Childbirth

died in childbirth

Around 1130 Beatrix Vesci -1130 died in childbirth.

On 04 Oct 1160 Constance of Castile 1140-1160 (20) died in childbirth.

On 19 Jun 1282 Eleanor Montfort Princess of Wales 1252-1282 (30) died in childbirth.

On 09 Apr 1283 Margaret "Maid of Norway" I Queen Scotland 1283-1290 was born to Eric II King Norway 1268-1299 (15) and Margaret Dunkeld Queen Consort Norway 1261-1283 (22) at Tønsberg. Margaret Dunkeld Queen Consort Norway 1261-1283 (22) died in childbirth.

On 02 Mar 1316 Robert II King Scotland 1316-1390 was born to Walter Stewart 6th High Steward 1296-1327 (20) and Marjory Bruce 1296-1316 (20) at Paisley Abbey. His mother Marjory Bruce 1296-1316 (20) died in childbirth.

On 05 May 1316 Isabel Bohun 1316- was born to Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (40) and Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Plantagenet Countess Essex, Hereford and Holland 1282-1316 (33). His mother Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Plantagenet Countess Essex, Hereford and Holland 1282-1316 (33) died in childbirth. She was buried at Walden Abbey, Saffron Walden.

In 1372 Isabelle Valois 1348-1372 (24) died in childbirth.

On 04 Jun 1394 Mary Bohun Duchess Lancaster 1368-1394 (26) died in childbirth at Peterborough Castle, Peterborough. She was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newarke, Leicester.

On 16 Aug 1400 Joan Plantagenet Baroness Strange Blackmere, Baroness Talbot 1384-1400 (16) died in childbirth.

On 22 May 1409 Blanche Lancaster Elector Palatinate 1392-1409 (17) died in childbirth at Haguenau.

On 13 Sep 1409 Isabella Valois Queen Consort England 1389-1409 (19) died in childbirth.

On 14 Jan 1476 Anne St Leger Baroness Ros Helmsley 1476-1526 was born to Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (36) and Anne York Duchess Exeter 1439-1476 (36). Her mother (36) died in childbirth. She (36) was buried at St Leger Chantry, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

Trial and Execution of Ankarette Twynyho

On 22 Dec 1476 Isabel Neville 1451-1476 (25) died in childbirth. She was buried in Tewkesbury Abbey. George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (27) believed she had been murdered by Ankarette Twynyho -1477. Her son Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick 1475-1499 (1) succeeded 17th Earl Warwick (1C 1088). See Trial and Execution of Ankarette Twynyho.

In 1488 Giovanna degli Albizzi 1468-1488 (19) died in childbirth.

In 1488 Domenico Ghirlandaio Painter 1448-1494 (39). Portrait of Giovanna degli Albizzi 1468-1488 (19) commissioned around the time of her death by her husband Lorenzo Tornabuoni 1465-1497 (23). The figure is wearing precious clothes including a gamurra vest. On the right, behind her, are a hanging coral necklace (perhaps a rosary), a partly closed prayer book, and a Latin inscription, taken from an epigram by the 1st century AD poet Martial. She also holds a handkerchief. The figure of Giovanna is idealized in appearance and proportion which was the tradition of the time.
Many aspects of this portrait hold symbolic significance in emphasizing her wealth, status, and piety. Giovanna's fine clothing indicates her status and the wealth of her family.
The Tornabuoni emblem is present on her clothes, as well as two "Ls" on her shoulder, referring to her husband, Lorenzo.
In addition to the clothes, the presence of pearls and brooches also emphasizes the family's wealth.
The pendant featured in the portrait shows a small diamond set in gold above a large ruby with three pearls hanging beneath it. This was a signature ornament found in depictions of Giovanna and came from Lodovica's dowry.
The coral beads seen in the background are likely a rosary, signifying Giovanna's religious piety.
The book seen behind Giovanna, possibly a prayer book, also refers to her piety and educated status.
A significant aspect of the background in this portrait is the cartellino behind Giovanna. The inscription is a modified excerpt of a poem by the author Martial: "ARS VTINAM MORES ANIMVM QVU EFFINGERE POSSES PVCHRIOR IN TERRIS NVLLA TABELLA FORET MCCCCLXXXVIII". This translates to "Art, would that you could represent character and mind! There would be no more beautiful painting on earth 1488".

