Hugues III du Maine
(Between 0960/0975-Between 1014/1016)
Herbert I du Maine Comte du Maine
(Between 0990/1000-1032/1035)
Gersende du Maine
(Abt 1025/1035-Bef 1096)


Family Links

1. Thibaut [III] de Blois Comte de Blois

2. Alberto Azzo [II] di Luni Conte di Luni, Marchese
  • Folco I d'Este Marchese d'Este
  • Ugo d'Este Comte du Maine

Gersende du Maine

  • Born: Abt 1025-1035, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, 72000, FR 1
  • Marriage (1): Thibaut [III] de Blois Comte de Blois 1
  • Marriage (2): Alberto Azzo [II] di Luni Conte di Luni, Marchese about 1049-1051 1
  • Died: Bef 1096

  General Notes:

GERSENDE du Maine ([1025/35]-). The Actus pontificum Cenomannis records that "Atho marchisius" left Maine in the hands of "Gaufridi de Meduana", also naming "uxor eiusdem marchisii Garcendis…filia Herberti Cenomannorum…comitis…Evigila Canem" and specifying that she had married firstly "Theobaldo duci Campanie" and that he had repudiated her. The same source comments that "Gaufredi de Meduana" was "tutor et quasi maritus", implying that Gersende was his mistress. Guillaume de Poitou records that "Galterium Medantinum comitem" married "soror Hugonis". Her second marriage is also mentioned by Orderic Vitalis who incorrectly says that she was the daughter of Comte Hugues [IV], which would be difficult to sustain chronologically.

m firstly (repudiated 1048) as his first wife, THIBAUT III Comte de Blois, son of EUDES II Comte de Blois & his second wife Ermengarde d'Auvergne ([1010]-29/30 Sep 1089, bur Epernay).

m secondly([1049/51]) as his second wife, ALBERTO AZZO [II] d'Este, son of ALBERTO AZZO [I] d'Este & his first wife Valdriada Candriada ([996]-Vangadizza monastery 1097). Comte du Maine [1069/70].

Mistress of: ([1070/71]) GEOFFROY de Mayenne, son of HAYMON & his wife --- (-[May/Dec] 1098).

Gersende du Maine & her second husband had two children: Ugo/Hugues and Falco. 1

Gersende married Thibaut [III] de Blois Comte de Blois, son of Eudes [II] de Blois Comte de Blois and Ermengarde d'Auvergne.1 The marriage ended in divorce in 1048. (Thibaut [III] de Blois Comte de Blois was born about 1010,1 died 29-30 Sep 1089 2 and was buried in Saint-Martin-d'Ablois, Épernay, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, 51530, FR 1.)

Gersende next married Alberto Azzo [II] di Luni Conte di Luni, Marchese, son of Alberto Azzo [I] di Luni Conte di Luni, Tortona, Genova and Milano, Marchese and Adela, about 1049-1051.1 (Alberto Azzo [II] di Luni Conte di Luni, Marchese was born about 996 1 and died after 13 Apr 1097 1.)


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>. .... Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 137-22.

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