Otto IV, Count of Burgundy

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Otto IV
Count of Burgundy
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Otto IV, Count of Burgundy
Spouse(s) Philippa of Bar
Mahaut of Artois
Noble family House of Châlon-Arlay
Father Hugh de Châlon
Mother Adelaide, Countess Palatine of Burgundy
Born 1248
Ornans
Died 1302

Otho IV, Count of Burgundy (1248, Ornans – 1302) was the son of Hugh de Châlons and Adelaide, Countess Palatine of Burgundy. Via his mother, he was a grandson of Countess Beatrice II of Burgundy. Via his father, he was descended from another branch of the Counts of Burgundy.

Upon his father's death in 1266/1267, he became Count of Châlons. His mother, Adelaide, died on March 8, 1279, and Otto inherited the County. However, he was unable to secure real power in the County until 1295. His son and elder daughter Jeanne II would eventually succeed him in the County of Burgundy.

His wife Mahaut drew up a contract on June 4, 1312 with the famous tomb maker Jean Pepin de Huy to make a tomb. The contract specifies a tomb made of stone and alabaster. Otto was to be shown as an armed knight with a sheld, sword and armor. A lion was shown beneath his feet. Two angels would support the pillow under his head. This tomb no longer exists today, but the designs were preserved.[1]

Marriage and children[edit]

He married Philippa of Bar in 1271. The marriage was childless.

He married his second wife, Mahaut of Artois, in 1291. They had three children:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frisch, TG, Gothic art 1140-c. 1450: sources and documents, University of Toronto Press, 1987, ISBN 978-0-8020-6679-4 Googlebooks
  2. ^ a b Katherine Allen Smith, Scott Wells, Negotiating community and difference in medieval Europe: gender, power, patronage, and the authority of religion in Latin Christendom, BRILL, 2009 Google Books