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Margaret of Bavaria, Marchioness of Mantua

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Margaret Bavaria,

1479, Mantua, Italy

Margaret of Bavaria, Marchioness of Mantua

Albert III, Duke of Bavaria

Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck

Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (m. 1463)

Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua

Anna of Brunswick-Grubenhagen-Einbeck, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria

Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua

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Noble family
House of Wittelsbach

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.


  • Clara Gonzaga {1464-1503} married in 1482 to Gilbert of Bourbon-Montpensier Duke of Sessa; parents of Charles III, Duke of Bourbon.
  • Francesco II Gonzaga (1466-1519) married in 1490 to Isabella d'Este; parents in law of Francesco Maria I della Rovere Duke of Urbino and nephew of Guidobaldo da Montefeltro
  • Sigismondo Gonzaga (1469–1525)
  • Elisabetta Gonzaga (1471–1526) married in 1489 to Guidobaldo da Montefeltro Duke of Urbino
  • Maddelena (1472–90) married in 1489 to Giovanni Sforza Lord of Pesaro and Gradara who later married Lucrezia Borgia.
  • Giovanni Gonzaga (1474–1525) married in 1493 Laura Bentivoglio (d.1523) and had issue.
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