Henri de Champagne
- Born: 1126, Troyes, Aube, Champagne, France
- Marriage: Marie Capet
- Died: 14 Mar 1181, Troyes, Aube, Champagne, France at age 55
- Buried: 1181, Troyes, Aube, Champagne, France
Noted events in his life were:
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Baldwin VI was the son of Baldwin V, count of Hainaut & his wife Margarite of Flanders. Baldwin VI, Count of Hainaut and Flanders, born in Valenciennes, Jul 1171, was a leader of the Fourth Crusade, Emperor of Constantinople and died 11 Jun 1205 or 1206. He married Marie of Champagne and they were the parents of Margaret Countess of Hainaut and Flanders. Marie of Champagne was the daughter of Marie of France, daughter of Louis VII, King of France and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Henry, Count of Champagne.
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 168:27-29, 102:25-27
• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands.
Henri de Blois, son of Thibaut IV Comte de Blois & his wife Mathilde von Sponheim [Carinthia] (1126-Troyes 17 Mar 1181, bur Troyes, Saint-Etienne). "Teobaudus Blesensis comes" made a donation to Montiérender by charter dated 1139 with the consent of "Matildis comitissa uxor mee et Henricus filius meus" [Abbé Lalore (ed.) (1878) Chartes de Montiérender, Collection des principaux cartularies du diocèse de Troyes Tome IV (Paris, Troyes) ("Montiérender"), 77, p. 201]. He left France with King Louis VII in Jun 1147 on the Second Crusade [Runciman, S. (1978) A History of the Crusades (Penguin), Vol. 2, p. 262]. He succeeded his father in 1152 as Henri I "le Libéral" Comte de Champagne et de Brie. During his rule, Champagne became a centre of commerce. He was one of the most respected counsellors of the king of France. "Henricus Trecensium comes palatinus" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1154 [L'abbé Charles Lalore (ed.) (1873) Chartes de l'abbaye de Mores (Aube) (Troyes) ("Mores"), p. 50]. He left France on crusade once more in 1179, with Philippe Count of Flanders. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1181 of "comes Henricus Trecensis" after returning from overseas [Chronica Albrici Monachi Trium Fontium 1181, MGH SS XXIII, p. 856]. Robert of Torigny records the death in 1182 of "Henricus comes Trecensis" and the succession of "Henricus filius eius natus ex filia Ludovici regis Francorum" [ Delisle, L. (ed.) (1872) Chronique de Robert de Torigni, abbé de Mont-Saint-Michel (Rouen), Tome II, p. 103]. The necrology of the abbey of Mores records the death "XVI Kal Apr" of "comes Henricus Trecensis" [Mores, p. 36]. The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "XVI Kal Apr" of "Henricus comes Campanie" [ Obituaires de Sens Tome I.1, Eglise cathédrale de Sens, Obituaire du xiii siècle, p. 2]. The necrology of Saint-Loup, Troyes records the death "17 Mar 1180" (presumably O.S.) of "Henricus comes Trecenses" [Troyes Necrologies, 4 Obituaire de Saint-Loup, p. 342]. The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "17 Mar" of "comes Henricus Campanie" [Troyes Necrologies, 2 Obituaire de Saint-Etienne, p. 219]. The Livre d'Anniversaires of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVI Kal Apr" of "Henrici comitis Trecensi" [Obituaires de Sens Tome II, Eglise cathédrale de Chartres, Livre d'Anniversaires mid-xiii siècle, p. 116]. Henri de Champagne married (1164) Marie de France, daughter of Louis VII King of France & his first wife Eléonore d'Aquitaine.
Henri married Marie Capet, daughter of Louis VII "le Jeune" Capet Roi des Francs and Aliénor de Aquitaine. (Marie Capet was born in 1145, died on 11 Mar 1198 in Troyes, Aube, Champagne, France and was buried in Mar 1198 in Cathedral of Meaux, Seine-et-Marne.)