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.

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).

It is possible that Felicia of Sicily, mother of Stephen II of Hungary, was Eremburga's daughter,[7] 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. ^ De Rebus Gestis Rogerii Siciliæ Regis of Alessandro, Abbot of Telese
  6. ^ From a charter: "Jullita filia comitis Rogerii cum consensus fratris mei Rogerii regis Sicilie ducatus Apulie et principatus Capue."
  7. ^ Norwich, John Julius (1992). The Normans in Sicily. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-015212-8.