Margaret of Joinville

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Margaret of Joinville
Born 1354
Died 1418
Noble family House of Joinville
Spouse(s) John of Châlon
Peter of Geneva
Frederick I, Count of Vaudémont
Father Henry, Lord of Joinville
Mother Marie of Luxembourg

Margaret of Joinville (French: Marguerite de Joinville; 1354-1418) was a French noblewoman. From 1365 until her death, she was the ruling Lady of Joinville and Countess of Vaudémont.

Family[edit]

Her father was Henry, Lord of Joinville. He was Count of Vaudémont as Henry V; he died when she was seven years old. Her mother was Marie of Luxembourg.

Marriages and issue[edit]

In 1367, she married John of Châlon, Lord of Montaigu (1340-1373). This marriage was childless.

In 1374, she married Count Peter of Geneva. In 1378, Peter's brother Robert was elected antipope as Clement VII. Peter died in Robert's service in 1392. This marriage was also childless.

In 1392, Margaret married for the third time, to Frederick I (1368-1415), the younger brother of Duke Charles II of Lorraine. Together they had three children:

Ancestress of Habsburg-Lorraine[edit]

In 1473, her great-grandson René II inherited the Duchy of Lorraine, because the male-line descendants of her husband's elder brother Charles II had died out. In 1528, the House of Lorraine was divided into a German line, the Dukes of Lorraine and French line, the House of Guise. The latter came to rule the Lordship of Joinville. In 1745, Duke Francis Stephen of the German line married the Habsburg heiress, Maria Theresa of Austria. Their descendants are known as the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.

References[edit]

  • Henri-François Delaborde: Jean de Joinville et les seigneurs de Joinville, Librairie Picard et fils, Paris, 1894, p. 215, Online