Marguerite de Brabant

Marguerite de Brabant

Death 14 Dec 1311 (aged 35)
Genoa, Città Metropolitana di Genova, Liguria, Italy
Burial Genoa, Città Metropolitana di Genova, Liguria, Italy
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Germanic Monarch. The Countess of Luxemburg and Queen of the Romans, she was a daughter of Jean I, Duke of Brabant and Limburg and his second wife Marguerite of Flanders. On June 9th, 1292 she married the two years older Count Heinrich of Luxemburg to strengthen a peace contract between Luxemburg and Brabant. The marriage was a very happy and harmonious. She was often able to soothe his wounded pride or soften his fits of rage and his desires for revenge. She gave birth to her first child Jean in 1296. Two daughters, Marie and Beatrix, followed in 1304 and 1305. In 1308 her husband was elected German king and they were crowned two months later on January 6th, 1309 in Aachen. She accompanied him on his campaign against Italy where he was crowned Italian king in 1311 in Milan. After besieging Cremona and Brescia Heinrich decided to spent the winter in Genoa before traveling to Rome. Once there his army was seized by an epidemic. Marguerite was infected too and died only 36 years old. Her tomb at San Francesco di Castelletto was a work by Giovanni Pisano made of Carrara marble. The church was demolished in 1805 and the stock sold. Some pieces of the tomb ended up in museums in Genoa. Heinrich received the imperial crown in June 1312 in San Giovanni in Laterano and died only twenty months after her.

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  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
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