Person:Margaret Unknown (2181)

Margaret _____, Sister of the Cross
d.5 Jul 1633 Madrid, Spain
Facts and Events
Name Margaret _____, Sister of the Cross
Alt Name Margaret _____, of Austria, Archduchess
Gender Female
Birth[1] 25 Jan 1567 Wiener Neustadt, Niederösterreich, Austriaborn into House of Austrian Habsburgs
Death[1] 5 Jul 1633 Madrid, Spain
Reference Number? Q79158?
  1. 1.0 1.1 Archduchess Margaret of Austria (1567–1633), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    last accessed Sep 2016.

    Archduchess Margaret of Austria (25 January 1567 – 5 July 1633), was a German princess member of the House of Habsburg.

    She was the daughter of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor by his wife Maria of Spain.

    Born in Wiener Neustadt, Margaret was the fifteenth child and fifth daughter of her parents' sixteen children, from whom eight survived infancy. Since her early childhood, she was deeply influenced by her mother's strict Catholicism.

    In 1582 Empress Maria returned to her homeland Spain permanently, taking her youngest surviving child Margaret with her, ... to marry [her uncle] Philip II of Spain, who had lost his fourth wife [and Margaret's sister] Anna of Austria in 1580. Margaret finally refused and took the veil under the name of Sister Margaret of the Cross as a Poor Clare nun in the Monastery of Santa Clara de las Descalzas Reales in Madrid, where she died aged sixty-six. Margaret was buried in her convent.