Margaret, Countess of Blois

Margaret of Blois (French: Marguerite; died 1230) was suo jure Countess of Blois in France from 1218 to 1230. From 1190 to 1200, she was the countess consort of the County of Burgundy and then regent for her daughters from 1200 until 1208.[1]

Margaret of Blois
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Seal of Margaret of Blois
Bornc.  1170
Died12 July 1230 (aged 59–60)
Noble familyBlois
Spouse(s)Hugh of Oisy
Otto I, Count of Burgundy
Walter II of Avesnes
IssueJoanna I, Countess of Burgundy
Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy
Mary, Countess of Blois
FatherTheobald V, Count of Blois
MotherAlice of France


She was daughter of Theobald V of Blois and Alix of France.[2]

Margaret married three times. Her first marriage was to Hugh of Oisy, Lord of Montmirail.[2] Her second husband was Otto I, Count of Burgundy,[2] with whom she had two daughters:

Finally, she married Walter II of Avesnes,[3] they had:


  1. ^ Mariottoe 1986, pp. 95, 99.
  2. ^ a b c Bumke 1991, p. 76.
  3. ^ a b Platelle 2004, p. 284.


  • Bumke, Joachim (1991). Courtly Culture: Literature and Society in the High Middle Ages. Translated by Dunlap, Thomas. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520066342.
  • Mariotte, Jean-Yves (1986). "Othon »Sans Terre«, comte palatin de Bourgogne et la fin des Staufen en Franche-Comté". Francia. 14: 83–102. doi:10.11588/fr.1986.0.52590.
  • Platelle, Henri (2004). Présence de l'au-delà: une vision médiévale du monde (in French). Presses Universitaires du Septentrion.

Margaret, Countess of Blois
Born: c. 1170 Died: 12 July 1230
Preceded by Countess of Blois
Succeeded by