Sibylla d'Anjou, 11161165 (aged 49 years)

Sibylla /d'Anjou/
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Married name
Sibylla /d'Alsace/
Sibylla /of Anjou/
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Birth 1116 24 23

Death of a paternal grandmotherBertrade de Montfort-l'Amaury
after 1117 (aged 1 year)

[S00011] ~Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, London, 1973 . page 311

[S00121] Les seize quartiers des Reines et Imperatrices Francaises, 1977, Saillot, Jacques. page 183.

Death of a motherEremburge Comtesse de Maine
1126 (aged 10 years)


[S00011] ~Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, London, 1973 . page 311.

[S00104] The Plantagenet Ancestry, Baltimore, 1975 , Turton, Lt.Col. W. H. page 6.

MarriageThierry d'Alsace Graaf van Vlaanderen 1128-1168View this family
1134 (aged 18 years)

Birth of a sonMatthieu Comte de Boulogne
about 1138 (aged 22 years)

Death of a fatherFoulques V Comte d'Anjou et Maine, King of Jerusalem
about November 10, 1143 (aged 27 years)

[S00119] The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Edinburgh, 1977, Paget, Gerald. page 141.

[S00011] ~Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, London, 1973 . page 311.

[S00620] The Plantagenet Encyclopedia, London, 1990 , Hallam, Elizabeth; General Editor. 81 biography

Marriage of a childMatthieu Comte de BoulogneMarie de Blois Comtesse de BoulogneView this family
about 1160 (aged 44 years)

Death 1165 (aged 49 years)

Family with parents
Marriage: 1110
7 years
Family with Thierry d'Alsace Graaf van Vlaanderen 1128-1168
Marriage: 1134
5 years
Birth: about 1138 40 22
Death: July 25, 1173Driencourt, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France
BirthGenealogics - Leo van de Pas
MarriageGenealogics - Leo van de Pas
DeathGenealogics - Leo van de Pas
SourceGenealogics - Leo van de Pas

[S00011] ~Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, London, 1973 . 311

Note: Extensive source. Uses many important and establis…

Extensive source. Uses many important and established sources, such as: - Europäische Stammtafeln (I -IV) - Genealogie der Graven van Holland, Zaltbommel, 1969 , Dek, Dr. A. W. E. - etc.


BIOGRAPHY Sibylla was born about 1116, the daughter of Foulques V 'the Young', comte d'Anjou et Maine, and his first wife Eremburge, comtesse de Maine.

In 1123 Sibylla married William Clito of Normandy, count of Flanders, son of Robert II Curthose, duke of Normandy, and Sibylla de Conversano. Sibylla brought the county of Maine to this marriage, which did not result in progeny and was annulled in 1124 on grounds of consanguinity. The annulment was made by Pope Honorius II upon a request from Henry I, king of England, William's uncle; Foulques opposed it and did not consent until Honorius excommunicated him and placed an interdict over Anjou. Sibylla then accompanied her widower father to the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem, where he married Melisende de Réthel, the heiress of the kingdom, and became king himself in 1131.

In 1134 Sibylla married Thierry d'Alsace, Graaf van Vlaanderen, who had arrived on his first pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He was the son of Thierry II, duke of Lorraine, and his second wife Gertrud of Flanders. Thierry and Sibylla had six children of whom three sons and a daughter would have progeny.

She returned to Flanders with her new husband and during his absence on the Second Crusade the pregnant Sibylla acted as regent of the county. Baudouin IV, Graaf van Henegouwen/Hainault, took the opportunity to attack Flanders, but Sibylla led a counter-attack and pillaged Hainault. In response Baudouin ravaged Artois. The archbishop of Reims intervened and a truce was signed, but Thierry took revenge on Baudouin when he returned in 1149.

In 1157 Sibylla travelled with Thierry on his third pilgrimage, but after arriving in Jerusalem she separated from her husband and refused to return home with him, She became a nun at a convent dedicated to St. Lazarus at Bethanie, where her step-aunt Yvette/Ioveta of Bethany, youngest sister of Queen Melisande, was abbess. Ioveta and Sibylla supported Queen Melisende and held some influence over the Church, and supported the election of Amalric of Nesle as Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem over a number of other candidates.

Sibylla died in Bethanie in 1165.