Margaret af Danmark og Norge von Oldenburg

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Margaret of Denmark and Norway, of Oldenburg (Oldenburg), Queen consort of Scotland

Danish: Margaret af Danmark og Norge, von Oldenburg, Dronning af Skotland
Also Known As: "Margaret af Danmark og Norge von Oldenburg", "Queen consort of Scotland", "Marguerite"
Birthplace: København, Danmark
Death: Died in Stirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Christian I King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden and Dorothea of Brandenburg
Wife of James III, king of Scots
Mother of James IV of Scotland; James Stewart, Duke of Ross; John Stewart, Prince of Scotland, Earl of Mar; Elizabeth Hamilton and James V King of Scots
Sister of Olaf af Danmark og Norge von Oldenburg, Prins; Knud af Danmark og Norge von Oldenburg, Prins; Kong Hans I af Danmark, Norge och Sverige and Frederick I King of Denmark and Norway

Occupation: Queen Consort to Scotland (1469 - 1486), Ѿ ѧ, Маргарет от OLDENBURG
Managed by: Günther Kipp
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About Margaret af Danmark og Norge von Oldenburg

  • In July 1469 (at age 13), at Holyrood Abbey, she married James III, King of Scots (1460-88). Her father, King Christian I of Denmark and also of Norway, agreed on a remarkable dowry to her. He however was strained in cash, so the islands of Orkney and Shetland, Norwegian crown possessions, were pledged as security until the dowry was to be paid. The islands still belongs to Scotland
  • William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness was at that time the Norse Earl of Orkney, who was made in 1473 to exchange his Orkney fief to castle Ravenscraig, so the Scottish throne took the earl's rights in the islands too.
  • This marriage produced three sons:

James IV (17 March 1473 - 9 September 1513), James Stewart, Duke of Ross (March 1476 - January 1504), and John Stewart, Earl of Mar (December 1479 - 1503).

  • She died at Stirling Castle and is buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey.


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Margaret af Danmark og Norge von Oldenburg's Timeline

July 10, 1451
June 23, 1456
København, Danmark
July 13, 1469
Age 13
Holyrood Abbey, Edinburghshire, Scotland
March 17, 1473
Age 16
Stirling Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
March 1476
Age 19
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
July 16, 1479
Age 23
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
July 14, 1486
Age 30
Stirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland
March 1, 1487
Age 30
Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland
April 10, 1512
Age 30