|Birth: ||Dec., 1247|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 1280|
Yolande of Burgundy (aka Yolande de Bourgogne), was the daughter of Odo of Burgundy, and Matilda II, Countess of Nevers.
On the death of her mother, Yolande claimed her entire inheritance, the counties of Nevers, Tonnerre and Auxerre, as the eldest of three daughters. But, it was decided that the inheritance would be split among the sisters: Yolande got Nevers, Margaret got Tonnerre and Adelaide got Auxerre, while their aunt Agnes inherited Bourbon. When her paternal grandfather, Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy, died in 1271, Yolande claimed the Duchy of Burgundy as his heir. King Philip III of France, who was appointed arbitrator, decided in favour of her uncle, who became Duke Robert II.
Her first marriage was to John Tristan, Count of Valois, son of Louis IX of France and Margaret of Provence, in June 1265; they had no children, and he died of dysentery in 1270 at Tunis while on the Eighth Crusade.
Yolanda then remarried in March 1272 at Auxerre to Robert III, Count of Flanders. Their children were:
Louis I (1272–1322), Count of Nevers and of Réthel. His son was Louis I, Count of Flanders
Robert (d. 1331), Seigneur of Marle and of Cassel, married (1323) Joan of Brittany (1294–1364), daughter of Arthur II of Brittany, and Yolande, countess of Montfort, producing:
John, Seigneur of Cassel (d. 1332)
Yolande (1331–1395), married Henry IV of Bar.
Joan (d. 1333), married in 1288 Enguerrand IV of Coucy (d. 1310), Seigneur of Coucy and Viscount of Meaux
Yolande (d. 1313), married in about 1287 Wautier II of Enghien (d. 1309)
Matilda, married about 1314 in Matthieu of Lorraine (d. 1330), lord of Warsberg
Robert de Bethune (1247 - 1322)
Jean de France (1250 - 1270)*
Cathédrale of Saint Cyr-Sainte Julitte (Nevers Cat
Departement de la Nievre
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