Maria of Brabant, Duchess of Bavaria
|Maria of Brabant|
|Duchess of Bavaria|
|Died||1256 (aged 29–30)|
|Father||Henry II, Duke of Brabant|
|Mother||Maria of Swabia|
Maria was the fifth of six children born to Henry by his first wife, Maria, a daughter of Philip of Swabia. Maria's siblings included Henry III, Duke of Brabant and Matilda of Brabant. After the death of her mother, her father remarried to Sophie of Thuringia; from this marriage she gained two half-siblings, including Henry I of Hesse.
Betrothals and marriageEdit
Maria was executed by beheading in Donauwörth in 1256, after being accused of adultery by her husband, following the standard practice for women found guilty of adultery; however, proof of guilt of adultery on her part could never be validated. As expiation, Louis founded the Cistercian friary Fürstenfeld Abbey (Fürstenfeldbruck) near Munich.
- Bumke, Joachim (1991). Courtly Culture: Literature and Society in the High Middle Ages. Translated by Dunlap, Thomas. University of California Press.
- Dunbabin, Jean (2011). The French in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1266–1305. Cambridge University Press.
Agnes of the Palatinate (United Bavaria)
| Duchess of Upper Bavaria
With Elisabeth of Hungary
Anna of Glogau