Matilda of Brabant, Countess of Artois

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Matilda of Brabant
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Medallion of Matilda of Brabant
Born (1224-06-14)14 June 1224
Died 29 September 1288(1288-09-29) (aged 64)
Noble family Reginar
Spouse(s)
Issue
Father Henry II, Duke of Brabant
Mother Marie of Hohenstaufen

Matilda of Brabant (14 June 1224 – 29 September 1288) was the eldest daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and his first wife Marie of Hohenstaufen.

Marriages and children

On 14 June 1237, which was her 13th birthday, Matilda married her first husband Robert I of Artois.[1] Robert was 21 years old and the fifth son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile. They had two children:

On 8 February 1250, Robert I was killed while participating in the Seventh Crusade. On 16 January 1255, Matilda married her second husband Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol.[4] He was a younger son of Hugh I, Count of Blois and Mary, Countess of Blois.[4] They had six children:

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ Nieus 2005, p. 166,176.
  2. ^ Gee 2002, p. 141.
  3. ^ Dunbabin 2011, p. xiv.
  4. ^ a b c d Pollock 2015, p. 184.

Sources

  • Dunbabin, Jean (2011). The French in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1266–1305. Cambridge University Press.
  • Gee, Loveday Lewes (2002). Women, art, and patronage from Henry III to Edward III, 1216-1377. The Boydell Press.
  • Nieus, Jean-François (2005). Un pouvoir comtal entre Flandre et France: Saint-Pol, 1000-1300. De Boeck & Larcier.
  • Pollock, M.A. (2015). Scotland, England and France after the Loss of Normandy, 1204-1296. The Boydell Press.

External links

  • Her profile, along with her father, in "Medieval Lands" by Charles Cawley
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