Margaret of Bavaria, Marchioness of Mantua

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Margaret of Bavaria
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Margaret of Bavaria
Spouse(s) Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Father Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
Mother Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck
Born 1442
Munich
Died 1479
Mantua

Margaret of Bavaria (1442–1479), was a Marchioness consort of Mantua, married in 1463 to Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua. She was the daughter of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria and Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck. The marriage between Margaret and Frederico helped trading relations between the two states. Margaret was hunch-backed and was not able to speak nor read Italian when she arrived, but the relationship with Frederico was described as happy. The court was dominated by her mother-in-law, but Margaret avoided all conflicts. During his war against Aragon, Frederico appointed Margaret as regent in his absence during the spring and summer of 1479. She died during her reign.

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Italian Wikipedia.
Preceded by
Barbara of Brandenburg (1423-1481)
Marchesa of Mantua
1478-1479
Succeeded by
Isabella d'Este