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Margaret, Countess of Anjou

Margaret, Countess of Anjou

French noble
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro French noble
Gender female
Birth 1 January 1273
Death 31 December 1299
Family
Mother: Mary of HungaryQueen of Naples
Father: Charles II of Naples
Siblings: Louis of ToulousePeter TempestaRobertKing of NaplesCharles Martel of AnjouRaymond Berengar of AndriaJohn of GravinaPhilip IPrince of TarantoEleanor of AnjouQueen of SicilyBlanche of AnjouMaria of Anjou
Spouse: Charles of Valois
Children: Philip VI of FranceJoan of ValoisCountess of HainautMargaret of ValoisCountess of BloisCharles IICount of AlençonIsabelle of ValoisDuchess of Brittany
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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