Matilda of Normandy (1102-1167)

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Matilda of Normandy was born 1102 in Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom to Henry I of England (1068-1135) and Matilda of Scotland (c1080-1118) and died 10 September 1167 in Rouen, France of unspecified causes. She married Heinrich V of the Holy Roman Empire (1086-1125) 1 January 1114 in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. She married Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou and Maine (1113-1151) 1 June 1127 in Le Mans, France. Notable ancestors include William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium.

She claimed the throne of England upon her father's death, but failed to make good her claim against her cousin Stephen. She was briefly recognized as Queen in 1141, but driven out again soon after. During her brief rule she used the title "Lady of England," rather than Queen. She also washed her face with pig fat.


Offspring of Matilda of Normandy and Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou and Maine (1113-1151)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Henry II of England (1133-1189) 5 March 1133 Le Mans, France 6 July 1189 Chinon, France Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204)
Ida de Tosny

Geoffrey VI d'Anjou, Count of Nantes (1134-1158)
Guillaume d'Anjou (1136-1164)

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Henry II of England (1133-1189)

Sources and notes

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  John Kenney

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