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Margaret of Bavaria

Margaret of Bavaria Regent of the burgundian low countries

Regent of the burgundian low countries
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Intro Regent of the burgundian low countries
Countries Germany
Occupations Politician
Gender female
Birth 1 January 1363 (The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands)
Death 23 January 1423 (Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France)
Mother: Margaret of Brieg
Father: Albert I, Duke of Bavaria
Siblings: Albert IIDuke of BavariaWilliam IIDuke of BavariaJohn IIIDuke of BavariaWillem I van Beieren-SchagenJoanna of BavariaKatherine of BavariaJoanna Sophia of Bavaria
Spouse: John the Fearless
Children: Philip the GoodMarie of Burgundy, Duchess of ClevesMargaret of Burgundy, Dauphine of FranceAnne of BurgundyAgnes of Burgundy, Duchess of Bourbon
Margaret of Bavaria
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Margaret of Bavaria, (1363 – January 1424, Dijon), was Duchess consort of Burgundy by marriage to John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy. She was the regent of the Burgundian Low countries during the absence of her spouse in 1404–1419 and the regent in French Burgundy during the absence of her son in 1419–1423. She became most known for her successful defense of French Burgundy against John IV, Count of Armagnac in 1419.


Margaret was the fifth child of Albert, Duke of Bavaria-Straubing, Count of Hainault, Holland, and Zeeland and Lord of Frisia, and Margaret of Brieg.

In 1385, at the Burgundian double wedding in Cambrai, she married John, Count of Nevers, the son and heir of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and Margaret of Dampierre, Countess of Flanders, Artois and Burgundy; at the same time her brother, William II, Duke of Bavaria married their daughter Margaret of Burgundy, Duchess of Bavaria. With the death of Philip the Bold in 1404, and Margaret of Dampierre in 1405, John inherited these territories, and Margaret became his consort. They had only one son, Philip the Good (1396–1467), who inherited these territories, and seven daughters.


  • Margaret, Countess of Gien and Montargis (1393–2 February 1442, Paris), married, on 30 August 1404, Louis, Dauphin of France, then, on 10 October 1422, Arthur de Richemont, Constable of France, the future Duke of Brittany
  • Catherine (d. 1414, Ghent)
  • Mary (d. 30 October 1463, Monterberg bei Kalkar). She married Adolph I, Duke of Cleves.
  • Philip the Good, his successor (1396–1467)
  • Isabella, Countess of Penthièvre (d. 18 September 1412, Rouvres), married at Arras on 22 July 1406 to Olivier de Châtillon-Blois, Count of Penthièvre and Périgord
  • Joan (b. 1399, Bouvres), d. young
  • Anne (1404 – 14 November 1432, Paris), married John, Duke of Bedford
  • Agnes (1407 – 1 December 1476, Château de Moulins), married Charles I, Duke of Bourbon


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