Duke of Lower Lorraine Godfrey II

Male Abt 1108 - 1142  (~ 34 years)


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  1. 1.  Duke of Lower Lorraine Godfrey II was born Abt 1108, Louvain, Brabant (son of Godfrey I "the Bearded" and Ida Of Chiny And NAMUR); died 13 Jun 1142.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Count of Louvain
    • Fact: Duke of Brabant

    Godfrey married Luitgarde VON SULTZBACH Abt 1139. Luitgarde (daughter of Berenger II Count Of SULZBACH and Adelaide VON WOLFRATSAUSEN) was born Abt 1120, Sulzbach, Germany; died Aft 1162. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Godfrey III was born 1142, Brabant, Belgium; died 10 Aug 1190; was buried , St. Peter's Church, Louvain.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Godfrey I "the Bearded" was born Abt 1060, Lorraine Inferie, France (son of Henry II and Adelaide Of The BETUWE); died 25 Jan 1139/40, Jerusalem, Israel; was buried , Effinghem.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Duke of Lower Lorraine
    • Fact: Margrave of Antwerp
    • Fact 1: Count of Louvain

    Notes:

    Godfrey I (c.1060 ? 25 January 1139), called the Bearded, the Courageous, or the Great, was the landgrave of Brabant, and count of Brussels and Leuven (or Louvain) from 1095 to his death and duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey V or VI) from 1106 to 1129. He was also margrave of Antwerp from 1106 to his death.

    Godfrey was the son of Henry II of Leuven and a countess called Adela (origin unknown). He succeeded his brother Henry III in 1095. He first came into conflict with Otbert, Bishop of Li╦ge, over the county of Brunengeruz that both claimed. In 1099, Emperor Henry IV allotted the county to the bishop, who entrusted it to Albert III, Count of Namur. Godfrey arbitrated a dispute between Henry III of Luxembourg and Arnold I, Count of Looz, over the appointment of the abbot of Saint-Trond.

    Godfrey was in favour with the emperor and defended his interests in Lorraine. In 1102, he stopped Robert II of Flanders, who was invading the Cambraisis. After the death of the emperor in 1106, his son and successor, Henry V, who had been in rebellion, decided to avenge himself on his father's partisans. Duke Henry of Lower Lorraine was imprisoned and his duchy confiscated and given to Godfrey. After Henry escaped from prison, he tried to retake his duchy and captured Aachen, but ultimately failed.

    In 1114, during a rift between the emperor and Pope Paschal II, Godfrey led a revolt in Germany. In 1118, the emperor and the duke were reconciled. In 1119, Baldwin VII of Flanders died heirless and Flanders was contested between several claimants, of which William of Ypres had married a niece of Godfrey's second wife. Godfrey supported William, but could not enforce his claim against that of Charles the Good. Also dead in that year was Otbert. Two separate men were elected to replace him and Godfrey again sided with the loser.

    By marrying his daughter Adeliza to Henry I of England, who was also the father-in-law of the emperor, he greatly increased his prestige. However, Henry V died in 1125 and Godfrey supported Conrad of Hohenstaufen, the duke of Franconia, against Lothair of Supplinburg. Lothair was elected. Lothair withdrew the duchy of Lower Lorraine and granted it to Waleran, the son of Henry, whom Henry V had deprived in 1106. Nonetheless, Godfrey maintained the margraviate of Antwerp and retained the ducal title (which would in 1183 become Duke of Brabant).

    After the assassination of Charles the Good in 1127, the Flemish succession was again in dispute. William Clito prevailed, but was soon fraught with revolts. Godfrey intervened on behalf of Thierry of Alsace, who prevailed against Clito. Godfrey continued to war against Li╦ge and Namur.

    Godfrey spent his last years in the abbey of Affligem. He died of old age on 25 January 1139 and was buried in the left aisle of the abbey church. He is sometimes said to have passed in 1140, but this is an error.

    Godfrey married Ida Of Chiny And NAMUR Abt 1100. Ida (daughter of Otto II and Adelaide Of NAMUR) was born 1083, Namur, Belgium; died Aft 1125. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Ida Of Chiny And NAMUR was born 1083, Namur, Belgium (daughter of Otto II and Adelaide Of NAMUR); died Aft 1125.

