Eremburga of Mortain

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Eremburga of Mortain (Eremburge de Mortain)[1] was the second wife of Count Roger I of Sicily and thus the second Sicilian countess.[2][3] She is very obscure and details of her life are almost unknown to us today.

Her father was either William, Count of Mortain[4] or Robert d'Eu, and if he was Eremburga's father, then her mother was called Beatrix.[5]

Roger married Eremburga in 1077 and she bore him several daughters and one son. Sources about her children gives many contradictory information.

Eremburga's children were:

Son of Flandina was Count Simon of Policastro.

It is possible that Felicia of Sicily, mother of Stephen II of Hungary, was Eremburga's daughter,[8] and Geoffrey, Count of Ragusa was maybe Eremburga's son. Another possible Eremburga's child was Princess Muriel.

According to Goffredo Malaterra, Eremburga died in 1089.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goffredo Malaterra's words: "Eremburga filia Gulielmi comitis Mortonensis"
  2. ^ Johnson, Ewan (2005). "Normandy and Norman Identity in Southern Italian Chronicles". In Gillingham, John. Anglo-Normann Studies: XXVII. Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2004. The Boydell Press. pp. 85–100. ISBN 978-0-521-87616-2. 
  3. ^ Neveux, Francois (2008). A Brief History of the Normans: The Conquests that Changed the Face of Europe. Robinson Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84529-523-3. 
  4. ^ Norman Expansion: Connections, Continuities and Contrasts by Professor Andrew Jotischky and Professor Keith Stringer
  5. ^ Eremburge de Mortain
  6. ^ De Rebus Gestis Rogerii Siciliæ Regis of Alessandro, Abbot of Telese
  7. ^ From a charter: "Jullita filia comitis Rogerii cum consensus fratris mei Rogerii regis Sicilie ducatus Apulie et principatus Capue."
  8. ^ Norwich, John Julius (1992). The Normans in Sicily. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-015212-8.