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Henri (Brabant) de Brabant (abt. 1207 - 1248)

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Henri (Henri II) "Magnanimous, Duke of Brabant" de Brabant formerly Brabant
Born about in Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgiummap [uncertain]
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Died in Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgiummap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Sep 2010
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Henri II de Brabant succeeded his father in 1235 as Duke of Brabant. After the death in Feb 1247 of Heinrich Raspe anti-King of Germany, Landgraf of Thuringia, Duke Henri II proposed his nephew Willem II Count of Holland as successor after declining the position himself. The Annales Parchenses record the death in 1247/8 of "Heinricus II dux" aged 40.

HENRI II, Duke of Lorraine and Brabant, son and heir, born 1207, died 1 Feb. 1247/8. He married (1st) 22 August, probably 1215 MARIA VON HOHENSTAUFEN, born about 1201, daughter of Philip, King of Germany, Duke of Swabia, by Eirene, daughter of Isaac Angelus, Emperor of the East. They had two sons, Henri (III) [Duke of Lorraine and Brabant] and Philippe, and four daughters, Mathilde, Marie (wife of Ludwig II, Duke of Bavaria), Beatrix (wife Heinrich, Landgrave of Thuringia, King of Germany, and Guillaume III, Count of Flanders), and Marguerite [Abbess of Val-Duc]. His wife, Maria, died 1235. He married (2nd) SOPHIE OF THURINGEN, daughter of Ludwig IV, Landgrave of Thuringia, by Elisabeth, daughter of Andras II, King of Hungary. They had one son, Henri (Landgrave of Hessen) and one daughter, Elizabeth (wife of Albrecht I, Duke of Braunschweig). HENRI II, Duke of Lorraine and Brabant, died 1 Feb. 1247/8. He left a will dated 22 Jan. 1248.


  1. Source: ROYAL ANCESTRY by Douglas Richardson Vol. I page 502
  2. Source: Medieval Lands, Second Edition
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On 24 Jul 2016 at 20:16 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

De Brabant-39 and Brabant-8 appear to represent the same person because: Same name married to the same lady. Looks like a merge... Please merge if you agree...

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