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Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, was the mother of King Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England. She was a key figure in the Wars of the Roses and an influential matriarch of the House of Tudor. She founded two prominent Cambridge Colleges; Christ's College in 1505, and St John's College in 1511. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 66 (1443-1509)

Birthplace: Bletsoe Castle

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John Beaufort, 1st Marquess of Somerset and 1st Marquess of Dorset, later only 1st Earl of Somerset, KG was the first of the four illegitimate children of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his mistress Katherine Swynford, later his wife. Beaufort's surname probably reflects his father's lordship of Beaufort in Champagne, France. The family emblem was the portcullis which is shown on the reverse of British pennies minted between 1971 and 2008. A parliament during Richard II declared the Beaufort children legitimate, as well as Pope Boniface IX in September 1396. John of Gaunt married Katherine Swynford in January 1396. Despite being the grandchildren of Edward III, and next in the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 37 (1373-1410)

Birthplace: Montmorency-Beaufort, France

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Henry Hugh Arthur FitzRoy Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort KG, GCVO, KStJ, PC, styled Marquess of Worcester until 1924, was an English peer and Gloucestershire landowner. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1900-1984)

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Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Somerset

Margaret Holland, Countess of Somerset was the daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, who was the son of Joan "the Fair Maid of Kent". Margaret's mother was Alice FitzAlan, daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel and Eleanor of Lancaster. Margaret married John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset, son of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster' and his mistress Katherine Swynford. They had six children: Henry Beaufort, 2nd Earl of Somerset. John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset. Thomas Beaufort, Count of Perche. Lady Joan Beaufort, who married James I of Scotland and Sir James Stewart, the Black Knight of Lorn. Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset. Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 54 (1385-1439)