Matilda of Frisia

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Matilda of Frisia
Queen consort of the Franks
Of Frisia Matilda.jpg
Tenure 1034–1044
Died 1044 (aged 19–20)
Burial Basilica of St Denis
Spouse Henry I of France[1]
Issue Daughter (died in infancy)
House Brunonids
Father Liudolf, Margrave of Frisia?
Mother Gertrude 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.

In 1044, Matilda of Frisia gave birth to a daughter via Caesarian section,[citation needed] but she died in 1044 and the infant both died four years later.[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[edit]

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


  1. ^ Treffer, Gerd (1996). Die französischen Königinnen. Von Bertrada bis Marie Antoinette [The Queens of France. From Bertrada to Marie Antoinette] (in German). Regensburg: Pustet. ISBN 3-7917-1530-5. 
  2. ^ Woll, Carsten (2002). Die Königinnen des hochmittelalterlichen Frankreich, 987-1237/38 [The Queens of Highly-medieval France] (in German). Stuttgart: Steiner. ISBN 3-515-08113-5. 
  3. ^ Rodulfi Glabri, Historiarum, "Mathildem… de regno eius ex Germanie nobilioribus"
  4. ^ a b 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. 
  5. ^ Robert-Henri Bautier, Anne de Kiev, Reine de France, et la Politique Royale au XI E SIÈCLE: Étude Critique De La Documentation. Revue Des études Slaves 57, no. 4 (1985):544.
  6. ^ Jim Bradbury, The Capetians: The History of a Dynasty, 108-109.
French royalty
Preceded by
Constance of Arles
Queen consort of France
Succeeded by
Anne of Kiev