Matthew de Alsace
- Born: Cir 1137, Alsace, France
- Marriage: Marie de Boulogne 160
- Died: 25 Jul 1173, Battle at Driencourt, Somme, Picardy, France at age 36
Another name for Matthew was Matthew comté de Boulogne.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 160
Thierry I of Lorraine, Count of Flanders married Sybil of Anjou. Their son was Matthew of Alsace, Count of Boulogne, who married Marie de Blois, b. 1136 and died 1182, countess of Boulogne in her own right, daughter of Stephen de Blois, King of England, by Matilda de Boulogne. Matilda de Boulogne was the daughter of Eustace III, Count of Boulogne and Lens, Crusader who married in 1102, Marie of Scotland (d. 18 Apr 1118), daughter of Malcolm III Canmore and Margaret, daughter of Edward, the Atheling, by Agatha of Kiev.
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 165:25-26, 158:23-24
• Web Reference: Matthew of Alsace.
Matthew, Count of Boulogne, also known as Matthew of Alsace, was the second son of Thierry, Count of Flanders and Sibylla of Anjou. By his marriage to Marie de Boulogne, he became Count of Boulogne jure uxoris in 1160. They were divorced in 1170, but he continued as Count until his death.
Matthew married Marie de Boulogne, daughter of Étienne de Blois King of England and Matilda de Boulogne.188 (Marie de Boulogne was born in 1136 in Blois, France 188 and died in 1182 in St. Austrebert, Montreuil, France 160.)