Matilda of Tuscany

Matilda of Tuscany – The great Countess

Matilda of Tuscany was born around 1046 as the daughter of Margrave Boniface III of Tuscany and Beatrice of Lorraine. She knew Latin and was possibly also versed in German and French. Her father was assassinated in 1052, and his heir was Matilda’s brother, Frederick, under the regency of their mother. Matilda was the youngest child, but her [read more]