Beatrice of Burgundy, Lady of Bourbon
Beatrice of Burgundy (1257 – October 1, 1310) was a ruling Lady of Bourbon in 1288-1310 and, through her mother, heiress of all Bourbon estates.
|Beatrice of Burgundy|
Beatrice of Burgundy
|Died||1 October 1310 (aged 52 or 53)|
|Spouse(s)||Robert, Count of Clermont|
|Father||John of Burgundy|
|Mother||Agnes of Dampierre|
She was the daughter of John of Burgundy (son of Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy) and Agnes of Dampierre. In 1272 Beatrice married Robert, Count of Clermont and their eldest son Louis I, le Boiteux became the first Duke of Bourbon. It is through her that her distant male descendants of the French House of Bourbon get their name.
Robert and Beatrice had the following children:
- Louis I, le Boiteux (1279–1342), first Duke of Bourbon
- Blanche (1281–1304), married in 1303 in Paris Robert VII, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne, grandmother of Joan I, Countess of Auvergne
- John (1283–1322), Baron of Charolais, married c. 1309 Jeanne d'Argies and had issue
- Mary (1285–1372, Paris), Prioress of Poissy
- Peter (1287 – aft. 1330), Archdeacon of Paris
- Margaret (1289–1309, Paris), married firstly in 1305 Raymond Berengar of Andria (who died in 1307) and secondly in 1308 John I, Marquis of Namur
Ottone and Acerbo Morena in their Historia Frederici I described Beatrice as "[O]f medium height, her hair shone like gold, her face most beautiful..."
- The origins of courtliness, C. Stephen Jaeger, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985,p. 172.
| Dame de Bourbon
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