De Navarre, Marguerite

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Name
de Navarre, Marguerite Gender: M
born on 11 April 1492 Jul.Cal. (20 Apr 1492 greg.) at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Angoulême, France, 45n39, 0e09
Timezone LMT m0e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 00°16' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 09°10 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 05°37'



Marguerite de Navarre

Biography

Princess of France, Queen of Navarre, and Duchess of Alençon andBerry. She was married to Henry II of Navarre. Her brother became King of France, as Francis I and the two siblings were responsible for the celebrated intellectual and cultural court and salons of their day in France.

Marguerite is the ancestress of the Bourbon kings of France, being the mother of Jeanne d'Albret, whose son, Henry of Navarre, succeeded as Henry IV of France, the first Bourbon king.

As an author and a patron of humanists and reformers, she was an outstanding figure of the French Renaissance. Samuel Putnam called her "The First Modern Woman".

She died 21 December 1549.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Taeger quotes Martin Harvey

Categories

  • Notable : Famous : Royal family
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous (patron of humanists and reformers)