Matilda of Brabant, Countess of Artois
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Matilda of Brabant, Countess of Artois
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

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.[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.[4] On 16 January 1255, Matilda married her second husband Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol.[5] He was a younger son of Hugh I, Count of Blois and Mary, Countess of Blois.[5] They had six children:


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


  • Dunbabin, Jean (2011). The French in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1266-1305. Cambridge University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Gee, Loveday Lewes (2002). Women, art, and patronage from Henry III to Edward III, 1216-1377. The Boydell Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Nieus, Jean-François (2005). Un pouvoir comtal entre Flandre et France: Saint-Pol, 1000-1300. De Boeck & Larcier.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Pollock, M.A. (2015). Scotland, England and France after the Loss of Normandy, 1204-1296. The Boydell Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Strayer, Joseph R. (1969). "Crusades of Louis IX". In Setton, Kenneth M. (ed.). A History of the Crusades. Vol. II. University of Wisconsin.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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