Matilda of Carinthia

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Matilda of Carinthia
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Countess of Chartres appealing to Louis le Gros
Spouse(s) Theobald II, Count of Champagne
Noble family House of Sponheim
Father Engelbert, Duke of Carinthia
Mother Uta of Passau
Died 13 December 1160 or 1161
Matilda’s grandson Philip II of France

Matilda of Carinthia or Mathilde of Sponheim (died 13 December 1160 or 1161) was the daughter of Engelbert, Duke of Carinthia[1] and his wife Uta of Passau. She married Theobald II, Count of Champagne[2] in 1123.[3] She was the mother of Adèle of Champagne, Queen of France and thus the maternal grandmother of Philip II of France.

Her ten children with Theobald were:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chibnall, M. (ed. and trans.) The Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis (Oxford Medieval Texts, 1969-80), Vol. VI, Book XI, pp. 42-3.
  2. ^ Abbé Laloire (ed.) (1878) Chartes de Montiérender, Collection des principaux cartularies du diocèse de Troyes Tome IV (Paris, Troyes) ("Montiérender") 77, p. 201.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Abbot Hugh: An Overlooked Brother of Henry I, Count of Champagne, Ruth Harwood Cline, The Catholic Historical Review, Vol. 93, No. 3 (Jul., 2007), 501-502.
  4. ^ Margot Elsbeth Fassler, The Virgin of Chartres: Making History Through Liturgy and the Arts, (Yale University Press, 2010), 457 note5.
  5. ^ Margot Elsbeth Fassler, The Virgin of Chartres: Making History Through Liturgy and the Arts, 457 note6.
  6. ^ John W. Baldwin, Aristocratic Life in Medieval France, (Johns Hopkins University, 2002), 46.