Reginald I, Count of Burgundy

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Reginald I, Count of Burgundy
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Reginald I, Count of Burgundy
Born986
Died1057
Noble familyHouse of Ivrea
Spouse(s)Alice of Normandy
Issue
William I of Burgundy
Guy of Brionne and Vernon
Hugh of Lons-le-Saunier
Falcon or Fouques
Alberada of Buonalbergo
FatherOtto-William, Count of Burgundy
MotherErmentrude de Roucy

Reginald I, Count of Burgundy (aka Renaud I, 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
  • Guy (c. 1025–1069),[2] 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.[3] Guy found refuge with his uncle Geoffrey II of Anjou. He later attempted to take over the county of Burgundy from his brother William.
  • 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 (fate unknown).
  • Alberada of Buonalbergo was Robert Guiscard's first wife.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fegley 2002, p. 104.
  2. ^ Douglas 1964, p. 418.
  3. ^ Potter 1999, p. 181.

Sources[edit]

  • Douglas, David C. (1964). William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England. University of California Press.
  • Fegley, Randall (2002). The Golden Spurs of Kortrijk: How the Knights of France Fell to the Foot Soldiers of Flanders in 1302. McFarland & Co. Inc.
  • Potter, Julie (1999). "The Benefactors of Bec and the Politics of Priories". In Harper-Bill, Christopher. Anglo-Norman Studies XXI: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 1998. Boydell Press.
Reginald I, Count of Burgundy
Preceded by
Otto-William
Count of Burgundy
1026–1057
Succeeded by
William I