Royalty. Born the eldest daughter of Baldwin V of Hainaut and Margaret I of Flanders. The marriage to Philipp II August was probably arranged by his adviser Philippe of Flanders and celebrated without the consent of his parents Adele de Champagne and Louis VII. His father was so ill at the time that he was unable to reign the kingdom. On May 29th 1180 she was crowned in St. Denis and on September 19th, after the death of her father-in-law, she became queen. She gave birth to Louis in 1187 who would later succeed his father. She died after giving birth to twins. The two boys died a few days after their mother and were buried beside her.