Margaret of Valois (" La Reine Margot"), great-niece of Margaret of Navarre and daughter of Henri II. and Catharine de Medici, was born in 1553. She was married to Henri of Navarre (Henri IV.) on the eve of St. Bartholomew, and soon became celebrated for her beauty and licentiousness. On the accession of her husband to the throne of France be divorced her, but afterwards frequently consulted her. Marguerite de Valois died in 1615, leaving behind her some well-written memoirs.