Ida of Lorraine

Female 1040 - 1113  (73 years)


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  • Name Ida of Lorraine 
    Born 1040  Bass Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Apr 1113  [2
    Person ID I48095  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Family Eustace II, Count of Boulogne,   b. 1015, Boulogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1087  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1057  Boulogne-Sur-Mer,Pas-De-Calais,France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Eustace III, Count of Boulogne,   b. Bef 1058, Boulogne, Pas-De-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1125, Boulogne, Pas-De-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     2. Geoffrey of Bouillon,   b. ~1060, Boulogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1100, Jerusalem, Israel, Holy Land Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F17723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Ida of Lorraine (also referred to as Blessed Ida of Boulogne)[1] (c. 1040 – 13 April 1113)[2] was a saint and noblewoman.

      She was the daughter of Godfrey III, Duke of Lower Lorraine and his wife Doda.[3] Ida's grandfather was Gothelo I, Duke of Lorraine and Ida's brother was Godfrey IV, Duke of Lower Lorraine.

      Family

      In 1049, she married Eustace II, Count of Boulogne.[2] They had three sons:

      Eustace III, the next Count of Boulogne
      Godfrey of Bouillon, first ruler of Kingdom of Jerusalem
      Baldwin, second ruler of Kingdom of Jerusalem
      A daughter, Ida of Boulogne, has also been postulated. She was married first to Herman von Malsen and second to Conon, Count of Montaigu.

      Ida shunned the use of a wet-nurse in raising her children. Instead, she breast-fed them to ensure that they were not contaminated by the wet-nurse's morals, i.e. her mode of living.[4] When her sons went on the First Crusade, Ida contributed heavily to their expenses.[5]

      Life

      Ida was always religiously and charitably active, but the death of her husband provided her wealth and the freedom to use it for her projects. She founded several monasteries:

      Saint-Wulmer in Boulogne-sur-Mer[1][6]
      Our Lady of the Chapel, Calais[1]
      Saint-Bertin[1]
      Abbey of Cappelle[7]
      Abbey of Le Wast[7]
      She maintained a correspondence with Anselm of Canterbury. Some of Anselm’s letters to Ida have survived.[8][9]

      She became increasingly involved in church life. However, current scholarship feels that she did not actually become a Benedictine Nun, but that she was a “Secular Oblate of the Benedictine Order”.[1][6]

      Death and burial

      Ida died on 13 April 1113, which is the date she is honoured. Traditionally, her burial place has been ascribed to the Monastery of Saint Vaast.[6] Her remains were moved in 1669 to Paris and again in 1808 to Bayeux.[1]

      Her life story was written by contemporary monk of Saint Vaast Abbey.[6]

      She is venerated in Bayeux.[1]

      end [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10697] "Eustace II, Count of Boulogne" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Saturday, March 18th, 2017 by.

    2. [S10699] "Ida of Lorraine" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Saturday, March 18th, 2017 by David A. Henne.

    3. [S12331] "Eustace III, Count of Boulogne", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eustace_III,_Count_of_Boulogne, revisited or.