Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony

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Princess Matilda of England (Plantagenet), Duchess consort of Saxony and Bavaria

Lithuanian: Matilda, Duchess consort of Saxony and Bavaria
Also Known As: "Maud of England", "Matilda (Maud) //", "Maud", "Matild"
Birthplace: Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: June 28, 1189 (33)
Braunschweig, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Place of Burial: Braunschweig, Braunschweig-Lüneburg, Deutschland(HRR)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry II "Curtmantle", King of England and Eleanor d'Aquitaine, Queen Consort of England
Wife of Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony & Bavaria
Mother of Richenza; Henry V, Count Palatine of the Rhine; Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor; Eleanor of Bavaria; Infant son of Bavaria and 3 others
Sister of William IX, count of Poitiers; Henry the Young King; Richard "the Lionheart", king of England; Geoffrey II, duke of Brittany; Philip, Prince of England and 3 others
Half sister of Marie Capet de France, comtesse de Champagne; Alice de France, Comtesse de Blois; Geoffrey, Archbishop of York; William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury; Morgan, bishop of Durham and 2 others

Occupation: Duchess of Saxony-Princess of England, Duchess of Saxony, Hertiginna, Abbess of Barking, Duchess of Saxony and Bavaria
House: Plantagenet
Managed by: Private User
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Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony's Timeline

January 6, 1156
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Deutschland (HRR)
Brunswick, Germany
Saxony, Germany