Gertrude of Flanders, Countess of Savoy

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Gertrude of Flanders (1135–1186) was a Countess Consort of Savoy.

She was the daughter of Thierry, Count of Flanders, and his second wife Sibylla of Anjou. In 1155, she married Humbert III, Count of Savoy, but he divorced and confined her in 1163. She was freed thanks to Robert, bishop of Cambrai, and returned to the court of her brother, Philip of Flanders. She remarried Hughues d'Oisy, but the marriage was annulled, and she retired to a convent.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frédéric Auguste Ferdinand de Reiffenberg, Coup d’œil sur les relations qui ont existé jadis entre la Belgique et la Savoie : sur le mélange curieux de l'histoire sacrée et profane, Bruxelles, Jean Brandmuller, 1840, 71 p.
Preceded by
Faidiva of Toulouse
Countess of Savoy
1155–1162
Succeeded by
Clementia of Zähringen