Marie's first marriage to Philip I of Namur in 1211, was a diplomatic move by her father, Philip II, to gain control over Flanders and Hainault. The marriage did not produce children and Philip died in 1212. With the death of her first husband, Marie was able to remarry. On 22 April 1213 she married Henry I, Duke of Brabant in Soissons.
Marie of Brabant (13 May 1254 – 12 January 1322 ) was Queen of France from 1274 until 1285 as the second wife of King Philip III. Born in Leuven, Brabant, she was a daughter of Henry III, Duke of Brabant, and Adelaide of Burgundy.  Queen [ edit] Marie married the widowed Philip III of France on 21 August 1274. 
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Maria was the daughter of Duke Henry II of Brabant and Lorraine from his first marriage to Maria of Swabia, daughter of King Philip of Swabia. The younger Maria's siblings included Henry III, Duke of Brabant and Matilda of Brabant. After her mother's death her father married Sophie of Thuringia; from this marriage she gained two half-siblings, incl...
On 2 August 1254, Maria married Louis II, Duke of Bavaria.The couple were married for only two years, during which time they had no children.
Maria was executed by beheading in Donauwörth in 1256 after having been accused of adultery by her husband. It was later determined that Louis had not proven his case, and in fact had not presented any valid evidence of adultery; as penance, he founded the Cistercian friary Fürstenfeld Abbey(Fürstenfeldbruck) near Munich. Different sources give var...Bumke, Joachim (1991). Courtly Culture: Literature and Society in the High Middle Ages. Translated by Dunlap, Thomas. University of California Press.Dunbabin, Jean (2011). The French in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1266–1305. Cambridge University Press.
She was a member of the House of Capet . She was Duchess of Brabant by her marriage to John III, Duke of Brabant. Her paternal grandmother being Marie of Brabant, she was a great-granddaughter of Henry III, Duke of Brabant and so, her husband's second cousin. Marie was the eldest of five children born to her parents.
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- Early Life and Legitimacy
In order to marry Agnes, Marie's father Philip had to get a divorce from his neglected second wife Ingeborg of Denmark. Pope Innocent III (1198–1216) refused to grant Philip a divorce. Philip still did remarry though. His first choice was Marguerite of Geneva, but they did not marry because Thomas I of Savoy captured her on her way to Paris, claimi...
Marie was betrothed twice before she married. Her first betrothal was in 1200 to Prince Alexander of Scotland (future King Alexander II) the pair were only two years of age. Alexander succeeded as King aged sixteen in 1214, his engagement to Marie had been broken off around 1202 and he married Joan, daughter of John of England instead. Marie's seco...Marie (Capétiens)Cawley, Charles, "Medieval Lands" by Charles Cawley , CAPET, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed]Medieval LandsAncestors of Marie (Capétiens)