Ancestry of Elizabeth I of England
1. CLODIUS the Long-Haired
King of the Salian Franks at Tournai (428 – 448 AD) – Also called Chlodion
(Born c395 AD – Died 448 AD at Vicus Helena)
He was killed by the Roman commander Flavius Aetius
Clodius was married (c415 AD) to ILDEGONDE of Cologne, the daughter of Marcomir II, King of the Franks at Cologne and his wife Ildegonde of Lombardy, the daughter of Agelmund, King of Lombardy (c380 – 410 AD).
Clodius and Queen Ildegonde were the parents of,
2. CHILDEBERT of Cologne
King of the Riprarian Franks at Cologne (448 – 483 AD)
(Born c425 – Died 483 AD)
Childebert was married (c450 AD) to AMALABERGA N (Born c435 – Died before 483 AD), the daughter of Chlodwig, a Frankish chieftain from Cologne.
Childebert and Queen Amalaberga were the parents of,
3. SIGEBERT the Lame
King of Cologne (483 AD – 509)
(Born c452 AD – Murdered in 509 whilst hunting in the forest of Buchau)
King Sigebert was murdered by his son Cloderic at the instigation of his kinsman, Clovis I, King of the Salian Franks.
Sigebert was married (c470 AD) to THEUDELINDE of Burgundy (Born c455 AD – Died before 509), the daughter of Godesgesil, King of Burgundy (474 AD – 504) and his wife Theudelinde of the Salian Franks, the daughter of Clodius ‘the Long-Haired, King of the Salian Franks at Tournai (428 – 448 AD)
Sigebert the Lame and Queen Theudelinde were the parents of,
4. CLODERIC the Parracide
Merovingian King of Cologne (509)
(Born c473 AD – Murdered 509 at Cologne)
He was killed by agents of King Clovis I who had encouraged Cloderic to murder his father Sigebert, for which crime Clovis had him killed.
Cloderic was married (c490 – c495 AD) to N of Bavaria, the daughter of Theodo I, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Reginpurga N, and sister to Agilulf.
Cloderic and his unnamed queen were the parents of,
5. MUNDERIC of Cologne
Merovingian prince of Cologne and Lord of Vitry-en-Perthois
(Born c495 – Killed 532)
He was executed after leading an unsuccessful rebellion against Theuderic I of Austrasia. Munderic was married (c525) to ARTEMIA of Geneva (Born c510 – Died after 532), the daughter of Bishop Florentinus of Geneva and his wife Artemia. She was the sister of Sacerdos, Archbishop of Lyons, and was of the family of St Gregory, Bishop of Tours.
Munderic and Artemia were the parents of,
6. BODEGISEL I
Duke in Provence
(Born c518 – Died 581)
He was the brother of St Gondulf (died 607), Bishop of Tongres. Bodesgesil I was married (before 550) to PALATINA of Troyes (Bron c530 – Died after 562), who was praised by the poet Venantius Fortunatus, the daughter of Gallomagnus, Bishop of Troyes (573 and 581 – 583)
Bodesgesil and Palatina were the parents of,
7. BODEGISEL II
Duke (dux) of Austrasia and Governor of Aquitaine
(Born c550 – Murdered 588 at Carthage in Africa, whilst returning from an embassy to Constantinople)
Bodesgesil was married (c580) to ODA of Alemannia (Born c565 – Died 634) later foundress of the abbey of Hamage, near Huy, on the Meuse river), daughter of Leutfrid, Duke of Alemannia and Swabia (553 – 587). As a widow Duchess Oda founded the Abbey of Hamage near Huy on the Meuse River, where she became a nun.
Bodesgesil II and Duchess Oda were the parents of,
8. DODA of Austrasia – Also called Oda
(Born c587 – Died after 629 at the Abbey of Treves, Austrasia)
Buried within the cloister there
Doda became the wife (c600 – c605) of ARNULF, Margrave of Scheldt and later Bishop of Metz (611) (Born after Aug 13, 582 – Died Aug 16, 641, at Remiremont in Lorraine), the son of Arnoald I, Margrave of Scheldt and his second wife Blithilde of Austrasia, the daughter of Theudebald, King of Austrasia (547 – 555)
Doda and Arnulf separated in order to embrace the religious life, and she became a nun at the Abbey of Treves, taking the religious name of Clotilda.
