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Matilda of Brabant

 

Matilda of Brabant

This article is about the daughter of Duke Henry II. For the daughter of Duke Henry I, see Matilda of Brabant, Countess of Holland.

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.

Marriages and children

On 14 June 1237, which was her 13th birthday, Matilda married her first husband Robert I of Artois. 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. Sometime between 1250 and 1254, Matilda married her second husband Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol. He was a younger son of consorts and co-rulers Hugh I, Count of Blois and Mary, Countess of Blois. They had six children:

Ancestry

External links

  • Her profile, along with her father, in "Medieval Lands" by Charles Cawley
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