Margaret of Joinville
|Margaret of Joinville|
John of Châlon|
Peter of Geneva
Frederick I, Count of Vaudémont
|Noble family||House of Joinville|
|Father||Henry, Lord of Joinville|
|Mother||Marie of Luxembourg|
Margaret of Joinville (French: Marguerite de Joinville; 1354-1418) was a French noblewoman. From 1365 until her death, she was the ruling Lady of Joinville and Countess of Vaudémont.
Marriages and issue
In 1367, she married John of Châlon, Lord of Montaigu (1340-1373). This marriage was childless.
- Antoine (1397-1456), who succeeded as Count of Vaudémont,
- Elisabeth (1400-1458), who married in 1412 to Philipp I of Nassau-Weilburg, and
- Margaret, who married Thibault II of Blamont.
Ancestress of Habsburg-Lorraine
In 1473, her great-grandson René II inherited the Duchy of Lorraine, because the male-line descendants of her husband's elder brother Charles II had died out. In 1528, the House of Lorraine was divided into a German, Protestant, line, the Dukes of Lorraine and French, Catholic, line, the House of Guise. The latter came to rule the Lordship of Joinville. In 1745, Duke Francis Stephen of the German line married the Habsburg heiress, Maria Theresa of Austria. Their descendants are known as the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.
- Henri-François Delaborde: Jean de Joinville et les seigneurs de Joinville, Librairie Picard et fils, Paris, 1894, p. 215, Online