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Philip I, Count of Auvergne

Philip I, Count of Auvergne

Count of Auvergne and Boulogne
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AKA Philippe de Bourgogne
Date of birth
Date of death Aug 10, 1346 Aiguillon, canton of Port-Sainte-Marie, arrondissement of Agen, Lot-et-Garonne
Family
Mother: Joan III Countess of Burgundy
Father: Odo IV Duke of Burgundy
Spouse: Joan I Countess of Auvergne
Children: Philip I Joan of Burgundy
The details
Biography

Philip of Burgundy (November 10, 1323 – August 10, 1346) was Count of Auvergne and Boulogne (as Philip I) in right of his wife and was the only son and heir of Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy, and of Joan III, Countess of Burgundy. His mother was the daughter of King Philip V of France and of Joan II, Countess of Burgundy.

He married Joan I, Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne, in c. 1338.

In 1340, he fought with his father who defended the city of Saint-Omer against the assaults of Robert III of Artois. In 1346, he participated in the siege of Aiguillon, led by John, Duke of Normandy (the future John II of France). It was during this siege that he died, after falling from his horse.

His widow Joan remarried in 1349, her second husband being King John II of France. Since Philip had no other sons from his marriage to Joan, the future of the House of Burgundy was then placed in the hands of his young son Philip (1346–61), who afterwards died childless.

His daughter, Joan (1344 – 11 September 1360), was betrothed to Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy from 1347 to 1355, and was raised at his court. When she was released from the engagement at age 10, she entered a convent at Poissy, where she remained for her final years.

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