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

Otto IV (1248, Ornans - 1302) was the count of the Free County of Burgundy from 1279 until 1302.

Otto was the son of Hugh of Châlons and Adelaide, Countess Palatine of Burgundy.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] The contract specifies a tomb made of stone and alabaster.[3] Otto was to be shown as an armed knight with a shield, sword and armor.[3] A lion was shown beneath his feet with two angels to support the pillow under his head.[3] 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:

References

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

Sources

  • Brown, Elizabeth A.R. (2009). "Blanche of Artois and Burgundy, Chateau-Gaillard, and the Baron de Joursanvault". In Smith, Katherine Allen; Wells, Scott (eds.). Negotiating community and difference in medieval Europe: gender, power, patronage, and the authority of religion in Latin Christendom. BRILL.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Cox, Eugene L. (1974). The Eagles of Savoy. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0691052166.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Cox, Eugene (1999). "The kingdom of Burgundy, the lands of the house of Savoy and adjacent territories". In Abulafia, David (ed.). The New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 5, C.1198-c.1300. Cambridge University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Frisch, Teresa G. (1987). Gothic Art 1140-c. 1450:Sources and Documents. University of Toronto Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Jackson-Laufer, Guida Myrl (1999). Women Rulers Throughout the Ages: An Illustrated Guide. ABC-CLIO.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)


Otto IV, Count of Burgundy
Born: 1248 Died: 1302
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Adelaide
Count of Burgundy
1279-1302
Succeeded by
Robert

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