MOR VAN DASHORST, Anthonis
(b. 1516/19, Utrecht, d. 1576/77, Antwerpen)
Margaret, Duchess of Parma1562
Oil on canvas, 106 x 76 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
Margaret, Duchess of Parma (1522-1586) governor of the Netherlands from 1559 to 1567, was the illegitimate daughter of Charles V. Her mother, Johanna Maria van der Gheynst, a servant of Charles de Lalaing, Seigneur de Montigny, was a Fleming. In 1533 she was acknowledged by her father and allowed to assume the name Margaret of Austria.