Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy

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Hugh IV of Burgundy (March 9 1213October 27 1271) was duke of Burgundy between 1218 and 1271. Hugh was the only son of duke Eudes III and Alice (or Alix) of Vergy. He was married twice, first to Yolande of Dreux, then to Beatrice of Champagne, princess of Navarre, and had the following issue:

In 1239, Hugh joined the Crusade organized by Emperor Frederick II and king Theobald I of Navarre. The Burgundian troops allied with Richard of Cornwall, who took Ascalon and negotiated a peace with Egypt in 1241. Hugh also claimed the Kingdom of Thessalonica, although it had been recaptured by the Byzantines some years before.

Under the rule of Hugh IV, the duchy of Burgundy expanded to include the counties of Chalon and Auxonne.

See also: Dukes of Burgundy family tree


Preceded by:
Eudes III
Duke of Burgundy
1218–1271
Succeeded by:
Robert II

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