Margaret of Norway (1261–1283)

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Margaret of Norway (1261–1283)

Queen of Norway . Name variations: Margaret Dunkeld; Margaret of Scotland. Born on February 28, 1261, in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England; died on April 9, 1283, in Tönsberg, Norway; buried in Bergen, Norway; daughter of Alexander III (b. 1241), king of Scotland (r. 1249–1286), and Margaret , queen of Scots (1240–1275); married Eirik the Priest-Hater also known as Eric II Magnusson (1268–1299), king of Norway (r. 1280–1299), on August 31, 1281; children: Margaret, Maid of Norway (c. 1283–1290).

Daughter of the king of Scotland, Margaret of Norway was married to Eric II, king of Norway, in 1281. She died two years later while giving birth to Margaret, Maid of Norway. King Eric's second wife was Isabel Bruce (c. 1278–1358), sister of Robert I the Bruce, king of Scotland.