Royals Birthdays Today :

  • Anne of Cleves - Queen of England - 22/09/1515
  • Anna of Austria - Queen of France - 22/09/1601

Royals Birthdays Today :

  • Bertha of Savoy - Holy Roman Empress - 21/09/1051
  • Sancha of Castile - Queen of Aragon - 21/09/1154
  • Hedwige Jagellon - Duchess of Bavaria - 21/09/1457
  • Philip - Duke of Orleans - 21/09/1640
  • Polyxena of Hesse - Queen of Sardinia - 21/09/1706
  • Maria Dorothea - Infanta of Portugal - 21/09/1739
  • Wilhelmine of Baden - Grand Duchess of Hesse - 21/09/1788
  • Maria Isabella - Duchess of Orleans - 21/09/1848
  • Maria Elisabeth - Princess of Saxe-Meiningen - 21/09/1853

Royals Birthdays Today :

  • Arthur of England - Prince of Wales - 20/09/1486
  • Cecily of Baden - Grand Duchess of Russia - 20/09/1839
  • Nicolas Alexandrovich - Tsarevich - 20/09/1843

Adela of Normandy was a daughter of William the Conqueror and Matilda of Flanders. She was also the mother of Stephen, King of England and Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester.

Her birthdate is generally believed to be between 1066 and 1070, after her father’s accession to the English throne in 1066. She was the favourite sister of King Henry I of England; they were probably the youngest of the Conqueror’s children. Adela was a high-spirited and educated woman, with a knowledge of Latin.

Adela, a devout Benedictine sympathizer, employed several high-ranking tutors to educate her children. Adela lived long enough to see her son Stephen on the English throne, though any response she had to this development has been lost.

She likely took pride in the ascension of her youngest child Henry Blois to the bishopric of Winchester in 1129.She died on 8 March 1137 in Marsilly, Poitou-Charentes. After her death, prayers were offered at a number of churches that she had endowed personally or had recognized at some point during her life.

Queens of Denmark : Oldenbourg Dynasty - Part 2 :

  • Charlotte Amelia of Hesse-Cassel - Louise of Mecklemburg-Gustrow - Anna Sophia of Reventlow
  • Sophia Madgalena of Brandenburg - Louise of England - Juliane Marie of Brunswick
  • Caroline Mathilde of Hanover - Marie-Sophie of Hesse-Cassel - Carolina Amelia of Schelswig-Holstein
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