Matthias I was born in 1119 A.D. and died #onthisday 1176 A.D. he was the Duke of Lorraine from 1338 A.D. until his death. He was the eldest son of Simon I and Adelaide.

Like people before him, such as Theirry II and the Adalbert his was a firm supporter of the King of Germany and even Holy Roman Emperor.

Matthias married Judith who was the Daughter of Frederick II, Duke of Swabia and was the niece of Conrad III and sister of Frederick Barbarossa.

 

He was also traveled with Barbarossa on a number of important occasions such as the Coronation of Pope Adrian IV in Rome.

Mathis also helped out the emperor in his wars against Adrian and his successor Alexander III; as well as the King of France and Sicily.

 

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