Mathilde of Leuven

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Mathilde of Leuven

French: Mahaut I de Louvain, Dutch: Mechteld van Leuven
Also Known As: "Matilda", "of Lowen", "Mahut", "Maud", "de Louvaine", "of Louvain", "Mathilda", "de Louvain", "Mahaut", "van Leuven", "Mahaut de Louvain", "Mathilde de Louvain"
Birthplace: Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium
Death: circa 1068 (69-87)
Boulogne-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lambert I, count of Louvain and Gerberge
Wife of Eustace I, count of Boulogne
Mother of Gerberga of Boulogne; Geoffroy de Boulogne, évêque de Paris; Eustace II “aux Gernons” de Boulogne, comte de Boulogne; Ida I de Boulogne and Lambert II, count of Lens
Sister of Henri de Louvain and Lambert II 'the Belted', Count of Leuven and Brussels

Occupation: Countess of Boulogne, de Louvain
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About Mathilde of Leuven

Medlands (7 Sep 2022) Brabant & Louvain.

"3. MATHILDE de Louvain ([992/1000]-). The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium records that "Henricum seniorem de Bursella [=filius Ermengardis]" was father of "Lambertum comitem et Henricum fratrem eius et Mathildem sororem eorum", specifying that Mathilde married "comes Eustachius de Bolonia"[51], but this appears to be a confused representation of the situation. The primary source which confirms that Mathilde was the daughter of Comte Lambert [I] has not yet been identified but this is compatible with the chronology. Her birth date range estimated from the estimated date of her parents' marriage and the likely birth date of her eldest son in [1015/20]. This shows that it is chronologically impossible for Mathilde's father to have been the son of Ermengardis of Lower Lotharingia.

"m EUSTACHE Comte [de Boulogne,] son of BAUDOUIN Comte [de Boulogne] & his wife Adelais of Holland (-[1049]). He succeeded in 1042 as Comte de Boulogne.

"Comte Eustache [I] & his wife had five children:
1. EUSTACHE [II]...Comte de Boulogne...
2. GEOFFROY de Boulogne...Bishop of Paris
3. LAMBERT de Boulogne... - Comtes de Lens
4. [IDA]...
5. GERBERGE de Boulogne...

Maud (Mathilda Alisa) de Louvain (Lorraine)
aka Mathilda of Lens
aka Mathilde von Loewen

Born: abt. 1007
Husband/Partner: Eustace I (Count) of BOULOGNE

1. Ida of BOULOGNE
2. Eustace (Eustache) II (Count) of BOULOGNE
3. Lambert II (Count) of LENS von BOULOGNE
4. Gerberge de BOULOGNE
Maud de Louvain is the daughter of Lambert I, Comte de Louvain and Gerberge de Basse-Lorraine.1

Children of Maud de Louvain and Eustace I, Comte de Boulogne
1. Eustace II, Comte de Boulogne+ d. c 1080
2. Lambert II de Boulogne, Comte de Lens+1 d. 1054

1. G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 352. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
Maud Matilda de Louvain1,2
Name Variation: Maud Matilda de Louvain was also found as Mahaut of Louvain.5

Father: Lambert I "The Bearded" of Hainault, Count of Louvain4 b. circa 962, d. 12 September 1015
Mother: Gerberge of Lower Lorraine3 b. circa 975, d. circa 1018

Maud Matilda was born between 1004 and 1006.1,6 (#27426). Maud Matilda de Louvain married Eustace I Count de Bouillon (b. circa 1004, d. circa 1049), son of Baldwin II (Enricule) de Boulogne and Adele of Ghent (Holland).1,5

Research*: 1035

1. Lambert II of Lens Count of Louvaine+ b. c 1022, d. c 10541
2. Gerberge of Boulogne b. c 1024, d. b 10497
3. Eustace II Comte de Boulogne et Lens+ b. c 10303
4. Godfrey Bishop of Paris b. c 1040, d. 10952

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Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium
Boulogne-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Paris, France
Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France
Boulogne, Vlaanderen, France
Lens, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Age 78
Boulogne-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France