Margaretha Aetheling, Saint

Female 1046 - 1093  (47 years)


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  • Name Margaretha Aetheling 
    Suffix Saint 
    Born 1046  , Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1093  Edinburgh Castle, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5085  Database
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2016 

    Father Eduard Atheling Wessex, Prince of England,   b. 1016, , Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1057, London, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Agatha von Ludolf Sachsen,   b. 1018, , Bayern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1066, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Family ID F1540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse Malcolm III Cleanmor, King of Scotland,   b. 1031, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1093, Dunfermline, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Children 
     1. Mathilde Atheling Edith of Scotland, Queen of England,   b. 1079,   d. 1118  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F1541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1046 - , Wessex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1093 - Edinburgh Castle, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The exile Queen of Scotland.

      English princess, saint of the Roman Catholic Church

      Margaret was the daughter of the English prince, Edward the Exile and granddaughter of Edmund Ironside, king of England. After the Danish conquest of England in 1016, Canute had the infant Edward exiled to the continent. He was taken first to the court of the Swedish king, Olof Skötkonung, and then to Kiev. As an adult, he travelled to Hungary, where in 1046 he supported Andrew I's successful bid for the throne. The provenance of Margaret's mother, Agatha, is disputed, but Margaret was born in Hungary around 1045. Her brother Edgar the Ætheling and her sister Cristina were also born in Hungary around this time. Margaret grew up in a very religious environment in the Hungarian court. Andrew I of Hungary was known as "Andrew the Catholic" for his extreme aversion to pagans, and great loyalty to Rome, which probably could have induced Margaret to follow a pious life.