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Biography of Margaret of Valois


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Margaret of Valois. Born in 1492. Sister of Francis I and grandmother of Henri IV. Married first the Duc d'Alencon and secondly Henri d'Albret, titular king of Navarre. Supported the Reformation, and wrote "Miroir de l'Ame Pecheresse," and "Contes et Nouvelles" (the "Heptameron"). Died 1549.