Margaret of Bavaria (1321–1374) was the eldest child of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and Margaret II, Countess of Hainaut.
Ofen in 1351, Margaret married Stephen, Duke of Slavonia, the youngest son of King Charles I of Hungary and Elizabeth of Poland. The couple's first child, Elizabeth, was born the next year, and was followed by John in 1354. Upon Stephen's death the same year, John inherited the duchy, with Duchess Margaret as his guardian.
The Duchess remarried in 1356, choosing Gerlach von Hohenlohe as her second husband, but kept the regency over Slavonia, Croatia and Dalmatia. However, a war broke out between the
Kingdom of Hungary and the Republic of Venice in the spring of the same year and the royal court decided to end the duchy's autonomy. Margaret was thus deprived of power. John, who had been recognised as heir presumptive of both Hungary and Poland, died in 1360.
She died in 1374 and was survived by her daughter and second husband.
Ancestry [ edit ]
Ancestors of Margaret of Bavaria, Duchess of Slavonia
16. Louis I, Duke of Bavaria 8. Otto II, Duke of Bavaria 17. Ludmilla of Bohemia 4. Louis II, Duke of Bavaria 18. Henry V, Count Palatine of the Rhine 9. Agnes of the Palatinate 19. Agnes of Hohenstaufen 2. Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor 20. Albert IV, Count of Habsburg 10. Rudolph I of Germany 21. Hedwig of Kyburg 5. Matilda of Habsburg 22. Burchard V, Count of Hohenberg 11. Gertrude of Hohenburg 23. Matilda of Tübingen 1. Margaret of Bavaria 24. John I, Count of Hainaut 12. John II, Count of Hainaut 25. Adelaide of Holland 6. William I, Count of Hainaut 26. Henry V, Count of Luxembourg 13. Philippa of Luxembourg 27. Margaret of Bar 3. Margaret II, Countess of Hainault 28. Philip III of France 14. Charles, Count of Valois 29. Isabella of Aragon 7. Joan of Valois 30. Charles II of Naples 15. Margaret, Countess of Anjou 31. Mary of Hungary
References [ edit ]
^ Engel, p. 157.
^ Engel, 157-158.
Bibliography [ edit ]
Engel, Pal (1999). Ayton, Andrew (ed.). The realm of St. Stephen: a history of medieval Hungary, 895–1526 Volume 19 of International Library of Historical Studies. Penn State Press. ISBN . 0-271-01758-9