Stephen (or Étienne) III (died 1241) was count of Auxonne. He was from the House of Ivrea, son of Stephen II, count of Auxonne (died after 1173) and Judith of Lorraine (c. 1140 – 1173). He was Stephen III in his House and Stephen II as count of Auxonne.
|Count of Auxonne|
|Noble family||House of Ivrea|
|Spouse(s)||Beatrix, countess of Châlon|
Agnes of Dreux
John, count of Chalon
|Father||Stephen II of Auxonne|
|Mother||Judith of Lorraine|
His father Stephen II of Auxonne was son of William III, count of Mâcon and his wife Poncette/Alice, lady of Traves. His mother Judith was daughter of Matthias I, Duke of Lorraine and Bertha Hohenstaufen (daughter of Frederick II, Duke of Swabia).
Stephen III married firstly (c.1186) to Beatrix, countess of Châlon (daughter of Guillaume, count of Chalon & Beatrix a daughter of Frederick Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor) but they divorced 1197/1200. He married secondly (before 1212) to Agnes of Dreux (1195–1258), daughter of Robert II, Count of Dreux by his second wife Yolande de Coucy.
Stephen had issue only from his first marriage to Beatrix, countess of Châlon:
- John I count of Burgundy, Chalon and lord of Salins. He married three times. His great-granddaughter is Joan II, Countess of Burgundy, the wife of Philip V of France.
- Agnes (died 1223). Married to Richard III lord de Montfaucon, son of Amadeus II of Montfaucon.
- Clementia (died after 1235). Married to Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen.
- Beatrix (died 1260). Married to Simon de Joinville and had issue: Geoffrey de Geneville, 1st Baron Geneville.
He had also an illegitimate child: Stephen (Etienne), baron d' Oiselet (1208 - after 1267).
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