Margaret of Bohemia, Queen of Hungary

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About Margaret of Bohemia

Margaret of Bohemia Queen consort of Hungary Tenure 1342-1349


Spouse Louis I of Hungary House House of Luxembourg Father Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor Mother Blanche of Valois Born 24 May 1335 Died 1349

Margaret of Bohemia (24 May 1335–1349, before October), also known as Margaret of Luxembourg, was the second child of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor by his first wife Blanche of Valois. She was a member of the House of Luxembourg and was Queen consort of Hungary by her marriage.


Margaret was the second child of her father's first marriage. Her older brother, whose name is unknown, died in childhood. Her younger sister was Catherine of Bohemia, who was Duchess consort in both Austria and Bavaria. Margaret's father remarried several times after the death of Blanche in 1348. Her half-siblings included: Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor and Anna, wife of Richard II of England.

Margaret's maternal grandparents were Charles, Count of Valois and his third wife Mahaut of Châtillon. Her paternal grandparents were John of Bohemia and his first wife Elisabeth.

Margaret was betrothed at the age of two to Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy, the contract being signed on 7 March 1338[1]. The contract was, however, broken and Amadeus married Margaret's cousin Bonne of Bourbon.[2].

At the age of seven, Margaret was married in 1342 to Louis I of Hungary.[3]

The marriage lasted seven years and no children were born of the union, probably because of Margaret's young age. She died in 1349 while still a minor, aged around fourteen. She had outlived her mother, Blanche by only one year. Her husband remarried four years later to Elizabeth of Bosnia. They became parents to Mary of Hungary and Jadwiga of Poland.

References:

^ Charles Cawley Bohemia, Medieval Lands at Foundation for Medieval Genealogy ^ Echols, Anne and Marty Williams, An annotated index of Medieval Women, (Markus Weiner Publishing Inc., 1992), 92 ^ Darryl Lundy ThePeerage.com

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Margaret of Bohemia, Queen of Hungary's Timeline

1335
May 25, 1335
1342
1342
Age 6
1349
September 7, 1349
Age 14