Reginald III, Count of Burgundy

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Reginald III (French: Renaud; c. 1087 – 1148), son of Stephen I and Beatrice of Lorraine,[1] was the count of Burgundy between 1127 and 1148. Previously, he had been the count of Mâcon since his father's death in 1102, with his brother, William of Vienne.

Renaud III, Count of Burgundy
Bornc. 1087
Noble familyIvrea
Spouse(s)Agatha of Lorraine
FatherStephen I, Count of Burgundy
MotherBeatrix of Lorraine (c. 1070-1116)

He proclaimed independence from Emperor Lothair III,[2] but was defeated by King Conrad III of Germany and forced to relinquish all his lands east of the Jura. The name of the region Franche-Comté is derived from his title, franc-compte, meaning "free count".

About 1130, he married the young Agatha (c. 1120- April 1147), daughter of Duke Simon I of Lorraine.[3] In 1148, Reginald was traveling in France when he fell ill with multiple illnesses. He died so suddenly that he could not even appoint a regent for his young daughter, Beatrice I, who succeeded him.



  • Gislebertus (of Mons) (2005). Chronicle of Hainaut. Translated by Napran, Laura. The Boydell Press.
  • Bouchard, Constance Brittain (1987). Sword, Miter, and Cloister: Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980-1198. Cornell University Press.
  • McKitterick, Rosamond; Abulafia, David, eds. (1999). The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 5, C.1198-c.1300. Cambridge University Press.
Reginald III, Count of Burgundy
Born: c. 1093 Died: 1148
Preceded by
Stephen I
Count of Burgundy
Succeeded by
Beatrice I