Margaret of Foix

Margaret of Foix (French: Marguerite de Foix; c. 1449[1] 15 May 1487[2]) was Duchess of Brittany from 1474 to 1486 by marriage to Francis II, Duke of Brittany.

Margaret of Foix
Margaret's face on her tomb in Nantes
Duchess of Brittany
Tenure27 June 1474 15 May 1486
Died15 May 1487
Château de Nantes, Nantes
SpouseFrancis II, Duke of Brittany
IssueAnne of Brittany, Queen of France
Isabeau of Brittany
FatherGaston IV, Count of Foix
MotherEleanor of Navarre
ReligionRoman Catholicism


She was the daughter of Queen Eleanor of Navarre (1425–1479) and of Gaston IV, Count of Foix (1425–1472).[3]

On 27 June 1471, at the Château de Clisson, she married Francis II, Duke of Brittany (1435–1488),[4] son of Richard of Brittany, Count of Étampes (1395–1438), and Margaret of Orléans, Countess of Vertus (1406–1466). It was Francis's second marriage, his first wife, Margaret of Brittany, having died in 1469.

Margaret of Foix died at the Château de Nantes in Nantes and was buried in the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul) beside her husband and Margaret of Brittany, in a magnificent tomb named the Tomb of Francis II,[5] a tomb constructed in the early French Renaissance style.




  1. Booten 2010, p. 152.
  2. Anthony 1931, p. 10.
  3. Woodacre 2013, p. xxi.
  4. Woodacre 2013, p. 122.
  5. "Le tombeau de François II" by Frederic Chotard (French)


  • Booton, Diane E. (2010). Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany. Ashgate Publishing.
  • Woodacre, Elena (2013). The Queens Regnant of Navarre: Succession, Politics, and Partnership, 1274-1512. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Anthony, R. (1931). Identification et Étude des Ossements des Rois de Navarre inhumés dans la Cathédrale de Lescar [Identification and Study of the Bones of the Kings of Navarre buried in the Cathedral of Lescar] (PDF). Archives du Muséum, 6e series (in French). VII. Masson et Cie.
Margaret of Foix
Born: c. 1449 Died: 15 May 1486
Royal titles
Preceded by
Margaret of Brittany
Duchess consort of Brittany
Succeeded by
Catherine de' Medici

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