Mahaut, Countess of Artois

Mahaut, Countess of Artois
Mahaut of Artois
suo jure Countess of Artois
Spouse(s) Otto IV, Count of Burgundy
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
Paris, France

Mahaut of Artois (1268 – October 28, 1329, Paris), also known as Mathilda, was the only daughter, and eldest child of Robert II, Count of Artois and Amicie de Courtenay.



Her paternal grandparents were Robert I, Count of Artois and Matilda of Brabant. Her maternal grandparents were Pierre de Courtenay, Seigneur de Conches, and Perronelle de Joigny.[1]


  1. Philip of Artois (1269–1298). Married Blanche de Dreux, daughter of John II, Duke of Brittany, by whom he had five children.
  2. Robert of Artois (born 1271). Died young.

Marriage and issue

In 1291,[1] 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.

In fiction

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.


  1. ^ a b Burke's Peerage
Preceded by
Robert II
Countess of Artois
Succeeded by
Joan II

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mahaut — may refer to: Mahaut (Mathilda), Countess of Artois Mahaut of Châtillon Mahaut River Mahaut, Dominica This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Margaret I, Countess of Burgundy — Margaret I Countess Palatine of Burgundy Countess of Artois Reign 1361 1382 Predecessor Philip I Successor …   Wikipedia

  • Margaret III, Countess of Flanders — Margaret of Dampierre, Countess of Flanders Margaret of Dampierre (13 April 1350 – 16/21 March 1405) was Countess of Flanders (as Margaret III), Countess of Artois and Countess Palatine of Burgundy (as Margaret II) and twice Duchess consort of… …   Wikipedia

  • Margaret of Artois — (1285–1311) was the eldest child of Philip of Artois and his wife, Blanche of Brittany. She was a member of the House of Artois. She was married to Louis d Évreux, her daughters all made good political marriages. By her marriage, Margaret was… …   Wikipedia

  • Jeanne II, Countess of Burgundy — See also: Joan of Burgundy Jeanne, Countess of Burgundy (15 January1292 21 January 1330), also known as Jeanne de Bourgogne, Jeanne, Comtesse de Bourgogne and Joan, Countess Palatine of Burgundy, was the eldest daughter of Otto IV, Count of… …   Wikipedia

  • County of Artois — Comté d Artois (fr) Graafschap Artesië (nl) Fiefdom of France, then State of the Holy Roman Empire part of the Burgundian Netherlands (1384–1482) part of the Habsburg Netherlands (1493–1659) …   Wikipedia

  • Marie of Brittany, Countess of Saint-Pol — For other people of the same name, see Marie of Brittany. Marie of Brittany (1268–1339) was the daughter of John II, Duke of Brittany and Beatrice of England. She is also known as Marie de Dreux Contents 1 Family 2 Marriage 3 Descendents …   Wikipedia

  • Robert III of Artois — (1287 ndash;1342, Vannes) was the son of Philip of Artois and Blanche of Brittany [ Robert d Artois on Foundation for Medieval Genealogy site] ] .In 1318 he married… …   Wikipedia

  • Adelaide, Countess Palatine of Burgundy — Adelaide (or Alice, Alix; died 8 March 1279, Evian) was countess palatine of Burgundy from 1248 until her death. She was also Countess of Savoy and Bresse through her marriage in 1267 to Philip I, Count of Savoy. Adelaide was the daughter of Otto …   Wikipedia

  • Bruay-la-Buissière — French commune name= Bruay la Buissière region= departement= arrondissement=Béthune canton= Bruay la Buissière (chef lieu) insee=62178 cp=62700 maire=Alain Wacheux mandat=2008 2014 intercomm=communauté d agglomération de l Artois… …   Wikipedia