Doda and Arnulf were the parents of,
9. ANISEGAL of Scheldt
Merovingian Mayor of Austrasia (632)
(Born 612 – Died 662)
He was accidentally killed whilst hunting
Anisegal was married (c640) to BEGA of Landen (Born 615 – Died Dec 17, 693 at Andenne in Austrasia), the daughter of Pepin I of Landen, Duke (Mayor) of Austrasia, by his wife Iduberga of Aquitaine, the daughter of Grimoald of Austrasia, Duke of Aquitaine and Itta of Gascony.
Anisegal and Bega of Landen were the parents of,
10. PEPIN II of Heristal
Duke of Austrasia
(Born 645 – Died Dec 16, 714)
He was married (c675) to Plectrude of Austrasia (Born c659 – Died after 718 in Cologne, and was buried there), the daughter of Count Hugobert of Austrasia and his wife Irmina of Liege, the granddaughter of Dagobert I, King of Neustria and Austrasia (629 – 639).
Pepin II had a concubine ALPHAIDA (Alpais) (Born c670 – Died Sept, c720 as a nun at Judoque in Brabant), the daughter of Childebrand who served as a councilor to the Merovingian kings and his wife Emma (Imma).
Pepin II and Alphaida were the parents of,
11. CHARLES MARTEL
Duke of Austrasia (737 – 741)
(Born 690 – Died Oct 22, 741, at Querzy-sur-Oise)
Charles was married firstly (c705,) to ROTRUDE of Haspengau (Hesbaye) (Born c690 – Died 724), the daughter of Lantbert II, Count of Haspengau and his wife Chrodelinde of Neustria, the daughter of Theuderic III, King of Neustria (675 – 690)
Charles was marrieds secondly (725) to Suanachilde of Bavaria (Born 707 – Died after 755, as a nun at the Abbey of St Marie at Chelles, near Paris), the daughter of Tassilo II, Duke of Bavaria (715 – c720) and his wife Imma of Alemannia.
Charles and Duchess Rotrude were the parents of,
12. PEPIN III
King of the Franks (751 – 768)
(Born 715 – Died Sept 24, 768 at Jupille)
Buried within the Abbey of St Denis at Rheims, near Paris
Pepin III was married (c740) to BERTRADA of Laon (Born c725 – Died July 12, 783 at the Palace of Choisy at Annecy), the daughter of Carobert, Count of Laon and his wife Bertrada of Neustria, the daughter of Theuderic III, King of Neustria.
Pepin III and Queen Bertrada were the parents of,
King (768 – 814) and first Emperor of the Franks (800 – 814)
(Born April 2, 746, at Ingelheim, near Mainz – Died Jan 28, 814, at Aachen)
Buried at Aachen
Charlemagne was married thirdly (771) to HILDEGARDE of Vinzgau (Born 757 – Died April 30, 783 at the Abbey of Kaufingen, Thionville), the daughter of Gerold I, Count of Vinzgau and Kraichagu, and Prefect of Bavaria by his wife Emma of Alemannia, the daughter of Nebi (Hnabi), Duke of Alemannia.
Charlemagne and Queen Hildegarde were the parents of,
14. LOUIS I the Pious
King of Aquitaine and Emperor of the Franks (814 – 840)
(Born Aug, 778, at the villa of Chasseneuil, near Agenois – Died June 20, 840, at the Palace of Ingelheim, near Mainz)
Louis was married firstly (794 at Orleans) to Ermengarde of Hesbaye (Born c780 – Died Oct 3, 818, at Angers in Anjou), the daughter of Ingelramnus, Count and Duke of Hesbayne (Haspengau) and his wife Rotrude, probably the daughter of Thurincbert, Count of Breisgau.
Emperor Louis married secondly (Feb, 819) to JUDITH of Altdorf (Born 805 – Died 843 at Tours) the daughter of Welf II, Count of Altdorf and Swabia and his wife Heilwig of Engern, the daughter of Bruno II, Count of Engern.
