Ermesinde de Luxembourg

Ermesinde de Luxembourg

Birth
Luxembourg, Belgium
Death 12 Feb 1247 (aged 60–61)
Luxembourg, Belgium
Burial Arlon, Arrondissement d'Arlon, Luxembourg, Belgium
Plot crypt of the chapel of Clairefontaine
Memorial ID 104207459 · View Source
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Ermesinde of Luxembourg, also known as Ermesinde of Namur, was the Countess of Luxembourg, Laroche and Durbuy. She was the only child of Henry IV, Count of Luxembourg and Namur, and his second wife, Agnes of Guelders.
Her first husband was Theobald I of Bar. He successfully negotiated with Otto I, Count of Burgundy for the latter's renunciation of Luxembourg, thus making Theobald and Ermesinde the Count and Countess of Luxembourg. When Theobald died in 1214, Ermesinde married Waleran III of Limburg (1180–1226), who would rule as the Count of Luxembourg. In 1223 Ermesinde and Waleran pressed their claim to Namur against Margrave Philip II, but were ultimately unsuccessful.
After Walram's death, Ermesinde ruled Luxembourg alone for two decades. She proved to be an effective administrator, granting charters of freedom to several towns and increasing the prosperity of her country.
The children of Ermesinde and her first husband, Theobald I of Bar, were:
Renaud (died before 1214), Seigneur of Briey
Elisabeth (died 1262), married Valéran of Limburg, Lord of Monschau
Margaret (d?), first married Hugh III, Count of Vaudémont (died 1243); later married Henry of Bois, regent of Vaudémont.
The children of Ermesinde and Waleran III of Limburg were:
Henry V of Luxembourg (1216–1281), Count of Luxembourg
Gérard I of Durbuy, Count of Durbuy (died 1276)
Catherine of Limburg (died 1255), wife of Matthias II, Duke of Lorraine


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  • Maintained by: A.D.L
  • Originally Created by: Mad
  • Added: 26 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104207459
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ermesinde de Luxembourg (1186–12 Feb 1247), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104207459, citing Abbaye de Clairefontaine, Arlon, Arrondissement d'Arlon, Luxembourg, Belgium ; Maintained by A.D.L (contributor 47895058) .