Marguerite of Lorraine (fl. 1632)

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Marguerite of Lorraine (fl. 1632)

Duchess of Orléans . Name variations: Margaret of Lorraine. Flourished in 1632; sister of Charles IV, duke of Lorraine (r. 1624–1675, sometimes referred to as Charles III); became second wife of Gaston d'Orleans (1608–1660), duke of Orléans (brother of Louis XIII, king of France), in January 1632; children: Marguerite Louise of Orleans (c. 1645–1721); Françoise d'Orleans (fl. 1650); stepmother of Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchesse de Montpensier (1627–1693). Gaston's first wife was Marie de Bourbon (1606–1627).