Robert II, Duke of Burgundy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Robert II
Duke of Burgundy
Robert II of Burgundy.jpg
Robert II, Duke of Burgundy
Duke of Burgundy
Reign 1272 - 1306
Predecessor Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy
Successor Hugh V, Duke of Burgundy
Born 1248
Died 21 March 1306 (aged 57–58)
Spouse Agnes of France
Issue Hugh V
Odo IV
Father Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy
Mother Yolande 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.[3] 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.[3]

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.


  1. ^ a b Michelle Bubenicek, Quand les femmes gouvernent: droit et politique au XIVe siècle:Yolande de Flandre, Droit et politique au XIV siecle, (Ecole des Chartes, 2002), 54-55.
  2. ^ Anne Echols and Marty Williams, An Annotated Index of Medieval Women, (Marcus Weiner Publishing Inc., 1992), 19.
  3. ^ a b The kingdom of Burgundy, the lands of the house of Savoy and adjacent territories, Eugene Cox, The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 5, C.1198-c.1300, ed. David Abulafia, Rosamond McKitterick, (Cambridge University Press, 1999), 371.

See also[edit]

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