Margaret of Brabant, Countess of Flanders

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For Margaret of Brabant (1276–1311), Queen of Germany, see Margaret of Brabant.
Margaret of Brabant
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Spouse(s) Louis II of Flanders
Noble family House of Reginar
Father John III of Brabant
Mother Mary of Évreux
Born 9 February 1323
Died 1380

Margaret of Brabant (9 February 1323 – 1380.[1]) was a countess consort of Flanders. She was the second daughter of Duke John III of Brabant and Mary of Évreux. She was the only child of Duke John to have children. In 1347 she married Louis II of Flanders, who was then sixteen years old and already count of Flanders.[2] On 13 April 1350 their daughter, Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, was baptized.[3] Through this daughter, their only surviving child, Brabant came under the influence of Burgundy when she married Philip the Bold.

On 26 September 1371, Margaret and her mother-in-law, Margaret of France, countess of Artois, with their attendants, were guests of Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy for supper in Lens.[4] Soon afterwards, Margaret left Flanders and went to reside permanently, far from her husband, in the county of Réthel, where she died in April 1380 (after Easter).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Thomas Textes historiques sur Lille et le Nord de la France avant 1789, Revue du Nord Année 1930, Volume 16, Numéro 62, pp. 97-112, p. 105
  2. ^ Anselme. Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de France. 2, p. 739. 
  3. ^ Anselme. Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de France. 2, p. 741. 
  4. ^ Famiglietti, R.C. Audouin Chauveron. 2 (2015), p. 161. 
  5. ^ Famiglietti, R.C. Audouin Chauveron. 2 (2015), p. 159. 

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Margaret of Brabant, Countess of Flanders
Born: 1323 Died: 1380
Royal titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Margaret I, Countess of Burgundy
Countess Consort of Flanders
1347–1380
Vacant
Title next held by
Margaret of Bavaria