Margaret of Bavaria
- "Margaret of Bavaria" may also refer to Margaret, Duchess of Slavonia and Margaret, Marchioness of Mantua.
|Margaret of Bavaria|
Tomb of John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria (Dijon)
|Duchess consort of Burgundy|
|Died||23 January 1423
|Spouse||John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy|
Marie, Duchess of Cleves
Margaret, Duchess of Brittany
Philip III, Duke of Burgundy
Isabelle, Countess of Penthièvre and Périgord
Anne, Duchess of Bedford
Agnes, Duchess of Bourbon
|House||House of Wittelsbach (by birth)
House of Valois (by marriage)
|Father||Albert I, Duke of Bavaria|
|Mother||Margaret of Brieg|
Margaret of Bavaria, (1363–23 January 1423, Dijon), was the fifth child of Albert, Duke of Bavaria-Straubing, Count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland and Lord of Frisia, and Margaret of Brieg. She was the regent of the Burgundian Low countries during the absence of her spouse in 1404–1419 and the regent in French Burgundy during the absence of her son in 1419–1423. She became most known for her successful defense of French Burgundy against John IV, Count of Armagnac in 1419.
In 1385, at the Burgundian double wedding in Cambrai, she married John, Count of Nevers, the son and heir of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and Margaret of Dampierre, Countess of Flanders, Artois and Burgundy; at the same time her brother, William II, Duke of Bavaria married their daughter Margaret of Burgundy, Duchess of Bavaria. With the death of Philip the Bold in 1404, and Margaret of Dampierre in 1405, John inherited these territories, and Margaret became his consort. They had only one son, Philip the Good (1396–1467), who inherited these territories, and seven daughters.
- Margaret, Countess of Gien and Montargis (1393–2 February 1441, Paris), married, on 30 August 1404, Louis, Dauphin of France, then, on 10 October 1422, Arthur de Richemont, Constable of France, the future Duke of Brittany
- Catherine (d. 1414, Ghent)
- Mary (d. 30 October 1463, Monterberg bei Kalkar). She married Adolph I, Duke of Cleves.
- Philip the Good, his successor (1396–1467)
- Isabella, Countess of Penthièvre (d. 18 September 1412, Rouvres[disambiguation needed]), married at Arras on 22 July 1406 to Olivier de Châtillon-Blois, Count of Penthièvre and Périgord
- Joan (b. 1399, Bouvres), d. young
- Anne (1404–14 November 1432, Paris), married John, Duke of Bedford
- Agnes (1407–1 December 1476, Château de Moulins), married Charles I, Duke of Bourbon
|Ancestors of Margaret of Bavaria|
- Bayley, Francis, The Bailleuls of Flanders and the Bayleys of Willow Hall, (Spottiswoode & Co.:London, 1881), 263.
- Richard Vaughan, John the Fearless: The Growth of Burgundian Power, (The Boydell Press, 2010), 2-3.
- Bayley, Francis, The Bailleuls of Flanders and the Bayleys of Willow Hall, (Spottiswoode & Co.:London, 1881)
Margaret of BavariaBorn: 1363 Died: 23 January 1423
Margaret III of Flanders
|Duchess consort of Burgundy
27 April 1404 – 10 September 1419
Michelle of Valois