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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 on 17 Mar 1473 in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (son of James III, King of Scots and Margaret of Denmark); died on 9 Sep 1513 in 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)]

    Family/Spouse: Margaret Drummond. Margaret (daughter of John Drummond and Elizabeth Lindsay) died in 1502. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

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

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James III, King of Scots was born on 26 May 1452 in Castle of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland (son of James II, King of Scots and Mary of Guelders); died on 11 Jun 1488 in Sauchieburn, near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in 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 on 13 Jul 1469 in Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Margaret (daughter of Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden and Dorothea of Brandenburg) was born on 23 Jun 1456; died on 14 Jul 1486 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Margaret of Denmark was born on 23 Jun 1456 (daughter of Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden and Dorothea of Brandenburg); died on 14 Jul 1486 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in 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 on 17 Mar 1473 in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; died on 9 Sep 1513 in Flodden Field, Northumberland, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James II, King of Scots was born on 16 Oct 1430 in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (son of James I, King of Scots and Joan Beaufort); died on 3 Aug 1460 in Roxburgh Castle, Borders, Scotland; was buried in 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 on 3 Jul 1449 in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Mary (daughter of Arnold van Egmond and Katherina of Kleve) was born on 17 Jan 1433 in Grave, Brabant, Netherlands; died on 1 Dec 1463 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; was buried in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary of Guelders was born on 17 Jan 1433 in Grave, Brabant, Netherlands (daughter of Arnold van Egmond and Katherina of Kleve); died on 1 Dec 1463 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; was buried in 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. Mary Stewart was born before 15 Jun 1451; died in May 1488.
    2. 2. James III, King of Scots was born on 26 May 1452 in Castle of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland; died on 11 Jun 1488 in Sauchieburn, near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

  3. 6.  Christian I, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden was born in Feb 1426 (son of Dietrich of Oldenburg and Heilwig of Holstein); died on 21 Mar 1481 in Copenhagen, Denmark; was buried in 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 on 28 Oct 1449 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dorothea (daughter of Johann "the Alchemist" of Brandenburg and Barbara of Saxony) was born in 1430; died on 10 Nov 1495 in Kalundborg, Denmark; was buried in Roskilde Cathedral, Zealand, Denmark. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Dorothea of Brandenburg was born in 1430 (daughter of Johann "the Alchemist" of Brandenburg and Barbara of Saxony); died on 10 Nov 1495 in Kalundborg, Denmark; was buried in 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 on 23 Jun 1456; died on 14 Jul 1486 in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland; was buried in Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirlingshire, Scotland.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  James I, King of Scots was born in 1394 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland (son of Robert III, King of Scots and Annabella Drummond); died on 21 Feb 1437 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland; was buried in 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 on 12 Feb 1424 in Southwark, Surrey, England. Joan (daughter of John Beaufort and Margaret Holand) died on 15 Jul 1445 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland; was buried in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Joan Beaufort (daughter of John Beaufort and Margaret Holand); died on 15 Jul 1445 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland; was buried in 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. Annabella Stewart
    2. 4. James II, King of Scots was born on 16 Oct 1430 in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; died on 3 Aug 1460 in Roxburgh Castle, Borders, Scotland; was buried in Holyrood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

  3. 10.  Arnold van Egmond was born after 17 Jul 1410 (son of Jan II and Maria van Arkel); died on 23 Feb 1473 in Grave, Brabant, Netherlands; was buried in 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 on 26 Jan 1430 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany. Katherina (daughter of Adolf I and Marie of Burgundy) was born on 25 May 1417 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany; died on 10 Feb 1476 in Lobith, Rijnwarden, Gelderland, Netherlands; was buried in Grave, Brabant, Netherlands. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Katherina of Kleve was born on 25 May 1417 in Kleves, Westphalia, Germany (daughter of Adolf I and Marie of Burgundy); died on 10 Feb 1476 in Lobith, Rijnwarden, Gelderland, Netherlands; was buried in 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 on 17 Jan 1433 in Grave, Brabant, Netherlands; died on 1 Dec 1463 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; was buried in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

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

    Notes:

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

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


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

    Notes:

    Countess of Holstein.

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

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

    Notes:

    Margrave of Brandenburg.

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


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

    Notes:

    Duchess of Saxony.

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