Margaret of Brabant, Countess of Flanders
|Margaret of Brabant|
|Spouse(s)||Louis II of Flanders|
|Noble family||House of Reginar|
|Father||John III of Brabant|
|Mother||Mary of Évreux|
|Born||9 February 1323|
Margaret of Brabant (9 February 1323 – 1380.) was a countess consort of Flanders. She was the second daughter of Duke John III of Brabant and Mary of Évreux. She was the only child of Duke John to have children. In 1347 she married Louis II of Flanders, who was then sixteen years old and already count of Flanders. On 13 April 1350 their daughter, Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, was baptized. Through this daughter, their only surviving child, Brabant came under the influence of Burgundy when she married Philip the Bold.
On 26 September 1371, Margaret and her mother-in-law, Margaret of France, countess of Artois, with their attendants, were guests of Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy for supper in Lens. Soon afterwards, Margaret left Flanders and went to reside permanently, far from her husband, in the county of Réthel, where she died in April 1380 (after Easter).
- Paul Thomas Textes historiques sur Lille et le Nord de la France avant 1789, Revue du Nord Année 1930, Volume 16, Numéro 62, pp. 97-112, p. 105
- Anselme. Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de France. 2, p. 739.
- Anselme. Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de France. 2, p. 741.
- Famiglietti, R.C. Audouin Chauveron. 2 (2015), p. 161.
- Famiglietti, R.C. Audouin Chauveron. 2 (2015), p. 159.
- Genealogics: Margaret of Brabant profile; accessed 14 April 2014.
Margaret of Brabant, Countess of FlandersBorn: 1323 Died: 1380
Title last held byMargaret I, Countess of Burgundy
|Countess Consort of Flanders
Title next held byMargaret of Bavaria