Name: Adelaide of Savoy
Death: 18 NOV 1154 in Abbey of Montmartre, France
Change Date: 2 MAR 2012
Neice of Pope Calixte II.
Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.
Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Queen Adeliza of England and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.
Father: Humbert II ?Le Renforcé? of Savoy
Mother: Giselle of Burgundy
Louis VI ?The Fat? of France b: 1081 in Paris, France
- Louis VII ?Le Jeune? of France b: ABT 1121 in Paris, France
- Pierre of France b: 1125 in Courtenay, Loiret, France
- Robert I de Dreux b: ABT 1123
- Constance of France b: ABT 1124
Mathieu I de Montmorency
- Type: Book
Periodical: Genealogy of the Kings of France
Author: Claude Wenzler