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Matilda, Countess of Rethel

Matilda, Countess of Rethel
Born1091
Rethel
Died1151 (Aged around 60)
Noble familyde Rethel
Spouse(s)Odo of Vitry
IssueIthier
FatherHugh I, Count of Rethel
MotherMelisende of Crécy

Matilda (1091 in Rethel – 1151) was the countess of Rethel from 1124 until 1151.

She was a daughter of Count Hugh I and Melisende of Crécy.[1] In 1124, she succeeded her brother Gervais as countess. She ruled jointly with her husband, Odo of Vitry.

Matilda and Odo had a son, Ithier (1115-1171), who succeeded Odo as count.[2]

References

  1. ^ Housley 2007, p. 33.
  2. ^ Housley 2007, p. 31.

Sources

  • Housley, Norman, ed. (2007). Knighthoods of Christ: Essays on the History of the Crusades and the Knights. Ashgate Publishing Limited.
Matilda, Countess of Rethel Born: 1091 Died: 1151 Preceded byGervais Countess of Rethel 1124-1151 Succeeded byOdo


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