Berthe de Bourgogne, Reine consort de France

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About Berthe de Bourgogne, Reine consort de France

Bertha of Burgundy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Reign as consort 996-1000

Spouse Odo I, Count of Blois

Robert II of France

House House of Burgundy

House of Capet

Father Conrad of Burgundy

Mother Matilda of France

Born 952- 967

Died 1010-1035

Bertha of Burgundy (952, 964 or 967 – 1010, 16 January 1016, or 1035) was the daughter of Conrad the Peaceful, King of Burgundy and his wife Matilda, daughter of Louis IV, King of France and Gerberga of Saxony. She was named for her father's mother, Bertha of Swabia.

She first married Odo I, Count of Blois in about 983. They had several children, including Odo II.

After the death of her husband in 996, Bertha's cousin Robert, co-King of France wished to marry her, in place of his repudiated first wife Rozala, who was many years his senior. The union was opposed by Robert's father, Hugh Capet, due to the close relation of husband and wife. However, the marriage went ahead after Hugh's death in October 996, which left Robert as sole king.

The closeness of Robert and Bertha by blood was such that Church authorities considered the marriage illegal. Accordingly, Pope Gregory V declared the pair excommunicate. This, and the lack of children (save one, who lived and died in 999), caused Robert to agree with Pope Silvester II to have the marriage annulled in 1000.

Robert went on to marry Constance of Arles. Bertha remained unmarried. ---

Bertha of BURGUNDY [Parents] 1 was born 967 in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France. She married Eudes I of BLOIS on 983 in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France.

   Other marriages:
       FRANCE, Robert II "The Pious" of King of France

They had the following children:

     		M 	i 	Eudes II of BLOIS Count of Blois was born 990 and died 15 Nov 1037.


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Berthe de Bourgogne, Reine consort de France's Timeline

Age 11
Haute - Normandie, France
Age 14
Schwaben, Kelheim, Bayern, Germany
Age 16
Normandy, France
Age 16
Blois, Loir Et Cher, Orleanais Centre, France
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of Blois, Loire-et-Cher, France
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Plessis, Calvados, Normandy, France
Age 32
Thouars, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France