Louis I and Empress Judith were the parents of,
15. GISELA of Neustria
(Born 820 – Died after July 1, 874)
Buried in the Abbey of St Calixtus at Cysoing
Gisela was married (836) to EBERHARD, Duke of Friuli (Born c805 – Died 866, and buried within the Abbey of St Calixtus), the son of Unruoch of Ternois, Duke of Friuli and his wife Ingeltrude of Paris, the daughter of Leuthard of Paris, Count of Fezensac.
Gisela and Duke Eberhard were the parents of,
16. INGELTRUDE of Friuli
(Born c839 – Died after July 1, 874)
Buried within the Abbey of St Calixtus at Cysoing
Ingeltrude was married (c853) to HENRY of Grabfeldgau (Born c830 – Died Aug 28, 886 outside Paris, being killed in battle, and was buried within the Abbey of St Medard at Soissons), Duke of Franconia and Austrasia, Margrave of Nordmark and Count in the Saalgau, the son of Poppo I, Count of Grabfeldgau and Saalgau.
Duchess Ingeltrude and Duke Henry were the parents of,
17. HEDWIG of Grabfeldgau
(Born c854 – Died Dec 24, 903)
Buried within the Abbey of Gandersheim, near Goslar
Hedwig was married (869) to OTTO I the Illustrious (Born 836 – Died Nov 30, 912, and buried within the Abbey of Gandersheim), Duke of Saxony (880 – 912), the son of Luidolf, Duke of Saxony and his wife Oda of Franconia, the daughter of Billung I of Franconia, Count of Thuringia and his wife Aeda of Neustria, the granddaughter of the Emperor Charlemagne.
Duchess Hedwig and Otto were the parents of,
18. HENRY I the Fowler
Henry I, Duke of Saxony (912 – 936) and Holy Roman Emperor (919 – 936)
(Born 876, at Memleben – Died July 12, 936, at Memleben)
Buried within the Basilica of St Servatius within the Abbey of Quedlinburg
Henry was married firstly (905) to Hathburga of Merseburg (Born c877 – Died after 909), the widow of NN (an unidentified nobleman), and the daughter of Count Erwin of Merseburg.
Hathburga had apparently taken vows as a nun at the Abbey of Altenburg when Prince Henry married her. Bishop Sigismund of Halberstadt denounced the marriage as unlawful, and the church forced the couple to separate (909). Their only child Thankmar was considered illegitimate and thus rendered ineligible to wear the Imperial crown.
Henry then remarried secondly (911, at the Abbey of Nordhausen, Saxony) to MATHILDA of Westphalia (Born 897 – Died March 14, 968, at the Abbey of Quedlinburg, near Halberstadt in Germany, and was interred within the Basilica of St Servatius at Quedlinburg), the daughter of Theodoric, Count of Westphalia and Ringelheim and his wife Reginlinda of Friesland, the daughter of Godfrey of Friesland, King of Haithabu.
Emperor Henry and Empress Mathilda were the parents of,
19. GERBERGA of Saxony
(Born 913 at Abbey of Nordhausen, Saxony – Died May 5, 984, at Rheims, Marne)
Buried within the Chapel of St Remi in the Abbey of St Denis at Rheims
Gerberga was married firstly (929) to GISELBERT (Born 890 – Died Oct 2, 939, at Echternach), Duke of Lorraine (928 – 939) and Lay Abbot of Echternach in Luxemburg (915 – 939), the son of Rainer I of Hainault, Duke of Lorraine (900 – 916) and his second wife Alberada of Mons, the daughter of Count Adalbert (Albert) of Mons.
Duchess Gerberga was married secondly (939) to Louis IV (Born Sept 10, 921 at Laon, Aisne – Died Sept 10, 954 at Rheims, Marne, and buried within the Chapel of St Remi in the Abbey of St Denis at Rheims), King of France (936 – 954), the son of Charles III the Simple, King of France (893 – 922) and his second wife Otgifa of England, the daughter of Edward the Elder, King of England (899 – 924).
Gerberga and Giselbert of Lorraine were the parents of,
20. ALBERADA of Lorraine
(Born c930 – Died March 15, 973)
Alberada was married (before 947) to RAINALD of Roucy (Born c920 – Died May 10, 967, and was buried within the Abbey of St Remi at Rheims), the son of Ragnvald, a Norse invader who settled in Burgundy.
