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Bertrade de Montfort
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Birth: 1070
Death: Feb. 14, 1117
Departement de Maine-et-Loire
Pays de la Loire, France

French Royalty. She was the daughter of Simon I de Montfort and his third wife Agnes d'Evreux. She became the fifth wife of Fulk IV of Anjou in 1089 and gave birth to a boy, who was named Fulk after his father. She later left her husband to live at the court of the King of France. Philipp I disowned his first wife and banned her to the Castle of Montreuil-sur-Mer where she died in 1094. Philipp and Bertrade got married in May 1092, without getting divorces first. She had great influence on his decisions. During the Council of Clermont in 1095, Pope Urban II excommunicated them for bigamy. Two years later the excommunication was confirmed and the whole kingdom was put under the interdict. They officially separated in 1104 and Pope Pascal II revoked the excommunication as well as the interdict. They continued to live together at the court, but the pope needed Philipps help now and overlooked any wrongdoing. She had given birth to four children, Philipp, Fleury, Eustachie and Cecile, but the king named his son, Louis, from his first marriage as his heir. She was not happy about that decision and supposedly tried to poison Louis. After her husbands death she had to leave the court. She sold her dowry and together with her brother Amaury III founded the Abbey of Haute-Bruyère in 1112. She retired to Fontevrault where she died. Her body was moved to Haute-Bruyère in 1128 and buried in the choir of the abbey church. 
Family links: 
  Simon I de Montfort (1038 - 1087)
  Philip I, King of France (1052 - 1108)
  Fulk of Anjou (1043 - 1109)*
  Fulk of Anjou (1092 - 1143)*
  Amaury IV Montfort (____ - 1137)*
  Bertrade de Montfort (1070 - 1117)
*Calculated relationship
Abbey of Hautes-Bruyères
Departement des Yvelines
Île-de-France, France
Created by: Lutetia
Record added: Dec 10, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12645596
Bertrade de Montfort
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For my 26th great grandmother
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