Marguerite of Burgundy, Countess of Savoy

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Marguerite of Burgundy
Spouse(s) Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy
Noble family House of Burgundy
Father Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy
Mother Béatrice of Albon
Born 1192
Died 1243

Marguerite of Burgundy (referred to as Anne by some sources; 1192–1243), was, by marriage, Countess of Savoy from 1233 until her death. She was the youngest daughter of Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy, and his second wife, Béatrice of Albon.

Around 1217, she married Amadeus IV, Count of Savoy. As dowry, she brought Miribel castle, Ornacieux castle, and other properties in Viennois territory. The marriage was agreed to as part of a treaty between the families, including terms not to acquire further territories within each other's dominions. She and her new husband were also designated as heirs for her brother Guigues VI of Viennois after any children of his.[1] However, this peace between the families did not last long, with conflict resuming by 1228.[2]

She also personally inherited some money upon the death of her mother. The 1267 will of her nephew Guigues VII of Viennois confirmed donations of property which she had made.[3]

Marguerite and Amadeus had two daughters:

Note that some scholars are unclear on Marguerite's given name. One source[4] calls her Anne, but that same source in another location[5] indicates that the name could equally be Marguerite. Another source[3] is clear that it is Marguerite, with sourcing of its own.[6] A book about the house of Savoy at this time mentions the debate regarding her name,[1] but finds a source[7] which Cox finds settles the debate.

References[edit]

  • Cox, Eugene L. (1974). The Eagles of Savoy. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691052166. 
  1. ^ a b Cox 1974, p. 24.
  2. ^ Cox 1974, p. 29.
  3. ^ a b http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SAVOY.htm#AmedeeIVdied1253
  4. ^ http://genealogy.euweb.cz/savoy/savoy1.html
  5. ^ http://genealogy.euweb.cz/capet/capet9.html#AH3
  6. ^ Valbonnais (1722), Tome II, p. 9, footnote n, citing "Archives Cam. Cartæ Dalphinatus ab an. 1220 ad an. 1230".
  7. ^ Chevalier, U. ed. (1913-1926). Regeste dauphinois, Valence, Vienne. no. 6973
Marguerite of Burgundy, Countess of Savoy
Born: 1192 Died: 1243
Preceded by
Margaret of Geneva
Countess consort of Savoy
1233–1243
Succeeded by
Cecile of Baux