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Saturday, July 13, 2013
G31: 1512882502 Duke Robert of Burgundy
1512882502. Robert I, Duke of Burgundy
& 1512882503. Elie of Samur
1011, Robert born in France, 3rd s/o 1512882198. King Robert II of France &
1512882199. Constance of Arles.
1016, Elie born in France, d/o §Dalmas I, Seigneur de Semur-en-Brionnais & Aramburge ?.
1016, King Robert II recognized by the Church for his claim on
Burgundy, made his son Henry the Duke of Burgundy.
1025, Robert joined his older brothers in their rebellion
against their father.
9/17/1025, Robert’s eldest brother, and co-King, Hugh died; his
brother Henry succeeding. Queen Constance did not support Henry’s succession,
favoring her 3rd son Robert.
5/14/1027, Henry I
crowned King at Reims while his father was still living [‘rex designatus’, which
would continue as a house-of-Capet tradition.]
1029-30, ‘King’ Henry and his brother Robert rebelled against
1030, Robert’s father named him as heir to the Duchy of
7/20/1031, Henry I succeeded
on the death of their father.
1031-2, Robert, supported by his mother, in rebellion against
his brother the King.
7/28/1032, Robert’s mother died.
1032, King Henry made his younger brother Robert the Duke of
1032, King Henry, at Fecamp, receives homage from his brother
Duke Robert, who also gets the Vexin.
9/1032, Burgundy invaded [unsuccessfully] by Odo of Champagne.
[–––Robert & Helie–––]
1033, Robert married Helie.
1033, The 1000th
anniversary of the death of Christ; a year of famine and torrential rain in
France. (S) The Age of Pilgrimage, Sumpton, 2003, P190.
1034, A charter of donation to Saint-Etienne de Dijon
subscribed by ‘Roberti ducis et uxoris sue’.
1034, Robert’s mother died.
Count Rainald of Burgundy, when other counts of of Burgundy gathered in Solothurn to offer homage to Conrad II and Henry III; chose to be at the court
of Duke Robert of Burgundy.
5/24/1040, Count Rainald killed in battle against Duke Robert
of Burgundy over control of Auxerre. (S) Robert the Burgundian, Jessee, P21.
1040, Robert becamed Comte d’Auxerre when he conquered the
county [after the death of Hugues, bishop of Auxerre.]
1040, ‘Robertus dux Burgundionum’ confirmed the possessions of
Cluny, subscribed by ‘Ilie uxoris eius.’
9/22/1040, ‘Robertus Burgundie dux’ renounced rights ‘in villa
... Gilliacus’ in favour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés; subscribed by ‘Elie
3/1/1043, ‘Robertus … dux et rector inferioris Burgundiæ’
donated property to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon, which names ‘Helie uxoris mee.’
1043-4, ‘Robertus dux Burgundiorum cum uxore mea Helia’ donated
‘terram ... Villare Bichet …’ to Saint-Germain-des-Prés, with the consent of ‘filiorum
nostrorum Hugonis et Henrici.’
1048-9, Robert repudiated Helie [on the grounds of
consanguinity.] Helie became a nun.
1049, Robert married 2nd widow Ermengard of Anjou,
d/o Fulk III Nerra of Anjou.
2/2/1053, ‘Robertus dux et duo filii mei Hugo et Henricus’
renounced rights to revenue from land ‘in Gilliaco’ in favour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Aft. 1055, Elie died.
8/4/1060, Philip I, age
8, succeeded Henry I as King of France.
1060, Robert lost the county of Auxerre at the council of
Autun, which ended his war with Nevers.
3/20/1066, Haley’s comet
appeard in the sky at its closest point to earth, and was interpreted as an
3/18/1076, Robert murdered with Ermengarde at the church of
Fleury-sur-Ouche, Côte d’Or; both buried at the Abbaye de Saint-Seine, Côte
d’Or. [Succeeded by his grandson.]
(S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.
Children of Robert
i. Henri le Damoiseau de
Bourgogne (1512945948), born ~1035 in France. [2nd son]
ii. Constance of
Burgundy (756441251), born bef. 1045 in France.
Children of Robert
iii. Hildegarde of
Burgundy, born ? in France.
1074, Hildegarde married William VI, count of Poitou and duke
of Aquitaine. (S) Pope Gregory, Cowdrey, 1998, P340.