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  • ID: I47313
  • Name: Mathilde von Saarbrucken
  • Prefix: Sovereign Countess
  • Sex: F
  • Death: 30 AUG 1276
  • Note: 1

    Coheiress of father, it seems.
    1271-74 Sovereign Countess Mathilde von Saarbrücken (Germany)
    According to a treaty her father, Simon III had made with the Bishop of Metz in 1227 first his oldest daughter Laurette and in event that she should die without heirs Mathilde should inherit the county. But Bishop Lorenz claimed that female succession did not apply for fiefs of the Prince-Bishopcy of Metz, and therefore he apparently refused to hail Mathilde as Countess, and had her excommunicated. She was on good terms with Duke Friedrich von Lothringen, and he supported her in her fight, but the situation was not cleared by her death in 1274. First married to Lord Simon II de Commercy and secondly to Count Amadeus von Mömpelgard (d. 1271). She was succeeded by her oldest son, Simon IV (d. 1309). Her second son was Count Walther von Mömpelgard (d. 1306). Mathilde (d. 1274).
  • _UID: 57DD8410AF6B486586AC49EA15A8DD17A5DE
  • Change Date: 13 FEB 2007

    Father: Simon III von Saarbrucken
    Mother: Laurette de Lorraine

    Marriage 1 Simon II of Commercy
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Simon IV of Sarrebrucken-Commercy
    2. Has Children Laurette of Commercy

    1. Text: Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
      WOMEN IN POWER 1250-1300
      Female leaders and women in other positions of political authority of independent states and self-governing understate entities
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