Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France

Margaret of Burgundy
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Romanticized portrait of Queen Margaret
Queen consort of France
Tenure 1314–1315
Queen consort of Navarre
Tenure 1305–1315
Born c. 1290
Died 14 August 1315 (aged 24–25)
Château Gaillard, Normandy
Spouse Louis X of France
Issue Joan II of Navarre
House Burgundy
Father Robert II, Duke of Burgundy
Mother Agnes of France
Religion Roman Catholicism

Margaret of Burgundy ( French: Marguerite; 1290 – 14 August 1315) was Queen of France and Navarre as the first wife King Louis X and I.

Life

Margaret was a princess of the ducal House of Burgundy, a branch of the Capetian dynasty. She was the eldest daughter of Robert II, Duke of Burgundy (1248–1306) and Agnes of France (1260–1327), the youngest daughter of Louis IX of France and Margaret of Provence. [1]

In 1305, Margaret married her first cousin once removed, Louis I, King of Navarre, who in November 1314 ascended to the French throne as Louis X of France. [2] They had one daughter, Joan (born 1312, died 1349).

Early in 1314, Margaret was allegedly caught in an act of adultery in the Tour de Nesle Affair. Her sister-in-law Isabella of France was a witness against her, and Margaret was imprisoned for the last two years of her life, along with her sister-in-law Blanche of Burgundy. Margaret was confined at Château Gaillard and after poor treatment caught a cold and died. [3]

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