Margaret of Savoy (fl. 1609–1612)

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Margaret of Savoy (fl. 1609–1612)

Duchess of Mantua . Name variations: Margherita of Savoy. Flourished between 1609 and 1612; daughter of Catherine of Spain (1567–1597) and Charles Emmanuel I the Great, duke of Savoy (r. 1580–1630); sister of Victor Amadeus I (1587–1637), duke of Savoy (r. 1630–1637); married Francis also known as Francesco Gonzaga (1586–1612), 5th duke of Mantua (r. 1612); children: Maria Gonzaga (1609–1660, who married Carlo, count of Rethel); Louis also known as Ludovico (1611–1612); Maria Margherita Gonzaga (b. 1612).