Burchard, Archbishop of Lyon

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Also Known As: "Buchardo arzobispo de Lyon"
Birthdate: (63)
Death: June 22, 1030 (59-67)
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Son of Conrad "the Peaceful", king of Burgundy and Aldiud
Half brother of Gisela of Burgundy, Duchess of Bavaria; Conrad of Burgundy; Berthe de Bourgogne, Reine consort de France; Gerberge of Burgundy; Mathilde of Burgundy, daughter of Conrad I and 2 others

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About Burchard, Archbishop of Lyon


King Conrad I had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1): 7. BURCHARD ([965/70]-22 Jun 1030 or 1031). The Chronicon Hugonis names "Burchardus, Rodulfi regis frater, Conradi ex concubina filius", specifying that he was made Archbishop of Lyon when still a child[239]. As noted above, the identity of his mother is established by the charter dated 19 Aug [1019] under which "Burchardus sancta Viennensis archiepiscopus et Udolricus frater meus et advocatus meus" granted property "in pago Genevensi…in villa Marischa…a circio Lemani lacus" made "pro remedio animarum…genitore nostro Anselmo sive pro genetrice nostra Aaldui"[240]. He was elected Archbishop of Lyon in 978. "Filii nostri Burcardi archiepiscopi" consented to a grant of "Chuonradus rex" dated 983[241]. Provost of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune in 983. Rivaz, in his compiled index of Burgundian charters. notes a charter dated 1 Nov 1002 under which "Burchard archévêque de Lyon et abbé de Saint-Maurice" granted property "dans les comtés de Valais et de Vaud" to "Gauslin", with the consent of "Anselme son frère évêque d'Aoste et prévôt de ladite abbaye"[242]. A charter dated 14 Feb 1005 records that "Burchardum Lugdunensem archiepiscopum" donated property "in loco Oponlongis infra comitatum Ottingen" which he had "ex patre matris suæ Aldiud quod rex Chuonradus ei præbuit", through "advocatorem suum Vuidonem", to "Anselmum Augustanum episcopum" in exchange for "terram S. Mauritii in valle Augustana"[243]. Rudolf III King of Burgundy donated property to Vienne Saint-Maurice, at the request of "Irmengarda regina, Burkardo Lugdunensi archiepiscopo fratre suo, nec non Burchardo Viennensi archiepiscopo", by charter dated 1 Aug 1011[244].

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June 22, 1030
Age 63