Person:Marguerite of Brittany (1)

Marguerite of Brittany
d.25 Sep 1469
m. 30 Oct 1442
  1. Marguerite of Brittany1443 - 1469
  2. Marie de Bretagne1444 - 1506
m. 13 or 16 Nov 1455
  1. François de Bretagne, Comte de Montfort-l'Amaury1463 - 1463
Facts and Events
Name Marguerite of Brittany
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1443
Marriage 13 or 16 Nov 1455 Vannes, Morbihan, Franceto François II _____, duc de Bretagne
Death[1][2] 25 Sep 1469
Burial[2] Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France église des Carmélites
Reference Number? Q648044?

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Margaret of Brittany (in Breton Marc'harid Breizh, in French Marguerite de Bretagne) (c. 1443 – 25 September 1469) was a duchess consort of Brittany. She was the elder of the two daughters of Francis I, Duke of Brittany (died 1450), by his second wife, Isabella of Scotland.

Since the Breton War of Succession, Brittany had been understood to operate according to the semi-Salic Law: women could only inherit if the male line had died out. As expected from the provision of the Treaty of Guérande, which ended the war, neither Margaret nor her younger sister Marie were recognized as heirs to the duchy. After her father's death, her uncle Peter II of Brittany succeeded as Duke of Brittany. He was also childless, and to avoid any subsequent dispute, he arranged the marriage of Margaret to his first cousin, Francis of Étampes, the second in the order of succession and the last male left of the Breton House of Montfort; also, he arranged the marriage of the younger sister Marie to John II, Viscount of Rohan, the most powerful noble in Brittany.

On 13 or 16 November 1455, Margaret was married to Francis of Étampes, her first cousin once removed, at the Château de l'Hermine in Vannes. She became Duchess of Brittany upon his accession in 1458. Their only son John, Count of Montfort, died at a young age.

Margaret died on September 25, 1469 at the Château de Nantes in Nantes. She was buried in the Nantes Cathedral, in the tomb constructed for her and her husband, and later his second wife, Margaret of Foix.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 MARGUERITE de Bretagne, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.