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Simon I, Duke of Lorraine

Simon I, Duke of Lorraine
Spouse(s) Adelaide of Leuven
Noble family House of Metz
Father Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine
Mother Hedwige of Formbach
Born 1076
Died 13 April 1138(1138-04-13)
Buried Saint-Dié

Simon I (1076 – 13 April 1138) was the duke of Lorraine from 1115 to his death, the eldest son and successor of Thierry II and Hedwige of Formbach.

Continuing the policy of friendship with the Holy Roman Emperor, he accompanied the Emperor Henry V to the Diet of Worms of 1122, where the Investiture Controversy was resolved.

He had stormy relations with the episcopates of his realm: fighting with Stephen of Bar, bishop of Metz, and Adalberon, archbishop of Trier, both allies of the count of Bar, whose claim to Lorraine against Simon's father had been quashed by Henry V's father Henry IV. Though Adalberon excommunicated him, Pope Innocent II lifted it. He was a friend of Bernard of Clairvaux and he built many abbeys in his duchy, including that of Sturzelbronn in 1135. There was he interred after his original burial in Saint-Dié.

Children of Simon and Adelaide

Simon I of Lorraine married Adelaide, daughter of Henry III of Leuven. Their children were:

  • Matthias, his successor in Lorraine
  • Robert, lord of [[
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