Godfrey I, Count of Namur

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Godfrey I, Count of Namur
Spouse(s) Sibylle of Château-Porcéan
Ermesinde of Luxembourg
Noble family House of Namur
Father Albert III, Count of Namur
Mother Isa of Saxony
Born before 1080
Died 19 August 1139(1139-08-19)

Godfrey of Namur (attested in 1080; d. 19 August 1139) was a Lotharingian nobleman. He was Count jure uxoris of Porcéan from 1097 until his death. From 1102, he was also Count of Namur. He was the oldest son of Count Albert III and his wife Isa of Saxony, the heiress of Laroche.

In 1121, he founded Floreffe Abbey.

Marriages and issue[edit]

Godfrey married twice.

He first married in 1087 Sibylle, a daughter of Count Roger of Château-Porcéan and his wife Ermengarde. Together, they had two daughters:

Sibylle and Godfrey divorced in 1105 because of her pregnancy by her lover Engelram I (Enguerrand Ier[1]) of Coucy.

In 1109, Godfrey married Ermesinde (d. 1141), the daughter of Count Conrad I of Luxembourg and Clementia of Aquitaine. She was the widow of Count Albert I of Egisheim-Dagsburg. Together, they had the following children:

Emperor Frederick Barbarossa decided that Ermesinde was the heir to the County of Luxembourg. The county was transferred to her son, who became count of Luxembourg as Henry IV.

References[edit]

Godfrey I, Count of Namur
House of Namur
Died: 19 August 1139
Preceded by
Albert III
Count of Namur
1102-1139
Succeeded by
Henry IV