Godefroi VI DE LOUVAIN, Duke of Lower Lotharingia
(-Aft 1162)
Duke Hendrik II VAN LIMBURG, Count of Arlon
Mathilde VON SAFFENBERG, Heiress of Rolduc (Rode)
Godefroi VII DE LOUVAIN, Duke of Lower Lotharingia
Margareta VAN LIMBURG, Duchess of Lorraine
Henri I "le Guerroyeur" (the Warrior) DE LOUVAIN, Duke of Lorraine & Brabant


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1. Mathilde DE FLANDRE, Duchess of Brabant

2. Marie CAPET de France
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Henri I "le Guerroyeur" (the Warrior) DE LOUVAIN, Duke of Lorraine & Brabant

  • Born: 1165, Brabant, Belgium
  • Married (1): 1180
  • Married (2): 22 Apr 1213, Soissons, Aisne, Picardie, France
  • Died: 5 Sep 1235, Köln An Der Rhein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Preussen
  • Buried: St Peter, Lowen

  Research Notes:

The Oude Kronik van Brabant names "Henricum…et Albertum" as the two children of "Godefridus" and his wife "Margaretam filiam Henrici comitis Lymburgensis". The Gesta Abbatem Trudonensium names "Godefridus tercius dux Brabantie…et filius eius Henricus" when recording the former's departure for Jerusalem and the latter's destruction of "castrum Iacie" both in 1183.

He was installed in 1180 as HENRI Duke of Lotharingia, until 1222. Duke of Louvain 1183, until 1198. "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" returned property to Aachen St Maria, in the presence of "filiis meis Heinrico milite, Alberto clerico", by charter dated Sep 1185.

He was installed as HENRI I "le Guerroyeur" Duke of Brabant in 1191. "Henricus dux Lotharingiæ et marchio et…Luduicus comes de Lon" agreed to divide "terram de Mussal" if "comes de Dasborc" died without heirs by charter dated 1197. He was one of the leaders of a crusade planned by Emperor Heinrich VI King of Germany, arriving in Palestine in mid-1197. He was marching to relieve Jaffa, captured by the Muslims in Sep 1198, when he heard news of the death of Henri de Champagne King of Jerusalem. He returned to Acre and took interim charge of the government until the arrival of Amaury de Lusignan King of Cyprus in Jan 1198. He recaptured Beirut from the Muslims in Oct 1197. After the murder of Philipp von Hohenstaufen King of Germany in 1208, Philippe II "Auguste" King of France promoted the candidacy of Duke Henri for the German throne.

Markgraaf van Antwerpen. “Henricus...dux Lotharingie et marchio Andwerpie” acknowledged holding “de Herenthals burgesiam novam” jointly with Mons Sainte-Waudru, “pro mei et...coniugis mee Mathildis”, by charter dated Oct 1209. Duke Henri joined his son-in-law Emperor Otto IV against France, and was defeated at the battle of Bouvines in 1214.

The Annales Parchenses record the death in 1235 of "Heinricus dux Lotharingie". The Oude Kronik van Brabant records the death at Köln in 1235 of "Henricus dux Lotharingie" and his burial "Lovanii…in ecclesia Sancti Petri" with his wife Mathilde and his daughter Marie. The necrology of Brogne records the death "VII Id Sep" of "Henricus dux Lovaniensis". 1

  Marriage Information:

Henri married Mathilde DE FLANDRE, Duchess of Brabant, daughter of Mathieu I DE FLANDRE, Comte de Boulogne, and Marie DE BLOIS, Comtesse de Boulogne-sur-Mer, in 1180. (Mathilde DE FLANDRE was born in 1170 in Boulogne, Pas-De-Calais, France and died on 16 Oct 1210 in Louvain, France.)

  Marriage Information:

Henri also married Marie CAPET de France, daughter of Philippe II "Auguste" CAPET, King of France, and Agnes VON ANDECHS-MERAN, on 22 Apr 1213 in Soissons, Aisne, Picardie, France. (Marie CAPET was born in aftr 1197 and died on 15 Aug 1238.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Henri de Louvain.

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