Reginald I, Count of Burgundy

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Reginald I (Gunter, Count of Burgundy
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Reginald I, Count of Burgundy
Born 986
Died 1057
Noble family House of Ivrea
Spouse(s) Alice of Normandy
Father Otto-William, Count of Burgundy
Mother Ermentrude de Roucy

Reginald I, Count of Burgundy (aka Renaud I (Gunter), Count Palatine of Burgundy) was the second Count of the Free County of Burgundy. Born in 986, he was the son of Otto-William, Count of Burgundy (the first Count) and Ermentrude de Roucy.

In 1016, Reginald married Alice of Normandy.[1] He succeeded to the County on his father's death in 1026. Reginald was succeeded by his son, William I, on his death in 1057.

Reginald married Alice and had the following children:

  • William I of Burgundy (Knight)
  • Gui de Brionne or Guy of Burgundy (c. 1025–1069), educated at the court of Normandy, who would lead a revolt for control of the Duchy of Normandy against his cousin William (William the Conqueror). He had to leave his county of Brionne and Vernon in Normandy, after being at the head of the coalition of the barons of Normandy, which was defeated at the battle of Val-ès-Dunes in 1047.[2] Guy found refuge with his uncle Geoffrey II of Anjou. He later attempted to take over the county of Burgundy from his brother William. Sir William GUNTER, Knight was born abt 1069 in Tregunter, Breconshire, Wales. He married Jennet Bois, married abt 1091 in Gileston, Brecon, Wales daughter of Sir Richard BOIS. She was born abt 1071 in Trebois, Brecon, Wales.
  • Sir Peter Gunter (Knight) 1034- after 1093 Husband of Jane DE SAINT AWBREY. They had the following children: Sir William Gunter born 1069 cira Sir Peter Gunter, Knight, was born on 1034 in Normandy, France. He married Jane (Joan) Awbrey, daughter of Sir Reginald Awbrey, married at Tregunter, Brecon, Wales. She was born ca 1035 in Aber-Cynrig, Brecon, Wales. Sir Peter was known as the "Knight of the golden glove" so called from the three 'gauntlets or,' which he bore upon his sable shield-bearings, who aided in the subjugation of Wales in the fourth year of William Rufus and is also stated to have previously followed the fortunes of the Conqueror himself. Sir Peter's motto was "Fai y Gallo" (As he may), which has been ever since retained by the Gunters. Hugh (c. 1037 – c. 1086), Viscount of Lons-le-Saunier, sire Montmorot, Navilly and Scey married to Aldeberge Scey. They had a son Montmorot Thibert, founder of the house Montmorot (or Montmoret).
  • Falcon or Fouques of Burgundy (in fate unknown).
  • Alberada of Buonalbergo was Robert Guiscard's first wife.


  1. ^ Randall Fegley, The Golden Spurs of Kortrijk: How the Knights of France Fell to the Foot Soldiers of Flanders in 1302, (McFarland & Co. Inc., 2002), 104.
  2. ^ The Benefactors of Bec and the Politics of Priories, Julie Potter, Anglo-Norman Studies XXI: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 1998, ed. Christopher Harper-Bill, (Boydell Press, 1999), 181.


Reginald I, Count of Burgundy
Preceded by
Count of Burgundy
Succeeded by
William I