Margaret of Scotland, dauphine de France

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Margaret Stewart

Also Known As: "Dauphine of /France/", "Of Scotland /Margaret/"
Birthplace: Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Châlons, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Place of Burial: St Laon Abbey, Thouars, Deux-Sevres, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James I of Scotland and Joan Beaufort, Queen Consort of Scots
Wife of Louis XI "le Prudent" de Valois, Roi de France
Sister of Isabella of Scotland, Duchess of Brittany; Eleanor Stewart; Joan of Scotland, Countess of Morton; Mary Stewart, Countess of Buchan; James II of Scotland and 2 others
Half sister of James II of Scotland; Margaret Stewart; John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl; James Stewart, 1st Earl of Buchan and Andrew Moray Stewart

Occupation: Dauphine de France - Fille de Jacques Ier, roi d'Ecosse, Dauphine of Viennois, AKA "Margaret Stewart"
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About Margaret of Scotland, dauphine de France

  • Princess of Scotland
  • By Marriage Queen Consort of France
  • Without issue


In 1435 she was betrothed to the future Louis XI, King of France. In 1436 an English flotilla, sent to intercept the fleet carrying Margaret to France, was diverted by a convoy of Flemish merchantmen carrying wine. Arriving safely at La Rochelle, Margaret was married at Tours.

As the bride and groom were both still children, she lived with her mother-in-law. However, despite the kind treatment she received from both the King and the Queen, Margaret was not happy in France. Her unhappiness grew when Louis took a dislike to her and said that he had been tricked into the marriage by his father before he was old enough to have any say in the matter.

Disagreements with his father caused Louis to withdraw from court while Margaret remained in Paris. In August 1445 she accompanied the King on a pilgrimage to Notre Dame de l'Epine near Châlons. It was a very hot day and on her return to the Château she sat in a draughty gallery to cool down, developed a chill and, within ten days, was dead from inflammation of the lungs.


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Margaret of Scotland, dauphine de France's Timeline

December 25, 1424
Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
June 24, 1436
Age 11
Tours, 37000, Indre-et-Loire, FRANCE
August 16, 1445
Age 20
Châlons, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
November 14, 1479
Age 20
St Laon Abbey, Thouars, Deux-Sevres, France