Guillemette of Neufchâtel

Guillemette de Neufchâtel (1260–1317) was a French noblewoman, the daughter of Amadeus, Count of Neufchâtel and his wife, Jordanna of Arberg.[1] In 1259, her great-aunt Margaret, married Richard of Neufchâtel-en-Bourgogne. As her dowry, she brought the Lordships of Blamont, Châtelot, Belmont, and Cuisance into the marriage. The Lords of Neufchâtel-en-Bourgogne placed Blamont under the protection of the Duke of Burgundy and thus detached it from Montbéliard.[citation needed]

Guillemette of Neuchâtel
Countess of Montbéliard, suo jure
Died1317 (aged 56–57)
Étobon Castle, near Héricourt, Haute-Saône
Noble familyHouse of Montfaucon
Spouse(s)Reginald of Burgundy
IssueOthenin, Count of Montbéliard
Joanna of Burgundy
FatherAmadeus, Count of Neuchâtel
MotherJordanna of Arberg

In 1282, Guillemette married Reginald of Burgundy. They had five children:

In 1283, her great-grandfather, Theodoric III, Count of Montbéliard (1205–1283) died. He had outlived all his children and in his will, he left the County of Montbéliard to his great-granddaughter Guillemette. Theobald III of Neufchâtel, who was a grandchild of Theodoric III and who wanted Montbéliard for himself, conspired with Reginald's brother Otto IV to have Montbéliard recognized as a fief of Burgundy. To resolve this, Reginald ceded Blamont and Châtelot to Theobald.[citation needed]

References Edit

  1. ^ Le Roman d'une Principauté, D. Seigneur. - Éditions : Cêtre
Guillemette of Neufchâtel
House of Neufchâtel
Born: 1260 Died: 1317
Preceded by Countess suo jure of Montbéliard
With: Reginald of Burgundy (jure uxoris)
Succeeded by