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Margaret of Artois

Margaret of Artois (1285–1311) was the eldest child of Philip of Artois and his wife, Blanche of Brittany. She was a member of the House of Artois. She was married to Louis d'Évreux, her daughters all made good political marriages. By her marriage, Margaret was Countess consort of Évreux.

Family

Her maternal grandparents were John II, Duke of Brittany and Beatrice of England, her paternal grandparents were Robert II of Artois and Amicie de Courtenay. Her brother was Robert III of Artois.

Beatrice of England was a daughter of Henry III of England and his wife, Eleanor of Provence. Henry III was son of John of England and his second wife, Isabella of Angoulême. John was the youngest child of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Margaret's siblings were:

In 1298, when Margaret was thirteen years old, her father died of the wounds he had received at the Battle of Furnes in which he had fought a year earlier.

Marriage

Margaret was married to Louis d'Évreux at the Hotel d'Evreux, in Paris, son of Philip III of France by his second wife Maria of Brabant. The couple had five children, all of whom lived into adulthood and each had their own children, they were:

  1. Marie (1303 – October 31, 1335), married in 1311 John III, Duke of Brabant
  2. Charles (1305–1336), Count of Étampes married Maria de la Cerda, Lady of Lunel, daughter of Ferdinand de la Cerda.
  3. Philip III of Navarre (1306–1343), married Joan II of Navarre.
  4. Margaret (1307–1350), married in 1325 William XII of Auvergne, mother of Jeanne I of Auvergne.
  5. Joan (1310–1370), married Charles IV of France

Margaret died in Paris and is buried in the église des Jacobins, with her husband and her five children. Margaret died aged twenty five or twenty six.[1]

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