Burchard of Savoy, archbishop of Lyon

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Burchard of Savoy, archbishop of Lyon

Also Known As: "Bouchard", "Buckard", "Burchard Aosta", "Burchard III"
Birthplace: Italy
Death: after July 10, 1068
abbey, Saint Maurice, VS, Switzerland
Immediate Family:

Son of Umberto I Biancamano, conte di Savoia and Auxilia
Brother of Amedee I de Savoie, "la Queue" comte de Maurienne et de Chablais; Costanza di Savoia; Otto, count of Savoy; Osilie de Savoie and Aymon de Savoie

Occupation: Bishop of Aosta (1025–1032) and Archbishop of Lyon (1033–1034), prior of abbey of Saint Maurice.
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About Burchard of Savoy, archbishop of Lyon

Burchard or Bouchard or Buckard or Burchard Aosta (died after 10 July 1068), was Bishop of Aosta (1025–1032) and Archbishop of Lyon (1033–1034), under the name of Burchard III, and finally prior of the territorial abbey of Saint Maurice. Burchard was a son of Humbert I, Count of Savoy and Aosta and his wife Auxilia, who may have originated from Aosta and who would have been the sister of Anselm of Aosta, bishop from 994–1025.

Burchard was jointly involved with his father in the governance of the Aosta Valley from April 8, 1022, perhaps as coadjutor beforehand to ensure the succession of his maternal uncle as bishop of Aosta in 1025. He was mentioned as bishop of Aosta on October 19, 1024 in a deed of gift alongside his father Humbert. On 10 March 1026 Buchard was transferred to the archbishopric of Lyon, which proves the assertion of regional power by his family. According to the chronicler Raoul Glaber, who specifies that he was the nephew of his predecessor, Burchard II of Lyons in the seat of Lyon, he takes the side, with Gerold Geneva Odo II, in the succession dispute King, who opposed his uncle, the Emperor Holy Roman Emperor Conrad II, called the Salic, Duke of Franconia. They were defeated in 1034 by his father, Humbert, who led an army of the Emperor. He was captured and driven from Lyon by imperial troops. Released in 1039 by Henry III on condition that he withdraw into territory of Saint Maurice Abbey, he became "Agannensis abbatia Abbas', where he is mentioned for the last time in an act of July 10, 1068, although the necrology of the primatial St. John Lyon lists his death as occurring on June 10, 1046.

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Secondo lo storico genealogista francese Samuel Guichenon, Burcardo aveva una moglie di nome Ermengarda[14], di cui non si conoscono gli ascendenti, che gli diede un figlio[15]: *Aimone[16].

  [15] http://genealogy.euweb.cz/savoy/savoy1.html
  • A2. Burcardo, Prevosto di San Maurizio d'Agauno, Archbishop of Lyon, +1068
    • B1. Aymon, fl 1041


BURCHARD ([995/1000] or after-after 10 Jul 1068). Lanter Bishop of Langres granted property "in comitatu Genevensi et pago Albonensi in villa…Casei", except for that part held by "Ermengardis regina", to "nostro amico Humberto comiti et duobus heredibus filiis eius…unus…Amedeus et alter Burchardus episcopus" for life, by charter dated 8 Apr 1022[53]. Bishop of Aosta . "Brocardu epm" [Bishop of Aosta] approved a donation by "Katelmus" by charter dated 19 Oct 1025, signed by "domni Umbertus comes"[54]. Rodolfus Glaber names "Burcardi nepos eiusdem equivocus", referring to Burchard Archbishop of Lyon who was an illegitimate son of Conrad I King of Burgundy by his mistress Aldiud wife of Anselm, when recording that the second Burchard "deserted his own see of Aosta in order rashly to seize Lyon"[55]. Coadjutor of Aosta. Provost of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune. Archbishop of Lyon 1030, deposed. Radulfus Glaber records that “Burcardi nepos, eiusdem æquivocus” left “sede propria Augustanæ civitatis” and imposed himself as archbishop of Lyon after the death of archbishop Burchard in 1033, and that "Burchardus III Archiep. Lugd. olim August. Episc." was captured by imperial troops and sent into exile in 1034[56]. "Hubertus comes" donated property to the canons of Saint-Jean and Saint-Urse by charter dated 1040, signed and consented to by "Oddo, Amedeus comes, Aymo Sedunensis episcopus, Brochardus filius Huberti comitis, Petrus marchio filius Odonis marchionis et commitissæ"[57]. "Burchardus Agannensis abbatiæ abbas…" donated property by charter dated 10 Jul 1068[58].

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Burchard of Savoy, archbishop of Lyon's Timeline

July 10, 1068
Age 63
abbey, Saint Maurice, VS, Switzerland
Bishop of Lyon