Adelaide, Countess of Burgundy
Adelaide of Merania
|Countess of Burgundy, suo jure |
Countess of Savoy and Bresse
|Died||8 March 1279|
|Buried||Cherlieu Abbey near Besançon|
|Noble family||House of Andechs|
|Spouse(s)||Hugh, Count of Salins|
Philip I, Count of Savoy
|Father||Otto I, Duke of Merania|
|Mother||Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy|
Adelaide of Merania (or Alice, Alix – died 8 March 1279, Évian) was reigning Countess of Burgundy from 1248 until her death. She was also Countess of Savoy and Bresse through her marriage in 1267 to Count Philip I of Savoy.
Adelaide was the daughter of Duke Otto I of Merania and Countess Beatrice II of Burgundy. She inherited the county after the death of her brother, Otto III, Count Palatine of Burgundy, in 1248. As countess, she came into conflict with King Rudolph I.
- 1. Otto IV, Count of Burgundy (died 1302), married
- 2. Reginald, Count of Montbéliard (died 1322)
- 3. John
- 4. Guia of Burgundy (died 1316), married in 1274 to Thomas III of Savoy, count in Piedmont and pretender of County of Savoy and son of Thomas II of Savoy, thus a nephew of her second husband.
- 5. Hugh (died 1312)
- 6. Police (Hippolyta), married to Aymer IV, Count of Valence (1277–1330)
- 7. Elizabeth (d. 1275), married in 1250 to Hartman the Young, Count of Kyburg (d. 1263) and had a daughter:
- Anne, married in 1273 to Eberhard of Habsburg-Laufenburg
- Guida Myrl Jackson-Laufer, Women Rulers Throughout the Ages: An Illustrated Guide, (ABC-CLIO, 1999), 19.
- Eugene L. Cox, The Eagles of Savoy, (Princeton University Press, 1974), 463.