Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy -

Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy

Died7 May 1231
Spouse(s)Otto I, Duke of Merania
FatherOtto I, Count of Burgundy
MotherMargaret, Countess of Blois

Beatrice II (1193 – 7 May 1231) reigned Countess Palatine of Burgundy from 1205 until her death.[1][2] She was a member of the Swabian Hohenstaufen dynasty, the daughter of Count Otto I of Burgundy and Margaret, Countess of Blois, thereby a granddaughter of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa.

She was born in 1193, younger sister of Countess Joanna I of Burgundy. From the time of her father's assassination at Besançon in 1200, she was next-in-line to the County, eventually succeeding Joanna after her death in 1205. Her uncle Philip of Swabia, German king since 1198, had ensured her Burgundian heritage.

In 1208 she married Duke Otto I, Duke of Merania,[3] by whom she had 6 children:


  1. ^ Women in power
  2. ^ Jiri Louda, Michael MacLagan, Les Dynasties d'Europe, Bordas, 1995. ISBN 2-04-027115-5.
  3. ^ H.A. Fisher, The Medieval Empire, (AMS Press, 1898), 338.
  4. ^ VANÍČEK, Vratislav. Velké dějiny zemí Koruny české II. 1197-1250. Prague: Paseka, 2000. ISBN 80-7185-273-2. S. 341.
  5. ^ C. Chl. Freiherr von Reitzensten: Regesten der Grafen von Orlamuende aus Babenberger und Ascanischem Stamm, Historical Society of Upper Franconia ("Upper Franconian Historical Society"), Bayreuth, 1871
Beatrice II, Countess of Burgundy
Born: 1193 Died: 7 May 1231
Preceded by
Joanna I
Countess of Burgundy
Succeeded by
Otto III

Categories: 1193 births | 1231 deaths | Countesses of Burgundy | Hohenstaufen | French suo jure nobility | 13th-century women rulers | 13th-century French people | 13th-century French women | 12th-century French people | 12th-century French women

Information as of: 16.07.2020 09:27:34 CEST

Source: Wikipedia (Authors [History])    License : CC-by-sa-3.0

Changes: All pictures and most design elements which are related to those, were removed. Some Icons were replaced by FontAwesome-Icons. Some templates were removed (like “article needs expansion) or assigned (like “hatnotes”). CSS classes were either removed or harmonized.
Wikipedia specific links which do not lead to an article or category (like “Redlinks”, “links to the edit page”, “links to portals”) were removed. Every external link has an additional FontAwesome-Icon. Beside some small changes of design, media-container, maps, navigation-boxes, spoken versions and Geo-microformats were removed.

Please note: Because the given content is automatically taken from Wikipedia at the given point of time, a manual verification was and is not possible. Therefore does not guarantee the accuracy and actuality of the acquired content. If there is an Information which is wrong at the moment or has an inaccurate display please feel free to contact us: email.
See also: Legal Notice & Privacy policy.