Lady Margaret Beaufort
b.31 May 1443 Bletsoe Castle, Bletsoe, Bedfordshire, England
d.29 Jun 1509 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
m. 1 Nov 1455
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Margaret Beaufort (usually pronounced: , ; or), Countess of Richmond and Derby (31 May 1443 – 29 June 1509), was the mother of King Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England. She was a key figure in the Wars of the Roses and an influential matriarch of the House of Tudor. She founded two prominent Cambridge Colleges; Christ's College in 1505, and St John's College in 1511.