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Queen Consort of Scotland Margaret of Denmark
17 generations from the origin. Great x 15 grandmother.
Birth: Jun 23, 1456, Kobenharn, Kobenharn, Denmark;
Death: Jul 14, 1486; Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland;
Age: 30

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  • Queen Consort of Scotland
  • Princess of Denmark


Margaret of Denmark (June 23, 1456 - before July 14, 1486) was the daughter of King Christian I of Denmark (1448-1481), Norway (1450-1481), and Sweden (1457-1464), and his wife Dorothea of Brandenburg.

In July, 1469, at Holyrood Abbey, she married James III, King of Scots (1460-88).

This marriage produced three sons :
James IV (March 17, 1473 - September 9, 1513)
James Stewart, Duke of Ross (March 1476 - January 1504), and
John Stewart, Earl of Mar (December 1479 - 1503).

Her father, King Christian I of Denmark and also of Norway, agreed on a remarkable dowry to her. He however was strained in cash, so the islands of Orkney and Shetland, Norwegian crown possessions, were pledged as security until the dowry will be paid.

William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness was at that time the Norse Earl of Orkney, who was made in 1473 to exchange his Orkney fief to castle Ravenscraig, so the Scottish throne took the earl's rights in the islands too.

She died at Stirling Castle and is buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey.

Her great-great-grandson James VI of Scotland married another princess of her dynasty, Anne of Denmark. They became ancestors of all the future monarchs of England and Scotland.

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King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden Christian I
Feb, 1426 - May 21, 1481
Queen Consort of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden Dorothea of Brandenburg
c 1430 - Nov 10, 1495
Primary or Last Marriage:
Date: Jul 10, 1469, Place: Holyrood, Midlothian, Scotland, Status: Marriage, Note:
King of Scots James III
c. 1451 - Jun 11, 1488
King of Scots James IV
Great x 14 grandfather
Mar 17, 1473 - Sep 9, 1513
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