Marquis Rainer MONTFERRAT
- Born: Abt 1062
- Married: 1105
Ancestral File Number: 9HM3-4D.
Marquis of MONTFERRAT.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905,
p177: "Matilda's return to her father, and Henry's evident intention to make her the heir of his dominions, of Normandy as well as of England, seem to have moved King Louis to some immediate action in opposition. The separation of the duchy from the kingdom, so important for the interests of the Capetian house, could not be hoped for unless this plan was defeated. The natural policy of opposition was the support of William Clito. At a great council of his kingdom, meeting at the same time with Henry'scourt in which Matilda's heirship was recognized, the French king bespoke the sympathy and support of his barons for `William of Normandy.' The response was favourable, and Louis made him a grant of the French Vexin, a point of observation andof easy approach to Normandy. At the same time, a wife was given William in the person of Jeanne, half sister of Louis' queen, and daughter of the Marquis of Montferrat. A few weeks later William advanced with an armed force to Gisors, and made formal claim to Normandy."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 9HM3-4D.
Rainer married Countess Gisela Bourgogne BURGUNDY, daughter of Count William Macon BURGUNDY, I and Countess Stephanie Barcelona BURGUNDY, in 1105. (Countess Gisela Bourgogne BURGUNDY was born about 1060-1064 in , Bourgogne, France and died in 1133.)