Robert II, Duke of Burgundy

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Robert II, Duke of Burgundy
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Robert II, Duke of Burgundy
Spouse(s) Agnes of France
Noble family House of Burgundy
Father Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy
Mother Yolande of Dreux
Born 1248
Died 1306 March 21(21-03-1306)
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Robert II of Burgundy (1248 – 21 March 1306) was duke of Burgundy between 1272 and 1306, inheriting the title from his brother Eudes of Burgundy, who had no male heirs. Robert was the third son of duke Hugh IV and Yolande of Dreux. Robert married princess Agnes of France, youngest daughter of king Louis IX in 1279[1] and had the following issue:

Robert ended the practice of giving away parts of the Burgundian estate to younger sons and as dowries to the daughters. From then on, the whole duchy, however already diminished by earlier dowries, passed unfragmented to the eldest son.

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  1. ^ Echols, Anne and Marty Williams, An annotated index of medieval women, (Marcus Weiner Publishing Inc., 1992), 19.

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  • Echols, Anne and Marty Williams, An annotated index of medieval women, Marcus Weiner Publishing Inc., 1992.

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Robert II, Duke of Burgundy
Born: 1248 Died: 21 March 1306
Preceded by
Hugh IV
Duke of Burgundy
1272–1306
Succeeded by
Hugh V