World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Matilda of Frisia

Article Id: WHEBN0008450692
Reproduction Date:

Title: Matilda of Frisia  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Worms Cathedral, Bertha of Burgundy, Rozala of Italy, Joan II, Countess of Burgundy, Joséphine de Beauharnais
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Matilda of Frisia

Matilda of Frisia
Queen consort of the Franks
Tenure 1034 – 1044
Spouse Henry I of France[1]
Issue Daughter (died young)
House House of Brunonen (by birth)
House of Capet (by marriage)
Father Liudolf, Margrave of Frisia?
Mother Gertrude of Egisheim?
Died 1044 (aged 19–20)
Burial Basilica of St Denis

Matilda of Frisia (died in 1044) was the first queen[2] of Henry I, King of the Franks.[3][4] Her date of birth is unknown.

She was presumably the daughter of Liudolf, Margrave of Frisia, and Gertrude of Egisheim.[5] This ancestry is not confirmed by historical sources but can be reconstructed from multiple records mentioning Matilda as neptis (Latin: granddaughter) of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor; the latter being a half-brother of Liudolf and therefore her uncle. In this case, her maternal ancestry would also make her a niece of Bishop Bruno of Egisheim-Dagsburg, who was elected Pope Leo IX in 1049.

Matilda and Henry were married in 1034 after the death of his fiancée Matilda of Franconia.

Around 1040, Matilda of Frisia gave birth to a daughter, but both mother and daughter died shortly after each other in 1044. Matilda was buried in St Denis Abbey, but her tomb is not preserved.

Henry married Anne of Kiev after her death.[4]

Proposed ancestry

Brun I, Count of Brunswick
Gisela of Swabia
Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor
Gertrude of Egisheim
Liudolf, Margrave of Frisia
Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor
Matilda of Franconia
Henry I
King of the Franks


  1. ^ Treffer, Gerd (1996). Die französischen Königinnen. Von Bertrada bis Marie Antoinette [The Queens of France. From Bertrada to Marie Antoinette] (in German). Regensburg: Pustet.  
  2. ^ Woll, Carsten (2002). Die Königinnen des hochmittelalterlichen Frankreich, 987-1237/38 [The Queens of Highly-medieval France] (in German). Stuttgart: Steiner.  
  3. ^ Rodulfi Glabri, Historiarum, "Mathildem… de regno eius ex Germanie nobilioribus"
  4. ^ a b Bogomoletz, Wladimir V. (2005). "Anna of Kiev: An Enigmatic Capetian Queen of the Eleventh Century. A Reassessment of Biographical Sources". French History 19 (3): 299–323.  
  5. ^ Matilda, daughter of Liudolf
French royalty
Preceded by
Constance of Arles
Queen consort of France
Succeeded by
Anne of Kiev
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.