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Agnes of Meran


AGNES OF MERAN (d. 1201), queen of France, was the daughter of Bertold IV., duke of Meran in Tirol. She is called Marie by some of the chroniclers. In June 1196 she married Philip II., king of France, who had repudiated Ingeborg of Den mark in 1193. The pope espoused the cause of Ingeborg; but Philip did not submit until 1200, when, interdict having been added to excommunication, he consented to a separation from Agnes. She died in July of the next year.

See the notes of Robert Davidsohn in Philipp. II. August von Frankreich and Ingeborg (Stuttgart, 1888) . A genealogical notice is furnished by the Chronicon of the monk Alberic (Aubry) of Trois Fontaines (Albericus Trium Fontium) in Pertz, Scriptores, vol. xxiii.