Margaret I, Countess of Flanders

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Margaret I
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Margaret I, Countess of Flanders
Spouse(s) Ralph II, Count of Vermandois and Valois
Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut
Noble family House of Metz
Father Thierry, Count of Flanders
Mother Sibylla of Anjou
Died 15 November 1194(1194-11-15)
Buried St. Donatian's Cathedral in Bruges

Margaret I of Flanders (died 15 November 1194) was countess of Flanders suo jure from 1191 to her death. She was the daughter of Thierry, Count of Flanders, and Sibylla of Anjou, and the heiress of her childless brother, Philip of Flanders.

In 1160 she married Ralph II, count of Vermandois and Valois, son of Ralph I and his second wife Petronilla of Aquitaine. He died of leprosy in 1167 without issue.

In 1169 she married Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut, who became her co-ruler. They had the following issue:

Preceded by
Philip
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1191–1194
with Baldwin V (1191–1194)
Succeeded by
Baldwin V