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Odo III, Duke of Burgundy

 

Odo III, Duke of Burgundy

Odo III, Duke of Burgundy
Seal of Odo III
Spouse(s) Teresa of Portugal
Alice of Vergy
Noble family House of Burgundy
Father Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy
Mother Alice of Lorraine
Born 1166
Died 6 July 1218(1218-07-06)
Lyon

Eudes III (1166 – July 6, 1218), commonly known in English as Odo III, was duke of Burgundy between 1192 and 1218.[1] Odo was the eldest son of duke Hugh III and his first wife Alice, daughter of Matthias I, Duke of Lorraine.

Odo did not follow his father's aggressive policies towards France and proved a worthy ally of king Cathar strongholds.[2]

Contents

  • Marriages and Issue 1
  • References 2
  • Portrayal in the media 3
  • See also 4

Marriages and Issue

He married in 1194 Teresa of Portugal (1156–1218), the daughter of Alphonso I of Portugal, and Maud of Savoy, and the widow of Philip, Count of Flanders. She was repudiated in 1195, having produced no children.[3]

In 1199, he married Alice of Vergy (1182–1252), the daughter of Hugues, Seigneur de Vergy by Gillette de Trainel.[3] This marriage produced:

  • Jeanne (1200–1223), married Raoul II of Lusignan (died 1250), Seigneur d'Issoudun and Count of Eu.
  • Alix (1204–1266) married Robert I (died 1262) Count of Clermont et Dauphin of Auvergne
  • Hugh IV (1213–1272), his successor in the Duchy[4]
  • Béatrice (born 1216), married Humbert III of Thoire (died 1279)

References

  1. ^ Constance Brittain Bouchard, Sword, Miter, and Cloister: Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980-1198, (Cornell University Press, 1988), 459.
  2. ^ a b Malcolm Barber, The Cathars: Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages, (Pearson Education Limited, 2000), 110.
  3. ^ a b Constance Brittain Bouchard, Sword, Miter, and Cloister: Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980-1198, 261
  4. ^ Constance Brittain Bouchard, Sword, Miter, and Cloister: Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980-1198, 256.

Portrayal in the media

Odo was portrayed by actor Peter Baldwin in the 1978 BBC TV drama series The Devil's Crown.

See also

Odo III, Duke of Burgundy
Born: 1166 Died: 6 July 1218
Preceded by
Hugh III
Duke of Burgundy
1192–1218
Succeeded by
Hugh IV
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