Robert I DE BOURGOGNE, King of France
(Abt 866-923)
Béatrice CAROLING de Vermandois, Queen of France
(Abt 882-Aft 931)
Heinrich I "der Vogelsteller" VON SACHSEN, King of Germany
Mathilde (Immedinger) VON RINGELHEIM, Countess of Ringelheim
(Abt 896-968)
Hugues "le Grand" DE BOURGOGNE, Duc des Francs
(Abt 898-956)
(Abt 922-958)
Cte Henri DE NEVERS, Duc de Bourgogne


Family Links

1. Gerberge DE CHÂLON
2. Gersende DE GASCOGNE

Cte Henri DE NEVERS, Duc de Bourgogne

  • Born: 946, Nevers, Nièvre, Bourgogne, France
  • Married (1): Abt 973
  • Married (2): Before Jun 992
  • Died: 15 Oct 1002

   Another name for Henri was Duc Henri I DE BOURGOGNE.

  Research Notes:

The Historia Francorum Senonensis names (in order) "Hugo, Otto et Heinricus" as the three sons of "Hugo Magnus dux Francorum…ex filia Odonis regis". Flodoard names "Hugonem et Oddonem clericum" as brothers of "Otto filius Hugonis", when he records that the rectores of Burgundy named them as his successors.

He adopted the name HENRI, and the title Duke of Burgundy. He possessed the counties of Autun, Beaune and Avallon, and was suzerain of the Counts of Chalon, Tonnerre, Nevers and Auxerre, and probably of the Counts of Mâcon and Oscheret. King Lothaire confiscated the counties of Langres and Dijon in 967 and gave them to the Bishop of Langres. Duke Henri married the widow of the ex-king of Italy who had sought refuge in Autun in 971 and adopted her son by her first marriage, Otto-Guillaume, who later became Comte de Bourgogne et de Mâcon.

The Chronicle of Saint-Bénigne, interpolated into the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, records the death in 1002 of "dux Burgundie Henricus". Rodulfus Glaber records the death of "dux Heinricus" in the third year of the millennium at "Castrum Pulliacum super Ararim" in Burgundy and his burial at Auxerre in Oct. The necrology of Auxerre cathedral records the death 15 Oct of "Henricus Burgundiæ marchio". 1

  Marriage Information:

Henri married Gerberge DE CHÂLON, apparently daughter of Cte Lambert DE CHÂLON and Unknown 1st wife?, about 973. (Gerberge DE CHÂLON was born about 945 and died on 11 Dec 986-991 in Château de Pouilly, Pouilly-Sur-Saone, Bourgogne.)

  Marriage Information:

Henri also married Gersende DE GASCOGNE, daughter of Cte Guillaume Sanchez DE GASCOGNE and Urrace DE NAVARRA, before Jun 992. Henri repudiated Gersende in 996, before 24 Oct.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Eudes.

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