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Nicknames: "Marguerite de Savoie", "Margherita di Savoia"
Birthplace: Of, Savoy, France
Death: Died in Brugge,West Flanders,Flanders,Belgium
Occupation: Margravine of Montferrat, Countess of Saint-Pol, Brienne, Ligny, Marle, and Soissons, Countess consort of Saint-Pol, and Soissons; Margravine of Montferrat, Marle and Soissons; Margravine consort of Montferrat
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About Marguerite de Savoie, Countess of Saint-Pol

Titles

Margravine of Montferrat

Countess of Saint-Pol, of Brienne, de Ligny, Marle and Soissons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_of_Savoy,_Countess_of_Saint-Pol

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Marguerite of Savoy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marguerite of Savoy (1439- 9 March 1483), also known as Margaret of Savoy or Margharita di Savoia, was the eldest surviving daughter of Louis, Duke of Savoy. She was the wife of Giovanni IV Paleologo, Margrave of Montferrat and later the wife of Pierre II de Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol, of Brienne, de Ligny, Marle and Soissons. Marguerite's numerous descendants included Mary, Queen of Scots and King Henri IV of France.

Family and lineage

Marguerite was born in 1439 in Turin, Italy, the eldest surviving daughter and one of the nineteen children of Louis, Duke of Savoy (21 February 1402- 29 January 1465) and Anne de Lusignan of Cyprus (24 September 1418- 11 November 1462). Her paternal grandparents were Amadeus VIII of Savoy, who was also the Antipope Felix V, and Mary of Burgundy. Her maternal grandparents were King Janus de Lusignan of Cyprus and Armenia and Charlotte de Bourbon-La Marche.[1] Her many siblings included Amadeus IX of Savoy, who married Yolande of Valois, Philip II, Duke of Savoy (5 February 1438- 7 November 1497), who married firstly Marguerite de Bourbon, and secondly Claude de Brosse, Louis of Savoy, Count of Geneva who married Queen Charlotte of Cyprus (28 June 1444- 16 July 1487), Charlotte of Savoy, Queen consort of King Louis XI of France, Bona of Savoy, second wife of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan, and Marie of Savoy (20 March 1448- 1475), who married, as his second wife, Marguerite's father-in-law, Louis of Luxembourg, Count of Saint- Pol, Constable of France.

[edit]Marriages and children

In December 1458 at Casale, she married her first husband, Giovanni IV Paleologo, Margrave of Montferrat (24 June 1413- 19 January 1464), the son of John Jacob of Montferrat and Jeanne of Savoy. He was a condottiere for the Republic of Venice during the Wars in Lombardy which were a series of conflicts fought between Venice and Milan, and their various allies.

Marguerite brought a dowry of 100,000 scudi, and in return received Trino, Morano, Borgo San Martino, and Mombaruzzo. The marriage was childless, although he fathered several illegitimate children. He died on 19 January 1464, leaving her a widow at the age of twenty-five.

Two and a half years later, on 12 July 1466[2], Marguerite married her second husband, Pierre II of Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol, of Brienne, de Ligny, Marle and Soissons (1440- 25 October 1482), the second eldest son of Louis of Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol, of Brienne, Conversano, and de Ligny, Constable of France, and Jeanne de Bar, Countess of Marle and Soissons. The marriage produced five children:[3]

Louis of Luxembourg (died young)

Claude of Luxembourg (died young)

Antoine of Luxembourg (died young)

Marie de Luxembourg (c.April 1467- 1 April 1547), married firstly, her uncle, Jacques of Savoy, Count of Romont, by whom she had a daughter, Francoise of Savoy. Marie married secondly, Francois de Bourbon, Count of Vendome, by whom she had six children including Charles de Bourbon, Duke of Vendome (2 June 1489- 1537), and Antoinette de Bourbon (25 December 1493- 22 January 1583), wife of Claude, Duke of Guise. Mary, Queen of Scots, King Henri IV of France, and the Lorraine Dukes of Guise were Marie's direct descendants.

Francoise of Luxembourg, Dame d'Enghien (died 5 December 1523), married Philip of Cleves-Ravenstein, Captain General of Flanders (died 28 January 1528).

[edit]Death

Marguerite died at Bruges on 9 March 1483, less than six months after her husband Pierre, and she was buried at the Abbey of Happlaincourt.[4] Marguerite was survived by her two daughters, Marie and Francoise, her three sons having died in early infancy.

[edit]References

^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Savoy

^ www.Worldroots.com, Descendants of Amadeus III of Savoy, by Leo van de Pas

^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Champagne, Nobility

^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Savoy

Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Savoy

Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Champagne, Nobility

www.Worldroots.com, Descendants of Amadeus III of Savoy, Leo van de Pas

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Marguerite de Savoie's Timeline

1439
April, 1439
Of, Savoy, France
1466
July 12, 1466
Age 27
Savoie,Viennois,Dauphine,France
1472
1472
Age 32
Luxemberg
1474
1474
Age 34
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1476
Age 36
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1478
1478
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1483
March 9, 1483
Age 43
Brugge,West Flanders,Flanders,Belgium
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