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About Étiennette

Étiennette de Bourgogne (vers 1035-1045 † après 1088) comtesse de Bourgogne par mariage avec le comte Guillaume Ier de Bourgogne.

Une filiation incertaine. Aucun document contemporain ne mentionne ses parents ou lui attribue une origine familiale. (Parentage uncertain and evidence is lacking)

Married between 1049 -1057 to Guillaume I de Bourgogne (Burgundy)


  • Eudes. Son père fait une donation à la cathédrale de Besançon en 1087 pour le repos de son âme.
  • Renaud II († 1097 en croisade), comte de Bourgogne.
  • Guillaume.
  • Ermentrude mariée en 1065 à Thierry Ier, comte de Montbéliard ,d'Altkirch et de Ferrette.
  • Guy administrateur de l'Archevêché de Besançon puis élu 160 ème pape en 1119 sous le nom de Calixte II.
  • Étienne Ier (†1102 à Ascalon) comte de Bourgogne.
  • Sybille de Bourgogne épouse en 1080 Eudes I, duc de Bourgogne
  • Raymond († 1107 en Espagne) marié en 1090 à Urraque I, reine de Castille et de Léon.
  • Hugues († 1103).
  • Gisèle mariée en 1090 à Humbert II, comte de Savoie
  • Clémence (1078 † 1129) mariée en 1092 à Robert II, comte de Flandre, puis vers 1125 à Godefroid Ier, duc de Brabant.
  • Etiennette, épouse le Lambert François, de Valence seigneur de Royans.
  • Berthe († 1097) épouse en 1093 Alphonse VI (1040 † 1109), roi de Castille et de Léon.

Regarding her parentage/origin:

No strong evidence exists to support the parentage of Etiennette, although many theories have been proposed and then disproven [To see these theories speled out in detail, in French, please see the French Wikipedia entry at http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89tiennette_de_Bourgogne.] These include theories by Père Anselme, Maurice Chaume, Szabolcs de Vajay, A. Beau, and Christian Settipani. Much discussion has taken place about the possibility of her mother having been named Clemence, and after considering the various women of that period named Clemence, Settipanni's proposition is that Etiennette, Countess of Burgundy (as well as Ermesinde, Duchess of Aquitaine) may have been the daughters of Bernard II de Bigorre and his wife Clemence. Other theories position her as the daughter or a niece of Bérenger Raymond I († 1035) comte de Barcelone, or a daughter of Adalbert de Lorraine († 1047) duc de Lorraine seigneur de Longwy.


ETIENNETTE, daughter of --- ([1035]-after 19 Oct 1088). Szabolcs de Vajay[35] demonstrates that his early hypothesis concerning a Lotharingian origin of Etiennette[36] is incorrect. According to Père Anselme[37], she was the daughter of Berenguer Ramón I "el Curvo" Conde de Barcelona, but there appears to be no contemporary documentation on which this is based. Settipani suggests that Etiennette may have been the daughter of Bernard [II] Comte de Bigorre & his first wife Clémence, based solely on onomastics[38], but the possible reason for a marriage between these two families has not been identified. A possible indication of her origin is provided by William of Tyre who specifies that Pope Calixtus II (Etiennette's son) was "consanguineus" of Emperor Heinrich V[39]. The precise relationship has not yet been identified. It is possible that it is through Etiennette's family. Another clue may be provided by the Liber de Restauratione Sancti Martini Tornacensis which names "Hiolendem, filiam Gerardi Babinbergensis comitis" [Gerhard Graf von Wassenberg], when recording her marriage to Baudouin III Comte de Hainaut, and specifies that Yolande was "neptem Clementia Flandrensis comitissa"[40]. The relationship between Yolande and Ctss Clémence has not been established, but the obvious interpretation of the text is that Yolande's mother may have been the daughter of Guillaume II "le Grand" Comte de Bourgogne, and therefore the sister of Clémence (see below). This is far from certain. Another possibility is that "neptem" should be interpreted more broadly, and that Graf Gerhard's wife was a relative of Etiennette, who was Clémence's mother.

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Étiennette's Timeline

Age 12
Normandie, France
Age 17
Bourgogne, France
Age 25
Dijon, Cote d'Or, Bourgogne, France
Age 25
Age 25
Age 26
Age 30
Bourgogne, Marne, France
Age 35