Alberada and Count Rainald were the parents of,
21. ERMENTRUDE of Roucy
(Born c954 – Died March 8, 1005)
Eremntrude was married firstly (c970) to Alberic II (Born c935 – Died 980), Count of Macon (965 – 980), the son of Lietaud II, Count of Macon (945 – 965) and his first wife Ermengarde of Chalons.
Ermentrude then became the first wife (982) of OTTO I WILLIAM of Burgundy (Born c961 – Died Oct 21, 1026, and was buried within the Abbey of St Benigne at Dijon), King of Lombardy and Count of Macon (Born c961 – Died 1026), the son of Adalbert of Ivrea, King of Lombardy and his wife Gerberga of Chalons (later the wife of Duke Eudes of Burgundy).
Queen Ermentrude and Otto William were the parents of,
22. RAINALD I of Burgundy
Count of Burgundy and Macon (1026 – 1057)
(Born c990 – Died Sept 4, 1057)
Rainald was married firstly (1016) to ADELIZA of Normandy (Born 1000 at Rouen – Died after July 1, 1037), the eldest daughter of Richard II, Duke of Normandy (996 – 1026) and his first wife Judith of Rennes, the daughter of Conan I the Red, Duke of Brittany.
Rainald I and Countess Adeliza were the parents of,
23. WILLIAM II the Great of Burgundy
Count of Burgundy and Macon (1057 – 1087)
(Born c1024 – Died Nov 12, 1087) – Nicknamed Tete-Hardi
William was married (c1150) to STEPHANIE of Metz (Born c1035 – Died 1109), the heiress of the county of Longwy, daughter of Adalbert III of Metz, Duke of Upper Alsace and Count of Longwy, and his wife Clemencia of Foix, the daughter of Bernard Roger of Bigorre, Count of Foix.
William II and Countess Stephanie were the parents of,
24. ERMENTRUDE of Burgundy
(Born c1055 – Died after March 8, 1105)
Ermentrude became the wife (before 1070) of THIERRY II (Born c1045 – Died Jan 2, 1105), Count of Bar and Montbeliard (c1076 – 1105), the son of Louis II, Count of Bar and Montbeliard, and his wife Sophia of Bar, heiress of the county of Bar, the daughter of Frederick II, Duke of Upper Lorraine and Count of Bar and his wife Matilda of Swabia, the daughter of Hermann II, Duke of Swabia (997 – 1003).
Countess Ermentrude and Thierry II were the parents of,
25. RAINALD I of Bar
Count of Bar-le-Duc and Mousson (1026 – 1050)
(Born c1090 – Died June 24, 1150)
He founded the Abbey of Rieval and the Priory of Moncon
Rainald was married firstly (c1108) to GISELA of Lorraine (Born c1090 – Died c1126), the daughter of Gerhard I of Lorraine, Count of Vaudement by his wife Hedwig of Egisheim, the daughter of Gerard III, Count of Egisheim. Rainald was married secondly (c1127) to NN, the widow of Rainald, Count of Toul, whose identity remains unknown.
Rainald I and Countess Gisela were the parents of,
26. RAINALD II of Bar
Count of Bar (1150 – 1170)
(Born c1115 – Died July 25, 1170)
Rainald was married (1155) to Agnes of Champagne (Born c1138 – Died Aug 7, 1207), the daughter of Theobald II, Count of Champagne (V of Blois-Chatres) and his wife Matilda of Carinthia, the daughter of Engelbert II, Duke of Carinthia and his wife Uta of Passau, the daughter of Ulrich, Count of Passau.
Rainald II and Countess Agnes were the parents of,
27. THEOBALD I of Bar
Count of Bar (1170 – 1214) and of Briey and Luxemburg
(Born 1158 – Died Feb 2, 1214)
Buried within the Abbey of St Michael
Theobald was married firstly (c1174) to Adelaide of Looz (Laurette) (Born c1150 – Died c1184), the widow of Gilles, Count of Clermont, and the daughter of Louis I, Count of Looz, and his wife Agnes of Metz, the daughter of Volmar V, Count of Metz.
