Saint Margaret of Scotland

Saint Margaret of Scotland

Death 16 Nov 1093 (aged 48)
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Burial Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Memorial ID 8385477 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Saint, Scottish Monarch. The daughter of Edward Atheling, and wife of King Malcolm III Canmore, she founded several churches and abbeys, instituted religious reforms, and brought the Celtic church under the control of Rome. She was a patroness of the arts and education, and was very active in charitable works. She bore eight children, all of whom she raised in the church. She spent much of her time in devotional reading, and was exemplary of a just and caring ruler. She became ill and died just four days after the deaths of her husband and son. She was canonized in 1250 by Pope Innocent IV. Her feast day is June 10, celebrated on November 16 in Scotland.

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  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 13 Feb 2004
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Margaret of Scotland (8 Sep 1045–16 Nov 1093), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8385477, citing Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .