Blanche of Burgundy, Countess of Savoy

Bianca of Burgundy (1288 – July 1348), was a Countess consort of Savoy, daughter of Robert II, Duke of Burgundy, and Agnes of France. She married in 1307 Edward, Count of Savoy.[1] She was mother of Joan of Savoy.

Blanche of Burgundy
Countess of Savoy
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Born1288
DiedJuly 1348 (aged 59–60)
Noble familyBurgundy
Spouse(s)Edward, Count of Savoy
IssueJoan of Savoy
FatherRobert II, Duke of Burgundy
MotherAgnes of France

In 1346 and 1347, she was an influence at the court of her nephew, Amadeus VI to pursue closer alliances with Burgundy to offset the pending sale of the Dauphiné to France. This led to his brief engagement with Joan of Burgundy, daughter of Philip of Burgundy and Joan I, Countess of Auvergne.[2]

She died July 1348, perhaps from the Black Death.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Cox 1967, p. 59.
  2. ^ Cox 1967, p. 59–61.
  3. ^ Cox 1967, p. 70.

ReferencesEdit

  • Cox, Eugene L. (1967). The Green Count of Savoy. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. LCCN 67-11030.


Blanche of Burgundy, Countess of Savoy
Cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty
Born: 1288 Died: July 1348
Royal titles
Preceded by Countess of Savoy
1323–1329
Succeeded by