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Matilda Of Anjou

Female 1156 - 1189  (33 years)


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  • Name Matilda Of Anjou 
    Nickname Maude 
    Born 1156  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Jul 1189  Brunswick (Braunschweig ), Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brunswick Cathedral in (Braunschweig ), Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7254  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Father Henry II Of Anjou,   b. 5 Mar 1132, Le Mons, Anjou, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1189, Chateau Chinon, Chinon, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Of Aquitaine 
    Married 18 May 1152  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3838  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Of Saxony and Bavaria,   bur. Brunswick Cathedral in (Braunschweig ), Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 Feb 1168  Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mathilda Of Saxony and Bavaria,   d. May 1213
     2. Henry Of Saxony and Bavaria,   b. 1173,   d. 1227  (Age 54 years)
     3. Lothair Of Saxony and Bavaria,   b. 1174,   d. 1190  (Age 16 years)
     4. Otto IV Of Saxony and Bavaria,   b. 1175,   d. 1218  (Age 43 years)
     5. William Of Saxony and Bavaria,   b. 1184,   d. 1213  (Age 29 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F3842  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Feb 1168 - Brunswick Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jul 1189 - Brunswick (Braunschweig ), Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brunswick Cathedral in (Braunschweig ), Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • In 1165 Rainald of Dassel, Archbishop of Cologne, arrived at the
      court of King Henry II at Rouen, to negotiate a German match for
      Matilda. There was conflict during the negotiations, however, when
      Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester refused to greet the
      archbishop, alleging him to be a schismatic and a supporter of the
      anti-pope, Victor IV. The original plan to match a daughter of Henry
      II with a son of Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor was abandoned, and
      instead Matilda left England in September 1167 to marry Henry the
      Lion.
      At the time of their marriage, Henry the Lion was one of the most
      powerful allies of Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor. Matilda governed
      her husband's vast estates during his absence in the Holy Land from
      1172 to 1173. In 1174, Henry the Lion became involved in a conflict
      with the Emperor Frederick, and Henry and Matilda were forced to flee
      Germany and take refuge in Normandy at her father's court in 1182.
      During this time at the royal court at Argentan, Matilda became
      acquainted with the troubador Bertran de Born, who, calling her
      "Elena" or "Lana", made her the object of his desire in two of his
      poems of "courtly love".
      Matilda, her husband, and their family remained in Normandy under
      the protection and support of King Henry until 1185, when they were
      able to return to Saxony. When her father Henry II died in 1189,
      Matilda survived him by only one week.

      The Brunswick Cathedral, in the City of Braunschweig (Brunswick),
      Germany, is a large church dedicated to St. Blaise and was built by
      Henry the Lion from 1173 to 1195. While commonly called a cathedral,
      it is not actually one.
      Henry and his consort Matilda are both buried in the cathedral. The
      limestone statues on the tomb in the nave are an idealised
      representation made a generation after their death, between 1230 and
      1240.