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Henry II of Brabant (French: Henri II de Brabant, Dutch: Hendrik II van Brabant, 1207 – February 1, 1248 in Leuvenmarker) was Duke of Brabant and Lothier after the death of his father Henry I in 1235. His mother was Mathilde of Flanders

Henry II supported his sister Mathilde's son, William II, Count of Holland, in the latter's bid for election as German King.

Family and children

His first marriage was to Marie of Hohenstaufen (April 3, 1201–1235, Leuven), daughter of Philip of Swabia and Irene Angelina. They had six children:
  1. Henry III, Duke of Brabant (d. 1261)
  2. Philip, died young
  3. Matilda of Brabant (1224 – September 29, 1288), married:
    1. in Compiègnemarker June 14, 1237 to Robert I of Artois;
    2. before May 31, 1254 to Guy II of Châtillon, Count of Saint Polmarker.
  4. Beatrix (1225 – November 11, 1288), married:
    1. at Kreuzburg March 10, 1241 Heinrich Raspe Landgrave of Thuringia;
    2. in Leuven November 1247 to William III of Dampierre, Count of Flanders (1224 – June 6, 1251).
  5. Marie of Brabant (c. 1226 – January 18, 1256, Donauwörthmarker), married Louis II, Duke of Upper Bavaria. She was beheaded by her husband on suspicion of infidelity.
  6. Margaret (d. March 14, 1277), Abbess of Herzogenthal.


His second marriage was to Sophie of Thuringia (March 20, 1224 – May 29, 1275), daughter of Ludwig IV of Thuringia and Elisabeth of Hungary by whom he had two children:
  1. Henry (1244–1308, created Landgrave of Hessemarker in 1263.
  2. Elizabeth (1243 – October 9, 1261), married in Braunschweigmarker July 13, 1254 to Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg


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