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The House of Burgundy (/ˈbɜːrɡəndi/; Portuguese: Casa de Borgonha, [buɾˈɣoɲɐ]) was a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty, descending from Robert I, Duke of Burgundy, a younger son of Robert II of France. The House ruled the Duchy of Burgundy from 1032–1361.

House of Burgundy
Old Arms of the Dukes of Burgundy.svg
Parent houseCapetian Dynasty
CountryDuchy of Burgundy
FounderRobert of Burgundy
Final rulerPhilip of Burgundy
Dissolution1361 (ducal line)
1383 (Portuguese line)
Cadet branchesPortuguese House of Burgundy

The last member of the House was Philip of Rouvres, who succeeded his grandfather in 1349. Philip died childless in 1361 and the duchy reverted to his liege, who two years later created his son the new duke of Burgundy, thus beginning the Younger House of Burgundy.[1]

Notable members of the main line of the House of Burgundy include:

The Portuguese BranchEdit

The Portuguese House of Burgundy was the Portuguese cadet house of the House of Burgundy, founded by Henry, Count of Portugal in 1093. The senior legitimate line went extinct with the death of King Ferdinand I of Portugal in 1383, but two illegitimate lines, the Houses of Aviz and Braganza, continued to rule in Portugal and, later, Brazil, with interruptions, until 1853 and 1889 respectively.


House of BurgundyEdit

Montagu branchEdit

  • Alexandre, Lord of Montagu (1170 † 1205)
    • Eudes I, Lord of Montagu (1196–1245)
      • Alexandre II, Lord of Bussy (1221–1249)
      • Guillaume I, Lord of Montagu (1222–1300)
        • Alexandre III, Lord of Sombernon (1250–1296)
          • Etienne I, Lord of Sombernon (1273–1315)
            • Etienne II, Lord of Sombernon (1296–1339)
              • Guillaume II, Lord of Sombernon (1320–1350)
                • Jean, Lord of Sombernon (1341–1410)
                  • Catherine, Lady of Sombernon and Malain (1365-aft. 1431)
                • Pierre, Lord of Malain (1343–1419)
              • Pierre I, Lord of Malain (1322-)
                • Etienne, priest (1345–1367)
              • Hugues, monk (1324-aft. 1359)
            • Philibert I, Lord of Couches (1300-aft. 1362)
              • Hugues de Montagu, Lord of Couches (1325-)
                • Jean de Montagu, (1346–1382)
                • Philibert II, Lord of Couches (1348–1406)
                  • Jean II, Lord of Couches (1380-aft. 1435)
                    • Claude, Lord of Couches (1404–1471)
                  • Odot (−1406)
                • Hugues (1351-aft. 1380)
                • Alexandre, abbot of Flavigny (−1417)
          • Guillaume (1276-aft. 1313)
          • Eudes, Lord of Marigny-le-Cahouet (1290–1349)
            • Girard, Lord of Montoillot (1332-aft. 1367)
              • Jean, Lord of Montoillot (1363-aft. 1410)
              • Oudot (1365–1400)
            • Guillaume, Lord of Marigny (1335-aft. 1380)
        • Oudard, Lord of Montagu (1264-aft. 1333)
          • Henri, Lord of Montagu (1306–1349)
          • Oudard, monk at Reims (1312–1340)
      • Philippe, Lord of Chagny (1227-aft. 1277)
      • Gaucher, Lord of Jambles (1230-aft. 1255)
      • Eudes, Lord of Cortiambles (1231-aft. 1255)
    • Alexandre, Bishop of Chalon-sur-Saône (1201–1261)
    • Girard, Lord of Gergy (1203-aft.1222)


Arms of the House of Burgundy
Duke of Burgundy

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Villalon, Andrew; Kagay, Donald (2008). The Hundred Years War (Part II): Different Vistas. BRILL. p. 27. ISBN 9789047442837.