Otto IV, Count of Burgundy
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Otto IV, Count of Burgundy

Otto IV (1248, Ornans - 1303[1]) was the count of the Free County of Burgundy from 1279 until 1303.

Otto was the son of Hugh of Châlons and Adelaide, Countess Palatine of Burgundy.[2] Upon his father's death in 1266/7, he became Count of Châlons. His mother, Adelaide, died on March 8, 1279, and Otto inherited her county. However, he was unable to secure real power in the county until 1295.[3] His son and elder daughter Joan II succeeded in the County of Burgundy.

His wife Mahaut drew up a contract on June 4, 1312 with the famous tomb maker Jean Pepin de Huy to make a tomb.[1] The contract specifies a tomb made of stone and alabaster.[1] Otto was to be shown as an armed knight with a shield, sword and armor.[1] A lion was shown beneath his feet with two angels to support the pillow under his head.[1] The tomb no longer exists, but the designs have been preserved.

Marriage and children

He married Philippa of Bar in 1271. The marriage was childless.[4]

He married his second wife, Mahaut of Artois, in 1285.[4] They had three children:


  1. ^ a b c d e Frisch 1987, p. 113.
  2. ^ Jackson-Laufer 1999, p. 19.
  3. ^ Cox 1999, p. 363-365.
  4. ^ a b Cox 1974, p. 463.
  5. ^ a b Brown 2009, p. 223.


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  • Jackson-Laufer, Guida Myrl (1999). Women Rulers Throughout the Ages: An Illustrated Guide. ABC-CLIO.

Otto IV, Count of Burgundy
Born: 1248 Died: 1303
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Count of Burgundy
Succeeded by

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