Name: *Marguerite of Enghien
Name: Marguerite de Brienne
Birth: 1365 in Enghien, Hainaut, Belgium 1
Death: AFT 19 SEP 1393
Will: 19 SEP 1393 1
Occupation: Countess of Brienne and of Conversano 1
Marguerite of Enghien, suo jure Countess of Brienne and of Conversano, suo jure Heiress of Enghien, and Lady of Beauvois (born 1365), was a wealthy noblewoman from the County of Hainaut in her own right, having inherit ed the counties of Brienne and of Conversano, and the Lordship of Enghien from her father Louis of Enghien on 17 March 1394. She was the wife of John of Luxembourg, Sire of Beauvois and the mother of Peter of Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol, Count of Brienne and of Conversano who inherited her fiefs, and John II of Luxembourg, Count of Ligny.
Marguerite was born in 1365, the eldest daughter of Louis of Enghien, Count of Brienne and of Conversano, Lord of Enghien, Titular Duke of Athen s, and Giovanna of Sanseverino. She had three younger sisters, Yolande, He lene, and Isabelle. On 3 May 1384, Yolande married Philip of Bar (born 1372), who died in a Turkish prison in 1404 after being taken prisoner follow ing the disastrous Battle of Nicopolis in 1396. Marguerite had a brother, Antoine who died at the age of sixteen, leaving her, the eldest daughte r, heir to her father's estates and titles. Her paternal grandparents we re Walter III of Enghien and Isabella of Brienne, and her maternal grandparents were Antonio of Sanseverino, 5th Count of Marsico, and Isabella del Balzo.
On an unknown date, Marguerite married her first husband, Pierre de Bau x, and following his death, she married as her second husband, a relati ve of her mother, Giacopo of Sanseverino. Both of these early marriages we re childless. In 1380, after Giacopo's death, Marguerite married her thi rd husband, John of Luxembourg, Sire of Beauvois (1370–1397). He was the s on of Guy of Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol and Mahaut of Châtillon, Count ess of Saint-Pol. By her third husband, Marguerite had five children.
Marguerite became the suo jure Countess of Brienne and Conversano, and Da me of Enghien upon her father's death on 17 March 1394. Her husband John a lso became Count of Brienne and of Conversano by right of his wife.
She died on an unknown date sometime after 1394. Her will was dated 19 Sep tember 1393. Her eldest son, Peter received her titles of Brienne and of C onversano.
Through her son Peter and his wife, Margaret de Baux, Marguerite was an an cestress of Elizabeth Woodville and her siblings, Mary, Queen of Scots, Ki ng Henry IV of France. Modern-day descendants include Queen Elizabeth I I, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Sarah Ferguson.
Father: *Louis of Enghien b: 1327 in Enghien, Hainaut, Belgium
Mother: Giovanna Sanseverino b: in Marsico, Potenza, Basilicata, Italy
Giacopo of Sanseverino
Pierre of Baux b: in Baux, Provence, France
*John of Luxembourg b: 1370 in Ligny-Et-Barrois, Meuse, France
- *Pierre of Luxembourg b: 1390 in Naples, Italy
- John II of Luxembourg b: 1392 in Naples, Italy
- Catherine of Luxembourg b: ABT 1393 in Naples, Italy
- Louis of Rouen b: 1394 in Naples, Italy
- *Jeanne of Luxembourg b: 1396 in Naples, Italy
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