He married Maud of Boulogne and Alsace (also called Maud of Flanders) in 1179.
Henri II de Brabant was born from his first marriage.
Under Hendrik I, there was a town policy and town planning. Hendrik's attention went out to those regions that lent themselves for extension of his sovereignty and in some locations he used the creation of a new town as an instrument in the political organisation of the area. Among the towns to which the Duke gave city rights and trade privileges was 's-Hertogenbosch.
He was buried in St. Pieters cathedral at Louvain.
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