Margaret of Foix

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Margaret of Foix
Margaret's face on her tomb in Nantes
Duchess of Brittany
Tenure 27 June 1474 – 15 May 1486
Born c. 1449
Died 15 May 1486
Château de Nantes, Nantes
Burial Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Nantes.
Spouse Francis II, Duke of Brittany
Issue Anne of Brittany, Queen of France
Isabeau of Brittany
House Foix-Grailly
Father Gaston IV, Count of Foix
Mother Eleanor of Navarre
Religion Roman Catholicism

Margaret of Foix (French: Marguerite de Foix; c. 1449[1] – 15 May 1486) was Duchess of Brittany from 1474 to 1486 by marriage to Francis II, Duke of Brittany.


She was the daughter of Queen Eleanor of Navarre (1425–1479) and of Gaston IV, Count of Foix (1425–1472).

On 27 June 1474, at the Château de Clisson, she married Francis II, Duke of Brittany (1435–1488), son of Richard of Brittany, Count of Étampes (1395–1438), and Margaret of Orléans, Countess of Vertus (1406–1466). It was Francis's second marriage, his first wife, Margaret of Brittany, having died in 1469.

Margaret of Foix died at the Château de Nantes in Nantes and was buried in the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul) beside her husband and Margaret of Brittany, in a magnificent tomb named the Tomb of Francis II,[2] a tomb constructed in the early French Renaissance style.




  1. ^ Booton, Diane E. (2010) "Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany", Ashgate Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7546-6623-3, p. 152
  2. ^ "Le tombeau de François II" by Frederic Chotard (French)
Margaret of Foix
Born: 1449 Died: 15 May 1486
Royal titles
Preceded by
Margaret of Brittany
Duchess consort of Brittany
Succeeded by
Catherine de' Medici