Matilda of Saxony, countess of Flanders

Matilda of Saxony (c. 935-942 – 25 May 1008) was duchess of Saxony, countess of Saxony, princess of Saxony, and countess of Flanders. She was the daughter of Hermann Billung and Hildegard von Westerburg. She was born in Herzogtum Sachsen, Ostenfrankenreich, now part of modern Germany. Matlida was the sister of Swanhilde of Saxony and Bernard I, duke of Saxony; and half sister of Liudger von Sachsen, Graf von Lesum und Westfalen and Imma Von Billung, Abbess of Hereford.[1]

Matilda was the wife of Baldwin III, count of Flanders, with whom she had a son Arnulf II the Young, count of Flanders. After Baldwin's death, Matilda married Godefroi I the Captive, count of Ardennes, with whom she had eleven children: Adelaide d'Ardennes, Duchess of Lorraine; Comte van Verdun Godefroy Herzog von Niederlothringen, II; Gerberge de Verdun, comtesse; Hermann, comte de Verdun et d'Enham; Gothelo I "the Great", duke of Lorraine; Irmgard, comtesse de Verdun; Roger de Verdun, Governor of Ambriences Castle;[citation needed] Frédéric de Verdun; Regilla de Verdun; comte Adalberto Evêque de Vermandois, II and Ermentrude von Lothringen de Verdun.[1][citation needed][2]

Matilda died on 25 May 1008 and was buried in Ghent.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Matilda of Saxony, countess of Flanders". geni_family_tree. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  2. ^ "Matilda of Saxony, countess of Flanders and Verdun | Epistolae". epistolae.ctl.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2018-03-10.