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
IssueBeatrice I
FatherStephen I, Count of Burgundy
MotherBeatrix of Lorraine (c. 1070-1116)
Reginald III, Count of Burgundy

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, Reginald married Agatha, daughter of Duke Simon I of Lorraine.[3] They had a daughter, Beatrice.[4]

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.


  1. ^ Bouchard 1987, p. 276.
  2. ^ McKitterick & Abulafia 1999, p. 364.
  3. ^ Bouchard 1987, p. 277.
  4. ^ Foerster 2016, p. 79.


  • Foerster, Thomas (2016). "Crossing the Alps and Crossing the Channel. The 'Empires' of Frederick I and Henry II". In Plassman, Alheydis; Buschkin, Dominik (eds.). Staufen and Plantagenets: Two Empires in Comparison. Bonn University Press.
  • 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
Regnal titles
Preceded by Count of Burgundy
Succeeded by