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James IV, King of Scots

Male 1473 - 1513  (40 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  James IV, King of Scots was born 17 Mar 1473, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (son of James III, King of Scots and Margaret of Denmark); died 9 Sep 1513, Flodden Field, Northumberland, England.

    Notes:

    Killed at the battle of Flodden Field. "[B]rave, chivalrous, patron of learning and the Church, he kept the nobles in check but must be held responsible for the disaster at Flodden." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    James married Margaret Tudor 8 Aug 1503, Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Margaret (daughter of Henry VII, King of England and Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England) was born 28 Nov 1489, Westminster, Middlesex, England; died 18 Oct 1541, Methven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland; was buried , Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. James V, King of Scots was born 10 Apr 1512, Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland; died 14 Dec 1542, Falkland, Fife, Scotland; was buried , Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James III, King of Scots was born 26 May 1452, Castle of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland (son of James II, King of Scots and Mary of Guelders); died 11 Jun 1488, Sauchieburn, near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried , Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 31 May 1452, Castle of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

    Notes:

    "[P]ious and a lover of arts and letters, but avaricious and poorly served by his counselors, defeated at Sauchieburn by his rebellious lords under the Earl of Angus and Lord Home and stabbed to death after a fall from his horse." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    James married Margaret of Denmark 13 Jul 1469, Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Margaret (daughter of Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden and Dorothea of Brandenburg) was born 23 Jun 1456; died 14 Jul 1486, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried , Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Margaret of Denmark was born 23 Jun 1456 (daughter of Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden and Dorothea of Brandenburg); died 14 Jul 1486, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried , Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

    Notes:

    "[C]onsidered for canonization. The Orkneys and Shetlands passed to Scotland from Norway in lieu of her unpaid dowry." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    Children:
    1. 1. James IV, King of Scots was born 17 Mar 1473, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; died 9 Sep 1513, Flodden Field, Northumberland, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James II, King of Scots was born 16 Oct 1430, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (son of James I, King of Scots and Joan Beaufort); died 3 Aug 1460, Roxburgh Castle, Borders, Scotland; was buried , Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

    Notes:

    Killed at the siege of Roxburgh Castle when one of the large cannons he had imported from Flanders, nicknamed "The Lion," exploded next to him.

    "[V]igorous and successful in his personal reign, popular with the people but not with the great nobles, suppressed the Black Douglas." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    James married Mary of Guelders 3 Jul 1449, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Mary (daughter of Arnold van Egmond and Katherina of Kleve) was born 17 Jan 1433, Grave, Brabant, Netherlands; died 1 Dec 1463, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; was buried , Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mary of Guelders was born 17 Jan 1433, Grave, Brabant, Netherlands (daughter of Arnold van Egmond and Katherina of Kleve); died 1 Dec 1463, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; was buried , Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

    Notes:

    "[P]rudent and energetic, regent for her son King James III." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).] Also called Marie van Egmond.

    Children:
    1. 2. James III, King of Scots was born 26 May 1452, Castle of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland; died 11 Jun 1488, Sauchieburn, near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried , Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

  3. 6.  Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden was born Feb 1426 (son of Dietrich of Oldenburg and Heilwig of Holstein); died 21 Mar 1481, Copenhagen, Denmark; was buried , Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark.

    Notes:

    Count of Oldenburg. Duke of Schleswig-Holstein.

    "[C]ourageous and ambitious but not politically successful, lost Sweden after the battle of Brunkeberg in 1471, made a royal progress through Germany and Italy to Rome in 1474, founded the University of Copenhagen in 1479." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    The present queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, is a direct patrilineal descendant of Christian I:

    Christian I of Denmark, 1426–1481
    Frederik I of Denmark, 1471–1533
    Christian III of Denmark, 1503–1559
    John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, 1545–1622
    Alexander, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, 1573–1627
    August Philipp, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1612–1675
    Frederick Louis, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1653–1728
    Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1696–1775
    Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1727–1759
    Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, 1757–1816
    Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, 1785–1831
    Christian IX of Denmark, 1818–1906
    Frederik VIII of Denmark, 1843–1912
    Christian X of Denmark, 1870–1947
    Frederik IX of Denmark, 1899–1972
    Margrethe II of Denmark, b. 1940

    Christian married Dorothea of Brandenburg 28 Oct 1449, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dorothea (daughter of Johann "the Alchemist" of Brandenburg and Barbara of Saxony) was born 1430; died 10 Nov 1495, Kalundborg, Denmark; was buried , Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Dorothea of Brandenburg was born 1430 (daughter of Johann "the Alchemist" of Brandenburg and Barbara of Saxony); died 10 Nov 1495, Kalundborg, Denmark; was buried , Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark.

    Notes:

    Margravine of Brandenburg. She was the widow of the previous Danish king, Christoffer III (often called Christopher of Bavaria).

