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That poor woman...I would have hoped she at least bedded Infante Juan...

She did get laid by Juan. But she wrote the couplet before she married him, when she was on her way to Spain and her ship was caught in a storm. She wrote it so that her body could be identified if she drowned. Fortunately, that was not the case.

"Ci-git Margot, la gentille demoiselle;
Qui eut trois maris, mais mourut pucelle"

I found a translation:

"Here lies Margot, the noble maid
Who had two husbands and never got laid"

Does anyone have information on Prince Juan's wife, Margaret of Austria, the only daughter of emperor Maximilian I of the Holy Roman Empire, and sister of Philip the Handsome, King of Castile?

French Royals / Re: Le Grand, Le Petit et 'the other' Dauphin
« on: October 31, 2005, 12:30:21 PM »
Had the Dauphin's second wife had lived, Marie Antoinette would not have been able to marry into France. Maria Josepha was against this alliance from the very begining.  

Why was she against an alliance with Austria?

Does anyone know what was Mercedes' title before she was married? Was she Princess of the Two Sicilies or Infanta of Spain?

Does anyone have any more information on infanta Maria Teresa's children? Are there any of her descendants alive nowadays?

French Royals / Re: Le Grand, Le Petit et 'the other' Dauphin
« on: October 28, 2005, 12:04:48 PM »
I once read that Marianne Christine was depressed very often. Any more info about her?

French Royals / Re: Le Grand, Le Petit et 'the other' Dauphin
« on: October 28, 2005, 11:12:21 AM »
              Palatine says: She was ugly, but had excellent
body, very well shaped. She loosed this first appereance
after acouchements, but she died soon.

Did Palatine say that about Marianne Christine or about Bessola?

The Wittlesbachs / Re: Princess Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg (Bavaria)
« on: October 21, 2005, 01:16:04 PM »
Great pictures!

Does anyone have more information on Mathilde's mother, Maria Theresa?

Does anyone know if Queen Henrietta Maria had a close relationship with her granddaughter, Marie Louise of Orleans?

The Windsors / Re: Princess Frederica of Prussia,Duchess of York
« on: October 14, 2005, 01:39:48 PM »
From the Oatlands Park Hotel website:

"The Duchess of York was a quiet lady who spent her days doing kind actions for the poor and needy and entertaining such diverse friends as Haydn and Beau Brummell . She loved animals and was always surrounded by a multitude of pets, and some of the headstones from her dogs' Cemetery can be seen set in the lawn near the Lounge Bar patio. Such was her popularity with the local population that on her death a monument was erected to her memory at the bottom of Monument Hill, Weybridge, outside the Ship Inn."

The Hesse-Darmstadts (Hesse and by Rhine) / Re: Kids who died before 25.
« on: October 09, 2005, 10:50:33 PM »
children of Emperor Franz of Austria (whose first wife Elizabeth of Wurttemberg died in childbirth):
Ludovika Elisabeth Franziska (Feb 1790-Jun 1791) [child of above] Marie Caroline Leopoldine Franziska Theresia Josepha Medarde (1794-1795) Caroline (1795-1799) Joseph Franz Leopold (1799-1807) [two other daughters--Maria Leopoldina, Queen of Brazil and Queen Marie Caroline of Saxony died before age 30]

Maria Leopoldina was Empress of Brazil and Marie Caroline was never Queen of Saxony, because she died before her husband ascended the throne.

Iberian Royal Families / Re: Queens of Castile
« on: September 26, 2005, 09:29:07 PM »
I recently read a Spanish biography of Catherine of Lancaster. The book mentions that she had contact with her half siblings during her childhood, especially Philippa, who was close to her stepmother Constance. And years later, while being Queen of Castile, Catherine had an affectionate correspondence with her half-brother King Henry IV of England.

Iberian Royal Families / Re: Queens of Castile
« on: September 25, 2005, 08:25:46 PM »
I'd like to know more of Catherine of Lancaster, John of Gaunt's daughter - I think she was called 'Catalina' in Spain...

Yes, 'Catalina' is the Spanish form of 'Catherine'. She was born in 1373 in Hertford, England. She was the only child of John of Gaunt by his wife Constance of Castile. She was tall and blonde. As you know, in 1388 she married King Henry III of Castile and had three children by him: Maria, who married King Alfonso V of Aragon; Catalina, who married Henry of Aragon; and Juan II, King of Castile. When Henry died in 1406, her son John succeeded and Catherine acted as Regent of Castile because he was still a minor. She died on 2 June 1418 in Valladolid and is buried in Toledo with her husband.

The Habsburgs / Queens of Bohemia
« on: September 25, 2005, 07:39:47 PM »
As far as I know, the Holy Roman empresses (and later Austrian empresses) were also queens of Bohemia. And Elizabeth Stuart, the winter queen, was also queen of Bohemia.

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