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 912,867 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Matilda of Flanders is the 166th most popular companion (up from 199th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 97th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular 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 166 out of 673Before her are Mumtaz Mahal, Anne of Foix-Candale, Margaret of Provence, Helena Dragaš, Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, and Helen of Greece and Denmark. After her are Maud of Wales, Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Cunigunde of Luxembourg, and Charlotte of Savoy.

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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 82 out of 1,019Before her are Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), Jacky Ickx (1945), Ernest Solvay (1838), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Albert Claude (1899), and Corneille Heymans (1892). After her are Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Adrian Willaert (1490), Marie José of Belgium (1906), Yves Chauvin (1930), Jacques Piccard (1922), and Paul-Henri Spaak (1899).

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Among companions born in Belgium, Matilda of Flanders ranks 3Before her are Carlota of Mexico (1840) and Isabella of Austria (1501). 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).