Margaret of Valois

1553 - 1615

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Margaret of Valois (French: Marguerite, 14 May 1553 – 27 March 1615) was a French princess of the Valois dynasty who became queen consort of Navarre and later also of France. By her marriage to Henry III of Navarre (later Henry IV of France), she was queen of Navarre and then France at her husband's 1589 accession to the latter throne. Margaret was the daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici and the sister of kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III. Her union with the king of Navarre, which had been intended to contribute to the reconciliation of Roman Catholics and Protestant Huguenots in France, was tarnished six days after the marriage ceremony by the St Bartholomew's Day massacre and the resumption of the French Wars of Religion. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret of Valois has received more than 1,671,007 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Margaret of Valois is the 31st most popular nobleman, the 196th most popular biography from France and the 5th most popular French Nobleman.

Margaret of Valois was the daughter of King Louis XII of France and Queen Anne of Brittany. She was married to King Henry VIII of England. She was most famous for her role in the War of the Roses, which was a civil war in England.

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Among noblemen, Margaret of Valois ranks 31 out of 843Before her are Albert, Prince Consort, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Edward VII, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Charles the Bold, and Diana, Princess of Wales. After her are Alexander Nevsky, Marie de' Medici, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Queen Sofía of Spain, Ramesses III, and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom.

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Among people born in 1553, Margaret of Valois ranks 2Before her is Henry IV of France. After her are Louise of Lorraine, Archduke Ernest of Austria, Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia, Luca Marenzio, Patriarch Filaret of Moscow, Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma, Vitsentzos Kornaros, Prospero Alpini, and John Florio. Among people deceased in 1615, Margaret of Valois ranks 1After her are Sanada Yukimura, Hans von Aachen, Giambattista della Porta, Toyotomi Hideyori, Heo Jun, Virginia de' Medici, Dom Justo Takayama, Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, Claudio Acquaviva, Alonso Pérez de Guzmán y Sotomayor, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia, and Adriaan van Roomen.

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In France

Among people born in France, Margaret of Valois ranks 196 out of 5,234Before her are Roland Barthes (1915), Gustave Doré (1832), Henri Rousseau (1844), Henry II of England (1133), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), and Jean Racine (1639). After her are François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Gustave Le Bon (1841), Jean-Luc Godard (1930), Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661), Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635), and John II of France (1319).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

Among noblemen born in France, Margaret of Valois ranks 5Before her are Philippe I, Duke of Orléans (1640), William the Conqueror (1028), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), and Charles the Bold (1433). After her are Pope Leo IX (1002), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674), Marie Thérèse of France (1778), Raynald of Châtillon (1123), Robert Guiscard (1016), and Charles, Count of Valois (1270).