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Thursday, June 13, 2013
G30: 756441248 Burgundy-Vienne
756441248. William I, Count of Burgundy & 756441249. Etiennette of Vienne
By 1024, William ‘le Grand’ born in Burgundy, s/o 1521882496. Rainald I of Burgundy & 1521882496. Adelais de Normandie.
1032, King Rudolf III of Burgundy died; Burgundy incorporated into German Empire.
5/24/1040, William succeeded as count of Burgundy
[northeastern part of the Kingdom of Burgundy, with a predominance of French
By 1046, William of age.
Etiennette, heiress & Countess of Vienne. (S) Encyclopedia
Britannica, V10, 1910, P931.
7/17/1054, Henry IV
succeeded as King of Germany.
9/4/1057, William succeeded as count of Burgundy [northeastern
part of the Kingdom of Burgundy, with a predominance of French culture.]
1058-1068, William in conflict with his brother Guy who
attempted to depose him.
8/4/1060, Philip I succeeded
as King of France.
Alexander II succeeded Pope Nicholas II.
1064, Knights and nobles from Burgundy, Normandy, Aquitaine,
Italy … set out against the Muslims. [They captured Barbastro in August.]
3/20/1066, Haley’s comet
appeard in the sky at its closest point to earth, and was interpreted as an
1067, William attended the imperial court of Germany at Speyer
when King Henry IV confirmed property of the churches of Santa Maria and Saint
Paul, Besancon [capital of the county of Burgundy.]
Bef. 1073, William visited Rome and took an oath to Pope
Alexander II to defend the Roman Church against its adversaries.
4/10/1073, Pope Gregory
VII succeeded Pope Alexander II.
1074, King William I of England visited the abbey of Cluny in Burgundy.
1074, Pope Gregory wrote to William about the threat posed by
the Saracens to the Roman church.
12/1076, William hosted King Henry IV of Germany at
Christmastime at Besancon, who at the time was under excommunication.
1078, William succeeded as Comte de Macon when his cousin Guy
entered holy orders. (S) FMG. [William installed his son Rainald into this
1086, ‘Wilelmus comes Burgundie’ names ‘Rainaldi et Raimundi
filiorum meorum’ in his donation to Cluny. (S) FMG.
11/12/1087, William ‘Tete-Hardi’, count of Burgundy, died;
buried at Besancon; survived by Etiennette.
Aft. 10/19/1088, Etienne died.
Children of William and Stephania: i. Rainald of Burgundy, born ~1055 in Burgundy. [Eldest of several
Reanud married Regina [Kuniza] von Oltingen.
1078, Rainald made Comte de Macon by his father.
1087, Rainald succeeded his father [his older brother Eudes
dying before their father.]
By 1088, Renaud and Regina were separated.
1097, Rainald, leaving on crusade, appointed his younger brother
Stephen as regent.
1101, Rainald died on crusade; succeeded by his brother Stephen
ii. Guy of Burgundy, born ~1060 in Besancon, Burgundy.
1088, Guy appointed archbishop of Vienne while underage. [Guy
would normally need to be age 30 to be appointed. Guy’s older brother Hugh as
archbishop of Besancon, and his brother Stephen count of Burgundy, were likely
instrumental in his appointment.]
2/1095, Guy and his rival Hugh of Grenoble met with Pope Urban
II at Piacenza.
1095, Guy ordered to be present by the Pope at the consecration
of a new cathedral at Valence – which he ignored.
8/1095, Guy, with supporting militia, arrived at Romans.
1095, Guy became alligned with Pope Urban after the council of
3/1096, Guy with Pope Urban at Tours.
4/5/1097, Guy’s brother Stephen, count of Burgundy, mortgaged
‘totum honorem quem habet in civitate Vienna’ to Guy, for 10,000 solidi, for 6 years to finance his participation in
8/13/1099, Pope Paschall
II succeeded Pope Urban II.
5/27/1102, Guy’s younger brother Stephen died at Ascalon.
12/1107 at Leon, Alfonso VI called a council of Galician
magnates to review his succession in Galacia. At the council Guy of Burgundy
and Diego Gelmirez named as Urraca’s son’s guardians.
1107-09, Guy named as administrator of Besancon.
9/1112 at Vienne, Guy led the pro-papal opposition at the synod
of the Lateran and had the Emperor excommunicated.
1115, ‘Guido Viennensis archiepiscopus’ addressed a letter to ‘nepoti suo Amedeo
comiti.’ [Amadeus III of Maurienne, his
Bef. 1/21/1118, Guy created as a Cardinal by Pope Paschall II.
1/24/1118, Pope Gelasius
II succeeded Pope Paschall II.
2/9/1119 at Vienne, Guy
of Burgundy becamePope Calixtus II,
succeeding Gelasius II.
10/16/1119, ‘Calixtus, Bishop [Pope Calixtus II], a servant of
the servants of God, to his beloved sons, … ‘Pagano filio Johannis’, Bernard de
Newmarch, … diocese of Llandaff, … plundered of its property … (S) Liber
Landavensis, 1840, P562.
10/1119, The Council of Reims being held by Pope Calixtus II.
10/30/1119, Pope Calixtus excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor
Henry V of Germany and his Antipope Gregory VIII.
11/1119, Pope Calixtus II condemned Henry for imprisoning his
brother Duke Robert Curthose, and arresting Robert of Belleme.
3/20/1120, Pope Calixtus wrote a letter to the bishops,
princes, counts, and knights of Spain in support of the rule of Alfonso, and
against his mother Urraca.
6/3/1120, Pope Calixtus arrived at Rome.
4/1121, Calixtus besieged Sutri and forced the surrender of
Antipope Gregory VIII.
9/23/1122, The Cordat of Worms negotiated between Pope Calixtus
and Henry V of Germany concluded.
3/18/1123 in Rome, Calixtus II convened the First Lateran
council which confirmed the Cordat of Worms [consisting of 300 bishops and 600
12/13/1124, Pope Calixtus II died; buried in the Rome Lateran
church; succeeded by Pope Honorius II.
(S) Calixtus II, Stroll, 2004.
de Bourgogne (756472975), born 1065 in Burgundy.
iv. Stephen of Burgundy (159917968), born ? in Burgundy.
1087, Stephen, seigneur de Varasque, succeeded as Comte de
Macon. (S) FMG.
1097, Rainald, leaving on crusade, appointed his younger
brother Stephen as regent. (S) FMG.
Stephen married Beatrix of Lorraine, d/o §Gerard IV Duke of Upper Lotharingia & Hadwide ?.
6/1101, Stephen left on the minor crusade as the commander of
the forces of 319838530. Count Stephen-Henri of Blois.
5/27/1102, Stephen died [beheaded after being captured] on
crusade at Ascalon.
Child: Guillaume de
Macon (79958984), father of Etienne II Comte d'Auxonne
v. Raymond of Galicia (378220624), born 1070 in Amous, Burgundy.
[Younger son.] vi. Gisela of Burgundy (756441483), born ~1075 in Burgundy. vii. Clementia of Burgundy (3894121520), born ~1080 in Burgundy.