Margaret I , Countess of Flanders
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||Margaret I , Countess of Flanders
||Marguerite de Alsace
||Alsace, FranceHouse of Lorraine
||Valenciennes, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Franceto Baldwin V , Count of Hainaut
||Le Quesnoyto Baldwin V , Count of Hainaut
||15 Nov 1194
||Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, BelgiumFlanders - 18th Count(ess) Reign From 1191
||Gravin van Vlaanderen (1191)
||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:
- Isabella of Hainault, married Philip II of France
- Baldwin VI of Hainaut (1171–1205), also count of Flanders and Latin Emperor
- Yolanda of Flanders (1175–1219), married Peter of Courtenay, Latin Emperor
- Philip I, Marquis of Namur (1175–1212)
- Henry of Flanders (1176–1216), Latin Emperor
- Sybille (1179–9 January 1217), married c. 1197 Guichard IV, Sire de Beaujeu (d. 1216). They had a daughter, Agnes of Beaujeu.
- Eustace of Hainaut (d. 1219), regent of the Kingdom of Thessalonica
- Godfrey of Hainaut
Margaret died on 15 November 1194; thereafter her husband was sole count of Flanders.
- Margaret I, Countess of Flanders, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- MARGUERITE de Flandre (-15 Nov 1194), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
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