Henry III, Duke of Brabant

Dutch noble (1231–1261)
Henry III
Duke of Brabant
Duke of Lothier
Imperial Vicar
Heinricus III of Brabant.jpg
Effigy of Henry on his seal
Died28 February 1261
BuriedDominican Church, Leuven [nl]
Noble familyHouse of Reginar
Spouse(s)Adelaide of Burgundy
IssueHenry IV, Duke of Brabant
John I, Duke of Brabant
Godfrey, Lord of Aarschot
Marie of Brabant, Queen of France
FatherHenry II, Duke of Brabant
MotherMarie of Hohenstaufen

Henry III of Brabant (c. 1230 – February 28, 1261, Leuven) was Duke of Brabant between 1248 and his death. He was the son of Henry II of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen.[1]

The disputed territory of Lothier, the former Duchy of Lower Lorraine, was assigned to him by the German King Alfonso X of Castile. Alfonso also appointed him Imperial Vicar to advance his claims on the Holy Roman Empire.

In 1251, he married Adelaide of Burgundy (c. 1233 – October 23, 1273),[1] daughter of Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy and Yolande de Dreux, by whom he had four children:

  1. Henry IV, Duke of Brabant (c. 1251 – aft. 1272)[1] Mentally handicapped, and made to abdicate in favor of his brother John on 24 May 1267.
  2. John I, Duke of Brabant (1253–1294)[1] Married first to Marguerite of France, daughter of King Louis IX of France (Saint Louis) and his wife Margaret of Provence, and later to Margaret of Flanders, daughter of Guy, Count of Flanders and his first wife Mathilda of Béthune.[2][3]
  3. Godfrey of Brabant, Lord of Aarschot (d. July 11, 1302, Kortrijk),[1] killed at the Battle of the Golden Spurs, married 1277 Jeanne Isabeau de Vierzon (d. aft. 1296)
  4. Maria of Brabant (1256, Leuven – January 12, 1321, Murel), married at Vincennes on August 27, 1274 to King Philip III of France.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f Dunbabin 2011, p. xiv.
  2. ^ Iohannis de Thielrode Genealogia Comitum Flandriæ MGH SS IX, p. 335.
  3. ^ Oude Kronik van Brabant, p. 68.


  • Dunbabin, Jean (2011). The French in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1266–1305. Cambridge University Press.
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