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.[1]

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.[2] Robert was the son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.[3] They had:

On 8 February 1250, Robert I was killed while participating in the Seventh Crusade.[5] On 16 January 1255, Matilda married her second husband Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol.[6] He was a younger son of Hugh I, Count of Blois and Mary, Countess of Blois.[6] They had:


  1. ^ a b Dunbabin 2011, p. xiv.
  2. ^ Nieus 2005, p. 166,176.
  3. ^ Dunbabin 2014, p. 244.
  4. ^ Gee 2002, p. 141.
  5. ^ Strayer 1969, p. 499-501.
  6. ^ a b c d Pollock 2015, p. 184.


  • Dunbabin, Jean (2011). The French in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1266–1305. Cambridge University Press.
  • Dunbabin, Jean (2014). Charles I of Anjou: Power, Kingship and State-Making in Thirteenth-Century. Routledge.
  • 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.
  • Strayer, Joseph R. (1969). "Crusades of Louis IX". In Setton, Kenneth M. (ed.). A History of the Crusades. Vol. II. University of Wisconsin.

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