Margaret of Savoy, Duchess of Anjou
Margaret of Savoy (7 August 1420 – 30 September 1479), was a daughter of Amadeus VIII of Savoy and Mary of Burgundy. By her three illustrious marriages, she held a number of titles, including Duchess of Anjou, Duchess of Calabria, Countess of Maine, Countess of the Palatinate, and Countess of Württemberg.
|Margaret of Savoy|
|Duchess of Anjou and Calabria|
Countess of the Palatinate
Countess of Württemberg
Margaret of Savoy (far right), pictured with her third husband Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg and his previous two wives.
|Born||7 August 1420|
|Died||30 September 1479|
|Spouse||Louis, Duke of Anjou|
m. 1431 - wid. 1434
Louis IV, Count Palatine of the Rhine
m. 1445 - wid. 1449
Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg
m. 1453 - her death
|Issue||Philip, Elector Palatine|
Margarete, Countess of Eppstein-Königstein
Philippine, Countess of Horn
Helene, Countess of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
|House||House of Savoy|
House of Anjou
House of Wittelsbach
House of Württemberg
|Father||Amadeus VIII of Savoy|
|Mother||Mary of Burgundy|
Margaret married firstly Louis, Duke of Anjou, the titular King of Naples. He was a son of Louis II of Anjou and Yolande of Aragon. Their first marriage contract is dated on 31 Mar 1431. She became known as the Duchess of Anjou. They had no children, and he died in 1434.
In 1445, Margaret next married Louis IV, Count Palatine of the Rhine. He was a son of Louis III, Elector Palatine and his second wife Matilda of Savoy. Margaret became Countess of the Palatinate through this alliance. Their marriage lasted only four years, as Louis died on 13 August 1449. They had one son:
- Philip, Elector Palatine (14 July 1448 – 28 February 1508).
Thirdly, she married in Stuttgart 11 November 1453 Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg. They were both the other's third spouses. She added the title Countess of Württemberg to her many titles through this alliance. From this marriage they had the following children:
- Margaret (c. 1454 – 21 April 1470), married 23 April 1469 to Count Philip I of Eppstein-Königstein.
- Philippine (c. 1456 – 4 June 1475, Weert), married 22 April/4 June 1470 to Count James II of Horn.
- Helene (c. 1460 – 19 February 1506), married in Waldenburg 26 February 1476 to Count Kraft VI of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein.
Margaret died on 30 September 1479.
|Ancestors of Margaret of Savoy, Duchess of Anjou|
- Kekewich, Margaret L. (2008). The Good King: René of Anjou and Fifteenth Century Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.
Margaret of Savoy, Duchess of AnjouBorn: 7 August 1420 Died: 30 September 1479
Yolande of Aragon
| Duchess consort of Anjou
Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine
| Countess consort of Maine, Provence, Forcalquier and Piedmont|
Marie of Blois-Châtillon
| Duchess consort of Calabria|
Matilda of Savoy
| Electress of the Palatinate
Margaret of Bavaria
Elisabeth of Bavaria
| Countess consort of Württemberg
Elisabeth of Brandenburg