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Marie de Coucy
was the daughter of Enguerrand III, Lord of Coucy
Enguerrand III, Lord of Coucy was the eldest son and successor of Ralph I, Lord of Coucy. He succeeded as Lord of Coucy in 1191, and held it until his death; he was also lord of Marle and Boves....
and his third wife Marie de Montmirel (c. 1184–1267). She was Queen consort
A queen consort is the wife of a reigning king. A queen consort usually shares her husband's rank and holds the feminine equivalent of the king's monarchical titles. Historically, queens consort do not share the king regnant's political and military powers. Most queens in history were queens consort...
of the Kingdom of Scotland
The Kingdom of Scotland was a Sovereign state in North-West Europe that existed from 843 until 1707. It occupied the northern third of the island of Great Britain and shared a land border to the south with the Kingdom of England...
On 15 May 1239 she married King Alexander II of Scotland
Alexander II was King of Scots from1214 to his death.-Early life:...
Roxburgh , also known as Rosbroch, is a village, civil parish and now-destroyed royal burgh. It was an important trading burgh in High Medieval to early modern Scotland...
, by whom she gave birth to the future King, Alexander III of Scotland
Alexander III was King of Scots from 1249 to his death.-Life:...
. The marriage brought an alliance between the Scots and the Coucy lordship, and for the rest of the 13th century, they exchanged soldiers and money. Her husband died in 1249, and so two years later she returned to Picardy
This article is about the historical French province. For other uses, see Picardy .Picardy is a historical province of France, in the north of France...
, although she would frequently revisit the Kingdom of Scotland. She has also visited Canterbury on pilgrimage in 1275–76.
Her second husband was Jean de Brienne, Grand Butler of France, whom she married sometime before 1257. She was his second wife. They had no children together, however, de Brienne had a daughter Blanche by his first wife Jeanne, Dame de Chateaudun
Jeanne, Dame de Chateaudun was a French heiress and the wife of two French noblemen Jean I de Montfort, and Jean de Brienne, Grand Butler of France.- Family :...
Marie de Coucy died in 1285.