Catherine of Burgundy

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Statuette of Catherine of Burgundy from the tomb of Isabella of Bourbon, ca. 1476 (National Museum in Warsaw).

Catharine of Burgundy (Montbard, 1378 - Dijon, January 26, 1425) was the second daughter of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and Margaret III, Countess of Flanders. She was Duchess of Further Austria.

She was married on August 15, 1393 with Leopold IV, Duke of Austria,[1] gaining the count of Ferrette for her dowry.[1] Following Leopold's death in 1411, his brother Frederick occupied the county of Ferrette despite Catherine and her nephew Duke Philip of Burgundy's negotiations.[1] She lived mainly in her residence in the Alsace, close to her native Burgundy. The marriage remained childless and when her husband died in 1411.

Around 1415, she remarried with Maximilian Smassmann von Rappoltstein. This marriage also remained childless and they divorced in 1421.
She was buried in the Chartreuse de Champmol.



  1. ^ a b c Richard Vaughan, Philip the Good: The Apogee of Burgundy, (The Boydell Press, 2002), 31.

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