Henriette, Countess of Montbéliard

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Henriette
Countess of Montbéliard, suo jure
Spouse(s) Eberhard IV, Count of Württemberg
Noble family House of Montfaucon (by birth)
House of Württemberg (by marriage)
Father Henry of Orbe
Mother Marie de Chatillon-Blaigny
Born 1387
Died 14 February 1444(1444-02-14)
Montbéliard

Henriette (1387 – 14 February 1444) was the daughter of Henry of Orbe (died 1396), and the heiress of her grandfather, Stephen, Count of Montbéliard.[1] Her great-grandfather was Henry I of Montbéliard. She married Eberhard IV, Count of Württemberg and governed the city of Montbéliard together with her husband.

It was because of this marriage that Montbéliard became a part of Württemberg. At his death in 1419, she took over the regency for her son Ulrich. In 1420 her daughter Anna (1408–1471, Countess of Katzenelnbogen), married Count Philipp of Katzenelnbogen in Stuttgart, one of the most magnificent medieval weddings, with a dowry of 32000florins.[2]

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Henriette, Countess of Montbéliard
House of Montfaucon
Born: 1387 Died: 14 February 1444
Preceded by
Stephen
Count of Montbéliard
1397–1444
Succeeded by
Louis I