- Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France
Margaret of Burgundy Queen consort of France Tenure 1314–1315 Queen consort of Navarre
Countess consort of Champagne
Tenure 1305–1315 Spouse Louis X of France Issue Joan II of Navarre House House of Capet Father Robert II, Duke of Burgundy Mother Agnes of France Born c. 1290 Died 14 August 1315 (aged 24–25)
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.
Early in 1314, Margaret was allegedly caught in adultery in the Tour de Nesle Affair, her sister-in-law Isabella of France being a witness against her, and was imprisoned for the last two years of her life. Imprisoned along with her was her sister-in-law Blanche of Burgundy. Margaret was confined at Chataeu-Gaillard and after poor treatment caught a cold and died. Margaret is portrayed in La Reine Étranglée, a novel in the famous Les Rois Maudits ("The Accursed Kings") series of historical novels by Maurice Druon.
Margaret's daughter, Joan, later became queen regnant of Navarre as Joan II (1311–1349). Her paternity was under doubts of bastardy because of her mother's alleged adultery. She was also a granddaughter of Louis IX of France.
In 1361, Margaret's succession rights became important in the premature death of Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (her grandnephew), since the closest Burgundian heirs were descendants of Margaret and of her sister, Joan the Lame. Margaret's grandson and heir Charles II of Navarre claimed the duchy on the basis of primogeniture, but Joan the Lame's son John II of France on the basis of proximity, being one generation closer to the Burgundian dukes. The case was ruled in favour of John, who became Duke of Burgundy, later bestowing the Duchy upon his son, Philip the Bold.
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French royalty Preceded by
Blanche of Artois
Queen consort of Navarre
Countess consort of Champagne
Clementia of Hungary
Joan I of Navarre
Queen consort of France
Ancestors of Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France 16. Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy 8. Odo III, Duke of Burgundy 17. Alice of Lorraine 4. Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy 18. Hugues, Seigneur de Vergy 9. Alice of Vergy 19. Gillette de Trainel 2. Robert II, Duke of Burgundy 20. Robert II, Count of Dreux 10. Robert III, Count of Dreux 21. Yolanda de Coucy 5. Yolande of Dreux 22. Thomas, Seigneur de Saint-Valéry 11. Aénor, Dame de Saint-Valéry 23. Alix de Ponthieu, Dame de Saint-Aubin 1. Margaret of Burgundy 24. Philip II of France 12. Louis VIII of France 25. Isabelle of Hainaut 6. Louis IX of France 26. Alfonso VIII of Castile 13. Blanche of Castile 27. Eleanor of England 3. Agnes of France 28. Alfonso II, Count of Provence 14. Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence 29. Garsenda of Forcalquier 7. Margaret of Provence 30. Thomas I, Count of Savoy 15. Beatrice of Savoy 31. Margaret of Geneva Queens and Empresses of FranceAdelaide of Aquitaine (987–996) · Rozala of Italy (996) · Bertha of Burgundy (996–1000) · Constance of Arles (1003–1031) · Matilda of Frisia (1034–1044) · Anne of Kiev (1051–1060) · Bertha of Holland (1071–1092) · Bertrade de Montfort (1092–1108) · Adelaide of Maurienne (1115–1137) · Eleanor of Aquitaine (1137–1152) · Constance of Castile (1154–1160) · Adèle of Champagne (1164–1180) · Isabelle of Hainaut (1180–1190) · Ingeborg of Denmark (1193–1193; 1200-1223) · Agnes of Merania (1196–1200) · Blanche of Castile (1223–1226) · Margaret of Provence (1234–1270) · Isabella of Aragon (1270–1271) · Maria of Brabant (1274–1285) · Joan I of Navarre (1285–1305) · Margaret of Burgundy (1314–1315) · Clementia of Hungary (1315–1316) · Joan II of Burgundy (1316–1322) · Blanche of Burgundy (1322) · Marie of Luxembourg (1322–1324) · Jeanne d'Évreux (1325–1328) · Joan the Lame (1328–1348) · Blanche of Navarre (1350) · Joan I of Auvergne (1350–1360) · Jeanne de Bourbon (1364–1378) · Isabeau of Bavaria (1385–1422) · Marie of Anjou (1422–1461) · Charlotte of Savoy (1461–1483) · Anne of Brittany (1491–1498; 1498–1514) · Joan of France (1498) · Mary of England (1514-1515) · Claude of France (1515–1524) · Eleanor of Austria (1530–1547) · Catherine de' Medici (1547–1559) · Mary, Queen of Scots (1559–1560) · Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (1570–1574) · Louise of Lorraine (1575–1589) · Margaret of Valois (1589–1599) · Marie de' Medici (1600–1610) · Archduchess Anne of Austria (1615–1643) · Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria (1660–1683) · Marie Leszczyńska (1725–1768) · Archduchess Maria Antonia of Austria (1774–1792) · Princess Marie Joséphine of Savoy* (1795–1810) · Joséphine de Beauharnais (1804–1810) · Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria (1810–1814) · Princess Marie Thérèse of France* (1830) · Princess Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1830–1848) · Eugénie de Montijo (1853–1870) *disputed
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