Margaret of Burgundy was Queen of France and Navarre as the first wife King Louis X and I.
She was the eldest daughter of Robert II, Duke of Burgundy (1248–1306) and Agnes of France (1260–1327), the youngest daughter of Louis IX of France and Margaret of Provence.
Margaret was a princess of the ducal House of Burgundy, a branch of the Capetian dynasty. They had one daughter, Joan (born 1312, died 1349). Early in 1314, Margaret was allegedly caught in an act of adultery in the Tour de Nesle Affair.
Margaret was confined at Château Gaillard and after poor treatment caught a cold and died.
Margaret"s daughter, Joan, later became queen regnant of Navarre as Joan II (1311–1349). Her paternity was under doubt because of her mother"s alleged adultery.
Margaret"s grandson and heir Charles II of Navarre claimed the duchy on the basis of primogeniture, but Joan the Lame"s son John II of France on the basis of proximity, being one generation closer to the Burgundian dukes. Margaret is portrayed in Louisiana Roi en fer and Louisiana Reine étranglée, two 1955 novels in Maurice Druon"s Les Rois maudits (The Accursed Kings) series of historical novels.
She was played by Muriel Baptiste in the 1972 French miniseries adaptation of the series, and by Hélène Fillières in the 2005 adaptation.