Matilda of Frisia

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Matilda of Frisia
Queen consort of the Franks
Of Frisia Matilda.jpg
Died1044 (aged 1920)
Spouse Henry I of France [1]
IssueDaughter (died in infancy)
House Brunonids
Father Liudolf, Margrave of Frisia?
MotherGertrude of Egisheim?

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 the daughter of Liudolf, Margrave of Frisia, [5] and Gertrude of Egisheim.

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 via Caesarian section,[ citation needed ], but four years later in 1044 both she and her daughter died only weeks apart. [6] 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

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French royalty
Preceded by
Constance of Arles
Queen consort of France
Succeeded by
Anne of Kiev