Guigues VI of Viennois

Andrew Guigues VI (1184 – 14 March 1237), known as André de Bourgogne, Dauphin of Viennois, was the Count of Albon, Briançon, Grenoble, and Oisans from 1228 until his death. He was the son of Hugh III of Burgundy and Béatrice of Albon.[1] He took his regnal name after and inherited the titles and lands of his maternal grandfather, Guigues V.

Guigues VI
Dauphin of Viennois
Coat of Arms of Viennois
Died14 March 1237
Noble familyHouse of Burgundy
Spouse(s)Beatrice de Sabran
Beatrice of Montferrat
IssueGuigues VII of Viennois
FatherHugh III, Duke of Burgundy
MotherBeatrice of Albon

During his reign he was a generous patron of monasteries and he expanded his territory by diplomacy rather than war. He founded the collegiate church Saint-André of Grenoble, which is today the last existing monument built by the delphinal dynasty, and where he and some of his successors were buried.[2]

In 1228, Guigues was supporting Turin in their attempts to trade without paying heavy duties to Thomas, Count of Savoy. This was despite the treaty that had been made between the families when Guigues's sister, Marguerite married the count's son and heir.[3]

Marriages edit

In 1202 he married Beatrice (1182 – before 1248), Countess of Gap and Embrun, daughter of Rainon I of Sabran. They had:

In 1215 Guigues divorced Beatrice and on 15 November 1219 married Beatrice, daughter of William VI of Montferrat.[5] She was the domna (lady) of the troubadour Gauseran de Saint Leidier. She bore Guigues two sons:

References edit

  1. ^ Bouchard 1987, p. 256.
  2. ^ Moreau 2010.
  3. ^ Cox 1974, p. 23,29.
  4. ^ Lemonde 2002, p. 343.
  5. ^ a b Cox 1974, p. 123.

Sources edit

  • Bouchard, Constance Brittain (1987). Sword, Miter, and Cloister: Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980–1198. Cornell University Press.
  • Cox, Eugene L (1974). The Eagles of Savoy. Princeton, NJ.: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691052166.
  • Lemonde, Anne (2002). Le temps des libertés en Dauphiné l'intégration d'une principauté à la couronne de France, 1349-1408 (in French). Presses universitaires de Grenoble.
  • Moreau, Gilles-Marie (2010). Le Saint-Denis des Dauphins : histoire de la collégiale Saint-André de Grenoble. Paris: L'Harmattan.