Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy

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Agnes of France
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Duchess consort of Burgundy
Tenure1271–1306
Bornc. 1260
Died19 December 1327 (aged 6667)
Château de Lantenay
Burial
Spouse Robert II, Duke of Burgundy
Issue Hugh V
Blanche, Countess of Savoy
Margaret, Queen of France
Joan, Queen of France
Odo IV
Louis, King of Thessalonica
Mary, Countess of Bar
Robert, Count of Tonnerre
House Capet
Father Louis IX of France
Mother Margaret of Provence
Religion Roman Catholicism

Agnes of France (c. 1260 – 19 December 1327) was a Duchess of Burgundy by marriage to Robert II, Duke of Burgundy. She served as regent of Burgundy during the minority of her son in 1306–1311.

Robert II, Duke of Burgundy Duke of Burgundy

Robert II of Burgundy was Duke of Burgundy between 1272 and 1306. Robert was the third son of duke Hugh IV and Yolande of Dreux.

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Life

She was the youngest daughter of Louis IX of France and Margaret of Provence. [1] She was the youngest of eleven children, eight of whom lived to adulthood.

Louis IX of France 13th-century King of France

Louis IX, commonly known as Saint Louis, was King of France, the ninth from the House of Capet, and is a canonized Catholic and Anglican saint. Louis was crowned in Reims at the age of 12, following the death of his father Louis VIII; his mother, Blanche of Castile, ruled the kingdom as regent until he reached maturity. During Louis' childhood, Blanche dealt with the opposition of rebellious vassals and put an end to the Albigensian Crusade which had started 20 years earlier.

Margaret of Provence Queen of France 1234–1270

Margaret of Provence was Queen of France by marriage to King Louis IX.

She married Robert II, Duke of Burgundy [2] in 1279, and became the mother of eight children. On the death of her husband in 1306, Agnes served as regent of Burgundy for her minor son Hugh until he reached adulthood in 1311. She died at Côte d'Or, December 1327, and is buried at Abbaye de Cîteaux.

Issue

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Edward, Count of Savoy Count of Savoy

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Ancestry

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References

  1. Topping 1974, p. 738.
  2. 1 2 Topping 1974, p. 109.

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Preceded by
Beatrice of Navarre
Duchess consort of Burgundy
1279–1306
Succeeded by
Joan III of Burgundy