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Saint “Proud Margaret” Margaret

Saint “Proud Margaret” Margaret

Birth
Death 1225 (aged 17–18)
Burial Leuven, Arrondissement Leuven, Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant), Belgium
Memorial ID 8115 · View Source
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Martyr and patron saint of Leuven. Her remains are in the reliquary which was constructed in 1902 and bears scenes of her life.
There are two legends about her. The first: She was a young virgin who worked in a winehouse. One night she was sent to get more wine when she was murdered by bandits who threw her in the river Dijle, but instead of floating downstream, Margrietje floated upstream back to Leuven. The other legend claims that she was abducted when she went to a convent with relatives. She was raped and murdered and thrown in the river Dijle; she was soon found by fishermen. They buried her, but mysterious lights spooked around the grave and her body was dug up again and brought back to Leuven. (Bio by Lisa Bilsen)


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8115
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Saint “Proud Margaret” Margaret (1207–1225), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8115, citing Saint Peter's Church, Leuven, Arrondissement Leuven, Flemish Brabant (Vlaams-Brabant), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .