Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France

Margaret Of Burgundy, Queen Of France

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Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France

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Margaret of Burgundy () (1290 – 14 August 1315) was the first queen consort of King Louis X of France (also King Louis I of Navarre).

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.

In 1305, Margaret married her cousin once removed, Louis X of France, King of Navarre, who in 1314 acceded to the French throne as Louis X. They had one daughter, Joan (born 1312, died 1349).

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 allegedly strangled on her husband's orders, in order to allow him to remarry. 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...
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