Margaret of Bohemia, Queen of Hungary

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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. She 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, and was probably buried in Székesfehérvár Basilica. She had outlived her mother, Blanche, by only one year. Her husband remarried four years later to Elizabeth of Bosnia.

Ancestors[edit]

See also[edit]

Elizabeth of Poland
Elizabeth of Poland (translation from Polish Wikipedia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Cawley Cawley, Charles, Bohemia, Medieval Lands, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012 ,[better source needed] at Medieval Lands Project
  2. ^ Echols, Anne and Marty Williams, An annotated index of Medieval Women, (Markus Weiner Publishing Inc., 1992), 92
  3. ^ Darryl Lundy ThePeerage.com
Margaret of Bohemia, Queen of Hungary
Born: 1335 Died: 1349
Vacant
Title last held by
Elizabeth of Poland
Queen consort of Hungary
1342–1349
Vacant
Title next held by
Elizabeth of Bosnia