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Queen of Scots
Disputed reign 1286–1290
Predecessor Alexander III
Successor John
Born March/April 1283
Tønsberg, Norway
Died September 1290 (aged 7)
Orkney Islands, Norway
Burial Christ Church, Bergen
House Sverre
Father Eric II of Norway
Mother Margaret of Scotland

Margaret (Norwegian: Margrete Scottish Gaelic: Maighread; March/April 1283 – September 1290), was Queen of Scots from 1286 to 1290 after the death of Alexander III of Scotland in 1286.

Margaret was born in Norway. Her father was King Eric II of Norway and her mother was a Scottish princess, also named Margaret. Margaret's mother's father was Alexander III, the king of Scotland. When Alexander died, the Scottish lords decided his granddaughter Margaret should be their queen. At that time, Margaret was three years old.

The Scottish lords and King Erik agreed that Margaret would marry Edward, an English prince. Then, Scotland and England would be one kingdom.

In 1290, Margaret got on a ship to go from Norway to Scotland. On the way, she became sick. The ship stopped in Orkney, where Margaret died. She was buried in Bergen, Norway.

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