|Mathieu II DE LORRAINE Duke of Lorraine
Mathieu II DE LORRAINE Duke of Lorraine
- Born: Abt 1195, Lorraine, Moselle, France
- Died: 9 Feb 1251
The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Iacobum Metensum episcopum, Theobaldum et Matheum duces et Regnaldum comitem de Castres" as sons of "Fridericum ducem Lotharingie". The Genealogica ex Stirpe Sancti Arnulfi names "Iacobum epsicopum Metensem et Theobaldum et Matheum duces Lotharingie" as sons of "Friderici ducis Lotharingie" & his wife. The Gesta Episcoporum Mettensium names "Mathei ducis Lotharingie, ex patre Ferrico quondam duce Lothoringie de sorore comitis Barrensis" when recording his brother's installation as Bishop of Metz. He succeeded his brother in 1220 as MATHIEU II Duke of Lorraine. Allied with Emperor Friedrich II, Duke Mathieu helped suppress the revolt of the emperor's son in 1235 and in May 1240 was one of the signatories of a letter to Pope Gregory IX regarding the emperor's excommunication, although he swore 31 May 1247 to help Pope Innocent IV against the emperor. The necrology of Gorze records the death "III Id Feb" of "Matheus Lotharingiæ dux".
Mathieu married Catherine VON LIMBURG, daughter of Waleran VON LIMBURG Seigneur de Montjoie and Ermensinde DE NAMUR Countess of Luxembourg & Namur. (Catherine VON LIMBURG was born about 1215 in Limburg, Belgium and died on 18 Apr 1255.)