Margerita Gonzaga (1591 - 1632)

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Nicknames: "Margherita"
Birthplace: Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
Death: Died in Nancy, Lorraine, France
Occupation: Duchess Consort of Lorraine
Managed by: Paul Douglas Van Dillen
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Margerita Gonzaga

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Margerita Gonzaga (2 October 1591-7 February 1632) was the eldest daughter of Vincenzo I Gonzaga and Eleonora de' Medici, she is also a sister of Francesco IV Gonzaga, Ferdinando I Gonzaga, Vincenzo II Gonzaga and Eleonora Gonzaga. Her brothers all succeded their father as Duke of Mantua and Eleonora became Holy Roman Emperess by her marriage to Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.


She married Henry II, Duke of Lorraine on 24 April 1606, he had previously been married Catherine of Navarre but Henry and Catherine where divorced because the marriage unhappy, childless and Catherine had refused to convert to the Roman Catholic faith.

Henry and Margerita had four children; two of them survived infancy, they were

Nicolette (1608–1657), married Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine

Claude (1612–1648), married Nicholas II, Duke of Lorraine

The two girls married their cousins who were Henry's successors since Margerita had not given him a son.

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Princess Margerita Gonzaga of Mantua's Timeline

October 2, 1591
Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
April 24, 1606
Age 14
Age 16
October 12, 1612
Age 21
February 7, 1632
Age 40
Nancy, Lorraine, France