Person:Margaret I, Countess of Flanders (1)

Margaret I , Countess of Flanders
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Name Margaret I , Countess of Flanders
Alt Name Marguerite de Alsace
Gender Female
Birth? 1135 Alsace, FranceHouse of Lorraine
Marriage Apr 1169 Valenciennes, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Franceto Baldwin V , Count of Hainaut
Alt Marriage APR 1169 Le Quesnoyto Baldwin V , Count of Hainaut
Death? 15 Nov 1194 Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumFlanders - 18th Count(ess) Reign From 1191
Occupation? Gravin van Vlaanderen (1191)
Burial? St. Donatian's Cathedral, Bruges, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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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, her third cousin once removed, who became her co-ruler when she gained the county of Flanders in 1191. They had the following issue:

Margaret died on 15 November 1194; thereafter her husband was sole count of Flanders.

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  1.   Margaret I, Countess of Flanders, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   MARGUERITE de Flandre ([1145]-15 Nov 1194), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.