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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
Spouse(s) Robert I of Artois
Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol
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,[2] 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. ^ (FR)Jean-François Nieus, Un pouvoir comtal entre Flandre et France: Saint-Pol, 1000-1300, (De Boeck & Larcier, 2005), 166, 176.
  2. ^ "Maude of Brabant (1224–1288)." Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. 2002. HighBeam Research. (October 14, 2012).

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