Stephen I, Count of Burgundy

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Stephen I, Count of Burgundy
Spouse(s) Beatrix of Lorraine
Noble family House of Ivrea
Father William I, Count of Burgundy
Mother Stephanie
Born 1065
Died 17 May 1102
Ramla
A map of western Anatolia, showing the route followed by Stephen I, leading to the Battle of Mervisan

Stephen I (1065–1102), Count Palatine of Burgundy, shared his father's nickname "the Rash" (French tête hardie). He was Count of Burgundy and Count of Mâcon and Vienne.

Born into a powerful and influential family, he was the son of Count William I of Burgundy and his wife Stephanie. His younger brother was Pope Callixtus II.

Stephen succeeded to the County in 1097, following the death in the Crusades of his elder brother, Reginald II.[1] He participated in the Crusade of 1101,[2] as a commander in the army of Stephen of Blois, helping with the capture of Ancyra and fighting in the disastrous Battle of Mersivan.[3] Stephen would later die at the battle of Ramla in 1102.[3] He was succeeded by his eldest son, Reginald III of Burgundy.

Family[edit]

He was married to Beatrix of Lorraine,[4] daughter of Gerard, Duke of Lorraine and Hedwige of Namur. Beatrix died in 1116/1117. Their children were:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Setton, Kenneth Meyer (1969-01-01). A History of the Crusades: The first hundred years, edited by M. W. Baldwin. Univ of Wisconsin Press. pp. 350,363. ISBN 9780299048341. 
  2. ^ Setton, Kenneth Meyer (1969-01-01). A History of the Crusades: The first hundred years, edited by M. W. Baldwin. Univ of Wisconsin Press. p. 349. ISBN 9780299048341. 
  3. ^ a b Crusade of 1101, Alan V. Murray, The Crusades to the Holy Land: The Essential Reference Guide, (ABC-CLIO, 2015), 57-58.
  4. ^ a b c Mary Stroll, Calixtus the Second, 1119-1124, ed. Robert J. Bast, (Brill, 2004), 9.
Stephen I, Count of Burgundy
Born: 1065 Died: 1102
Preceded by
Reginald II
Count Palatine of Burgundy
1097–1102
Succeeded by
Reginald (Renaud) III

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