Marguerite de Bourgogne

Marguerite de Bourgogne

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Death Feb 1442 (aged 48)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 120804660 · View Source
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Margaret of Burgundy was the eldest child and the first of six daughters of John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria.
She also known as Margaret of Nevers, was Dauphine of France and Duchess of Guyenne as the daughter-in-law of King Charles VI of France. A pawn in the dynastic struggles between her family and in-laws during the Hundred Years' War, Margaret was twice envisaged to become Queen of France.
On 9 July 1394, Duke Philip and his mentally unstable nephew, King Charles VI of France, agreed that the former's first grandchild would marry the latter's son and heir apparent, Dauphin Charles. Following their formal betrothal in January 1396, Margaret was known as "madame la dauphine".
The death of her eight-year-old fiancé in early 1401 forced Margaret's grandfather and Charles' mother, Isabeau of Bavaria, to arrange a new union in the wake of Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War. In Paris in May 1403, it was agreed that Margaret would marry the new Dauphin of France, Duke Louis of Guyenne.
Their childless marriage ended with Louis' death in 1415.
Margaret's second marriage was to Arthur, Duke of Touraine, the grandson and heir apparent of King Henry VI of England. They married on 10 October 1423.
Margaret proved to be a devoted wife, protecting her husband when he fell out with Charles VII and managing his estates while he was at the battlefield. She returned with him to Paris when the French regained control of the city in 1436. Little is known about her life after 1436. She died childless in Paris in February 1442.
In her will, a copy of which is preserved in the archives of Nantes, she asked that her heart be buried at a Picardy shrine called Notre-Dame de Liesse. Both her widower and brother, however, were too busy to carry out her final request.


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Gravesite Details According to Gazette des beaux-arts. Paris, her memorial is here

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  • Created by: Kat
  • Added: 25 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 120804660
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marguerite de Bourgogne (Dec 1393–Feb 1442), Find A Grave Memorial no. 120804660, citing Eglise Carmes, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 47496397) .