Margaret of Valois


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Margaret of Val·ois

also Marguerite de Val·ois  (văl-wä′) 1553-1615.
Queen consort whose marriage (1572) to Henry of Navarre, later Henry IV of France, was dissolved in 1599.
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Margaret of Valois

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(Biography) 1553–1615, daughter of Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici; queen of Navarre (1572) by marriage to Henry of Navarre. The marriage was dissolved (1599) after his accession as Henry IV of France: noted for her Mémoires
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Mar′garet of Valois′


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( “Queen Margot” ) 1533–1615, 1st wife of Henry IV of France: queen of Navarre.
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On a tiny satinwood table stood a statuette by Clodion, and beside it lay a copy of Les Cent Nouvelles, bound for Margaret of Valois by Clovis Eve and powdered with the gilt daisies that Queen had selected for her device.
In 1605 Maynard obtained a post with Margaret of Valois (queen consort of Henry de Bourbon, king of Navarre) and began writing pastoral poetry.
He succeeded to the throne of Navarre as Henry III and married Margaret of Valois, sister of Charles IX of France, in 1572.

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