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Adela of Champagne
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Queen consort of Franks
Tenure 1164–1180
Coronation 1164
Born c. 1140
Blois, France
Died 4 June 1206 (aged 65–66)
Paris, France
(m. 1160; died 1180)
Issue Philip II of France
Agnes, Byzantine Empress
House Blois
Father Theobald II, Count of Champagne
Mother Matilda of Carinthia

Adela of Champagne (French: Adèle; c. 1140 – 4 June 1206; also known as Adelaide and Alix) was Queen of France as the third wife of Louis VII. She was the daughter of Theobald II, Count of Champagne, and Matilda of Carinthia. She was named after her grandmother, Adela of Normandy.

Louis and Adela married on 18 October 1160. They had two children. Their son was Philip II. Philip was Louis's only son. Their daughter was the Byzantine empress Agnes.

When Adela's husband died in 1180, her son became king. In 1190, she acted as regent while Philip was away on the Third Crusade.

Queen Adela died on 4 June 1206 in Paris, Île-de-France, France. She was buried in the church of Pontigny Abbey near Auxerre.

Family tree

16. Odo II, Count of Blois
8. Theobald III, Count of Blois
17. Ermengarde of Auvergne
4. Stephen II, Count of Blois
18. Herbert I, Count of Maine
9. Gersende of Maine
2. Theobald II, Count of Champagne
20. Robert I, Duke of Normandy
10. William the Conqueror
21. Herleva
5. Adela of Normandy
22. Baldwin V, Count of Flanders
11. Matilda of Flanders
23. Adela of France
1. Adèle of Champagne
24. Siegfried of Sponheim
12. Egelbert I of Sponheim
25. Richgard
6. Engelbert, Duke of Carinthia
13. Hedwig of Eppenstein
3. Matilda of Carinthia
28. Count Rapotos IV
14. Ulrich I, Count of Passau
29. Matilda
7. Utta of Passau
30. Kuno of Lechsgemünd
15. Adelaide of Frontenhausen
31. Matilda of Horburg
French royalty
Preceded by
Constance of Castile
Queen of France
Succeeded by
Isabella of Hainault

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