Margaret of Burgundy (1290-1315)

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Margaret of Burgundy, 1290-1315 was a princess of the Ducal family of Burgundy of Capetians.

She was eldest daughter of duke Robert II of Burgundy (1248-1306) and Agnes of France (1260-1327), the youngest daughter of Louis IX of France and Marguerite Berenger of Provence.

In 1305, Margaret married her cousin once removed, Louis of France, King of Navarre, who 1314 ascended also the French throne as Louis X of France.

She was allegedly caught in adultery, and factually imprisoned for the rest of her life. She was allegedly strangled in 1315, after 2 years of imprisonment, in order to allow her husband to remarry.

She gave birth to one daughter, Jeanne, who later became Queen regnant Joan II of Navarre (1311-1349). Her paternity was under doubts of bastardy. However Joan was an undoubted scion of Margaret and thus a full potential heir to Burgundy. She was also a carrier of Louis IX the Saint.

Marguerite de Bourgogne was a sister of among others:

In 1361, Margaret's rights of ainesse became important in the premature death of duke Philip I of Burgundy (her grandnephew), since closest Burgundian heirs were descendants of Margaret and of her sister Joan. Marguerite's grandson and heir Charles II of Navarre claimed the duchy on basis of primogeniture, but Joan the Lame's son John II of France on basis of proximity, being one generation closer to the Burgundian dukes. Charles lost the bid to Duchy of Burgundy.fr:Marguerite de Bourgogne (1290-1315) nl:Margaretha van BourgondiŽ

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