Marguerite de Valois





Marguerite de Valois

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born
in Château de Saint Germain en Laye, France
May 04, 1553

died
May 27, 1615

gender
female

influences
Brantome


About this author

Born Marguerite de Valois at the royal Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye and nicknamed Margot by her brothers, she was the daughter of Henry II and Catherine de' Medici. Three of her brothers became kings of France: Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III. Her sister, Élisabeth de Valois, became the third wife of King Philip II of Spain.
Marguerite was forced to marry Henry de Bourbon, the son of Jeanne d'Albret, the Protestant Queen of Navarre, in a marriage that was designed to reunite family ties and create harmony between Catholics and Huguenots. Although Henry's mother opposed the marriage, many of her nobles supported it, and the marriage was arranged. Jeanne d'Albret died under suspicious circumstances before the marriage could take place
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The Entire Memoirs of Margu...
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Contes et nouvelles de Marg...
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De Heptamerone : of de vert...
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Memoires Et Lettres de Marg...
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More books by Marguerite de Valois…
“Love works in miracles every day: such as weakening the strong, and strengthening the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favouring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.”
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“A woman of honor should never suspect another of things she would not do herself”
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“The more hidden the venom, the more dangerous it is.”
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