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Matilda or Maud, of England, Empress of Almain, Lady of the English

Female 1102 - 1167  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Matilda or Maud  
    Suffix of England, Empress of Almain, Lady of the English 
    Born Feb 1102 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Sep 1167  Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bec Abbey, Le Bec Hellouin, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • “MATILDA (Winchester or London 1102-Abbaye de Notre-Dame des Près, near Rouen 10 Sep 1167, bur Abbaye du Bec, Normandy, later moved to Rouen Cathedral). Her parentage is stated by Orderic Vitalis. The Chronicle of Gervase records the birth "secundo anno regni" of "filiam…Matildis". According to Weir, she was christened Adelaide but adopted the name Matilda on her first marriage. The primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified. Florence of Worcester records that "rex Anglorum filiam suam" was betrothed to "Heinrico regi Teutonicorum" in [1110], and the marriage "VIII Id Jan" at Mainz in [1114] of "Heinrico Romanorum imperatori" and "Matildis filia regis Anglorum Heinrici", and her coronation as empress the same day. She was crowned empress again in 1117 with her husband at St Peter’s Basilica, Rome. Her second marriage is recorded by Orderic Vitalis. The Chronicle of Gervase records the second marriage of "filiam suam…viduam" to "Gaufrido comiti Andegaviæ". She assumed the title “Lady of the English” in her fight against King Stephen, but was finally defeated 1 Nov 1141. Robert of Torigny records the death "1167…IV Id Sep Rothomagi" of "matris suæ [Henrici regis] Mathildis imperatricis" and her burial "Becci". The necrology of Angers Cathedral records the death "II Id Sep" of "Mathildis imperatrix filia Henrici regis uxor Goffredi comitis". m firstly (betrothed Utrecht Easter 1110[133], Mainz 6 Jan 1114) Emperor HHEINRICH V King of Germany, son of Emperor HEINRICH IV & his first wife Berthe de Savoie (1086-Utrecht 23 May 1125, bur Speyer Cathedral). m secondly (Le Mans Cathedral, Anjou 17 Jun 1128) GEOFFROY d’Anjou, son of FOULQUES V Comte d’Anjou & hihis first wife Aremburge de Maine (24 Aug 1113-Château du Loire 7 Sep 1151, bur Le Mans Cathedral, Anjou). He succeeded on the abdication of his father in 1129 as GEOFFROI V “le Bel/Plantagenet” Comte d’Anjou. He was proclaimed Duke of Normandy 19 Jan 1144. Matilda & her second husband had three children:
      a) HENRI d’Anjou (Le Mans, Anjou 5 Mar 1133-Château de Chinon 6 Jul 1189, bur Abbaye de Fontevrault). William of Tyre names him and records his parentage. The Chronicæ Sancti Albini records the birth "1133 III Non Mar" of "Henricus". Comte dde Touraine et de Maine 1151. He succeeded his father in 1151 as HENRI Comte d’Anjou, Duke of Normandy. He became Duke of Aquitaine by right of his wife 18 May 1152. He landed in England in Jan 1153 and obliged King Stephen to recognise him as his heir, from which time Henry governed England as Justiciar. He was recognised as HENRY II King of England after the death of Stephen 25 Oct 1154, crowned in Westminster Abbey 19 Dec 1154.”««s87»» [1]
    Person ID I11803  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 

    Father Henry I “Beauclerc”, King of England, Duke of Normandy,   b. 1068/9,   d. 1 Dec 1135  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Matilda or Eadgyth, Queen Consort of England,   b. 1080,   d. 1118  (Age 38 years) 
    Family ID F4138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Geoffrey V “le Bon Plantagenet”,   b. 24 Aug 1113, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1151, Château-du-Loir, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Henry II, King of England, Duke of Normandy & Aquitaine,   b. 5 Mar 1132/3, Le Mans, Sarthe, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1189, Château de Chinon, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Geoffrey, Count of Anjou & Nantes,   d. 1158
     3. William LONGESPÉE, Vicomte of Dieppe,   d. 1164
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F4098  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor 
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F4137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Sep 1167 - Rouen, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bec Abbey, Le Bec Hellouin, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.