Margaret of Foix

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Margaret of Foix
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Margaret's face on her tomb in Nantes
Duchess of Brittany
Tenure 27 June 1474 – 15 May 1486
Spouse Francis II, Duke of Brittany
Issue Anne of Brittany, Queen of France
Isabeau of Brittany
House House of Foix-Grailly
Father Gaston IV, Count of Foix
Mother Eleanor of Navarre
Born c. 1449
Died 15 May 1486
Nantes
Burial Nantes Cathedral
Religion Roman Catholicism

Margaret of Foix (French: Marguerite de Foix) (c. 1449[1] – 15 May 1486) was, by marriage, Duchess of Brittany from 1474 to 1486.

She was the daughter of Queen Eleanor of Navarre (1425–1479) and of Gaston IV, Count of Foix (1425–1472).

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:

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,[2] and which is a major early work of the French Renaissance.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Booton, Diane E. (2010) "Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany", Ashgate Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7546-6623-3, p. 152
  2. ^ "Le tombeau de François II" by Frederic Chotard (French)
Margaret of Foix
Born: 1449 Died: 15 May 1486
Royal titles
Preceded by
Margaret of Brittany
Duchess consort of Brittany
1471–1486
Succeeded by
Catherine de' Medici