Philip II, Count of Auvergne

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Philip of Burgundy (November 10, 1323 – August 10, 1346) was Count of Auvergne and Boulogne and the only son and heir of Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy, and of Joan III, Countess of Burgundy. His mother was the daughter of King Philip V of France and of Joan II, Countess of Burgundy.[1]

He married Joan I, Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne, in c. 1338.

In 1340, he fought with his father who defended the city of Saint-Omer against the assaults of Robert III of Artois. In 1346, he participated in the siege of Aiguillon, led by the future John II of France. It was during this siege that he died.[2]

His widow Joan remarried in 1349, her second husband being King John II of France. Since Philip had no other sons from his marriage to Joan, the future of the House of Burgundy was then placed in the hands of his young son Philip (1346–61), who afterwards died childless.[3]

His daughter, Joan (1344 – 11 September 1360), was betrothed to Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy from 1347 to 1355, and was raised at his court. When she was released from the engagement at age 10, she entered a convent at Poissy, where she remained for her final years.[4]

Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cox 1967, p. 60.
  2. ^ Jean Le Bel, 209.
  3. ^ W. Mark Ormrod, 417.
  4. ^ Cox 1967, p. 60-61,105.

References[edit]

  • Cox, Eugene L. (1967). The Green Count of Savoy. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. LCCN 67-11030. 
  • Jean Le Bel, The True Chronicles of Jean Le Bel, 1290-1360, transl. Nigel Bryant, Boydell & Brewer, 2011.
  • W. Mark Ormrod, Edward III, Yale University Press, 2011.


Regnal titles
Preceded by
Joan I
as sole ruler
Count of Boulogne and Auvergne
with Joan I

1338–1346
Succeeded by
Joan I
as sole ruler

See also[edit]