Robert, Count of Clermont
Robert of Clermont (1256 – 7 February 1317) was created Count of Clermont in 1268. He was the son of King Louis IX of France and Margaret of Provence. In 1272, Robert married Beatrice of Burgundy, heiress of Bourbon and had the following issue:
- Louis I, le Boiteux (1279–1342), first Duke of Bourbon.
- Blanche of Clermont (1281–1304); married in 1303 in Paris Robert VII, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne, grandmother of Joan I, Countess of Auvergne.
- John of Clermont (1283–1316), Baron of Charolais; married c. 1309 Jeanne d'Argues, widow of Hugh, Count of Soissons, and had issue.
- Mary of Clermont (1285–1372, Paris), Prioress of Poissy
- Peter of Clermont (1287 – aft. 1330), Archdeacon of Paris
- Margaret of Clermont (1289–1309, Paris); married firstly, in 1305, Raymond Berengar of Andria, and secondly, in 1308, John I, Marquis of Namur.
|Count of Clermont|
Robert and his wife Beatrice
|Died||7 February 1317 (aged 60–61)|
|Spouse||Beatrice of Burgundy|
|Issue||Louis I, Duke of Bourbon |
Blanche, Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne
John of Charolais
Mary of Clermont, Prioress of Poissy
Peter of Clermont, Archdeacon of Paris
Margaret, Countess of Andria, Marchioness of Namur
|Father||Louis IX of France|
|Mother||Margaret of Provence|
During his first joust, in 1279, Robert suffered head injuries which rendered him an invalid for the remainder of his life.
Robert is considered the founder of the House of Bourbon, a family which, with the passing of centuries came to reign as kings of Navarre (1572-1830), kings of France (1589–1848; due to the extinction of all legitimate agnatic progeny of all his elder brothers), kings of Spain (1700–present), kings of the Two Sicilies (1735–1860), dukes of Parma (1748–1796 and 1847–1859) and grand dukes of Luxembourg (1964–present).
Robert's godfather, chosen by Louis IX, was Humbert of Romans, the Dominican Master of the Order at the time of Robert's birth.
Robert is mentioned in the prologue of the Coutumes de Beauvaisis by Philippe de Beaumanoir.
He was buried in the now-demolished church of the Couvent des Jacobins in Paris.
Robert is a supporting character in Les Rois maudits (The Accursed Kings), a series of French historical novels by Maurice Druon. He was portrayed by Alexandre Rignault in the 1972 French miniseries adaptation of the series, and by Ioan Siminie in the 2005 adaptation.
|16. Louis VII of France|
|8. Philip II of France|
|17. Adèle of Champagne|
|4. Louis VIII of France|
|18. Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut|
|9. Isabelle of Hainaut|
|19. Margaret I, Countess of Flanders|
|2. Louis IX of France|
|20. Sancho III of Castile|
|10. Alfonso VIII of Castile|
|21. Blanca Garcés of Navarre|
|5. Blanche of Castile|
|22. Henry II of England|
|11. Leonora of England|
|23. Eleanor of Aquitaine|
|1. Robert, Count of Clermont|
|24. Alfonso II of Aragon|
|12. Alfonso II, Count of Provence|
|25. Sancha of Castile|
|6. Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence|
|26. Renier de Sabran|
|13. Garsenda of Forcalquier|
|27. Garsenda of Forcalquier|
|3. Marguerite of Provence|
|28. Humbert III, Count of Savoy|
|14. Thomas I, Count of Savoy|
|29. Beatrice of Viennois|
|7. Beatrice of Savoy|
|30. William I of Geneva|
|15. Marguerite of Geneva|
|31. Beatrix of Faucigny|
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- Bourbon, John Bell Henneman Jr., Medieval France: An Encyclopedia, Ed. William W. Kibler, (Routledge, 1995), 138.
- Bourbon, John Bell Henneman Jr., Medieval France: An Encyclopedia, 138.
- Keen, Maurice (1984). "The Rise of the Tournament". Chivalry. Yale University Press. pp. 87. ISBN 0-300-03360-5.
- Brett, E.T., Humbert of Romans, (PIMS, 1984), 37
- de Beaumanoir, Philippe (1899–1900). "Prologues". Coutumes de Beauvaisis. Alphonse Picard et Fils, Éditeurs. p. 2.
Robert, Count of ClermontBorn: 1256 Died: 7 February 1317
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