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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Huges III de Bourgogne, Duke of Burgundy[1, 2]

Male 1148 - 1192  (~ 44 years)

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  • Name Huges III de Bourgogne 
    First (1095–1099); Second (1147–1149); Third or the Kings' Crusade (1189–1192); Forth (1202–1204); Fifth (1213–1221); Sixth (1228); Barons' (1239); Seventh (1248-1254); Eighth (1270); and Ninth (1271-1272).
    Suffix Duke of Burgundy 
    Born ca. 1148 
    Gender Male 
    Military Autumn 1182 - Jun 1183  Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Limousin Revolt  
    The Limousin Rebellion of 1182
    The Limousin Rebellion of 1182
    Tiring of the tournament and again chafing over his political irrelevance, the Young King saw an opportunity to take make his place by breaking with Richard; his opening was the simmering feud between his brother and the nobles of Limousin, trouble which had been sparked by the disputed succession to the County of Limoges in June 1181. Richard had bayed them relentlessly- and that with the assistance of Henry and the Old King- until bringing them to heel in July 1182. But sensing fresh opportunity, the Taillefers and and Angoulêmes sent overtures of fealty to the Young King. The bait was taken and war-footing against the Duke resumed. During Henry II's great Christmas court of 1182, Henry and Richard quarreled and, feigning reconciliation, Henry joined the rebels at Limoges while ostensibly bearing the Angevin olive branch. Richard responded with a series of lightening raids to prevent a concentration of forces and then invested Limoges. As for Henry II, he initially sat out the hostilities until an attempted parlay resulted in the felling of the king's horse. Thinking the arrow bolt was meant for him, the Old King was driven directly into the arms of Richard. The belligerents now declared for the Young King included King Philip of France, Geoffrey of Brittany, Duke Hugh of Burgundy, Count Raymond of Toulouse, Viscount Aimar V, and Geoffrey de Lusignan. (King Alfonso sided with the Old King and Henry as a check on Toulouse.) This impressive show of support, on the other hand, did not include funds and so Henry slipped out of Limoges to rob nearby abbeys in hopes that the proceeds would keep his mercenaries in the field. Richard's siege might have collapsed had Henry not fallen ill, succumbing finally to dysentery at Martel. With his death the rebellion collapsed. "Like the king in chess, the Young King had possessed very little power of his own, yet without him it was impossible to carry on the game." Gillingham, 75.
    Arrival 20 Apr 1191  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siege of Acre
    Siege of Acre
    The seige of Acre (August 28, 1189 to July 12, 1191) was the focal point of the Third Crusade. After his release by Saladin, King Guy of Jerusalem led an expedition from Tyre, stationing his meager force on the high ground of Mount Torn just outside the port city of Acre. From this small beginning Guy's numbers began to swell as the western contingents sailed in. Saladin squandered an opportunity to break the cordon on 4 Oct 1189 after a Latin advance lost formation to loot the Abuyyid camp. News of Barbarossa imminent approach then resulted in a cautious division of Abuyyid forces to meet the northern threat. With the arrival of Richard and Philip Augustus in the summer of 1191, the balance swung decisively in the favor the Latins. The city was surrendered, 12 Jul 1191. It would remain in Christian hands until overrun by the Mamluks, 18 May 1291.
    Military Jul 1191  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Constable of the French Army 
    Died Aug 1192  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cîteaux Abbey, Saint-Nicolas-lès-Cîteaux, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19430  Dickinson
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2017 

    Father Eudes II de Bourgogne, Duke of Burgundy,   b. ca. 1120,   d. 27 Sep 1162  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Marie de Blois, Dcss of Burgundy,   b. 1128,   d. ca. 1190  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1145 
    Family ID F6070  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alix de Lorraine, Dcss of Burgundy,   b. ca. 1145,   d. Before 1200  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 1165 
    Divorced 1183 
    +1. Eudes III de Bourgogne, Duke of Burgundy,   b. 1166,   d. Jul 1218, Lyon, Rhone, Rhone-Alpes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
     2. Alexandre de Bourgogne, Seigneur de Montagu,   b. ca. 1172,   d. 6 Sep 1205  (Age ~ 33 years)  [Birth]
     3. Marie de Bourgogne, Dame de Semur,   b. ca. 1175,   d. After 1219  (Age ~ 45 years)  [Birth]
     4. Alix de Bourgogne,   b. ca. 1177  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F6069  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at, 20XX), "HUGUES de Bourgogne, son of EUDES II Duke of Burgundy & his wife Marie de Blois ([1148]-Acre 7 or 25 Aug 1192, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux)" at

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online:, "Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy" at