Adélaide de Maurienne Countess of Savoy
- Born: 1092, Savoie, France
- Marriage (1): King Louis VI 'the Fat' Capet of France on 3 Aug 1115 in Paris, Seine, France
- Marriage (2): Matthieu I of Montmorency about 1139
- Died: 18 Nov 1154 at age 62
- Buried: Abbey de Montmartre, Savoie
Adélaide de Maurienne (1092 - November 18, 1154) was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callistus II, who once visited her court in France.
She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081-1137), whom she married on August 3, 1115. They had six children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious, and with Louis she had six sons and two daughters:
Philippe (1116-1131), not to be confused with his brother of the same name; died from a fall from a horse
Louis VII the Young (1120-1180), king of France.
Henri (1121-1175), bishop of Beauvais (1149-1161) and then of archbishop of Reims (1161-1175)
Hugues (c. 1123), died young
Robert I of Dreux (c. 1123-1188), called Robert the Great, count of Dreux (1137-1184), count of Perche
Constance (c. 1124-1180), married first (in 1140) Eustace IV of Boulogne, married second (in 1154) Raymond V of Toulouse
Philippe (c. 1125-1161), not to be confused with his elder brother; bishop of Paris
Pierre (c. 1125-c. 1182), married Elizabeth of Courtenay
Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.
Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Queen Adeliza of England and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.
In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on November 18, 1154.
Adélaide married King Louis VI 'the Fat' Capet of France, son of King Philippe I "The Fair" Capet of France and Bertha Gravin van Holland Queen Of France, on 3 Aug 1115 in Paris, Seine, France. (King Louis VI 'the Fat' Capet of France was born on 1 Dec 1081 in France, died on 1 Aug 1137 in Château de Béthizy, Paris, Isle de France, France and was buried in Basilique Saint-Denis, Paris, Île-de-France, France.)
Adélaide next married Matthieu I of Montmorency about 1139. (Matthieu I of Montmorency was born about 1090.)