Theobald married secondly (c1185) to ISABELLE of Bar (Ermesent) (Born c1158 – Died c1192), the widow of Anseau II, Seigneur of Trainel, and the daughter of Guy, Count of Bar-sur-Saone and his wife Peronelle de Chacenay, the daughter of Ansery de Chacenay, Baron de Chacenay of Champagne.
Theobald was married thirdly (1193) to Ermesinde of Luxembourg (Born July, 1186 – Died May 9, 1246) sovereign Countess of Luxemburg and Namur, the daughter of Henry IV the Blind, Count of Luxembourg-Namur and his second wife Agnes of Gueldres, the daughter of Henry II, Count of Gueldres and Zutphen and his wife Agnes von Arnstein. Countess Ermesinde remarried to Waleran IV, Count of Limburg.
Theobald and his second wife Countess Isabelle were the parents of,
28. HENRY II of Bar
Count of Bar (1214 – 1239) and Count of Luxemburg and Namur
(Born c1188 – Died Nov 13, 1239 at Gaza, Palestine, being killed in battle)
Henry was married (1219) to PHILIPPA of Dreux (Born 1192 – Died March 17, 1242), heiress of the seigneurie of Toucy, the daughter of Robert II, Count of Dreux and his second wife Yolande of Coucy, the daughter of Raoul I of Marle, Seigneur of Coucy and his first wife Agnes of Hainault, the daughter of Baldwin IV, Count of Hainault.
Henry II and Countess Philippa were the parents of,
29. THEOBALD II of Bar
Count of Bar (1239 – 1297)
(Born c1221 – Died 1297)
Theobald was married firstly (c1245) to Jeanne of Dampierre (Born c1227 – Died c1275), the widow of Hugh III, Count of Rethel, and daughter of Margaret, Countess of Hainault and Flanders, by her second husband, William II, Count of Dampierre.
Theobald was married secondly (c1278) to JEANNE of Toucy (Born c1261 – Died c1317), the daughter of Jean I, Vicount of Toucy and his wife Emma de Laval, the daughter of Guy VI, Seigneur de Laval.
Theobald II and Jeanne of Toucy were the parents of,
30. ISABELLA of Bar
(Born c1280 – Died c1320)
Isabella was married (before 1300) to GUY of Flanders (Born c1275 – Died 1338), Lord of Termonde, the son of William of Flanders, Lord of Termonde and his wife Alice of Clermont, the daughter of Raoul, Count of Clermont. Guy was the grandson of Count Guy of Flanders (1229 – 1305).
Isabella and Guy were the parents of,
31. ALIX of Flanders
(Born c1310 – Died 1346)
Alix was married (c1326) to JEAN I (Born c1305 – Died 1364), Count of Luxembourg-Ligny-Roussy, the son of Waleran II, Count of Luxembourg-Ligny and his wife Guiotte de Hautbourdin, the daughter of Jean VI de Hautbourdin, Seigneur de Lille and his wife Beatrice of Clermont, the daughter of Simon II, Count of Clermont.
Alix and Jean I were the parents of,
32. GUY VI of Luxembourg-Ligny
Count of Luxemburg-Ligny (1364 – 1371) and Chatelain of Lille in Flanders
(Born c1329 – Killed 1371, at the battle of Baesewilder)
Guy was married (c1354) to MATILDA of Chatillon (Born c1330 – Died 1378), sovereign Countess of St Pol, the only child and heiress of John I of Luxembourg, Count of St Pol and his wife Jeanne de Fiennes, the daughter of Jean, Seigneur de Fiennes, and sister of Robert ‘Moreau’ de Fiennes, Constable of France (died c1385)
Guy VI and Countess Matilda were the parents of,
33. JEAN II of Luxembourg
Count of St Pol (1378 – 1397) and Seigneur de Beaurevoir
(Born c1356 – Died 1397)
He was married (c1379) to MARGEURITE d’Enghien (Born c1362 – Died 1393), the daughter of Louis d’Enghien, Count of Brienne, and his wife Isabella, Countess of Brienne and Leece, the daughter of Walter V, Duke of Athens and Count of Brienne.
