Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Marguerite des Marguerites [the pearl of pearls].

 Margts.Margutte (3 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Marguerite des Marguerites [the pearl of pearls].
So François called his sister (Marguerite de Valois), authoress of the Heptameron. She married twice: first, the Duc d’Alençon, and then Henri d’Albret, king of Navarre, and was the mother of Henry IV. of France. Henri [IV.] married a Marguerite, but this Marguerite was the daughter of Henri II. and Catherine de Medicis. The former befriended the Huguenots, the latter was a rigid Catholic, like her mother.   1

 Margts.Margutte (3 syl.). 


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