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Margaret of Austria
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(Jan 10, 1480, Brussels – Dec 1, 1530, Mechelen). The daughter of Maximilian I and Mary of Burgundy, Margaret was married as a child to Charles (VIII) of France in 1482, but he sent her back to her father in 1493. In 1497 she went to Spain, where she married Juan, the heir to the throne, who died a few months later. In 1499 she returned to the Netherlands, where she married Duke Philibert of Savoy (died 1504). In 1507, after the death of her brother Philip, she became regent of the Netherlands until her nephew Charles V came of age. When Charles left for Spain in 1517, she ag…

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Baum, Wilhelm, “Margaret of Austria”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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