Beatrice of Navarre, Duchess of Burgundy

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Beatrice of Navarre
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Seal of Beatrice
Born 1242
Died 1295
Spouse(s) Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy
Issue
Father Theobald I of Navarre
Mother Margaret of Bourbon

Beatrice of Navarre (1242? – 1295), was Duchess of Burgundy, by marriage to Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy. She was a daughter of Theobald I of Navarre and his third wife Margaret of Bourbon. Her siblings included Theobald II of Navarre and Henry I of Navarre. She is also known as Beatrix of Champagne.

Life[edit]

Beatrice was married to Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy.[1] Upon the marriage, Beatrice became Duchess of Burgundy.[2]

Beatrice’s son Hugh did not succeed his father because Hugh IV had another son, Robert, by his marriage to Yolande de Dreux. Hugh IV died in 1271 and was succeeded by Robert. After her husband died, Beatrice retired to the château de l'Isle-sur-Serein. She quarrelled with her stepson Robert, and asked for protection from Philip II of France. She also renounced any claim to the succession of her brother in 1273.

Issue[edit]

Hugh and Beatrice had the following children:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theodore Evergates, Aristocratic Women in Medieval France, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), 80.
  2. ^ A charter dated November 1258 confirms the marriage between “Hue duc de Bourgoigne” and “Thiebaut…foy de Navarre, de Champaigne et de Brie cuens palatins…demoiselle Biatrix nostre serour
  3. ^ Philippe Le Bel et la Noblesse Franc-Comtoise, Frantz Funck-Brentano, Bibliothèque de l’École des chartes, Vol. 49 (1888), 9.
Beatrice of Navarre, Duchess of Burgundy
Born: 1242 Died: July 1295
Preceded by
Yolande of Dreux
Duchess consort of Burgundy
1258–1272
Succeeded by
Agnes of France