Marguerite de Brabant (c. 1192–?)

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Marguerite de Brabant (c. 1192–?)

Countess of Guelders. Name variations: Margaretha. Born around 1192; daughter of Henry I (1165–1235), duke of Brabant, and Maude of Alsace (1163–c. 1210); married Gerhard III of Gelre or Geldeland, ruler of the Netherlands (d. 1229); children: Otto II, called Otto the Lame (b. around 1220).

On the death of Gerhard III, ruler of the Netherlands, Marguerite de Brabant's son Otto II the Lame became ruler. Marguerite was his guardian from 1229 until 1234 when he came of age.