Hugues IV DE BOURGOGNE Comte de Chalon
- Born: 9 Mar 1212
- Married (1): 1229
- Married (2): After Nov 1258
- Died: Abt 30 Oct 1272, Château de Villaines-en-Duesmois, Côtes d'Or, Bourgogne, France
The Annales S. Benigni Divisionensis record the birth "Anno 1212 VII Idus Marcii, VI feria ante mediam noctem anno bisextili" of "Hugo filius Oddonis ducis de domina de Vergerie". He succeeded his father in 1218 as HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy, under the regency of his mother until 1231. He acquired Salins in Feb 1225 from Joceran de Brancion and his wife Marguerite de Vienne, and exchanged it for Chalon 15 Jun 1237 with Jean Comte de Bourgogne. He left on Crusade 1239-1242 and 1248-1250. Otto III Duke of Merano Comte Palatin de Bourgogne gave him possession of the county of Burgundy for 5 years 29 Mar 1242, and his sister Béatrice Gräfin von Orlamünde (Otto's heiress) sold her rights to the county to Duke Hugues IV at Strasbourg in 1265. After trying to enforce his rights, he renounced any claim to the county of Burgundy by agreement with Jean de Chalon at Saint-Jean-de-Losne 20 Apr 1270. "Hugo dux Burgundie" requested the abbot of Cluny to recognise the rights of “Ph Sabaudie et Burgundie comiti et A. comitisse uxori sue” in “comitatu Burgundie…cessionis nobis facte a domina B, comitissa Orlemunde, sorore dicte A. comitissa”, by charter dated Apr 1270. He bought the titular rights to the kingdom of Thessaloniki from the exiled Emperor Baudouin II of Constantinople in Paris in Jan 1266, for 13,000 livres tournois. Charles I King of Sicily [Anjou-Capet] named him Captain and Vicar-General of the kingdom of Sicily [11 Nov] 1270. He transferred the duchy to Robert, his third son, 23 Oct 1272, retaining the usufruct. The necrology of Cîteaux records the death "III Kal Nov 1272" of "Hugo dux Burgundie quondam filius Odonis".
Hugues married Yolande DE DREUX, daughter of Robert III "Gasteblé" DE DREUX Comte de Dreux et de Braine and Dame Alianore (Annora) DE SAINT-VALÉRY, in 1229. (Yolande DE DREUX was born about 1212 and died on 30 Oct 1248.)
Hugues also married Béatrice DE CHAMPAGNE Infanta doña Beatriz de Navarra, daughter of Cte Thibaut IV DE CHAMPAGNE King of Navarre (Teobaldo I) and Marguerite DE BOURBON Queen of Navarre, after Nov 1258. (Béatrice DE CHAMPAGNE Infanta doña Beatriz de Navarra was born about 1242 and died after Jul 1295 in Château de Villaines-en-Duesmois, Côtes d'Or, Bourgogne, France.)