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St. Ida of Verdun

Female Abt 1040 - 1113  (~ 73 years)

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  • Name Ida of Verdun  [1
    Prefix St. 
    Birth Abt 1040  [2
    Gender Female 
    Death 13 Aug 1113  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Person ID I1874  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LD, Ancestor of LMW, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2023 

    Father Godfrey "The Bearded",   b. Abt 997   d. 24 Dec 1069 (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Doda   d. Bef 1053 
    Family ID F2025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eustache II of Boulogne   d. Abt 1080 
    Marriage Bef 1054  [6
    +1. Eustache III of Boulogne   d. Aft 1125
    Family ID F893  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2023 

  • Notes 
    • Also called Ida of Lorraine; Ida of Bouillon.

      From The Lives of the Saints, by Omer Englebert:

      A daughter of the duke of Lorraine, Ida was married at the age of seventeen to Eustace II, count of Boulogne, like herself a descendant of Charlemagne. Among her numerous children a daughter became the wife of Henry IV, emperor of Germany, who, as is known, had to make honourable amends to the pope at Canossa.

      Of her three sons the most celebrated is Godfrey, duke of Bouillon, who fought Gregory VII at his brother-in-law's side, then sold his duchy to go on the crusades and, after a series of exploits, was proclaimed king of Jerusalem in 1099. When he died the next year, his brother Baldwin succeeded him.

      The Countess Ida had as her spiritual director St. Anselm, then abbot of Bec in Normandy. He sometimes visited her in Boulogne, and also wrote her edifying letters in which he sometimes calls her his "well-beloved sister," and sometimes his "very dear daughter in Jesus Christ."

      Ida was humble and practised mortification and charity in proportion to her considerable wealth. Her favourite occupation was making fine ornaments for altars. After the death of her husband, with whom she was always on good terms, she consecrated all her disposable goods to found and endow religious establishments.

  • Sources 
    1. [S850] Todd A. Farmerie, 13 Mar 2001, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    2. [S407] The Lives of the Saints, by Omer Englebert. David McKay, 1951.

    3. [S407] The Lives of the Saints, by Omer Englebert. David McKay, 1951., year only.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    5. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    6. [S6809] Peter Stewart, 8 Feb 2023, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.