Marguerite of Burgundy, Countess of Savoy
|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|
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. However, this peace between the families did not last long, with conflict resuming by 1228.
Marguerite and Amadeus had two daughters:
- Beatrice of Savoy (d. 1258), married firstly in 1233 to Manfred III of Saluzzo (d. 1244), married secondly on April 21, 1247 to Manfred of Sicily
- Margaret of Savoy (d. 1254), married firstly on December 9, 1235 to Boniface II of Montferrat, married secondly to Aymar III, Count of Valentinois
Note that some scholars are unclear on Marguerite's given name. One source calls her Anne, but that same source in another location indicates that the name could equally be Marguerite. Another source is clear that it is Marguerite, with sourcing of its own. A book about the house of Savoy at this time mentions the debate regarding her name, but finds a source which Cox finds settles the debate.
- Cox 1974, p. 24.
- Cox 1974, p. 29.
- Valbonnais (1722), Tome II, p. 9, footnote n, citing "Archives Cam. Cartæ Dalphinatus ab an. 1220 ad an. 1230".
- Chevalier, U. ed. (1913-1926). Regeste dauphinois, Valence, Vienne. no. 6973
Marguerite of Burgundy, Countess of SavoyBorn: 1192 Died: 1243
Margaret of Geneva
|Countess consort of Savoy
Cecile of Baux