,   b. Abt 1099,   d. 17 Jan 1168  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Sybil of Anjou,   b. Abt 1114,   d. 1165, Abbey of St Lazarus, Bethlethem Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married 1134 
    Family ID F2156  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elisabeth, Countess of Vermandois,   b. 1143,   d. 28 Mar 1183, Arras Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1159 
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F13901  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Teresa (Matilda) of Portugal, Countess of Flanders,   b. 1157,   d. 6 May 1218, Veurne, Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1183 
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2157  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).