Margaret (Oldenburg) Danmark

Margaret (Oldenburg) Danmark (1456 - 1486)

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Margaret Danmark formerly Oldenburg aka Stewart
Born in Denmarkmap
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Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Stirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
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[1]Margaret Oldenburg, Princess of Denmark was born on 23 June 1456. She was the daughter of Christian I Oldenburg, King of Denmark and Norway and Dorothea von Hohenzollern. She married James III Stewart, King of Scotland, son of James II Stewart, King of Scotland and Marie van Egmont-Gelre, on 13 July 1469 at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.2 She died on 14 July 1486 at age 30 at Stirling Castle, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland.3 She was buried at Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.3 She gained the title of Princess Margaret of Denmark.1 From 13 July 1469, her married name became Stewart.2 Children of Margaret Oldenburg, Princess of Denmark and James III Stewart, King of Scotland James IV Stewart, King of Scotland+2 b. 17 Mar 1472/73, d. 9 Sep 1513 James Stewart, Duke of Ross4 b. Mar 1475/76, d. 12 Jan 1504 John Stewart, Earl of Mar4 b. bt 16 Jul 1479 - 12 Jul 1480, d. 11 Mar 1502/3


The most important aspect of the Kalmar Union was the personal union between the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Also included in this fellowship was Finland, that was a part of Sweden (until 1809), and Iceland, Greenland, the Faroes and the Shetland archipelago, belonging to Norway, meaning that the union encompassed all of the Nordic countries. The formal marking of the unification took place in the Swedish city of Kalmar, where Erik of Pomerania was crowned king of all three realms in 1397. The union’s centre of power was located in Denmark, but all the countries were principally ruled according to their own laws and traditions. The union was, with short breaks, maintained from 1397 to 1448. Following this, only the personal union with Norway – with a few interruptions – remained in effect (until 1814), while the Danish kings only managed to rule in Sweden for brief periods until Sweden definitively seceded by proclaiming Gustav Vasa king of Sweden in 1523.


Margaret Oldenburg, Princess of Denmark[2]
Margaret Von Oldenburg
Margaret of Denmark


  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. I page 667
  • Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 14. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession.
  • Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's The Peerage of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1904), volume I, page 19. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  • Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 237. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  • Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage, volume I, page 21
  • Nichols, John Gough. The Herald and Genealogist (Nichols and Nichols, Printer to the Society of Antquaries, London, 1863-1874) Vol. 1, Page 300
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On 21 Mar 2018 at 13:07 GMT Dawn Brown wrote:

My maternal Grand mother comes through this line from the Stewart line. My gedmatch number is M883922

On 7 Nov 2014 at 11:03 GMT Eugene Quigley wrote:

Von Oldenburg-18 and Oldenburg-27 appear to represent the same person because: Obviously the same person and needs to be merged.

On 5 Nov 2014 at 20:36 GMT Susan (Nixon) Shirey wrote:

Oldenburg-27 and Von Oldenburg-18 are not ready to be merged because: Not sure which last name is correct.

On 8 Mar 2014 at 17:46 GMT Eugene Quigley wrote:

This should be a protected profile!

Margaret is 21 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 22 degrees from Katy Jurado and 9 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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