Matilda of Amboise

Matilda of Amboise (Mahaut, Mathilde d'Amboise; c. 1200 ‒ 12 May 1256) was the Countess of Chartres 1248-1256. She was the daughter of Sulpice III of Amboise and Isabella of Blois.[1]

She married Richard II, Vicomte de Beaumont,[2] but it seems they were childless. Richard died on 17 September 1242. In 1232 Matilda and Richard gave land to the nuns of Lieu.[3] Matilda later married Jean II de Nesle. She was also childless with him.

On Matilda’s death, her cousin John I, Count of Blois reunited Chartres with Blois.


  1. ^ Berman 2009, p. 144.
  2. ^ Smith & Wells 2009, p. 291.
  3. ^ Berman 2009, p. 146.


  • Berman, Constance Hoffman (2009). "Noble Women's Power as Reflected in the Foundations of Cistercian Houses for Nuns in Thirteenth-Century Northern France: Port-Royal, les Clairets, Moncey, Lieu and Eau-lez-Chartres". In Katherine Smith; Scott Wells (eds.). Negotiating Community and Difference in Medieval Europe: Gender, Power, Patronage and the Authority of Religion in Latin Christendom. Brill. pp. 137–149.
  • Smith, Katherine Allen; Wells, Scott, eds. (2009). Negotiating community and difference in medieval Europe: gender, power, patronage, and the authority of religion in Latin Christendom. Brill.144