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Matilda of Brabant, Countess of Artois

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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.

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


Marriages and childrenEdit

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,[3] Matilda married her second husband Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol. He was a younger son of Hugh I, Count of Blois and Mary, Countess of Blois. They had six children:



  1. ^ Nieus 2005, p. 166,176.
  2. ^ Dunbabin 2011, p. xiv.
  3. ^ "Maude of Brabant (1224–1288)." Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. 2002. HighBeam Research. (October 14, 2012).


  • Dunbabin, Jean (2011). The French in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1266–1305. Cambridge University Press. 
  • Nieus, Jean-François (2005). Un pouvoir comtal entre Flandre et France: Saint-Pol, 1000-1300. De Boeck & Larcier. 

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