    "Dorothea of Brandenburg [...] was Queen consort of Denmark (1445–1448 and 1449–1481), Norway (1445–1448 and 1450–1481), and Sweden (1447–1448 and 1457–1464) two times each by marriage to Christopher of Bavaria and Christian I of Denmark. She served as interim regent during the interregnum in 1448, and as regent in the absence of her second spouse during his reign. She was the mother of two future kings of Denmark: John, King of Denmark who reigned from 1481 until 1513; Frederick I of Denmark who reigned from 1523 until 1533." [Wikipedia]

    "[A] shrewd financial manager who worked to establish her younger son's rights in Schleswig and Holstein and carried on a lively conversation with her sister the Marchesa of Mantua." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    Children:
    1. 3. Margaret of Denmark was born 23 Jun 1456; died 14 Jul 1486, Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried , Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  James I, King of Scots was born 1394, Dumferline, Fife, Scotland (son of Robert III, King of Scots and Annabella Drummond); died 21 Feb 1437, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland; was buried , Perth, Perthshire, Scotland.

    Notes:

    "[I]n captivity in England nineteen years, stern, severe but just, strengthened the Crown against the nobility and attempted to reform the Church and to establish the king's law throughout the country, skilled in music and poetry, murdered by rebels who sought to displace his line with that of the descendants of Robert II by his second wife." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    James married Joan Beaufort 12 Feb 1424, Southwark, Surrey, England. Joan (daughter of John Beaufort and Margaret Holand) died 15 Jul 1445, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland; was buried , Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Joan Beaufort (daughter of John Beaufort and Margaret Holand); died 15 Jul 1445, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland; was buried , Perth, Perthshire, Scotland.

    Notes:

    "[S]trong-minded, intelligent, and bloody avenger of her first husband King James I, briefly regent." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    Children:
    1. 4. James II, King of Scots was born 16 Oct 1430, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; died 3 Aug 1460, Roxburgh Castle, Borders, Scotland; was buried , Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

  3. 10.  Arnold van Egmond was born Aft 17 Jul 1410 (son of Jan II and Maria van Arkel); died 23 Feb 1473, Grave, Brabant, Netherlands; was buried , Grave, Brabant, Netherlands.

    Notes:

    Duke of Guelders. In Palestine 1450-52. "[A]n ineffectual ruler, his son Adolf carried on a long conflict with him and forced his abdication in 1465/6, he then sold his rights in Guelders to Duke Charles the Bold of Burgundy in December 1472." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    Arnold married Katherina of Kleve 26 Jan 1430, Kleves, Westphalia, Germany. Katherina (daughter of Adolf I and Marie of Burgundy) was born 25 May 1417, Kleves, Westphalia, Germany; died 10 Feb 1476, Lobith, Rijnwarden, Gelderland, Netherlands; was buried , Grave, Brabant, Netherlands. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Katherina of Kleve was born 25 May 1417, Kleves, Westphalia, Germany (daughter of Adolf I and Marie of Burgundy); died 10 Feb 1476, Lobith, Rijnwarden, Gelderland, Netherlands; was buried , Grave, Brabant, Netherlands.

    Notes:

    "[F]orced into a political marriage at the age of thirteen, she grew to intensely dislike her husband, and after bearing him six children, left him in 1440 when aged twenty-three, later collaborated with her son against her husband, a patron of the arts, she commissioned a magnificent Book of Hours." [The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England (citation details below).]

    Children:
    1. 5. Mary of Guelders was born 17 Jan 1433, Grave, Brabant, Netherlands; died 1 Dec 1463, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; was buried , Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

  5. 12.  Dietrich of Oldenburg (son of Christian V of Oldenburg and Agnes of Honstein); died 14 Feb 1440, Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony, Germany; was buried , Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

    Notes:

    "Der Glückliche" (the Fortunate). Count of Oldenburg and Delmenhorst.

    Dietrich married Heilwig of Holstein 23 Nov 1423. Heilwig (daughter of Gerhard V of Holstein and Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg) was born 1398; died Bef 11 Nov 1436; was buried , Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Heilwig of Holstein was born 1398 (daughter of Gerhard V of Holstein and Elisabeth of Brunswick-Lüneburg); died Bef 11 Nov 1436; was buried , Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.

    Notes:

    Countess of Holstein.

    Children:
    1. 6. Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden was born Feb 1426; died 21 Mar 1481, Copenhagen, Denmark; was buried , Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark.

  7. 14.  Johann "the Alchemist" of Brandenburg was born Bef 29 Sep 1403 (son of Friedrich I of Brandenburg and Elisabeth of Bavaria); died 16 Nov 1464, Baiersdorf, Bavaria, Germany; was buried , Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.

    Notes:

    Margrave of Brandenburg.

    Johann married Barbara of Saxony 26 May 1412. Barbara (daughter of Rudolf III of Saxony and Barbara of Silesia-Liegnitz) was born Abt 1406; died 10 Oct 1465, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany; was buried , Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Barbara of Saxony was born Abt 1406 (daughter of Rudolf III of Saxony and Barbara of Silesia-Liegnitz); died 10 Oct 1465, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany; was buried , Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany.

    Notes:

    Duchess of Saxony.

    Children:
    1. 7. Dorothea of Brandenburg was born 1430; died 10 Nov 1495, Kalundborg, Denmark; was buried , Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark.