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Matilda of Boulogne, Duchess of Brabant

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Matilda of Flanders (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
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Born1170
Died(1210-10-16)16 October 1210
BuriedSt. Peter's Church, Leuven
Noble familyHouse of Lorraine
Spouse(s)Henry I, Duke of Brabant
Issue
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.

At the age of nine, Matilda married Henry I, Duke of Brabant, in 1179. The couple went on to have:

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

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McDougal 2017, p. 204.
  2. ^ Pollock 2015, p. 10.
  3. ^ Burgess & Busby 1986, p. 19.

SourcesEdit

  • The Lais of Marie de France. Translated by Burgess, Glyn S.; Busby, Keith. Penguin. 1986.
  • Pollock, M.A. (2015). Scotland, England and France after the Loss of Normandy, 1204-1296. The Boydell Press.
  • McDougall, Sara (2017). Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy, 800-1230. Oxford University Press.