Person:Sibylle d'Anjou (2)

m. 1123
m. 1134
  1. Laurette de Lorraine1120 -
  2. Mathieu d'AlsaceAbt 1137 - 1173
  3. Pierre de LorraineAbt 1140 - 1176
  4. Philip I _____, Count of Flanders1143 - 1191
  5. Gertrude of Flanders - Aft 1186
  6. Margaretha van de Elzas1145 - 1194
Facts and Events
Name[4] Sibylle d'Anjou
Alt Name Cibilie van Anjou
Alt Name Sibylla of Anjou
Gender Female
Birth? 1112 Anjou, France
Alt Birth? Abt 1116
Marriage 1123 to William Clito _____, Count Of Flanders
Marriage 1134 ,Bas-Rhin,Alsace,Franceto Diederik van de Elzas
Alt Marriage 1139 Yerushalayim, Israelto Diederik van de Elzas
Separation 1157 Yerushalayim, Israelséparation pour devenir religieuse en part de Sibylle
from Diederik van de Elzas
Death[4] 1165 Al-Azariya, Palestinian Territories Bethany near Jerusalem
Burial? El-Eizariya, Palestinian Territories Abbey Of St Lazarus
Reference Number? Q466230?

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Sibylla of Anjou (c. 1112–1165) was a countess consort of Flanders. She was the daughter of Fulk V of Anjou and Ermengarde of Maine, and wife of William Clito and Thierry, Count of Flanders. She was the regent of Flanders in 1147-1149.

In 1123 Sibylla married William Clito, son of the Norman Robert Curthose and future Count of Flanders. Sibylla brought the County of Maine to this marriage, which was annulled in 1124 on grounds of consanguinity. The annulment was made by Pope Honorius II upon request from Henry I of England, William's uncle; Fulk opposed it and did not consent until Honorius excommunicated him and placed an interdict over Anjou. Sibylla then accompanied her widower father to the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, where he married Melisende, the heiress of the kingdom, and became king himself in 1131. In 1139 she married Thierry, Count of Flanders, who had arrived on his first pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

She returned to Flanders with her new husband, and during his absence on the Second Crusade the pregnant Sibylla acted as regent of the county. Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut took the opportunity to attack Flanders, but Sibylla led a counter-attack and pillaged Hainaut. In response Baldwin ravaged Artois. The archbishop of Reims intervened and a truce was signed, but Thierry took vengeance on Baldwin when he returned in 1149.

In 1157 she travelled with Thierry on his third pilgrimage, but after arriving in Jerusalem she separated from her husband and refused to return home with him. She became a nun at the Convent of Sts. Mary and Martha in Bethany, where her step-aunt, Ioveta of Bethany, was abbess. Ioveta and Sibylla supported Queen Melisende and held some influence over the church, and supported the election of Amalric of Nesle as Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem over a number of other candidates. Sibylla died in Bethany in 1165.

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  1.   Sibylla of Anjou, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Sybilla d'Anjou, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   SIBYLLE d’Anjou ([1112/16]-Bethany 1165, bur Bethany, Abbey of St Lazarus), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Biographie en Wikipedia FR, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    [[1]], trouvée 2015.

    Sibylle d’Anjou, née à une date inconnue et morte au monastère de Béthanie, royaume de Jérusalem, en 1165, est une comtesse de Flandre.
    Fille de Foulque d’Anjou, comte d'Anjou et de Touraine, puis roi de Jérusalem, elle est d’abord mariée au fils du Normand Robert Courteheuse, Guillaume Cliton, futur comte de Flandre à qui elle apporte le comté du Maine. Guillaume meurt en 1128. Ayant suivi son père devenu roi de Jérusalem, elle épouse en Palestine le nouveau comte de Flandre Thierry d'Alsace (1139).