Margaret of Valois

Queen of France and Navarre

Margaret of Valois (May 14, 1553 – May 27, 1615) was a Princess of France and a member of the house of Valois.

Marguerite of France
Detail of painting by Rubens
Queen consort of France
Tenure2 August 1589 – 17 December 1599
Queen consort of Navarre
Tenure18 August 1572 – 17 December 1599
Born(1553-05-14)14 May 1553
Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Died27 March 1615(1615-03-27) (aged 61)
Hostel de la Reyne Margueritte, Paris
SpouseHenry IV of France
Full name
Marguerite de France
HouseHouse of Valois
FatherHenry II of France
MotherCatherine de' Medici
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SignatureMarguerite of France's signature

Her father was Henry II of France and her mother was Catherine of Medici. She was also the sister of Francis II of France, Charles IX of France and Henry III of France. Margaret was then married to Henry IV of France.

The author Alexandre Dumas, père wrote a book about Margaret called Queen Margot.