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Also known as
Alice of Guelders
Adelaide of Bellich
Adelheid of Vilich
Daughter of Megingoz (Megengose), Count of Guelders. Joined the Ursuline convent at Cologne. Benedictine nun. Abbess of Villich, Germany. Abbess of Our Lady of the Capitol at Cologne. Both houses had been founded by her father. She insisted that the sisters in her houses study Latin so they would better understand the Mass. Noted for her charity to the poor. Counselor to the archbishop of Cologne.
5 February 1015 at Our Lady of the Capitol convent at Cologne, Germany; buried in Villich
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