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Örjan Martinsson

Burgundy

The Burgundians were originally a Germanic tribe that crossed the Rhine in AD 407 and created a kingdom with Worms as capital. From the year 413 had they the status of roman allies (foederati). But this first Burgundian kingdom was destroyed by the Huns in  436 and the Burgundians then resettled to Savoy where they with Roman permission established a new kingdom. During the latter half of the fourth century the territory of the Burgundians expanded so that it covered the south eastern part of present day France with the exception of Provence. Even after the kingdom was conquered by the Franks 534 the region continued to be called Burgundy and thereby also several different states that throughout history existed there.

The Burgundian Kingdom

c. 407
c. 413-436
436-443
443-473
473-516
473-474
473-486
473-500
516-523
516-534
Gebicca
Gundahar (Gunther)
Dissolved
Gundioc
Gundobad (Lyon)
Chilperic (Genève)
Gundomar (Besançon)
Godegisel (Vienne)
Sigismund
Gudomar

The kingdom is conquered by the Franks 532-534
but it is restored as a Frankish part kingdom as a
result of inheritance divisions within the Frankish
royal dynasty.

Burgundy
 

561-593 Guntchramn
593-596 Childebert II
596-613 Theuderic II
613-629 Chlotar II
629-639 Dagobert I
639-657 Chlodovech II
658-673 Chlotar III
673 Theuderic III
673-675 Childeric II
675-676 Theuderic III (restored)
676 Chlodovech III
676-691 Theuderic III (re-restored)
691-695 Chlodovech IV
695-711 Childebert III  
711-721 Chilperich II
721-737 Theuderic IV
737-743 Interregnum
743-751 Childeric III
751-768 Pépin le Bref (the Short)
768-771

Carloman

The Frankish kingdom is reunited 771 whereby
Burgundy de facto cease to be a separate part
kingdom. A new state that is also called Burgundy
emerge when the kingdom of Provence is created
after another inheritance division 855.

Provence
 

855-863 Charles
Divided between Italy and Lotharingia 863

When the Frankish kingdom is dissolved at the end of the eight century, local leaders are proclaimed as kings in several smaller kingdoms. Two of them (Provence and the Juran kingdom) are also called Lower and Upper Burgundy or Cisjuran and Transjuran Burgundy. These two kingdoms united 933 and formed the kingdom of Burgundy, which is also called Arles after its capitol.

Provence
 
Juran Kingdom
(Kingdom of Burgundy from 933)

 
879-887 Boson

888-912

Raoul I
887-928 Louis (the Blind) 912-937 Raoul II
928-933 Hugues d'Arles ** 937-993 Conrad
United with the Juran kingdom 933 993-1032 Raoul III
  Burgundy is bequeathed to the German king 1032 whereby it is united with Germany in a personal union until it is formally dissolved at the end of the middle age.

At the same time as the Burgundian kingdoms were created a Burgundian duchy emerged in West Francia (France) as well as a Burgundian county. When the county as a part of the kingdom of Burgundy united with Germany 1033 its count Renaud I refused to pay homage to Holy Roman Emperor. A consequence of this was that Renaud's fief thereafter was called the Free County of Burgundy, which in French is called Franche Comté.

Duchy of Burgundy

Different Dynasties
 

Franche Comté

Different Dynasties
 

884-921

Richard d'Autun

-900

Conrad
921-923 Raoul d'Autun * 900-921 Richard d'Autun
923-943 Gilbert de Chalon 921-936 Raoul d'Autun *
938-943 Hugues d'Arles ** 923-952
952-956
Hugues d'Arles 
Gilbert d'Arles

Houses of Capet & Ivrea
 

House of Narbonne

938-956
956-965
965-1002
1002-1017
Hugues II
Otton
Henri
Robert II
 

 

956-971
971-975
975-979
979-995

Liétaud I
Albéric II
Liétaud II
Albéric III
1002-1015 Otte-Guillaume


House of Ivrea

1017-1032 Henri I

House of Capet-Burgundy
 

995-1027
1027-1057

Otte-Guillaume
Renaud I

 
1032-1076
1076-1093
1093-1102
1102-1143
1143-1162
1162-1192
Robert I
Hugues I
Eudes I
Hugues II
Eudes II
Hugues III

1057-1087
1087-1097
1098-1125
1125-1127
1127-1148
1148-1185

Guillaume I
Renaud II
Guillaume II
Guillaume III
Renaud III
Béatrice I
1192-1218
1218-1273
1273-1305
1305-1315
1315-1349
1349-1361
1361-1363
Eudes III
Hugues IV
Robert II
Hugues V
Eudes IV
Philippe I
To France

 


House of Hohenstaufen
 

1185-1189
1189-1200
1200-1231
 

Frédéric Barberousse
Otton I
Béatrice II

House of Valois-Burgundy
 

Different Dynasties
M = Meran, Ch = Chalon, Ca = Capet, N = Nevers

1363 -1404
1404-1419
1419-1467
1467-1477
1477-1482
1482-
Philippe II (den djärve)
Jean (den orädde)
Philippe III (den gode)
Charles (den djärve)
Marie
To France

1231-1234
1234-1248
1248-1278
1278-1303
1303-1315
1315-1329

Otton II
Otton III
Adélaïde
Otton IV
Robert
Jeanne I
M
M
M
Ch
Ch
Ch

The regents over the Burgundian lands after 1482 can be seen on this page.

1329-1347
1347-1361
1361-1382
1382-1384

Jeanne II
Philippe I
Marguerite
Louis II
Ca
Ca
Ca
N

Franche Comté is united with the duchy of Burgundy in a personal union 1384-1482. Therafter is it a part of the house of Habsburg's Burgundian lands until 1678 when it is conquered by France.

* = Raoul was king of France 923-939.
** = Hugues d´Arles was king of Provence 928-933 and duke of Burgundy 938-943.

= France or the entire Frankish Kingdom
= Neustria
= Austrasia
= Troyes
= Duchy of Burgundy
 
= Franche Comté
= Provence (Lower Burgundy)
 
= Germany
= Italy