Jean II and Countess Margeurite were the parents of,
34. PIERRE I of Luxembourg
Count of St Pol (1415 – 1433)
(Born c1380 – Died 1433)
He was married (c1405) to MAGARET del Balzo (Born c1390 – Died 1469), the daughter of Francesco del Balzo (des Baux), Duke of Andria and his second wife Sueva di Orsini (Justina), the daughter of Nicholas di Orsini, Count di Nola and Senator of Rome.
Pierre and Countess Margaret were the parents of,
35. JACQUETTA of Luxembourg
(Born 1416 – Died May 30, 1472)
Jacquetta was married firstly (April 20, 1433, at Therouanne) as his second wife, to John Plantagenet, Prince of England, Duke of Bedford (Born June 30, 1389 – Died Sept 14, 1435 at Rouen, France), the son of Henry IV, King of England (1399 – 1413) and his first wife Lady Mary de Bohun, the younger daughter and co-heiress of Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford and Essex.
Duchess Jacquetta was married secondly (secretly) (before March 23, 1436) to Sir RICHARD WOODVILLE (born c1405, executed by the Lancastrians at Kenilworth, Aug 12, 1469, after the battle of Edgecot), the first Earl of Rivers, the son of Richard Woodville of the Mote in Maidstone, Kent, and his wife Mary Bedleygate.
Duchess Jacquetta and Richard Woodville were the parents of,
36. LADY ELIZABETH WOODVILLE
(Born 1437 at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire – Died June 7, 1492, at Bermondsey Abbey, London)
Buried within St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire
Elizabeth was married firstly (c1452) to Sir John Grey of Groby (Born 1432 – Killed by the Yorkists 1461), the son of Sir Edward Grey of Groby, 7th Baron Ferrers, and his wife Elizabeth, Baroness Ferrers, the daughter and heiress of William, 6th Baroness Ferrers.
Elizabeth was married secondly (secretly) (May 1, 1464, at the manor of Grafton Regis) to EDWARD IV 9Born April 28, 1442, at Rouen in Normandy – Died April 9, 1483, at Westminster Palace in London, and was buried in St George’s Chapel at Windsor) King of England (1461 – 1483), the son of Richard, Duke of York and his wife Lady Cecilia Neville, the daughter of Sir Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland.
Queen Elizabeth and Edward IV were the parents of,
37. ELIZABETH of York
Princess of England
(Born Feb 11, 1465, at Westminster Palace, London – Died in childbirth (Feb 11, 1503, at the Tower of London)
Buried within Westminster Abbey, London
Elizabeth was married (Jan 18, 1486, at Westminster Abbey, London) to HENRY VII (Born Jan 28, 1457, at Pembroke Castle in Wales – Died April 21, 1509, at Richmond Palace, Surrey, and was buried within Westminster Abbey), King of England (1485 – 1509), the only son of Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond, by his wife Lady Margaret Beaufort, the only child and heiress of John Beaufort, first Duke of Somerset and his wife Margaret de Beauchamp (later wife of Lionel, 6th Baron Wells), the widow of Sir Oliver St John, of Bletsoe in Bedfordshire, and daughter of John de Beauchamp, 3rd Baron Beauchamp of Bletsoe.
Queen Elizabeth and Henry VII were the parents of,
38. HENRY VIII of England
King of England (1509 – 1547)
(Born June 28, 1491, at Greenwich Palace, Kent – Died Jan 28, 1547, at Whitehall Palace, London)
Buried within St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire)
Henry VIII was married secondly (secretly) (probably at York Place, London, Jan 25, 1533) to ANNE Boleyn (Born 1501 at Blickling Hall in Norfolk – executed for adultery and treason, May 19, 1536, on Tower Green in London, and buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula within the Tower), Lady Marquess of Pembroke, the second daughter of Sir Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and his wife Lady Elizabeth Howard, the daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk.
Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn were the parents of,
39. ELIZABETH I of England
Elizabeth Tudor, Queen regnant of England (1558 – 1603)
(Born Sept 7, 1533, at Greenwich Palace, Kent – Died March 24, 1603, at Richmond Palace, Surrey.
Buried within Westminster Abbey, London
Queen Elizabeth remained unmarried and her death brought the Tudor Dynasty (1485 – 1603) to an end