Pierre DE FRANCE Comte de Courtenay
(Abt 1130-After 1205)
Mahaud (Mathilde) DE BOURGOGNE comtesse de Grignon
Pierre II DE COURTENAY Emperor of Constantinople, Comte de Courtenay
(After 1158-After 1219)
Agnès DE NEVERS Countess
(Between 1169-1193)
Mathilde DE COURTENAY Countess of Nevers, Auxerre & Tonnerre
(Abt 1188-1257)


Family Links

1. Hervé IV DE DONZY Seigneur de Donzy
2. Guy IV DE FOREZ Count of Forez

Mathilde DE COURTENAY Countess of Nevers, Auxerre & Tonnerre

  • Born: Abt 1188
  • Married (1): After 20 Dec 1213
  • Married (2): Jul 1226
  • Died: 29 Jul 1257

   Research Notes:

The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mathildem" as only daughter of "comitis Petris" & his first wife, specifying that she married firstly "Herveio Gaufridi filio de Giam et de Dunzeio" and secondly "comiti Gugoni Forensi".

She succeeded her mother in 1193 as Ctss de Nevers, d'Auxerre et de Tonnerre, under the guardianship of her father. The Chronologia Roberti Altissiodorenses records the marriage in 1199 of "Petri Comitis Nivernensis filiam" and "Herveo de Giemo". Philippe II King of France granted permission for the marriage of “Herveus dominus Donziaci” and “filiam Petri comitis Nivernensis, cum comitatu", for which "nos et Renaldus frater noster" granted "Giemum cum tota castellania" to the king, by charter dated Oct 1199. "Mathildis comitissa Nivernensis" donated property to the abbey of Corbigny by charter dated May 1226 for the soul of "H quondam bone memorie domini et mariti nostri comitis Nivernensis". "Guido Nivernensis comes et Mathildis comitissa uxor eiusdem comitis" took under their protection a family belonging to Saint-Cyr by charter dated Jan 1229. "G. comes et M. comitissa Nivernensis et Forensis" donated property to the abbey of Bénissons Dieu, for the soul of "bonæ memoriæ quondam comitis Nivernensis", by charter dated Jan 1236.

The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "IV Kal Aug" of "Matildis comitissa Nivernensis".


   Marriage Information:

Mathilde married Hervé IV DE DONZY Seigneur de Donzy, son of Hervé III DE DONZY seigneur de Donzy and Dame Mathilde Gouët DE MONTMIRAIL Alluye, Brou, Authou et Bazoches-du-Perche, after 20 Dec 1213. (Hervé IV DE DONZY Seigneur de Donzy died on 22 Jul 1222 in Château de Saint-Aignan, Saint-Loubès, France.)

   Marriage Notes:

Marriage contract Paris Oct 1199, Papal dispensation 20 Dec 1213

   Marriage Information:

Mathilde also married Guy IV DE FOREZ Count of Forez, son of Guy III DE FOREZ Count of Forez and Alix, in Jul 1226. (Guy IV DE FOREZ Count of Forez died on 29 Oct 1241 in Castellaneta, Apulia.)

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