Marguerite of Provence (Forcalquier, c. Forcalquier is a commune of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. 1221 – December 21, 1295, Paris) was the eldest daughter of Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence and Beatrice of Savoy. Events 69 - The end of the Year of the four emperors: Following Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Ramon Berenguer IV (1195 &ndash 19 August 1245) Count of Provence and Forcalquier, was the son of Alfonso Beatrice of Savoy (1198 &ndash 1266 was the daughter of Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva.
Her maternal grandparents were Thomas I of Savoy and Marguerite of Geneva, daughter of William I of Geneva. Thomas I or Tommaso I (c 1176 &ndash March 1, 1233) was Count of Savoy from 1189-1233 Marguerite of Geneva was the daughter of William I Count of Geneva. William I of Geneva was Count of Geneva. In 1195 he was escorting his daughter Marguerite of Geneva, to France for her intended wedding to King Philip
Her younger sisters were:
Eleanor of Provence became the Queen consort of Henry III of England. Eleanor of Provence (c 1223 &ndash 26 June 1291 was Queen Consort of King Henry III of England. Henry III (1 October 1207 &ndash 16 November 1272 was the son and successor of John "Lackland" as King of England, reigning for fifty-six years from 1216
Sanchia of Provence who became the Queen consort of Richard, Earl of Cornwall and rival King of the Germans. Sanchia of Provence (c 1228 &ndash 9 November, 1261) was the third daughter of Ramon Berenguer IV Count of Provence and Beatrice of Savoy Richard of Cornwall ( 5 January 1209 – 2 April 1272) was Count of Poitou (from 1225 to 1243 Earl of Cornwall (from This article lists the German monarchs, ruling over the territory of Germany from the creation of a separate Eastern Frankish Kingdom in 843 until the end of monarchy
Marguerite, like her sisters, was noted for her beauty and in the early years of their marriage she and Louis enjoyed a warm relationship. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Robert II of Burgundy (1248 &ndash March 21 1306) was Duke of Burgundy between 1271 and 1306 inheriting the title from his brother Eudes of Burgundy Her Franciscan confessor, William de St. Pathus, related that on cold nights Marguerite would place a robe around Louis' shoulders, when her deeply religious husband rose to pray. Another anecdote recorded by St. Pathus related that Marguerite felt that Louis' plain clothing was unbecoming to his royal dignity, to which Louis replied that he would dress as she wished, if she dressed as he wished. However, the chronicler Joinville noted with disapproval that Louis rarely asked after his wife and children, and in later years Louis became vexed with Marguerite's ambition.
She accompanied Louis on his first crusade and was responsible for negotiations and ransom when he was captured. She was thus for a brief time the only woman ever to lead a crusade.
After the death of Louis on his second crusade, during which she remained in France, she returned to Provence.
She was devoted to her sister Queen Eleanor of England, and they stayed in contact until Eleanor's death.
Marguerite of ProvenceBorn: c. For the Direct Capetians, who ruled France 987&ndash1328 see the House of Capet. 1221 Died: December 21 1295
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