Eudes, duc de Bourgogne

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Otto, duc de Bourgogne

Also Known As: "Odo", "Henry I"
Birthdate: (20)
Death: February 23, 965 (16-24)
Place of Burial: Roissy-en-Brie, Ile-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugues "the Great", duke of the Franks and Hedwige of Saxony
Husband of Lieutgard of Liutgarde, Duchess
Brother of Hugues Capet, roi des Francs; Emma de France; Henri I Le Grand, duc de Bourgogne; N.N av franska huset Capet, Hertig and Beatrix de France
Half brother of Heribert, évêque d'Auxerre

Occupation: Duc de Basse-Bourgogne, Duke of Burgundy (956-965), Duke of Burgundy (965-1002), Duke of Burgandy
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About Eudes, duc de Bourgogneë

Otto van Bourgondië (-Pouilli, 3 februari 965) was de derde zoon van Hugo de Grote, hertog der Franken, en Hedwig van Saksen. Van zijn vader kreeg hij het graafschap Auxerre. Hij huwde met Liutgarde, dochter en erfgename van Giselbert van Châlon, hertog van de Bourgondiërs, graaf van Beaune, van Autun, Avallon, Troyes, Dijon en Châlons. Bij het overlijden van zijn schoonvader nam koning Lotharius van Frankrijk de gelegenheid te baat om een deel van Bourgondië in te lijven bij Frankrijk.

Otto, Duke of Burgundy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For the king of the Franks (888 - 898), please see Odo, Count of Paris.

Otto of Paris (944–February 22, 965) was duke of Burgundy from 956 to his death. Otto was son of Hugh the Great, count of Paris by his wife Hedwige of Saxony, sister of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, and was brother of king Hugh I of France.

He became duke through his wife Liutgarde of Chalon, heiress of Burgundy. He had no known descendants.

From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Burgundy Dukes:

OTTON [Eudes] ([945]-22/23 Feb 965, bur Saint-Germain d’Auxerre).

The Historia Francorum Senonensis names (in order) "Hugo, Otto et Heinricus" as the three sons of "Hugo Magnus dux Francorum…ex filia Odonis regis"[79]. Comte d’Auxerre.

On the death of his father-in-law in 956, Lothaire King of France installed Eudes as Duke of Burgundy at Beaune. "Otto filius Hugonis" was installed as Duke of Burgundy in 960[80].

Flodoard records the death in 965 of "Otto filius Hugonis qui Burgundiæ præerat"[81]. The necrology of Auxerre cathedral records the death 23 Feb 963 of "Otto Burgundiæ Marchio"[82].

m ([Easter] 955) [LIETGARDIS], daughter of GISELBERT Duke of Burgundy, Comte d'Autun & his wife Ermengarde of Burgundy [Duchy] (-after 958).

A manuscript, whose attribution to Orderic Vitalis is disputed, refers to the wife of Duke Otto as daughter of Giselbert without giving her name[83]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines also refers to the wife of "Otto [filius Hugo rex]…dux Burgundie" as "filiam Gisleberti" without naming her[84]. The Historia Francorum Senonensis refers to "filiam Gisleberti ducis Burgundiæ" as the wife of "Ottoni, filio Hugonis Magni", when recording his succession to his father-in-law's dukedom[85].

The Chronicle of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon records the death in 956 of "Gislebertus comes Burgundionum", names "filia Leudegarde", "aliam…filiam…Werram", and the latter's marriage to "Robertus comes Trecassinorum"[86]. It is assumed that Lietgardis was the name of the wife of Duke Eudes, although this is not without doubt in view of the uncertainty relating to the name of the other daughter being "Werram" (see BURGUNDIAN NOBILITY).

The Annales Nivernenses record that in 958 "Rodulfus Divioni comes" captured the château of Beaune from "seniori sui Optonis" and kidnapped his wife "filiam Gisleberti", but that the castle was recaptured by Otton "Kal Maias"[87].

Bouchard states that Comte Rodolphe married Lietgardis, although the basis for this is not known[88].

From the French Wikipedia page on Otton de Bourgogne:

Otton, comte d'Auxerre, duc de Bourgogne, né vers 945, mort le 23 février 965, fils d'Hugues le Grand, duc de France et d'Hedwige de Saxe.

Son père lui transmit le comté d'Auxerre et le maria à Liégearde, héritière de Gilbert de Chalon, comte principal des Bourguignons (de 952 à 956), comte de Beaune, d'Autun, d'Avallon, de Troyes, de Dijon et de Chalon. Mais à la mort de son père, le roi Lothaire de France, profitant de sa jeunesse, voulut briser sa puissance et rattacha au royaume une partie de la Bourgogne.

Il dut ensuite lutter contre le comte de Dijon qui s'empara de Beaune et de sa femme. Son frère Eudes lui succéda.

In English

Otton was Comte d'Auxerre and duc de Bourgogne. He was born c.945 and died 23 February 965. He was the son of Hugh the Great, Duke of the Franks, and Hadwig von Sachsen.

His father provided him the County of Auxerre, and married him to Leigeard, heiress of Gilbert de Chalon, the principal comte of Burgundy (952-956). He served as the Comte de Beaune, d'Autun, d'Avallon, de Troyes, de Dijon, et de Chalon. But after the death of his father, King Lothair of France took advantage of his youth to break his power and take over part of Burgundy for himself.

He had to fight against the Comte de Dijon and de Beaune after his wife was kidnapped.

His brother Odo (Henry I) succeeded him.

Duke of Burgundy

Preceded by Hugues le Noir

Succeeded by Henry I.

Source : Christian Settipani, La préhistoire des Capétiens, 1993, ISBN 2-9501509-3-4

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Eudes, duc de Bourgogne's Timeline

Age 11
Duke of Burgundy
February 23, 965
- October 15, 1002
Age 20
Burgundy, France
February 23, 965
Age 20
Roissy-en-Brie, Ile-de-France, France