    Other Events:

    • Death: 1117/22

    Children:
    1. Adela Of LOUVAIN was born Between 1103 and 1105, Brabant, Netherlands; died Between 23 Mar and 23 Apr 1151, Afflingham, Flanders, France; was buried 23 Apr 1151, Affllighem, Flanders.
    2. Ida Princess Of Lower LORRAINE was born Abt 1106, Brabant, Netherlands.
    3. 1. Godfrey II was born Abt 1108, Louvain, Brabant; died 13 Jun 1142.
    4. Jocelin LOUVAIN was born Abt 1123, Louvain, Belgium; died 1180, Egmanaton, Nottinghamshire, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Henry II was born Abt 1020/21, of Brabant (son of Lambert II and Oda); died Abt 1078/9; was buried , Nivelles.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Count of Louvain and Lorraine

    Henry — Adelaide Of The BETUWE. Adelaide (daughter of Eberhard Von Der Betuwe Und TRISTERBAUT) was born Abt 1045; died Aft 1086. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Adelaide Of The BETUWE was born Abt 1045 (daughter of Eberhard Von Der Betuwe Und TRISTERBAUT); died Aft 1086.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Adela of Thuringia

    Children:
    1. 2. Godfrey I "the Bearded" was born Abt 1060, Lorraine Inferie, France; died 25 Jan 1139/40, Jerusalem, Israel; was buried , Effinghem.
    2. Ida Of LOUVAIN was born Abt 1065; died 1139.

  3. 6.  Otto II (son of Arnold II and Adela DE RAMERU); died Between 1124 and 1131.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Count of Chiny
    • Death: 28 Mar 1125

    Otto — Adelaide Of NAMUR. Adelaide (daughter of Adalbert III and Ida Of SAXONY) was born 1068, Namur, Belgium; died 1124. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Adelaide Of NAMUR was born 1068, Namur, Belgium (daughter of Adalbert III and Ida Of SAXONY); died 1124.
    Children:
    1. 3. Ida Of Chiny And NAMUR was born 1083, Namur, Belgium; died Aft 1125.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Lambert II was born Abt 990/1 (son of Lambert I "the Bearded" and Gerberge Of LORRAINE); died Abt 21 Sep 1062; was buried , Nivelles.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Count of Louvain and Brussels

    Lambert — Oda. Oda (daughter of Gonzelon I) died 23 Oct 1044. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Oda (daughter of Gonzelon I); died 23 Oct 1044.
    Children:
    1. 4. Henry II was born Abt 1020/21, of Brabant; died Abt 1078/9; was buried , Nivelles.

  3. 10.  Eberhard Von Der Betuwe Und TRISTERBAUT (son of Godizo Count In The BETUWE and BERTHA).
    Children:
    1. 5. Adelaide Of The BETUWE was born Abt 1045; died Aft 1086.

  4. 12.  Arnold II (son of Louis II Count Of Ivoix And CHINY and Sophia Of VERDUN); died 16 Apr 1106, A Monk of St. Hubert.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Opponent of Godfrey de Bouillon
    • Fact 1: Count of Chiny
    • Fact: 1068, Founded Paies Priory
    • Fact: 1097, Founded the Abbey of Orval in Belgium
    • Fact: 1097, Founded the abbey of Chiny

    Arnold — Adela DE RAMERU. Adela (daughter of Hilduin III or IV DE RAMERU and Alice DE ROUCY) died Between 1068 and 1069. [Group Sheet]


  5. 13.  Adela DE RAMERU (daughter of Hilduin III or IV DE RAMERU and Alice DE ROUCY); died Between 1068 and 1069.
    Children:
    1. 6. Otto II died Between 1124 and 1131.

  6. 14.  Adalbert III was born Abt 1030; died 22 Jun 1102.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Albert III, Count of Namur

    Adalbert married Ida Of SAXONY Between 1065 and 1066. [Group Sheet]


  7. 15.  Ida Of SAXONY (daughter of Bernard II and Bertrade Princess Of NORWAY).

    Other Events:

    • Fact: 31 Jul 1102, Heiress of Laroche

    Children:
    1. Godfrey of NAMUR was born 1067; died 19 Aug 1139; was buried , Florette.
    2. 7. Adelaide Of NAMUR was born 1068, Namur, Belgium; died 1124.
    3. Henry I Count de Namur and DE LA ROCHE died Between 1126 and 1138.