Elias I, Count of Maine

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For the Patriarch of Antioch in the 8th century, see Patriarch Elias of Antioch.
Elias I of Maine
Blason Comté du Maine 3D.png
Arms of the Counts of Maine
Spouse(s) Matilda of Château-du-Loir
Agnes of Poitou
Noble family La Flèche-de Baugency
Father Jean de la Fleche
Mother Paula of Maine
Died 11 July 1110(1110-07-11)

Elias I (also Hélie or Élie) (died 11 July 1110), called de la Flèche or de Baugency, was the Count of Maine, succeeding his cousin Hugh V, Count of Maine.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Jean de la Flèche and Paula, daughter of Herbert I, Count of Maine.[1]

In 1092, his cousin Hugh V sold Maine to him for 10,000 shillings. With the support of Fulk IV of Anjou, he continued the war with Robert II of Normandy. After Robert's departure with the First Crusade, Elias made peace with William Rufus, Robert's regent in Normandy.

Family[edit]

In 1090 Elias married Matilda, daughter of Gervais II, Lord of Château-du-Loir.[1] They had a daughter:

In 1109, says Orderic Vitalis, Elias remarried to Agnes, the daughter of William of Poitou and relict of Alfonso VI of Castile.[3] She died the following year, however.[3]

Odo II of Blois and Elias I of Maine

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band III Teilband 4 (Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, Germany, 1989), Tafel 692
  2. ^ Ordericus Vitalis, The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy,Trans. Thomas Forester, Volume II (Henry G. Bohn, London, 1854), p. 223
  3. ^ a b Ordericus Vitalis, The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy,Trans. Thomas Forester, Volume III (Henry G. Bohn, London, 1854), p. 276

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