On 30 Nov 1497 Anne Sforza 1476-1497 (21) died in childbirth.

In 1498 Isabella Trastámara Queen Consort Portugal 1470-1498 (28) died in childbirth.

In 1546 Elizabeth Parker -1546 died in childbirth.

On 05 Sep 1548 Catherine Parr Queen Consort England 1512-1548 (36) died in childbirth at Chapel, Sudeley Castle, Sudeley, Winchcombe.

On 22 Jul 1552 Jane Radclyffe -1552 died in childbirth.
On 19 Oct 1592 Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (63) died. His grandson Anthony-Maria Browne 2nd Viscount Montague 1574-1629 succeeded 2nd Viscount Montague. Jane Sackville Viscountess Montague 1573-1652 by marriage Viscountess Montague.
On 08 Apr 1608 Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (70) died at Battle Abbey. She was buried at at Midhurst; subsequently moved to St Mary's Church, Easebourne, Midhurst.
Monument to Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (23), Jane Radclyffe -1552 and Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (14) in St Mary's Church, Easebourne, Midhurst. The Monument was originally in Midhurst but was subsequently moved. As there was less room, it was re-arranged, with Lord Montague kneeling behind and above the two recumbent effigies of his wives, instead of having a wife on either side, with Obelisks at the corners.

On 21 Feb 1575 Claude Valois-Angoulême Duchess Lorraine 1547-1575 (27) died in childbirth.

On 19 May 1591 Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley 1575-1591 (16) died in childbirth at Tower Street, All Hallows, Barking. Her son William Cecil 16th Baron Ros Helmsley 1590-1618 (1) succeeded 16th Baron Ros Helmsley.

On 25 Jun 1601 Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1555-1601 (45) died at Berwick on Tweed. His son Robert Bertie 1582-1642 1st Earl Lindsey 1582-1642 (18) succeeded 14th Baron Willoughby Eresby. He was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby.
On 15 Feb 1610 Catherine Bertie 1595-1610 (15) died in childbirth. She was buried at St James' Church, Spilsby.
Monument Elizabethan Recumbent. Tall Sideboard Tomb with reclining hooded figure of Lady Katherine, daughter of Peregrine, with Chrisom Child in the crib at her feet. Above a standing figure of Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby Eresby 1555-1601 (45) in a niche, with Strapwork embellishments, all supported on composite columns with a Dentillated cornice.

In Jul 1616 George Livingston 3rd Earl Linlithgow 1616-1690 was born to Alexander Livingston 2nd Earl Linlithgow -1648 and Elizabeth Gordon 1596-1616 (20). Elizabeth Gordon 1596-1616 (20) died in childbirth.

In 1625 Catherine Carey Countess Home 1609-1625 (16) died in childbirth.

On 20 Mar 1627 Anne Chichester -1627 died in childbirth. She was buried in the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton. Monument with Chichester Crest being a Heron with an Eel in its mouth.

On 19 Sep 1628 Anne Leighton -1628 died in childbirth.

In 1631 Jane Savage -1631 died in childbirth.

In 1631 Arabella Holles -1631 died in childbirth.

On 13 Sep 1631 Elizabeth Southwell 1583-1631 (48) died in childbirth.

On or before 23 Oct 1634 Anne Banks -1634 died in childbirth. She was buried on 23 Oct 1634.

On 13 May 1646 Maria Habsburg-Spain Archduchess Austria 1646- was born to Ferdinand King Bohemia, III Holy Roman Emperor 1608-1657 (37) and Infanta Maria Anna Habsburg-Spain Holy Roman Empress 1606-1646 (39). Infanta Maria Anna Habsburg-Spain Holy Roman Empress 1606-1646 (39) died in childbirth.

