Bertold MERAN, IV
Agnes De MERAN


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King Philip FRANCE, II

  • Duchess Marie France BRABANT
  • Count Philip Meran CLERMONT

Agnes De MERAN

  • Married: Jun 1196
  • Died: 1201

   Another name for Agnes was Meranie.

   Ancestral File Number: 8XJN-N2.

   General Notes:

Spouse of Phillip II King of FRANCE.

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch XIX
p396: "...In 1193, [Philip II] had repudiated his second wife, Ingeborg of Denmark, the day after the marriage, and later married Agnes of Meran whom he had hitherto refused to give up at the demand of the Church..."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Macropaedia, Vol XIV, Philip II Augustus,
p222: "...Several years before he tried to take advantage of the papacy's quarrel with John of England, Philip Augustus had himself been in dispute with Rome. After the death (1190) of Isabella of Hainaut, he had married Ingeborg, sister of the Danishking Canute VI, on August 14, 1193, and on the next day, for a private reason, had resolved to separate from her. Having procured the annulment of his marriage by an assembly of bishops in November 1193, he took a Tirolese lady, Agnes, daughter of Bertold IV of Meran, as his wife in June 1196. Denmark, meanwhile, had complained to Rome about the repudiation Ingeborg, and Pope Celestine III had countermanded it in 1195; but Celistine died (1198) before he could resort to coercion against Philip. The next pope, Innocent III, was sterner: in January 1200 he imposed an interdict on France, Philip, therefore, in September 1200, had to submit, pretending to be reconciled with Ingeborg. In fact, he refused to cohabit with her and kept her in semicaptivity till 1213, when he accepted her beside him- not as wife but at least as his queen. Agnes had died in 1201, after bearing two children to Philip: Marie, countess of Namur (1211) and duchess of Brabant (1213), by successive marriages; and Philip, called Hurepel; count of Clermont."

Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8XJD-V0 Philippe II King of FRANCE Mar Agnes De MERANIE 8XJN-N2 Jun 1196 Div.

   Marriage Information:

Agnes married King Philip FRANCE, II, son of King Louis FRANCE, VII and Countess Alice De CHAMPAGNE, in Jun 1196. The marriage ended in divorce. (King Philip FRANCE, II was born on 21 Aug 1165 in Paris, Seine, France, christened in Paris, Seine, France and died on 14 Jul 1223 in Mantes, , France.)

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