Gilbert, Duke of Burgundy

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Gilbert of Chalon or Giselbert (died April 8, 956) was count of Chalon, Autun, Troyes, Avallon and Dijon, and duke of Burgundy between 952 and 956. He ruled Burgundy jure uxoris, his wife Ermengarde being of the family of Richard the Justiciar.[1] By her he had two daughters: Adelais and Liutgarde.[2] Gilbert never managed to maintain the independence of the duchy in the struggles for power of 10th century France. In 955, he became a vassal of Hugh the Great, count of Paris and married his oldest daughter, Lieutgard, to Hugh's son Otto of Paris.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Constance B. Bourchard, Those of my Blood: Constructing Noble Families in Medieval Francia, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001), 146-147.
  2. ^ Constance B. Bourchard, Those of my Blood: Constructing Noble Families in Medieval Francia, 147.
  3. ^ Constance B. Bourchard, Those of my Blood: Constructing Noble Families in Medieval Francia, 147.

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Preceded by
Hugh
Duke of Burgundy
952–956
Succeeded by
Otto