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Margaret, Countess of Anjou

French noble
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Date of birth
Date of death Dec 31, 1299
Family
Mother: Mary of Hungary Queen of Naples
Brother(s): Louis of Toulouse Peter Tempesta Robert King of Naples Charles Martel of Anjou Raymond Berengar of Andria John of Gravina Philip I Prince of Taranto
Children: Philip VI of France Joan of Valois Countess of Hainaut Margaret of Valois Countess of Blois Charles II Count of Alençon Isabelle of Valois Duchess of Brittany
Sister(s): Eleanor of Anjou Queen of Sicily Blanche of Anjou Maria of Anjou
Spouse: Charles of Valois
Father: Charles II of Naples
The details
Biography

Margaret, Countess of Anjou (1272 – 31 December 1299) was Countess of Anjou and Maine in her own right and Countess of Valois, Alençon, Chartres and Perche by marriage. Margaret's father was King Charles II of Naples, whilst her husband was Charles of Valois, and her older brother was Saint Louis of Toulouse; her nephew was Charles I of Hungary.

Biography

Margaret was a daughter of Charles II of Naples and his queen Mary of Hungary, the daughter of Stephen V of Hungary. Her father ceded to her husband, Charles of Valois, the Counties of Anjou and Maine as her dowry. She married Charles of Valois, a son of Philip III of France, at Corbeil on 16 August 1290. Their children included:

  • Isabelle (1292–1309), wife of John III, Duke of Brittany
  • Philip VI of France
  • Joan of Valois
  • Margaret of Valois (1295–1342)
  • Charles II of Alençon

Countess Margaret was succeeded by her eldest son.

Ancestry

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