Matilda of Boulogne, Duchess of Brabant

Matilda of Boulogne (1170 – 16 October 1210) was the younger daughter of Matthew, Count of Boulogne and Marie I, Countess of Boulogne.[1] Matilda became Duchess of Brabant by her marriage to Henry I, Duke of Brabant.[2]

Matilde of Boulogne
Died(1210-10-16)16 October 1210
BuriedSt. Peter's Church, Leuven
Noble familyHouse of Alsace
Spouse(s)Henry I, Duke of Brabant
IssueMarie, Holy Roman Empress
Matilda, Countess of Holland
Henry II, Duke of Brabant
FatherMatthew, Count of Boulogne
MotherMarie I, Countess of Boulogne

Matilda's parents' marriage was annulled the year she was born and her mother became a Benedictine nun at St. Austrebert, Montreuil and died in 1182.[3] Matilde's father continued to reign as Count of Boulogne until his death in 1173, when her older sister Ida became countess.

Matilda married Henry I, Duke of Brabant, in 1180.[4] The couple went on to have:

Matilde died in 1210 or 1211. She was buried at St. Peter's in Leuven.




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