Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy

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Hugh IV
Duke of Burgundy
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Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy
Spouse(s) Yolande de Dreux
Beatrice of Navarre, Duchess of Burgundy
Noble family House of Burgundy
Father Odo III, Duke of Burgundy
Mother Alice de Vergy
Born (1213-03-09)9 March 1213
Died 27 October 1272(1272-10-27) (aged 59)

Hugh IV of Burgundy (9 March 1213 – 27 or 30 October 1272) was Duke of Burgundy between 1218 and 1272. Hugh was the only son of Odo III, Duke of Burgundy, and Alice de Vergy. They were descendants of the Capetian dynasty, from the time of Charlemagne.[1] His lineage and ancestry included former Kings of France such as Robert I,[1] and Kings of Scotland such as Robert de Bruce.[2]


Hugh married twice, first to Yolande de Dreux when he was 16 and she 17 years of age. He then married Beatrice of Navarre, when he was 45.[3] Between his two marriages he had 10 children, the following are their issues:


In 1239, Hugh joined the Crusade organized by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and King Theobald I of Navarre.[4] The Burgundian troops allied with Richard of Cornwall, who took Ascalon and negotiated a peace with Egypt in 1241. Hugh also claimed the Kingdom of Thessalonica, although it had been recaptured by the Byzantines some years before.

Under the rule of Hugh IV, the duchy of Burgundy expanded to include the counties of Chalon and Auxonne, and the regional economy benefited from the growing wine trade.[5]


Hugh IV died on 27 Oct 1272 (Aged 60) at Villaines-en-Duismois, France. His burial place is unknown.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Sewell, Robert. "The Capetian Dynasty". Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Sewell, Robert. "Kings of Scotland". Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy". Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "March 9, 1213 - Birth of Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy". Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Duchy of Burgundy and the Capetian Dukes". Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy
Born: 9 March 1213 Died: 27 October 1272
Preceded by
Duke of Burgundy
Succeeded by
Robert II