Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy and Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands

Posted By on January 10, 2023

On this day in Tudor history, 10th January 1480, Margaret of Austria, Princess of Asturias, Duchess of Savoy, was born.

Margaret was the daughter of Maximilian of Austria, Holy Roman Emperor, and Mary of Burgundy, and, in 1507, her father appointed her as Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands as regent for her nephew, Charles. It made her head of a an important Renaissance court, a court that a young Anne Boleyn joined in the summer of 1513.

Here are some links to find out more about Margaret of Austria and Anne Boleyn’s time at her court: