Margaret of Foix
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|Margaret of Foix|
|Margaret's face on her tomb in Nantes|
|Tenure||27 June 1474 – 15 May 1486|
|Spouse||Francis II, Duke of Brittany|
|Anne of Brittany, Queen of France
Isabeau of Brittany
|House||House of Foix-Grailly|
|Father||Gaston IV, Count of Foix|
|Mother||Eleanor of Navarre|
|Died||15 May 1486
Margaret of Foix (French: Marguerite de Foix) (c. 1449 – 15 May 1486) was, by marriage, Duchess of Brittany from 1474 to 1486.
On 27 June 1474, at Clisson, she married Francis II, Duke of Brittany (1435–1488), son of Richard of Brittany (1395–1438), Count of Étampes (1421–1438), and of Margaret d'Orléans (1406–1466), Countess of Vertus (b. 1423). It was Francis's second marriage, his first wife Margaret of Brittany having died in 1469.
From the union were born two children:
- Anne of Brittany (1477–1514), Duchess of Brittany (1488–1514), and twice Queen Consort of France, from 1491 to 1498 as the wife of Charles VIII and again from 1499 to 1514, as the wife to and Louis XII
- Isabeau of Brittany (1478–1490), betrothed to Jean d'Albret in 1481, died young and buried in the Rennes Cathedral.
Margaret of Foix died at Nantes, where she is buried in the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul), beside her husband and Margaret of Brittany, in a magnificent tomb named the Tomb of Francis II, and which is a major early work of the French Renaissance.
|Ancestors of Margaret of Foix|
Margaret of FoixBorn: 1449 Died: 15 May 1486
Margaret of Brittany
|Duchess consort of Brittany
Catherine de' Medici
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