Post by Steve Barnhoorn
I am looking for solid evidence (charters, cartularies, chronicle) showing Philippa of Luxembourg (1252 – 6 April 1311) was the daughter of Count Henry V of Luxembourg (or Henry V the Blondell) (1216 – 24 December 1281)and his wife, Marguerite of Bar ((1220–1275), and spouse of Jean (Avesnes) van Avesnes.
Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.
I'm not sure that a charter can be found explicitly stating her
parentage, but her father's brother Gerard of Durbuy called her his dear
niece ("notre chiere niece et dame Philippe comtesse de Haynaut") in a
charter dated 1 July 1296, see
There are several charters in which she is described (or described
herself) as wife of Jean d'Avesnes, see for instance a charter dated
January 1289 (1290 new style) here:
and dated March 1294 here:
The marble tomb of Jean and Philippa in Valenciennes carried her epitaph
stating: "Chy gist Phelippe le Senée,/ Qui jadis pu extraicte et née /
de Luzembourg, comme on recorde", see
The effigies of the couple were reportedly surrounded by plaques for 30
relatives, 26 of his and four of hers.
You may find more sources to your purpose cited in Michel Marge's
'Luxemburg und Avesnes: Territorialpolitik und Ritterideal (1250-1350)',
in *Regionen Europas - Europa der Regionen: Festschrift für Kurt-Ulrich
Jäschke zum 65. Geburtstag* (2003) 189-206. I haven't seen this.