Margaret of Wessex

Brief Life History of Margaret

Margaret of Wessex 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 on 6 June 1064, in Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 16 November 1093, in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 48, and was buried in Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.

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Family Time Line

Malcolm III King of Scotland
1031–1093
Margaret of Wessex
1045–1093
Marriage: 6 June 1064
Edward of Scotland
1069–1093
Edmund King of Scotland
1070–1097
Alexander I King of Scotland
–1124
Æthelred Abbot of Dunkeld
1072–1093
Edgar King of Scotland
1074–1107
Edith of Scotland, Queen Matilda of England
1080–1118
Mary of Scotland Countess of Boulogne
1082–1116
King David I "The Saint" of Scotland
1084–1153

Sources (25)

  • Margaret of Scotland, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Foundation for Medieval Genealogy - MARGARET of England, daughter of EDWARD ætheling of England & his wife Agatha --- ([in Hungary] [1046/53]-Edinburgh Castle 16 Nov 1093, bur Dunfermline Abbey, Fife, transferred to Escorial, Madrid, her head bur Jesuit C
  • Saint Margaret, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (2)

1066 · Battle of Hastings

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

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

German: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, from orfe, a species of freshwater fish. Alternatively, a habitational name from Urff near Kassel, formerly Orpha.

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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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