Beatrice de Bourgogne

Beatrice de Bourgogne

Birth
Franche-Comté, France
Death 15 Nov 1184 (aged 40–41)
Jouhe, Departement du Jura, Franche-Comté, France
Burial Speyer, Stadtkreis Speyer, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Memorial ID 27501162 · View Source
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Royalty. Born the only child and heiress of her father Renaud III, Count Palatine of Burgundy and Agathe de Lorraine. She succeeded her father in 1149 but remained under the regency of her uncle Guillaume who imprisoned her and tried to usurp her titles. Friedrich I Barbarossa defeated him and strengthened his influence in Burgundy further by marrying her. The wedding was celebrated in July 1156 in Würzburg and she was crowned german queen in October. Although she was merely a child at the time of her wedding, she grew into a beautiful and intelligent woman. She was crowned empress in August 1167 and eleven years later also Queen of Burgundy. Her three decades lasting marriage was very happy and resulted in eleven children, including the later Emperor Heinrich VI, Otto of Burgundy and Philipp of Swabia.


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  • Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 11 Jun 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 27501162
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Beatrice de Bourgogne (1143–15 Nov 1184), Find a Grave Memorial no. 27501162, citing Cathedral of Speyer, Speyer, Stadtkreis Speyer, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany ; Maintained by Lutetia (contributor 46580078) .