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Isabelle of Luxembourg[1]

Female 1247 - 1298  (51 years)

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  • Name Isabelle of Luxembourg  
    Born 1247 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1298 
    Person ID I64365  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 2 May 2013 

    Father Henry V the Blond of Luxemburg, Count of Luxemburg,   b. 1217,   d. 24 Dec 1281  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Margaret von Bar, Countess of Bar,   d. 23 Nov 1275 
    Married Abt 1240 
    Family ID F3847  Group Sheet

    Family Guy of Dampierre, Count of Flanders,   d. 1305 
    Married Mar 1265 
    • In March 1265, Isabelle married Guy of Dampierre.[1] Her marriage was determined by events that occurred many years before her birth. Indeed, around 1165, her great-grandfather Henry IV the Blind, Count of Namur and Luxembourg, had no children from his first marriage. He named his brother Baldwin IV of Hainaut as his successor. Baldwin died in 1171, and Henry the Blind confirmed his nephew Baldwin V of Hainaut. But with one more attempt to have children, Henry the blind married his second wife Agnes of Gelderland. Agnes bore a daughter, Ermesinde and thus had broken the promise he had made to Baldwin. A war however ensued, with the result that Baldwin would be Henry's designated heir in Namur.

      Isabelle's father claimed his rights of Namur, being son of Ermesinde. Henry V failed on his claim to rule Namur. Isabelle's parents wanted to make peace with Guy over a dispute of Namur. Isabelle became Guy's second wife; his first wife, Matilda had died one year earlier. Guy already had eight children with Matilda. Isabelle gave-birth to another eight children:
     1. Margaret of Flanders,   d. 1331
     2. John I of Namur de Flandres, Marquis of Namur,   b. 1267,   d. 31 Jan 1330  (Age 63 years)
     3. Guy of Namur, Count of Zeeland, Lord of Ronse,   b. Abt 1272,   d. 13 Oct 1311, Pavia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 2 May 2013 
    Family ID F551618976  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1728] Wikipedia-The Free Encyclopedia, ( the free encyclopedia).