Robert II, Duke of Burgundy

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Robert II
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Robert II, Duke of Burgundy
Duke of Burgundy
Reign1272 - 1306
PredecessorHugh IV
SuccessorHugh V
Born1248
Died21 March 1306 (aged 57–58)
Vernon
SpouseAgnes of France
IssueHugh V, Duke of Burgundy
Blanche, Countess of Savoy
Margaret, Queen of France
Joan, Queen of France
Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy
Louis, Prince of Achaea
HouseHouse of Burgundy
FatherHugh IV, Duke of Burgundy
MotherYolande of Dreux

Robert II of Burgundy (1248 – 21 March 1306) was Duke of Burgundy between 1272 and 1306. Robert was the third son of duke Hugh IV and Yolande of Dreux.[1]

He married Agnes, youngest daughter of Louis IX of France, in 1279[2] and had the following issue:

In 1284, Robert was invested with the duchy of Dauphiné by Rudolf of Habsburg.[4] This was followed by two years of warfare which was ended when King Philip IV of France paid Robert 20,000 livres tournois to renounce his claim to the Dauphiné.[4]

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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bubenicek 2002, p. 54-55.
  2. ^ Echols & Williams 1992, p. 19.
  3. ^ a b c Topping 1975, p. 109.
  4. ^ a b Cox 1999, p. 371.

Sources[edit]

  • Bubenicek, Michelle (2002). Quand les femmes gouvernent: droit et politique au XIVe siècle:Yolande de Flandre, Droit et politique au XIV siecle. Ecole des Chartes.
  • Cox, Eugene (1999). "The kingdom of Burgundy, the lands of the house of Savoy and adjacent territories". In Abulafia, David; McKitterick, Rosamond (eds.). The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 5, C.1198-c.1300. Cambridge University Press.
  • Echols, Anne; Williams, Marty (1992). An Annotated Index of Medieval Women. Marcus Weiner Publishing Inc.
  • Topping, Peter (1975). "The Morea, 1311-1460". In Hazard, Harry W. (ed.). A History of the Crusades: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries. Vol. III. The University of Wisconsin Press.

See also[edit]

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