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Margaret of Bavaria, Marchioness of Mantua

Margaret of Bavaria, Marchioness of Mantua

Marchioness consort of Mantua
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AKA Margarete von Bayern
Date of birth Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
Date of death Oct 23, 1479 Mantua, Province of Mantua, Lombardy, Italy
Mother: Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck
Spouse: Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua
Father: Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
Sister(s): Barbara von Bayern Elisabeth of Bavaria Electress of Saxony
Brother(s): Albert IV Duke of Bavaria John IV Duke of Bavaria Sigismund Duke of Bavaria Christoph the Starke Wolfgang von Bayern
Children: Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua Clara Gonzaga Sigismondo Gonzaga Elisabetta Gonzaga Giovanni Gonzaga Maddalena Gonzaga
The details

Margaret of Bavaria (1442–1479), was a Marchioness consort of Mantua, married in 1463 to Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua. She was the daughter of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria and Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck. The marriage between Margaret and Frederico helped trading relations between the two states. Margaret was hunch-backed and was not able to speak or read Italian when she arrived, but the relationship with Frederico was described as happy. The court was dominated by her mother-in-law, but Margaret avoided all conflicts. During his war against Aragon, Frederico appointed Margaret as regent in his absence during the spring and summer of 1479. She died during her reign.


Preceded by
Barbara of Brandenburg (1423-1481)
Marchesa of Mantua
Succeeded by
Isabella d'Este
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