Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy

Beatrice II (1193 – 7 May 1231) reigned as Countess Palatine of Burgundy from 1205 until her death.[1][2] She was a member of the Swabian Hohenstaufen dynasty, the daughter of Count Otto I of Burgundy and Margaret, Countess of Blois, thereby a granddaughter of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa.

Died(1231-05-07)7 May 1231
Spouse(s)Otto I, Duke of Merania
FatherOtto I, Count of Burgundy
MotherMargaret, Countess of Blois

She was born in 1193, younger sister of Countess Joanna I of Burgundy. From the time of her father's assassination at Besançon in 1200, she was next-in-line to the county, eventually succeeding Joanna after her death in 1205. Her uncle Philip of Swabia, German king since 1198, had ensured her Burgundian heritage.

In 1208 she married Duke Otto I, Duke of Merania,[3] by whom she had 6 children:


  1. ^ Women in power
  2. ^ Jiri Louda, Michael MacLagan, Les Dynasties d'Europe, Bordas, 1995. ISBN 2-04-027115-5.
  3. ^ H.A. Fisher, The Medieval Empire, (AMS Press, 1898), 338.
  4. ^ VANÍČEK, Vratislav. Velké dějiny zemí Koruny české II. 1197-1250. Prague: Paseka, 2000. ISBN 80-7185-273-2. S. 341.
  5. ^ C. Chl. Freiherr von Reitzensten: Regesten der Grafen von Orlamuende aus Babenberger und Ascanischem Stamm, Historical Society of Upper Franconia ("Upper Franconian Historical Society"), Bayreuth, 1871
Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy
Born: 1193 Died: 7 May 1231
Regnal titles
Preceded by Countess of Burgundy
Succeeded by