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Margarethe (Österreich) Sachsen (abt. 1416 - 1486)

Margarethe "Herzogin von Österreich-Austria, Krfürstin von Sachsen-Saxony" Sachsen formerly Österreich aka Habsburg, von Sachsen
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Died in Altenburg, Kurfürstentum Sachsen, Heiliges Römisches Reichmap
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Margaretha von Österreich, Kurfürstin von Sachsen
Margaret of Austria, Electress of Saxony

Margaret was born around 1416. She was the eldest surviving daughter of Ernest, duke of Austria, and his second wife Cymburgis of Masovia[1].

She married Friedrich II "der Sanftmütige", Elector of Saxony in Leipzig on 3 June 1431[1].

Margaret died at Altenburg on 12 December 1486 and was buried in the castle church[1].

Her place of birth is uncertain: according to Cawey she was born at Wiener Neustadt[1] (see also Sächsiche Biografie: Margaretha, Kurfürstin von Sachsen. Various Wikipedia pages indicate Innsbruck as her birthplace. The sources are not cited.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families. Austria, chap. 4 Dukes of Austria (Habsburg) Ernst von Habsburg. Online at Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Website (accessed 2017).

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