Margaret of Prades

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Inscription of Queen Margaret

Margaret of Prades (1388/95 – 23 July 1429) was the queen consort of Aragon by marriage to the King Martin of Aragon.

Life[edit]

She was the daughter of Peter of Aragon, Baron of Entenza (1352–1395), and his wife, Joan of Cabrera.

On 17 September 1409, Margaret married Martin of Aragon, a second cousin of her father. The bride was about fourteen years old and the groom fifty-three. Martin had survived all his legitimate children from his first marriage with Maria de Luna and was in need of a legitimate heir of his own. On 31 March 1410, Martin I died after six months of marriage. They had no children. His death led to a two-year interregnum, which was ended by the Pact of Caspe, in which Ferdinand I of Aragon, younger son of his sister Eleanor, was chosen as the next king.

Margaret remained a widow for about four years. She married her second husband John of Vilaragut in 1415. In secret, she gave birth to a son in 1416, whose name was Joan Jeroni de Vilaragut (1416–1452).[1] John died in 1422 and Margaret entered the monastery of Bonrepòs. She died in 1429.

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Royal titles
Preceded by
Maria de Luna
Queen consort of Aragon, Majorca, Valencia and
Countess consort of Barcelona

17 September 1409 – 31 March 1410
Succeeded by
Eleanor of Alburquerque
Preceded by
Blanche I of Navarre
Queen consort of Sicily
17 September 1409 – 31 March 1410
Succeeded by
Eleanor of Alburquerque