Margaret of Anjou (c. 1272–1299)

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Margaret of Anjou (c. 1272–1299)

Countess of Valois . Name variations: Margaret of Valois; Marguerite of Anjou-Sicily. Born around 1272; died on December 31, 1299; daughter of Marie of Hungary (d. 1323) and Charles II (1254–1309), duke of Anjou (r. 1285–1290), king of Naples and Anjou (r. 1285–1309); sister of Blanche of Naples (d. 1310), Robert the Good, king of Naples (r. 1309–1343), and Lenore of Sicily (1289–1341); married Charles of Valois also known as Charles I (1270–1325), count of Valois (son of Philip III the Bold, king of France), on August 16, 1290; children: Philip VI of Valois (1293–1350), king of France (r. 1328–1350); Jeanne of Valois (c. 1294–1342, mother of Philippa of Hainault ). Charles of Valois' second wife was Catherine de Courtenay (d.1307); their daughter, also called Jeanne of Valois (b.1304), married Robert III of Artois. Charles' third wife was Mahaut de Chatillon (d. 1358).