Count Alfonso Aragon PROVENCE, II
(Abt 1174-Bef 1269)
Countess Gersinde De Sabran CASTELRAD, II
(Abt 1180-Aft 1209)
Count Thomas SAVOY, I
Beatrice Margaret GENEVA
(Abt 1180-1257)
Count Raimond Berenger PROVENCE, VI
(Abt 1196-1245)
Countess Beatrice De SAVOY
(Abt 1201-1266)
Countess Marguerite De PROVENCE


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King Saint Louis FRANCE, IX

  • Princess Blanche FRANCE
  • Princess Isabelle FRANCE
  • Prince Louis FRANCE
  • King Philippe FRANCE, III+
  • Prince Jean FRANCE
  • Prince Pierre FRANCE
  • Princess Marguerite FRANCE
  • Prince Robert FRANCE
  • Princess Agnes FRANCE

Countess Marguerite De PROVENCE

  • Born: 1221, St Maime, Forcalquier, Alpes-DE-Haute, Provence, France
  • Married: 27 May 1234, Sens, Yvonne, France
  • Died: 21 Dec 1295, Paris, Seine, France
  • Buried: Saint Denis, Seine, France

   Another name for Marguerite was PROVENCE Countess.

   Ancestral File Number: 8XJ8-GC.

   General Notes:

Countess of PROVENCE.

Kings and Queens of Europe, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute 1989: "Louis IX, Son Louis VIII, King of France 1226-1270, Mar Marguerite Daughter of Raimond V Provence, Died 1295."

A History of The Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain 1951, Doubleday & Co
p136: "...The charm of Provencal princesses was on an ascending scale, each one to arrive being more highly praised than those before her. Marguerite, the first daughter, was fresh and pretty with dark hair and fine eyes. Eleanor, the second, was thought at first to have transcended all comparison and was known as La Belle, although Sanchia, who followed her, was of such subtle charm and fascination that she was described as `of incomparable beauty.' It remained, however, for Beatrice, the fourth daughter, to set men's hearts thumping and the fingers of troubadours to fevered twanging of lyres. Two of the balladists at the Provenchal court were temporarily deprived of reason for love of the entrancing Beatrice...
"..Count Raimund was so poor, in fact, that he never possessed enough money to make up a suitabledowry for any of his beautiful daughters. He had an asset of much greater value than gold, however, an officer named Romeo of Villeneuve, who possessed such a shrewd head on his threadbare shoulders that he could devise ways and means of snaring kings for the lovely brood without paying out as much as a single coin. This Romeo had already managed to marry Marguerite to King Louis of France. It would have been a most successful match if the mother of Louis, Blanche of Castile, had notbecome so accustomed to running the kingdom and keeping the royal household under her thumb that she could not share her son with another woman. Blanche made so much trouble for the young couple that they were only happy in their castle at Pontoise, where the King's chambers were directly above those of the young Queen and there and there was a discrete winding stair connecting them. The two married lovers used to meet on the stair in great secrecy, after setting watchers to give them warning if the formidable tread of the Queen Mother were heard on either floor."
p170: "...The other children seem to have been lodged in the family quart- ers already described, where each of them had servants of his own. They arrived with great regularity. Of those who survived infancy, Margaret was born on September 29, 1240, and named after the French Queen..."

The Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout, 1905, AMS Press
p54: "...[In spring of 1235] Henry sought the hand of Eleanor, a girl of 12 years old, and the second of the four daughters of Raymond Berengar IV, Count of Provence, and his wife Beatrice, sister of Amadeus III, Count of Savoy. On her way she spent a long period with her elder sister Margaret, who had been married to Louis IX of France in 1234...
p144: "...[1276] Margaret of Provence, the widow of St. Louis, had a common grievance with Edward and his mother against Charles of Anjou. She hated him the more inasmuch as he was depriving her of all influence over her son, King Philip. It was easy in such circomstances for the two widowed queens of France and England to form grandiose schemes for ousting Charles from Provence..."

TPHE Margaret, Ancestral File 8XJ8-GC Marguerite Born Abt 1221 St Maime Alpes Dehaute Provence France, 8XJF-0M Ver 4.10/4.11 Born 1221 St Maime B Forcalquier Alpes-de-Haute Provence France.

IGI Birth T990834-36-1396383 Marguerite De PROVENCE Father Raimond Berenger V PROVENCE Mother Beatrice De SAVOIE 1221 St Maime Provence Province France.

IGI Marriage T990835-25-1396383 Marguerite De PROVENCE Spouse Louis IX King of FRANCE 27 May 1234 Sens Yonne France.

   Marriage Information:

Marguerite married King Saint Louis FRANCE, IX, son of King Louis FRANCE, VIII and Queen Blanche Castile FRANCE, on 27 May 1234 in Sens, Yvonne, France. (King Saint Louis FRANCE, IX was born on 25 Apr 1214 in Chateau, Poissy, Seine-Et-Oise, France and died on 25 Aug 1270 in Tunis, , Tunisia.)

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