Margaret of Savoy, Duchess of Anjou

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Margaret of Savoy
Duchess of Anjou and Calabria
Countess Palatine of the Rhine
Countess of Württemberg
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Margaret of Savoy (far right), pictured with her third husband Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg and his previous two wives.
Spouse Louis, Duke of Anjou
Louis IV, Count Palatine of the Rhine
Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg
Issue
Philip, Elector Palatine
Margarete, Countess of Eppstein-Königstein
Philippine, Countess of Horn
Helene, Countess of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
House House of Savoy
House of Anjou
House of Wittelsbach
House of Württemberg
Father Amadeus VIII of Savoy
Mother Mary of Burgundy
Born 1410
Morges, Savoy
Died 30 September 1479
Stuttgart, Württemberg

Margaret of Savoy (1410–1479) was a daughter of Amadeus VIII of Savoy and Mary of Burgundy. By her three illustrious marriages, she held a number of titles, including Duchess of Anjou, Duchess of Calabria, Countess of Maine, Countess Palatine of the Rhine, and Countess of Württemberg.

Family[edit]

Margaret was one of seven children born to Amadeus VIII, Count of Savoy and his wife Mary of Burgundy. A few of her siblings included Louis, Duke of Savoy and Mary, Duchess of Milan.

Her paternal grandparents were Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy and Bonne of Berry. Her maternal grandparents were Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and Margaret III, Countess of Flanders.

Marriages[edit]

First[edit]

Margaret married firstly Louis, Duke of Anjou, the titular King of Naples. He was a son of Louis II of Anjou and Yolande of Aragon. Their first marriage contract is dated on 31 Mar 1431.[1] She became known as the Duchess of Anjou. They had no children, and he died in 1434.

Second[edit]

In 1445, Margaret next married Louis IV, Count Palatine of the Rhine. He was a son of Louis III, Elector Palatine and his second wife Matilda of Savoy. Margaret became Countess Palatine of the Rhine through this alliance. Their marriage lasted only four years, as Louis died on 13 August 1449. They had one son:

Third[edit]

Thirdly, she married in Stuttgart 11 November 1453 Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg. They were both the other's third spouses. She added the title Countess of Württemberg to her many titles through this alliance. From this marriage they had the following children:

Margaret died on 30 September 1479.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crawley, Medieval Lands

Sources[edit]

Margaret of Savoy, Duchess of Anjou
Born: circa 1410 Died: 30 September 1479
Royal titles
Preceded by
Yolande of Aragon
Duchess consort of Anjou
1431–1434
Succeeded by
Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine
Countess consort of Maine, Provence, Forcalquier and Piedmont
1431–1434
Preceded by
Marie of Blois-Châtillon
Duchess consort of Calabria
1431–1434
Preceded by
Matilda of Savoy
Electress Palatine
1445–1449
Succeeded by
Margaret of Bavaria
Preceded by
Elisabeth of Bavaria
Countess consort of Württemberg
1453–1479
Succeeded by
Elisabeth of Brandenburg