Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy
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Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy
|Spouse(s)||Yolande de Dreux
Beatrice of Champagne
|Noble family||House of Burgundy|
|Father||Eudes III, Duc de Bourgogne|
|Mother||Alice de Vergy|
9 March 1213|
|Died||27 October 1272(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 Eudes III, Duc de Bourgogne and Alice de Vergy. They were descendants of the Capetian dynasty, from the time of Charlemagne. His lineage and ancestry included former Kings of France such as Robert I, and Kings of Scotland such as Robert de Bruce.
Hugh married twice, first to Yolande de Dreux when he was 16 and she 17 years of age. He then married Beatrice of Champagne, princess of Navarre when he was 45 years age. Between his two marriages he had 10 children, the following are their issues:
- From Yolande de Dreux, daughter of Count Robert III "Gasteblé" of Dreux and of Braine:
- Margaret, Lady of Molinot (1229–1277), married William, count of Mont St Jean
- Odo (1230–1266), who married Matilda II, Countess of Nevers
- John (1231–1268), married Agnes of Dampierre and had Beatrice of Burgundy, heiress of Bourbon (through Agnes)
- Adelaide of Burgundy, Duchess of Brabant, married Henry III, Duke of Brabant
- Robert II, Duke of Burgundy (1248–1306)
- From Beatrice of Champagne, daughter of Theobald IV of Champagne:
- Hugh, viscount of Avallon (1260–1288), married Marguerite of Burgundy, daughter of John I of Burgundy, Count Palatine.
- Margaret, Dame de Vitteaux d.1300 married 1272 John de Chalon, Seigneur d'Arlay 1259-1316
- Joan d.1295
- Beatrice, Lady of Grignon (ca.1260–1329), married Hugh XIII, count of La Marche
- Isabelle of Burgundy, Lady of Vieux-Château (1270–1323), married Rudolph I of Germany
In 1239, Hugh joined the Crusade organized by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and King Theobald I of Navarre. 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.
Hugh IV died on 27 Oct 1272 (Aged 60) at Villaines-en-Duismois, France. His burial place is unknown.
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Hugh IV, Duke of BurgundyBorn: 9 March 1213 Died: 27 October 1272
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