Margaret of Wessex. Saint and Queen of Scotland

Female8 September 1045–16 November 1093

Brief Life History of Margaret

Margaret of Wessex. Saint and Queen of Scotland was born on 8 September 1045, in Mecseknádasd, Baranya, Hungary as the daughter of Edward the Exile and Agatha. She married Malcolm III King of Scotland in 1068, in Scotland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 16 November 1093, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, at the age of 48, and was buried in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Malcolm III King of Scotland
Margaret of Wessex. Saint and Queen of Scotland
Marriage: 1068
Edward Of Scotland
Edmund Joint King of Scotland
Aethelred Abbot of Dunkeld
Edgar, King of Scotland
Alexander I -King of Scotland
Edith of Scotland Queen Matilda of England
David I King of Scotland
Mary of Scotland Countess of Boulogne

Sources (25)

  • Death - Annals of Ulster
  • Margaret of Scotland, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Saint Margaret, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (2)

    1066 · Battle of Hastings

    Age 21

    Battle of Hastings was fought between the Norman-French army and the battle-wary English army on October 14, 1066. Duke William of Normandy believed he was the rightful king rather than Harold, who had been crowned king several months earlier. Harold was killed in battle and William was crowned king on Christmas Day 1066.

    1086 · Domesday Book

    Age 41

    Domesday Book is Britain's earliest extant public record with information containing land surveys and landholdings commissioned by William I. The book was completed in 1086.

    Name Meaning

    An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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    St. Margaret of Scotland

    St. Margaret of Scotland, or Margaret of Wessex, was an English princess born in Hungary to Princess Agatha of Hungary and English Prince Edward the Exile around 1045. Her siblings, Cristina and Edgar …

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