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Almodis* or Adelmode DE LA MARCHE (b. 1022, d. 17 Nov 1071)Almodis* or Adelmode DE LA MARCHE (daughter of Bernard I de la Marche and Amelie De AULMAY) was born 1022 in La Marche,Normandy,France , and died 17 Nov 1071.She married (1) Roger* II de Montgomery, son of Roger* I de Montgomery and Mabel* De Bêlleme.She married (2) Ramon* I "the Old" Berenguer, son of Ramon* the Crooked Berenguer and Sancha* Sánchez.
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Almodis de la Marche (c. 1020 – 16 October 1071) was the daughter of Bernard I, Count of Marche. She married Hugh V of Lusignan around 1038 and they had one son:
Hugh VI of Lusignan (c. 1039-1101)
Almodis and Hugh of Lusignan divorced due to consanguinity, and Hugh arranged for her to marry Count Pons of Toulouse in 1040. Together they produced several children, including:
William IV of Toulouse
Raymond IV of Toulouse
Hugues of Toulouse (died young)
Almodis of Toulouse, married Count Pierre of Melgueil
She was still Pons' wife in April 1053, but shortly thereafter Almodis was abducted by Ramon Berenguer I, Count of Barcelona. He kidnapped her from Narbonne with the aid of a fleet sent north by his ally, the Muslim emir of Tortosa. They married immediately (despite the fact both of her previous husbands were still alive) and they appear with their twin sons in a charter the next year. Pope Victor II excommunicated Almodis and Ramon for this illegal marriage until 1056. Together they produced four children:
Berenguer Ramon II, Count of Barcelona
Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona
Inés of Barcelona, married Count Guigues I of Albon
Sancha of Barcelona, married Count Guillermo Ramon I of Cerdagne
Almodis maintained contact with her former husbands and many children, and in 1066/1067 she traveled to Toulouse for her daughter's wedding. A few years before, in 1060, Hugh V of Lusignan had revolted against his lord, Duke William VIII of Aquitaine, in support of Almodis' son William IV of Toulouse. Her sons supported one another in military campaigns; Hugh VI of Lusignan, Raymond IV of Toulouse, and Berenguer Ramon all took the Cross.
Her third husband Ramon had a son from a previous marriage, Pedro Ramon, who was his heir. Pedro apparently resented Almodis' influence and was concerned she was trying to replace him with her own two sons. He murdered her in October 1071. Pedro was disinherited and exiled for his crime, and fled the country. When his father died in 1076, Barcelona was split between Berenguer Ramon and Ramon Berenguer, Almodis' sons. The family history of murder did not end with Pedro Ramon, as Berenguer Ramon earned his nickname "The Fratricide" when he killed his own twin brother.
Chronicles of the abbey of St. Maixent (pub. 1886 by A. Richard)
Reilly, B.F. The Conquest of Christian and Muslim Spain, 1992
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Almodis or Adelmode DE LA MARCHE
Abt 1022 - 17 NOV 1071
BIRTH: Abt 1022, of,La Marche,Normandy,France
DEATH: 17 NOV 1071
Father: Bernard I (Abt 986 - 1047)
Mother: Amelie D'AULMAY (Abt 990 - ____)
Family 1 : Hugues V DE LUSIGNAN (____ - 1060)
+Hugues VI DE LUSIGNAN (Abt 1039 - 1110)
Family 2 : Pons (990 - 1060)
+Guillaume IV (1040 - 1093)
Family 3 : Raymond Berenger I (1023/1024 - 27 MAY 1076)
+Raymond Berenger II (Abt 1060 - 6 DEC 1082)
More About Almodis* or Adelmode DE LA MARCHE:
Degree 1: 27 great grandmother from Leo Moss' side.
Degree 2: 33rd great grandmother from John Fnk's side.
Children of Almodis* or Adelmode DE LA MARCHE and Roger* II de Montgomery are:
- +Philip* de Montgomery, b. 1095, Pembrokeshire, Wales, d. 1177, Thornton, , Scotland.
Children of Almodis* or Adelmode DE LA MARCHE and Ramon* I "the Old" Berenguer are:
- +Ramon* II the Towhead Berenguer, b. 1053, d. 05 Dec 1082.