Adelaide "la Blanche" of Anjou 1 2
- Born: Abt 947, <Anjou, (France)>
- Marriage (1): William II Count of Arles and Provence in 984
- Died: 1026 about age 79
Other names for Adelaide were Adelais of Anjou and Alice of Anjou.
She may have had a sister named Blanche.
Second wife of William I of Provence. He was her 4th husband.
From Wikipedia - Adelaide of Anjou :
Adelaide (c. 947 -1026 ), called the White, was the daughter of Fulk II of Anjou and Gerberga of Maine . She was therefore the sister of Geoffrey Greymantle . She was married five times to some of France 's most important noblemen.
Her first marriage, probably before 960, was to Stephen, Viscount of Gévaudan . Her second marriage was to Raymond III , Count of Toulouse and Prince of Gothia , in 975. He died in 978.
In 982, she married Louis , the young son of Lothair of France , and the two were jointly crowned Monarchs of Aquitaine on the same day at Brioude . The large difference in age between the spouses was cause for a quick divorce in 984.
She fled then to Arles , where she contracted, against papal advice, a marriage with William I of Provence in 984. She gave him a daughter, Constance of Arles , who later married Robert II of France .
Her final marriage was to Otto-William, Duke of Burgundy .
^ Variously given as Alice, Adelais, Adalais, or Azalais.
^ Adélaïde Blanche d'Anjou
^ "la Blanche."
Adelaide married William II Count of Arles and Provence, son of Boso II Count of Provence, Avignon & Arles and Constance of Provence, in 984. (William II Count of Arles and Provence was born about 950 and died after 29 Aug 993.)