Margaret of Bavaria, Marchioness of Mantua

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Margaret of Bavaria
Margaret of Bavaria
Born 1442
Died 1479
Noble family House of Wittelsbach
Spouse(s) Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua
Father Albert III, Duke of Bavaria
Mother Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck

Margaret of Bavaria (1442–1479), was a Marchioness consort of Mantua, married in 1463 to Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua. She was the daughter of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria and Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck. The marriage between Margaret and Frederico helped trading relations between the two states. Margaret was hunch-backed and was not able to speak or read Italian when she arrived, but the relationship with Frederico was described as happy. The court was dominated by her mother-in-law, but Margaret avoided all conflicts. During his war against Aragon, Frederico appointed Margaret as regent in his absence during the spring and summer of 1479. She died during her reign.


Preceded by
Barbara of Brandenburg (1423-1481)
Marchesa of Mantua
Succeeded by
Isabella d'Este