Person:Margaretha van de Elzas (1)

Margaretha van de Elzas
Facts and Events
Name[3] Margaretha van de Elzas
Alt Name Marguerite d'Alsace
Alt Name Margaret , Countess of Flanders
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1145 Alsace, FranceHouse of Lorraine
Marriage Apr 1169 Valenciennes, Nord, Franceto Baudouin V "le Courageux" de Hainaut
Alt Marriage APR 1169 Quesnoy, Nord, Franceto Baudouin V "le Courageux" de Hainaut
Title (nobility)[3] 1191 Gravin van Vlaanderen
Reference Number? Q465983?
Death[3] 15 Nov 1194 Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumFlanders - 18th Count(ess) Reign From 1191
Burial[3] 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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References
  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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Biografie op Wikipedia NL, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, [[1]], gevonden 2015, Secondary quality.

    Margaretha van de Elzas (1145 - Brugge, 15 november 1194) was gravin van Vlaanderen van 1191 tot 1194.
    Zij was de dochter van de Vlaamse graaf Diederik van de Elzas en zuster van zijn opvolger Filips van de Elzas. In 1160 was zij in het huwelijk getreden met Roland II van Vermandois maar omdat bleek dat hij lepra had is het huwelijk niet geconsumeerd en is het paar gescheiden. In 1169 trouwde ze met Boudewijn V, erfgenaam van Henegouwen en Namen.
    Na de dood van haar kinderloze broer Filips werd Margaretha in 1191 erfgename van Vlaanderen, zodat zij en Boudewijn (als Boudewijn VIII van Vlaanderen) samen gravin en graaf van Vlaanderen werden, echter voor korte tijd, omdat zij reeds in 1194 overleed, waarna haar echtgenoot afstand deed van Vlaanderen ten voordele van hun zoon Boudewijn (IX). Ze is begraven in de Sint-Donaaskathedraal te Brugge.