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Personal data Hendrik II van Limburg 

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Ancestors (and descendant) of Hendrik II van Limburg

Jutta van Gelre
± 1087-1151

Hendrik II van Limburg
± 1110-1167

Margaretha van Limburg
± 1135-± 1172

Household of Hendrik II van Limburg

He is married to Mathildis van Saffenberg.

They got married.


  1. Hendrik III van Limburg  ± 1131-1221 
  2. Margaretha van Limburg  ± 1135-± 1172 

Notes about Hendrik II van Limburg

HENDRIK van Limburg, son of WALRAM [II] Graaf van Limburg & his wife Jutta von Wassenberg (-Rome Aug 1167, bur Rolduc [Rode] abbey). Arnold Archbishop of Köln confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Rolduc [Rode] by charter dated 20 Oct 1140, which includes donations by "Walramus de Limburg…et filius eius dominus Henricus"[87]. HENDRIK II Duke of Limburg 1140. The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Henricus comes Lymburgensis" attempted to deprive "Godefridi junioris" of his duchy, which "Henricus avus suus et Walramus pater suus" held previously, in the second year of his reign[88]. Comte d’Arlon. "Heinricus comes de Arlo" signed a charter of Konrad III King of Germany dated 5 Jan 1146 (O.S.)[89]. Henri Bishop of Liège confirmed the donations by "domina Jutta, nobilissima matrona uxor ducis Walrami de Lemburg" to Rolduc [Rode] abbey, with the consent of "filiis suis Domino Henrico et Gerardo" by charter dated 1151[90]. "Heinricus dux de Limburch et Gerardus frater eius" subscribed a charter dated 4 Aug 1166[91]. The Petite Chronique d´Aix-la-Chapelle records that Duke Hendrik died of plague in Rome and was buried at Rolduc [Rode] abbey[92].

m firstly (1136) MATHILDE von Saffenberg, daughter of ADOLF Graf von Saffenberg & his wife Margareta von Schwarzenberg (-2 Jan [1145/46]). The Annales Rodenses record the marriage in 1136 of “Heinricus Walrami ducis filius” and “Mathilda...comitis Adolphi filia”[93]. Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1147 under which her husband confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Rolduc, among which his donation "in obitu…coniugis suæ dominæ Mathildis" which refers to donations by "socer eius", which are in turn recited earlier in the same document as donations of Adolf Graf von Saffenberg[94]. This is supported by the charter dated 1171 under which her son "Henricus filius domini Henrici filii ducis Walerami de Lymburg" donated property, inherited by him and "sorore nostra domina Margareta ducissa de Lovanio…atque domino Godefrido marito eius duce de Lovanio", to Rolduc [Rode] abbey and names "domino Herimanno, avunculo nostro, comite de Saphinberg"[95]. Heiress of Rolduc [Rode]. The Annales Rodenses record that “Mathildis...uxor Heinrici...Jutte filii et junioris Heinrici mater” died six years before her mother-in-law, noting in a later passage that “Mathildis” died “IV Non Jan” which appears from the context to refer to the same person[96].

m secondly ([1150], divorced before 1152) as her second husband, LAURETTA de Flandre, widow of IWAN Graaf van Aalst, daughter of THIERRY Count of Flanders [Lorraine] & his first wife Suanhilde --- ([1120]-1175). The Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin records that Count Thierry "ex priori uxore unicam tantum filiam habuit quam Ivanus de Alosto postea sortitus est in conjugium" but does not give her name[97]. The Flandria Generosa names "Laurentiam" as the only daughter of "comitissa etiam Suanildis", specifying that her marriage with "dux de Lemburg" was terminated on grounds of consanguinity, that she subsequently married "Iwanus de Alst", and after the latter's death "Rodulfo comiti Peronensi" and "comiti de Namur", although this switches her first and second husbands[98]. The correct order of her first and second marriages is confirmed by the charter dated 22 Sep 1139 under which "Iwanus de Gand…cum uxoris meæ Lauretæ filiæ Theoderici comitis" donated property to "Fratrum Trunciniensis ecclesiæ" near Gand[99]. She married thirdly (1152) as his third wife, Raoul I "le Vaillant" Comte de Vermandois, and fourthly ([1152/59], divorced 1163) Henri "l’Aveugle" Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg (-Aug 1196). She left her fourth husband before [1163] and refused to return to him despite being excommunicated by the bishop of Cambrai. She became a nun at Voorst.

Duke Hendrik II & his first wife had two children:
MARGARETA van Limburg (-1172, bur Louvain, église collégiale de Saint Pierre).
HENDRIK van Limburg (-Klosterrath 21 Jun 1221, bur Rolduc [Rode] Abbey).


[87] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, XLV, p. 132.

[88] Oude Kronik van Brabant, Codex Diplomaticus Neerlandicus, Second Series (Utrecht 1855), deerde deel, Part 1, p. 60.

[89] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 78.

[90] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LIV, p. 142.

[91] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 67.

[92] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 141.

[93] Annales Rodenses, p. 35.

[94] Ernst (1839), Tome III, p. 143.

[95] Ernst (1847), Tome VI, LX, p. 147.

[96] Annales Rodenses, pp. 63-4.

[97] Guérard, M. (ed.) (1840) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Bertin (Paris), II.11, p. 300.

[98] Flandria Generosa 32, MGH SS IX, p. 324.

[99] Miraeus (1723), Tome I, XCVI, p. 104.,%20LOUVAIN.htm#HenriILotharingiaBrabantdied1235A

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  3. Histoire du Limbourg

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