Mahaut I (r. 1215–1242)

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Mahaut I (r. 1215–1242)

Ruler of Bourbon . Name variations: Dame Mahaut. Reigned from 1215 to 1242; heir of Archimbaud or Archambaud V, ruler of Bourbon (r. 1116–1171); married Gautier de Vienne, ruler of Bourbon (r. 1171–1215); married Gui II de Dampierre, in 1242; children: (second marriage) two daughters, Mahaut II de Dampierre (1234–1266) and Agnes de Dampierre (1237–1288).

Mahaut I was the heir of Archambaud V, who ruled Bourbon from 1116 to 1171, but it was her first husband Gautier de Vienne who succeeded to the throne upon Archambaud's death. After Gautier's death in 1215, Mahaut I ruled for 27 years, until her marriage in 1242 to Gui II de Dampierre, with whom she had two daughters, Mahaut II de Dampierre and Agnes de Dampierre . Following her marriage, Mahaut I was succeeded to the throne by Archambaud VI; his successor was Archambaud VII, followed by Mahaut II.