Margaret of Bavaria

Intro Regent of the Burgundian low countries
Was Politician
From Germany
Type Politics
Gender female
Birth 1363, The Hague, Netherlands
Death 23 January 1423, Dijon, France (aged 60 years)

Margaret of Bavaria, (1363 – January 1424, Dijon), was Duchess of Burgundy by marriage to John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy. She was the regent of the Burgundian Low countries during the absence of her spouse in 1404–1419 and the regent in French Burgundy during the absence of her son in 1419–1423. She became most known for her successful defense of French Burgundy against John IV, Count of Armagnac in 1419.

Life

Margaret was the fifth child of Albert I, Duke of Bavaria, Count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland and Lord of Frisia, and Margaret of Brieg. In 1385, at the Burgundian double wedding in Cambrai, she married John, Count of Nevers, the son and heir of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and Margaret of Dampierre, Countess of Flanders, Artois and Burgundy; at the same time her brother, William II, Duke of Bavaria married Margaret of Burgundy. With the death of Philip the Bold in 1404, and Margaret of Dampierre in 1405, John inherited these territories, and Margaret became duchess. They had only one son, Philip the Good (1396–1467), who inherited these territories, and seven daughters.

Children

Margaret, Countess of Gien and Montargis (1393–2 February 1442, Paris), married, on 30 August 1404, Louis, Dauphin of France, then, on 10 October 1422, Arthur de Richemont, Constable of France, the future Duke of Brittany Catherine (d. 1414, Ghent) Mary (d. 30 October 1463, Monterberg bei Kalkar). She married Adolph I, Duke of Cleves. Philip the Good, his successor (1396–1467) Isabella, Countess of Penthièvre (d. 18 September 1412, Rouvres), married at Arras on 22 July 1406 to Olivier de Châtillon-Blois, Count of Penthièvre and Périgord Joan (b. 1399, Bouvres), d. young Anne (1404 – 14 November 1432, Paris), married John, Duke of Bedford Agnes (1407 – 1 December 1476, Château de Moulins), married Charles I, Duke of Bourbon

Ancestors

16. Otto II, Duke of Bavaria
16. Otto II, Duke of Bavaria
8. Louis II, Duke of Bavaria
17. Agnes of the Palatinate
4. Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
18. Rudolf I of Germany
9. Matilda of Habsburg
19. Gertrude of Hohenberg
2. Albert I, Duke of Bavaria
20. John II, Count of Hainaut
10. William I, Count of Hainaut
21. Philippa of Luxembourg
5. Margaret II, Countess of Hainault
22. Charles of Valois
11. Joan of Valois
23. Margaret, Countess of Anjou
1. Margaret of Bavaria
24. Henry V, Duke of Legnica
12. Bolesław III the Generous
25. Elisabeth of Kalisz
6. Ludwik I the Fair
26. Wenceslaus II of Bohemia
13. Margaret of Bohemia
27. Judith of Habsburg
3. Margaret of Brieg
28. Henry III, Duke of Głogów
14. Henry IV the Faithful
29. Matilda of Brunswick-Lüneburg
7. Agnes of Głogów
30. Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
15. Matilda of Brandenburg
31. Anne of Austria
16. Otto II, Duke of Bavaria
8. Louis II, Duke of Bavaria
17. Agnes of the Palatinate
4. Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
18. Rudolf I of Germany
9. Matilda of Habsburg
19. Gertrude of Hohenberg
2. Albert I, Duke of Bavaria
20. John II, Count of Hainaut
10. William I, Count of Hainaut
21. Philippa of Luxembourg
5. Margaret II, Countess of Hainault
22. Charles of Valois
11. Joan of Valois
23. Margaret, Countess of Anjou
1. Margaret of Bavaria
24. Henry V, Duke of Legnica
12. Bolesław III the Generous
25. Elisabeth of Kalisz
6. Ludwik I the Fair
26. Wenceslaus II of Bohemia
13. Margaret of Bohemia
27. Judith of Habsburg
3. Margaret of Brieg
28. Henry III, Duke of Głogów
14. Henry IV the Faithful
29. Matilda of Brunswick-Lüneburg
7. Agnes of Głogów
30. Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
15. Matilda of Brandenburg
31. Anne of Austria
8. Louis II, Duke of Bavaria
17. Agnes of the Palatinate
4. Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
18. Rudolf I of Germany
9. Matilda of Habsburg
19. Gertrude of Hohenberg
2. Albert I, Duke of Bavaria
20. John II, Count of Hainaut
10. William I, Count of Hainaut
21. Philippa of Luxembourg
5. Margaret II, Countess of Hainault
22. Charles of Valois
11. Joan of Valois
23. Margaret, Countess of Anjou
1. Margaret of Bavaria
24. Henry V, Duke of Legnica
12. Bolesław III the Generous
25. Elisabeth of Kalisz
6. Ludwik I the Fair
26. Wenceslaus II of Bohemia
13. Margaret of Bohemia
27. Judith of Habsburg
3. Margaret of Brieg
28. Henry III, Duke of Głogów
14. Henry IV the Faithful
29. Matilda of Brunswick-Lüneburg
7. Agnes of Głogów
30. Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
15. Matilda of Brandenburg
31. Anne of Austria

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