Matilda of Frisia
|Matilda of Frisia|
|Queen consort of the Franks|
|Tenure||1034 – 1044|
1044 (aged 19–20)|
|Burial||Basilica of St Denis|
|Spouse||Henry I of France|
|Issue||Daughter (died young)|
|Father||Liudolf, Margrave of Frisia?|
|Mother||Gertrude of Egisheim?|
She was presumably the daughter of Liudolf, Margrave of Frisia, and Gertrude of Egisheim. 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.
|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|
King of the Franks
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- Rodulfi Glabri, Historiarum, "Mathildem… de regno eius ex Germanie nobilioribus"
- 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. doi:10.1093/fh/cri032.
- Matilda, daughter of Liudolf
Constance of Arles
|Queen consort of France
| Succeeded by|
Anne of Kiev