Person:Mathieu de Flandre (1)

Mathieu , de Flandre
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Name Mathieu , de Flandre
Alt Name Matthew , Count of Boulogne
Alt Name Count Matthew of Alsace
Alt Name Mathias Lorraine
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1137 , , Flanders, Belgium
Alt Birth? 1138 Flanders, Belgium
Marriage abt 1160 Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Franceto Marie I , Countess of Boulogne
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Marie I , Countess of Boulogne
Alt Marriage BEF 1170 to Marie I , Countess of Boulogne
Divorce 1170 from Marie I , Countess of Boulogne
Marriage 1171 to Eleonore , de Vermandois
Alt Death? 25 JUL 1173 Ste-Judoc, Ponthieu, France
Death[1] 25 Dec 1173 Driencourt, Somme, France
Alt Death? 1214 St Judoc,Ponthieu,,France

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Matthew, Count of Boulogne, also known as Matthew of Alsace (–1173) was the second son of Thierry, Count of Flanders and Sibylla of Anjou. Matthew forcibly abducted the nun Marie de Boulogne, daughter of Stephen, King of England, and constrained her into marriage, claiming the title of Count of Boulogne in 1160. The forced marriage was opposed by the Church and finally annulled in 1170, but he continued to rule as Count until his death.

Matthew and Marie had 2 daughters: Ida, Countess of Boulogne, and Maud of Boulogne. Maud married Henry I, Duke of Brabant. In 1171, Matthew married Eleanor, daughter of Ralph I, Count of Vermandois, they had one short-lived daughter.

He was a supporter of Henry the Young King, and received lands in England. He died fighting at the siege of Trenton (now Neufchatel-en-Bray), in the 1173–74 revolt of Henry II of England's sons, under the leadership of Philip of Flanders. Wounded by a crossbow bolt, he did not recover.

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  1. MATHIEU de Flandre ([1137]-killed in battle Driencourt 25 Dec 1173, bur Abbaye de Saint-Josse), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  2.   Matthew, Count of Boulogne, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.