- Mahaut, Countess of Artois
Mahaut of Artois suo jure Countess of Artois Spouse(s) Otto IV, Count of Burgundy Issue Blanche of Burgundy
Joan II, Countess of Burgundy
Robert, Count of Burgundy
Noble family House of Artois Father Robert II, Count of Artois Mother Amicie de Courtenay Born 1268
Died 28 October 1329
- Philip of Artois (1269–1298). Married Blanche de Dreux, daughter of John II, Duke of Brittany, by whom he had five children.
- Robert of Artois (born 1271). Died young.
Marriage and issue
In 1291, Mahaut married Otto IV, Count of Burgundy, to whom she bore three children, including two girls who married kings of France, Blanche and Joan. Because of the premature death of her brother Philip in 1298, she inherited the County of Artois at her father's death in 1302, rather than her nephew Robert (her inheritance being based upon proximity of blood). Although he repeatedly challenged the decision, her rights to the county were consistently upheld. She was an able administrator and managed to defeat the many rebellions perpetrated by members of the nobility. Upon her death in 1329, the county was inherited by her daughter Joan II, Countess of Burgundy (d. 1329), who was married to Philip V of France.
Mahaut of Artois is a major character in The Accursed Kings, a series of historical novels by Maurice Druon. Druon describes her as the poisoner of Louis X and his baby child, to be later poisoned the same way by her female servant, who originally helped with the King's poisoning.
She was portrayed by Hélène Duc in the 1972 French miniseries Les Rois Maudits.
She was portrayed by Jeanne Moreau in the 2005 French miniseries Les Rois Maudits.
Countess of Artois
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