Robert I "Le Vieux" CAPET, Duc de Bourgogne
(Abt 1016-Aft 1055)
Ramón I "El Curvo" BÉRENGAR, Conde de Barcelona
Guisla (Gisele) DE LLUCA
(Abt 1005-After 1079)
Henri CAPET "le Damoiseau" de Bourgogne
(Abt 1035-Abt 1073)
(-After 1074)
Henri I de Bourgogne 
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Henri DE BOURGOGNE, Conde de Portugal
(Abt 1070-1112)


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Infanta doña Teresa DE CASTILLA y León

Henri DE BOURGOGNE, Conde de Portugal

  • Born: Between 1069 and 1072, Dijon, Cote-d'Or, Bourgogne, France
  • Married: Before 24 Aug 1092
  • Died: 22 May 1112, Battle of Astorga, León, Spain

  General Notes:

Compiler's 26/27 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

"Heynricus frater meus" witnessed the donation to Cluny of "Oddo dux Burgundie". An indication of his age is given in the charter dated to [1081/84] under which "Odo dux Burgundie" confirmed a donation by "frater meus domnus Hugo" to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "fratres mei Robertus archidiaconus, Henricus puer, Beatrix et Helia sorores mee". His parentage is confirmed by an early 12th century document at Fleury which records that "Ainrico uni filiorum, filio…ducis Roberti" married "alteram filiam…non ex coniugali" of Alfonso VI King of Castile. His aunt Constance Queen of Castile invited him to the court of Castile. He may have arrived in Spain with the expedition of the Eudes I Duke of Burgundy in 1086/87, following a call from the abbey of Cluny to fight "the infidel".

Señor de Braga [1093], count in Tordesillas 1096/97. He made a mutual pact [Dec 1094/Jul 1095] with Raymond de Bourgogne, husband of Infanta doña Urraca de Castilla, under which he promised support in securing Castile and León for Raymond in return for a pledge to grant him Toledo (or in default, Galicia). Alfonso VI King of Castile made him a large grant of land, from the River Minho in the north to Santarem in the south, in [1095/96], which in effect resulted in his installation as HENRIQUE Conde de Portugal.“Comite Dono Henrico...cum uxore mea Infante Dona Taraxea” granted privileges to “Villa Constantin de Panonias”, confirmed by “Infans Dono Alfoso filius Henrici comiti et uxor mea Infante Dona Taraxia”, by charter dated 1096. This grant may have been motivated as much by a desire to offset the growing power of his son-in-law, Raymond de Bourgogne, as to increase the power base of Henri de Bourgogne. The dating clause of a charter dated 9 Oct 1096, under which "Pelayo Xemeniz" donated land “en Ville Ceide...” to the monastery of San Salvador, records “Sanxus comes in Toro et alius comes domino Ancricco in Auctario de Selles, comes Remundus tenente in Coria et in Zamora”. The dating clause of a charter dated 19 Jan 1097, under which "Brabolio Gutierrez" sold land “en territorio de León las villas Cubillas” to “Ordoño Sarraciniz y a su mujer Fronilde Ovéquiz”, records “comes Raimundus in Galicia et in Zamora, comes domno Enrriz in Otero de Sellas, comite Petro Ansurez in Saldania”. Henrique established his residence at Guimarães, winning several battles against the Moors, although he was defeated at Malagón, south of Toledo, 16 Sep 1100. "…Taraxia Adefonsi regis filia…Henrik comes…" subscribed the charter dated 14 Mar 1099 under which Alfonso VI King of Castile donated the monastery of Santa María de Algadefe to the monastery of Eslonza. “Comes domnus Henricus et uxor mea Domna Theresia, domini Regis Alfonsi filia” donated property to La Charité-sur-Loire by charter dated Mar 1100. He went to Palestine after 8 Jun 1101, but had returned by 1103 when he confirmed several of his father-in-law's charters. After the death of Alfonso VI King of Castile in 1109, the county of Portugal enjoyed de facto independence, due largely to the troubles faced by Queen Urraca in Castile after her accession. Henrique took advantage of this situation by joining forces with Alfonso I King of Aragon and defeating Urraca at Candespina, near Sepúlveda 26 Oct 1111. However, he changed sides after the battle and besieged Alfonso at Peñafiel jointly with Urraca's forces. The dating clause of the charter dated 21 Dec 1111, under which “Tello Telliz...cum coniuge mea Maior Suariz” donated " villa...Oterolo iusta flumen Aratogie territorio Castro Froila...que fuit de Pelagio Pelaiz" to “Iohan Flainiz”, records “Henricus comes in Alcamora et in Astorica simul in Portugal...”.

He was killed at the siege of Astorga, supporting doña Urraca Queen of Castile against her second husband don Alfonso I King of Aragon. The Chronicon Lusitanum records the death “Kal Mai” in 1152 (1114) of “Comes D. Henricus”. The Nobiliario of Pedro Conde de Barcelos records that "El Conde D. Enrique" died "en Astorga". 1

  Marriage Information:

Henri married Infanta doña Teresa DE CASTILLA y León, daughter of Infante don Alfonso VI DE CASTILLA y León and Jimena Muñoz DE GUZMÁN, before 24 Aug 1092. (Infanta doña Teresa DE CASTILLA y León was born etween 1081 and 1082 and died on 1 Nov 1130.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Henri de Bourgogne.

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