On 05 Nov 1648 Mary Digby Countess Donegal 1612-1648 (36) died in childbirth. She was buried at All Saints Church, Eggesford.

On 22 May 1653 Unamed Paulet 1653-1653 was born to Charles Paulet 1st Duke Bolton 1630-1699 (23) and Christian Freschville 1633-1653 (19). She (19) died in childbirth. He died seven days later on 29 May 1653. Both were buried at the Church of St John the Baptist, Staveley. Monument erected by her husband Charles Paulet 1st Duke Bolton 1630-1699 (23) the future Duke Bolton. Reclining figure with Chrisom Child.
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Before 1667 Mary Darnall -1666 died in childbirth.

Around 11 Jan 1668 Elizabeth Cranfield -1668 died in childbirth.

On 15 Jul 1672 Diana Bruce -1672 died in childbirth.

On 09 Sep 1678 Margaret Blagge Maid of Honour 1652-1678 (26) died in childbirth at Whitehall Palace. He was buried at St Breage's Church, Breage.

In 1673. Unknown Artist, possibly Matthew Dixon. Portrait of Margaret Blagge Maid of Honour 1652-1678 (20).

On 30 Sep 1678 Mary Rich -1678 died in childbirth.

On 23 Mar 1684 Essex Rich 2nd Countess Nottingham 1652-1684 (32) died in childbirth.

On Jan 1690 Anne Savile Countess Carbery 1663-1690 (27) died in childbirth. She was buried at St Andrew Holborn.

On 30 Jan 1692 Isabella van Nassau 1668-1692 (24) died in childbirth.

On 07 Mar 1693 Isabella Carr -1693 died in childbirth.

On 04 Nov 1699 Elizabeth Greville Baroness Guildford -1699 died in childbirth.

On 23 Dec 1705 Louise Dorothea Hohenzollern 1680-1705 (25) died in childbirth.

On 13 Sep 1709 Rachel Noel 2nd Duchess Beaufort 1687-1709 (22) died in childbirth.

In 1710 Mary Melville -1710 died in childbirth.

On 20 Nov 1713 Elizabeth Harley 1689-1713 (24) died in childbirth.

On 15 Jan 1716 Louisa Lennox Countess Berkeley 1694-1716 (21) died in childbirth.

On 30 Jul 1722 Theodosia Hyde Countess Darnley 1695-1722 (26) died in childbirth.

On 27 Nov 1722 Anne Seymour Duchess Leeds 1709-1722 (13) died in childbirth (probably) at the age of thirteen.

On 14 Aug 1724 Anne Cochrane Duchess Hamilton, Duchess Brandon 1706-1724 (18) died in childbirth.

On 22 Jun 1725 Susan Murray 1699-1725 (26) died in childbirth.

On 17 Aug 1734 Elizabeth Shirley 1704-1734 (30) died in childbirth following the premature birth of her daughter Elizabeth as a result of the shock caused by a violent flash of lightning.

On 19 Jan 1745 Anne Obrien 1724-1745 (21) died in childbirth. He was buried at St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny.

On Jul 1759 Frances Hanbury-Williams -1759 died in childbirth.

On 28 Mar 1766 Diana Beauclerk 1746-1766 (20) died in childbirth. The child was stillborn.

In 1786 Margaret Gordon 1762-1786 (24) died in childbirth.

On Sep 1786 Jemima Elizabeth Ashburnham -1786 died in childbirth.

On 09 Sep 1812 Sophia Pitt Baroness Romney -1812 died in childbirth at The Mote, Maidstone.

Death of Princess Charlotte

On 06 Nov 1817 Princess Charlotte Augusta Hanover 1796-1817 (21) died in childbirth at Claremont House, Esher. He buried at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

In 1818 Elizabeth Grey 1800-1818 (18) died in childbirth.

In 1827 Frances Bathurst Baroness Feversham Downton -1827 died in childbirth.

On Oct 1829 Arabella Hamlyn-Williams -1829 died in childbirth.

On 09 Sep 1833 Adeliza Maria Howard -1833 died in childbirth. Monument in Holy Trinity Church, Wetheral, Cumberland sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (58).

