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
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Margaret of Savoy (far right), pictured with her third husband Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg and his previous two wives.
Born7 August 1420
Morges, Savoy
Died30 September 1479
Stuttgart, Württemberg
SpouseLouis, 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
IssuePhilip, Elector Palatine
Margarete, Countess of Eppstein-Königstein
Philippine, Countess of Horn
Helene, Countess of Hohenlohe-Neuenstein
HouseHouse of Savoy
House of Anjou
House of Wittelsbach
House of Württemberg
FatherAmadeus VIII of Savoy
MotherMary of Burgundy


Margaret was one of seven children born to Amadeus VIII, Count of Savoy and his wife Mary of Burgundy. A few of her siblings included Louis, Duke of Savoy and Mary, Duchess of Milan.

Her paternal grandparents were Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy and Bonne of Berry. Her maternal grandparents were Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and Margaret III, Countess of Flanders.



Margaret married firstly Louis, Duke of Anjou, the titular King of Naples.[1] 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.[2] 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:


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 died on 30 September 1479.


  1. ^ Kekewich 2008, p. 54.
  2. ^ Kekewich 2008, p. 214.
  3. ^ a b c Detlev Schwennicke: Europaische Stammtafeln, New Series, Vol. I/2, Tafel 257.


  • Kekewich, Margaret L. (2008). The Good King: René of Anjou and Fifteenth Century Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.

Margaret of Savoy, Duchess of Anjou
Born: 7 August 1420 Died: 30 September 1479
Royal titles
Preceded by Duchess consort of Anjou
Succeeded by
Countess consort of Maine, Provence, Forcalquier and Piedmont
Preceded by Duchess consort of Calabria
Preceded by Electress of the Palatinate
Succeeded by
Preceded by Countess consort of Württemberg
Succeeded by