|Ermesinde of Luxembourg|
|Died||24 June 1143|
|Noble family||House of Ardennes-Verdun|
|Spouse(s)|| Albert of Moha|
Godfrey I, Count of Namur
|Father||Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg|
|Mother||Clementia of Aquitaine|
Ermesinde of Luxembourg (c. 1080– 24 June 1143) was a German noblewoman.
She was a daughter of Count Conrad I of Luxembourg and his wife Clementia of Aquitaine. After the death of her nephew Conrad II in 1136, there were no surviving males in the House of Ardennes-Verdun and she inherited the counties of Luxembourg and Longwy. However, she immediately abdicated in favour of her son Henry IV and never actually ruled.
Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg, was the first count of Luxembourg (1059–1086), succeeding his father Giselbert of Luxembourg.
Clémence d'Aquitaine was a daughter of Pierre-Guillaume VII, duke of Aquitaine, and his wife Ermesinde.
Conrad II of Luxembourg was count of Luxembourg (1131–1136), in succession to his father William I of Luxembourg. His mother was Mathilde or Luitgarde of Northeim.
She is primarily known because she made a number of donations to churches and monasteries. Towards the end of her life, she retired to a monastery.
In 1096, Ermesinde married Albert of Moha (c. 1065– 24 August 1098), Count of Dagsburg, Eguisheim, Metz and Moha, and vogt of Altorf. This was his second marriage; he had earlier been married to Heilwig of Eguisheim. From his first marriage, he had a son named Hugh, who would later succeed him. Albert and Ermesinde had two daughters together:
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In 1109, Ermesinde remarried to Godfrey I, Count of Namur, the oldest son of Albert III, Count of Namur. This was his second marriage, too; he had earlier been married to Sibylle of Porcien. He had two daughters from his first marriage; which ended in divorce in 1104, when Sibylle was pregnant from her lover Engelram I of Coucy.
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Albert III was the Count of Namur from 1063 until his death. He was the son of Count Albert II and Regelinde of Verdun.
Godfrey and Ermesinde had the following children together:
Henry IV, called the Blind, was count of Luxembourg from 1136 until his death and count of Namur from 1139 until his abdication in 1189. He was the son of Godfrey I, Count of Namur and Ermesinde, a daughter of Conrad I of Luxembourg.
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