On 10 Aug 1844 Alexandra Nikolaevna Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov 1825-1844 (19) died in childbirth.

On 05 Sep 1846 Augusta Margaret Fitzclarence 1822-1846 (24) died in childbirth.

On 27 Jan 1862 Florence Louisa Miles 1840-1862 (22) died in childbirth.

In 1881 Florence Sutherland-Leveson-Gower 1855–1881 (26) died in childbirth.

On 12 Oct 1905 Isabel Innes-Kerr 1879-1905 (26) died in childbirth.

Before 1651 Jane Evelyn -1651 died in childbirth.

Elizabeth Culpepper 1546- died in childbirth.

died from childbirth

On 14 Mar 1190 twin boys were born to Philip Augustus II King France 1165-1223 (24) and Isabelle Flanders Queen Consort France 1170-1190 (19). The eldest Robert died the same day, the youngest Philip died three days later. Their mother Isabelle Flanders Queen Consort France 1170-1190 (19) died from childbirth the day after the birth.
On 14 Mar 1190 Robert Capet 1190-1190 was born to Philip Augustus II King France 1165-1223 (24) and Isabelle Flanders Queen Consort France 1170-1190 (19). He died the same day.
On 15 Mar 1190 Philip Capet 1190-1190 was born to Philip Augustus II King France 1165-1223 (24) and Isabelle Flanders Queen Consort France 1170-1190 (19). He died three days later.

Death of Elizabeth of York Queen Consort

On 02 Feb 1503 Katherine Tudor 1503-1503 was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (46) and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503 (36) at the Tower of London.
On 10 Feb 1503 Katherine Tudor 1503-1503 died.
On 11 Feb 1503 (her birthday) Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503 (36) died from childbirth. She was buried on 24 Feb 1503 in the Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey.

Around 1520 Unknown Artist. Netherlands. Portrait of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

Around 1675 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503. From a work of 1500.

Around 23 Aug 1557 Mary Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk 1540-1557 (17) died from childbirth.

Around 24 Nov 1610 Sophie Hohenzollern 1582-1610 (28) died from childbirth four weeks after the birth of her only child Jacob Kettler 1610-1682.

On 22 Jul 1746 Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain 1726-1746 (20) died from childbirth.

Around 1745 Louis-Michel van Loo 1707-1771 (37). Portrait of Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain 1726-1746 (18).

Before 01 May 1755 Beatrix Copley 1721-1755 died from childbirth. On 01 May 1755 Beatrix Copley 1721-1755 was buried.

In Jul 1770 Amelia Watts (19) died from childbirth.

In 1786 Harriet Pitt 1758-1786 (28) died from childbirth five days after giving birth to her only child.

On 10 Sep 1797 Mary Wollstonecraft 1759-1797 (38) died from childbirth eleven days after the birth of Mary Shelley Author 1797-1851.

On 20 Sep 1822 Georgiana Elizabeth Miller-Mundy Duchess Newcastle-under-Lyne 1789-1822 (33) died from childbirth. She had given birth to twins one of whom was stillborn, one survived ten days.
Monument in Milton Mausoleum, Markham Clinton sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (47).

On 07 Jun 1843 Elizabeth Mary Cumming-Bruce Countess Kincardine, Countess Elgin -1843 died from childbirth at Jamaica.

On 07 Oct 1871 Louise Blanche Howard 1842-1871 (29) died from childbirth six weeks after the birth of a child who had died the same or next day after birth. The Foljambe Tomb. Monument in St Mary's Church, Tickhill, Doncaster commissioned by her husband Cecil George Savile Foljambe 1st Earl Liverpool 1846-1907 (24) who had sixty. Monuments erected in her memory in places associated with her. Sculpted by William Calder Sculptor 1813-1894 (58).

On 03 Apr 1772, her first wedding anniversary, Georgiana Peachey Baroness Brooke -1772 died from childbirth a few days after the birth of her first son.

Around 1771 George Romney Painter 1734-1802 (36). Portrait of Georgiana Peachey Baroness Brooke -1772.