Beatrice of Burgundy
Beatrice of Burgundy
|Died||1 October 1310 (aged 52 or 53)|
|Spouse(s)||Robert, Count of Clermont|
|Father||John of Burgundy|
|Mother||Agnes of Dampierre|
Beatrice of Burgundy (1257 – October 1, 1310) was a ruling Lady of Bourbon in 1288-1310 and, through her mother, heiress of all Bourbon estates.
She was the daughter of John of Burgundy (son of Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy) and Agnes of Dampierre, Lady of Bourbon. In 1272 Beatrice married Robert, Count of Clermontand their eldest son Louis I, le Boiteux became the first Duke of Bourbon.
Robert and Beatrice had the following children:
Ottone and Acerbo Morena in their Historia Frederici I described Beatrice as "[O]f medium height, her hair shone like gold, her face most beautiful..."
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