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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
Countess of Artois
Countess of Saint-Pol
Medallion of Matilda of Brabant
Born(1224-06-14)14 June 1224
Died29 September 1288(1288-09-29) (aged 64)
Noble familyReginar
FatherHenry II, Duke of Brabant
MotherMarie 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, 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:



  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.


  • 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.

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