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Isabelle of Angouleme
Birth: Feb. 19, 1188
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
Departement de Maine-et-Loire
Pays de la Loire, France
Death: May 31, 1246
Chinon
Departement d'Indre-et-Loire
Centre, France

English royalty, Queen consort of King John. She was the only daughter of Aymer Taillefer, count of Angouleme and Alix de Courtenay. Isabelle was renowned for her beauty, and is sometimes called the "Helen" of the middle ages. She was betrothed to Hugh IX de Lusignan when John chose her to be his second wife. They were married on August 24, 1200, at Bordeaux, when she was only about 12. The marriage was probably not a very happy one, as Isabelle had a fiery character to match John's and the age difference was considerable. They had five children, including the heir, the future Henry II. As a result of the marriage, King Philip II of France confiscated all of John's French lands, and an armed conflict ensued. King John died in 1216, and the young widow returned to France. She married Hugh X de Lusignan, count de la March, the son of her former betrothed. They had 11 children. Isabelle was accused of plotting against the French king in 1244, and fled to Fontevrault Abbey, where she died at the age of about 59. (bio by: Kristen Conrad) 
 
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 Parents:
  Aymer Taillefer Angouleme (1160 - 1218)
  Alice De Courtenay Taillefer (1160 - 1218)
 
 Spouses:
  King John (1167 - 1216)*
  Hugh De Lusignan (1183 - 1249)*
 
 Children:
   King Henry (1207 - 1272)*
  Richard of Cornwall (1209 - 1272)*
  Joan Plantagenet (1210 - 1238)*
  Isabelle Plantagenet (1214 - 1241)*
  Eleanor Plantagenet (1215 - 1275)*
  Hugh Lusignan (1220 - 1255)*
  Alice De Lusignan De Warenne (1229 - 1256)*
  William de Valence (1230 - 1296)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fontevraud Abbey *
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye
Departement de Maine-et-Loire
Pays de la Loire, France
*Alleged or in dispute
 
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Record added: Sep 22, 1999
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