Matilda of Flanders

1031 - 1083

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Matilda of Flanders (French: Mathilde; Dutch: Machteld) (c. 1031 – 2 November 1083) was Queen of England and Duchess of Normandy by marriage to William the Conqueror, and regent of Normandy during his absences from the duchy. She was the mother of ten children who survived to adulthood, including two kings, William II and Henry I. In 1031, Matilda was born into the House of Flanders, the second daughter of Count Baldwin V of Flanders and Adela of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matilda of Flanders has received more than 791,898 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Matilda of Flanders is the 199th most popular companion (up from 203rd in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 106th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belgian Companion.

Matilda of Flanders was the queen consort of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king of England. She was a daughter of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders and Adela of France.

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Among companions, Matilda of Flanders ranks 199 out of 687Before her are Matilda of Ringelheim, Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Joanna la Beltraneja, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Maria Theresa of Austria, and Joan the Lame. After her are Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, Julia, Shahnaz Pahlavi, Melania Trump, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, and Sophia Magdalena of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1031, Matilda of Flanders ranks 3Before her are Roger I of Sicily and Shen Kuo. After her are Malcolm III of Scotland, Spytihněv II, Duke of Bohemia, and Robert, Count of Mortain. Among people deceased in 1083, Matilda of Flanders ranks 1After her are Munjong of Goryeo, Sunjong of Goryeo, Otto of Nordheim, and Zeng Gong.

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Among people born in Belgium, Matilda of Flanders ranks 97 out of 899Before her are Frans Snyders (1579), Joachim Patinir (1480), Albert Claude (1899), Yves Chauvin (1930), Gilles Binchois (1400), and Auguste Beernaert (1829). After her are Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon (1673), Ferdinand Verbiest (1623), Gerard de Ridefort (1141), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), Justus Lipsius (1547), and Jacob Obrecht (1457).

Among COMPANIONS In Belgium

Among companions born in Belgium, Matilda of Flanders ranks 3Before her are Isabella of Austria (1501) and Carlota of Mexico (1840). After her are Marie of Brabant, Queen of France (1254), Adeliza of Louvain (1103), Maria of Brabant, Holy Roman Empress (1190), Princess Amalia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1830), and Katherine Swynford (1350).