Southern Anthology

Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Mathilde van Sachsen[1]

Female 1172 - 1210  (38 years)


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  • Name Mathilde van Sachsen 
    Born 1172  [2
    France, 1180
    France, 1180
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Richenza; Matilda of Saxony 
    Died ca. 1210  [2
    Person ID I15909  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2017 

    Father Heinrich der Löwe, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria,   b. 1129, Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1195, Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony,   b. Jun 1156, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1189, Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1 Feb 1168  Brunswick, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Family ID F2979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Geoffroy III du Perche, Comte du Perche,   d. ca. Apr 1202 
    Married 1189  Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • "[Richard] gave his niece Matilda to Geoffrey, son and heir of the count of Perche; doubtless strategic considerations played a part here too since this alliance strengthened his border in a vital area, on the north-eastern edge of Maine - precisely where he and [king] Philip had broken through a few weeks earlier." [6]
    Children 
    +1. Thomas du Perche, Comte du Perche,   d. 20 May 1217, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Thibaut du Perche,   d. bef. 1211  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F5851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Enguerrand III de Coucy, Lord of Coucy,   d. 1243 
    Married 1204 
    • No issue.
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), 369.

    2. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 62.

    3. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), 277.

    4. [S23] The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2012), 69.

    5. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 90.

    6. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 103.