Margaret of Foix
d.15 May 1486 Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays-de-la-Loire, France
Facts and Events
Margaret of Foix (French: Marguerite de Foix) (c. 1449 – 15 May 1486) was, by marriage, Duchess of Brittany from 1474 to 1486.
On 27 June 1474, at Clisson, she married Francis II, Duke of Brittany (1435–1488), son of Richard of Brittany (1395–1438), Count of Étampes (1421–1438), and of Margaret d'Orléans (1406–1466), Countess of Vertus (b. 1423). It was Francis's second marriage, his first wife Margaret of Brittany having died in 1469.
From the union were born two children:
Margaret of Foix died at Nantes, where she is buried in the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul), beside her husband and Margaret of Brittany, in a magnificent tomb named the Tomb of Francis II, and which is a major early work of the French Renaissance.