Duc Eudes I Borel DE BOURGOGNE
- Born: Abt 1058, Dijon, Cote-d'Or, Bourgogne, France
- Married: 1080
- Died: 23 Mar 1102/3, Tarsus, Cilicia
- Buried: Abbey at Citeaux, France
Compiler's 27/28 x great-grandfather
He is named as son of Henri by Orderic Vitalis. "Hugo Burgundionum dux" made a donation to Cluny dated 19 Feb 1078, subscribed by "Oddonis fratris eius, Rotberti alterius fratris eius".
He succeeded in 1079 on the abdication of his brother as EUDES I "Borel" Duke of Burgundy. He led the expedition to Spain to fight the Moors in 1087, accompanied by his brothers Robert and Henri, but was defeated at Tudela in Navarre. "Ducem Burgundiæ Oddonem" restored property to Tournus abbey by "comitissa Cabillonensis filia Rotberti ducis", after the death of "mariti sui Hugonis comitis", adding that she subsequently became "Regina Galliciæ et Hispaniarum", by charter dated 5 Aug 1087 at León, subscribed by "Rotberti avunculi ducis fratris Reginæ". He made large donations to the monastery of Cîteaux in 1098. "Odo dux Burgundie", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon "in memorie Hugonis ducis fratris mei…Robertus dux avus meus" by charter dated 1101. He went to Palestine end-1100 with Etienne Comte de Blois and Hugues Comte de Vermandois, but was betrayed by Emperor Alexios and fell into the hands of the Muslims. "Hugo dux Burgundie filius Odonis ducis" donated property to Saint-Bénigne-de-Dijon by charter dated 1102 which specifies that his father died "in itinere Hierosolimitano", presumably misdated if the date of death of Duke Eudes is correctly stated here.
The necrology of Cîteaux records the death "X Kal Apr" of "Odo dux Burgundie". 1
Eudes married Sibylle DE BOURGOGNE, daughter of Cte Guillaume I "le Grand" DE BOURGOGNE and Étiennette, in 1080. (Sibylle DE BOURGOGNE was born about 1065 in Bourgogne, France and died on 23 Mar 1101/2.)