Margaret of Valois

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Marguerite of France
Detail of painting by Rubens
Queen consort of France
Tenure 2 August 1589 – 17 December 1599
Queen consort of Navarre
Tenure 18 August 1572 – 17 December 1599
Spouse Henry IV of France
Full name
Marguerite de France
House House of Valois
Father Henry II of France
Mother Catherine de' Medici
Born 14 May 1553(1553-05-14)
Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Died 27 March 1615(1615-03-27) (aged 61)
Hostel de la Reyne Margueritte, Paris
Burial Basilica of St Denis
Religion Roman Catholicism

Margaret of Valois (May 14, 1553 – May 27, 1615) was a Princess of France and a member of the house of Valois.

Her father was Henry II of France and her mother was Catherine of Medici. She was also the sister of Francis II of France, Charles IV of France and Henry III of France. Margaret was then married to Henry IV of France.

The author Alexandre Dumas, père wrote a book about Margaret called Queen Margot.