Stephen I, Count of Burgundy

Stephen I (1065–17 May 1102), Count Palatine of Burgundy, shared his father's nickname "the Rash" (French tête hardie). He was Count of Burgundy and Count of Mâcon and Vienne.

Stephen I, Count of Burgundy
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Coat-of-arms of the count of Burgundy (until 13th c.)
Born1065
Died17 May 1102
Ramla
Noble familyIvrea
Spouse(s)Beatrix of Lorraine
Issue
FatherWilliam I, Count of Burgundy
MotherStephanie
A map of western Anatolia, showing the route followed by Stephen I, leading to the Battle of Mervisan

Born into a powerful and influential family, he was the son of Count William I of Burgundy and his wife Stephanie. His younger brother was Pope Callixtus II.

Stephen succeeded to the County in 1097, following the death in the Crusades of his elder brother, Reginald II.[1] He participated in the Crusade of 1101,[2] as a commander in the army of Stephen of Blois, helping with the capture of Ancyra and fighting in the disastrous Battle of Mersivan.[3] Stephen would later die at the battle of Ramla in 1102.[3] He was succeeded by his eldest son, Reginald III of Burgundy.

FamilyEdit

He was married to Beatrix of Lorraine,[4] daughter of Gerard, Duke of Lorraine and Hedwige of Namur. Beatrix died in 1116/1117. Their children were:

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Setton, Kenneth M.; Baldwin, Marshall W., eds. (1969) [1955]. A History of the Crusades, Volume I: The First Hundred Years (Second ed.). Madison, Milwaukee, and London: University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 350, 363. ISBN 0-299-04834-9.
  2. ^ Setton, Kenneth M.; Baldwin, Marshall W., eds. (1969) [1955]. A History of the Crusades, Volume I: The First Hundred Years (Second ed.). Madison, Milwaukee, and London: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 349. ISBN 0-299-04834-9.
  3. ^ a b Crusade of 1101, Alan V. Murray, The Crusades to the Holy Land: The Essential Reference Guide, (ABC-CLIO, 2015), 57-58.
  4. ^ a b c Mary Stroll, Calixtus the Second, 1119-1124, ed. Robert J. Bast, (Brill, 2004), 9.
Stephen I, Count of Burgundy
Born: 1065 Died: 1102
Preceded by
Reginald II
Count Palatine of Burgundy
1097–1102
Succeeded by
Reginald (Renaud) III

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