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Margaret of L'Aigle, Queen consort of Navarre

Margaret of L'Aigle, Queen consort of Navarre[1, 2]

Female - 1141

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  • Name Margaret of L'Aigle 
    Suffix Queen consort of Navarre 
    Gender Female 
    History Margaret of L’Aigle (French: Marguerite de L’Aigle, Spanish: Margarita de L’Aigle) (died 1141) was a Queen consort of Navarre, the first wife to García Ramírez of Navarre.[1] She was the daughter of Gilbert of L’Aigle and Juliana du Perche, daughter of Geoffrey II, Count of Perche.

    Margaret’s paternal grandparents were Richer of L’Aigle and Judith d’Avranches, whilst Margaret’s maternal grandparents were Geoffrey II de Perche, Count of Perche and Mortagne, and his wife, Beatrice of Montdidier.[2] Margaret’s siblings included Richer of L’Aigle, successor to her father as Baron of L'Aigle. Margaret was a distant cousin of Queen Felicia of Roucy.

    Queen of Navarre[edit]
    Margaret was married in 1130 to García Ramírez of Navarre, shortly before his accession to the throne of Navarre. He confirmed the rights and privileges of the church of Pamplona on the advice of "uxoris mee Margarite regina" by charter dated 1135.[3]

    Margaret was to bear García a son and heir, Sancho VI, as well as two daughters who each married kings: the elder, Blanca, born after 1133, married Sancho III of Castile, while the younger, Margaret, named after her mother, married William I of Sicily.

    Garcia’s relationship with Margaret was, however, unstable. She supposedly took many lovers and showed favouritism to her French relatives.[4] She bore a second son named Rodrigo, whom her husband refused to recognise as his own.[5] He was never acknowledged as a son by the Navarrese king, even after Margarets death, and he was widely considered a bastard, though his sister Margaret did not treat him as such. He certainly never behaved as anything other than the son of a king.[6]

    Margaret died disgraced on 25 May 1141. Her husband later remarried.

    Jump up ^ Gaztambide, J. G. (ed.), (1997), Colección diplomatica de la catedral de Pamplona
    Jump up ^ Jan B Young. Our Ancestry - Volume 1. Page 105.
    Jump up ^ Cawley, Charles, Norman nobility: MARGUERITE de Laigle, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy
    Jump up ^ Hans Houben, "Enrico di Navarra", Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani
    Jump up ^ Chronicle of Hugo Falcandus, History of the Tyrants of Sicily, is available in its original Latin at The Latin Library. Henry is also mentioned in the chronicle of Romuald Guarna. Both historians are contemporaries.
    Jump up ^ John Julius Norwich, 258. 
    Died 21 May 1141 
    Person ID I616  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2018 

    Father Baron Gilbert II De L'Aigle, Comte D'exmes,   b. 1073, Aigle, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1118, Aigle, Normandie, France, age 45 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Julienne Du Perche et Mortagne,   b. Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1132, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1091 
    Family ID F1061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family King Garcia V Ramirez De Navarre,   b. 1110, Naarre, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov, 1150, Lorca, Navarre, Spain, age 40 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    +1. Blanche of Navarre,   b. Aft 1133, Laguardia, Álava Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1156  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2017 
    Family ID F331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Marguerite de Navarre

  • Sources 
    1. [S91] Wikiwand, http://www.wikiwand.com/en/List_of_Navarrese_consorts.

    2. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/pedigree.php?personID=I00000234&tree=LEO.