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INGEBORG

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Originally appearing in Volume V14, Page 563 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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INGEBORG  [INGEBURGE, INGELBURGE, INGELBORG, ISEMBURGE,

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Dan . INGIBjORG1 (c . 1176-1237 Or 1238), queen of France, was the daughter of Valdemar I., king of Denmark . She married in 1193 Philip II . Augustus, king of France, but on the day after his
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marriage the king took a sudden aversion to her, and wished to obtain a separation . During almost twenty years he strained every effort to obtain from the church the declaration of nullity of his marriage . The council of
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Compiegne acceded to his wish on the 5th of November 1193, but the popes Celestine III. and Innocent III. successively took up the defence of the unfortunate queen . Philip, having married
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Agnes of
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Meran in
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June 1196, was excommunicated, and as he remained obdurate, the
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kingdom was placed under an interdict . Agnes was finally sent away, but Ingeborg, shut up in the chateau of Etampes, had to undergo all sorts of privations and vexations . The king attempted to. induce her to solicit a
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divorce herself, or to enter a convent . At last, however (1213), hoping perhaps to justify by his wife's claims his pretensions to England, Philip was reconciled with Ingeborg, whose
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life from henceforth was devoted to religion . She survived him more than fourteen years, passing the greater
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part of the time in the priory of St
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Jean at Corbeil, which she had founded .

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Robert Davidson, Philip II . August von Frankreich and Ingeborg (
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Stuttgart, 1888); and E . Michael, " Zur Geschichte der Konigin 1 ngelborg " in the Zeitschrift fur Ketholische Theologie (189o) .

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