Simon I, Duke of Lorraine

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Simon I, Duke of Lorraine
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Born 1076
Died (1139-01-13)13 January 1139
Buried Saint-Dié
Noble family House of Metz
Spouse(s) Adelaide of Leuven
Father Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine
Mother Hedwige of Formbach

Simon I (1076 – 13 or 14 January 1139)[1] was the duke of Lorraine from 1115 to his death, the eldest son and successor of Thierry II and Hedwige of Formbach.

Continuing the policy of friendship with the Holy Roman Emperor, he accompanied the Emperor Henry V to the Diet of Worms of 1122, where the Investiture Controversy was resolved.

He had stormy relations with the episcopates of his realm: fighting with Stephen of Bar, bishop of Metz, and Adalberon, archbishop of Trier, both allies of the count of Bar, whose claim to Lorraine against Simon's father had been quashed by Henry V's father Henry IV. Though Adalberon excommunicated him, Pope Innocent II lifted it. He was a friend of Bernard of Clairvaux and he built many abbeys in his duchy, including that of Sturzelbronn in 1135. There was he interred after his original burial in Saint-Dié.

Children of Simon and Adelaide[edit]

Simon I of Lorraine married Adelaide, daughter of Henry III of Leuven. Their children were:


  1. ^ Simon de Lorraine Foundation for Medieval Genealogy

See also[edit]

  • Dukes of Lorraine family tree
  • Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Line 45-26

External links[edit]

Simon I, Duke of Lorraine
House of Metz
Born: 1076 Died: 13 April 1138
Preceded by
Thierry II
Duke of Lorraine
Succeeded by
Matthias I