Adelaide of Burgundy, Duchess of Brabant
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|Adelaide of Burgundy|
Adelaide of Burgundy
|Spouse(s)||Henry III, Duke of Brabant|
|Noble family||House of Burgundy|
|Father||Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy|
|Mother||Yolande of Dreux|
|Died||23 October 1273|
Adelaide's brother was Robert II, Duke of Burgundy, he succeeded their father upon his death in 1270. Adelaide's eldest brother was Odo, Count of Nevers, but he died in 1266, therefore he never inherited the duchy.
In 1251, Adelaide married Henry III, Duke of Brabant (c. 1230 – 28 February 1261, Leuven), he was the son of Henry II, Duke of Brabant, and Marie of Hohenstaufen. The couple had four children, all of whom lived to adulthood,
- Henry IV, Duke of Brabant (c. 1251 – after 1272)
- John I, Duke of Brabant (1253–1294)
- Godfrey of Brabant, Lord of Aarschot (died 11 July 1302, Kortrijk), killed at the Battle of the Golden Spurs, married in 1277 Jeanne Isabeau de Vierzon (died after 1296)
- Maria of Brabant (1256, Leuven – 12 January 1321, Murel), married at Vincennes on 27 August 1274 to King Philip III of France.
Adelaide's husband died in 1261, and Adelaide died in 1273, aged forty years.
Château of Val-Duchesse
The Château of Val-Duchesse was a priory for women founded in 1262 by Adelaide of Burgundy. The Duchess gave the name to the place Val Duchesse or Hertoginnedal (both meaning Valley of the Duchess). According to the legend she was inspired by Thomas Aquinas who is said to have been a guest at Val Duchesse. It was the first priory for women in the Low Countries that followed the rule of Saint Dominic and was generously donated by Adelaide and other noble ladies.
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