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Hugh, Duke of Burgundy
Hugh the Black
Duke of Burgundy
Reign923-952
Died952
Noble familyBivinids
FatherRichard, Duke of Burgundy
MotherAdelaide of Auxerre

Hugh the Black (died 952) was Duke of Burgundy from 923 until his death in 952. He was a Bosonid through his father, who was the younger brother of Boso of Provence.

Hugh was the son of Richard of Autun, Duke of Burgundy, and Adelaide of Auxerre. He succeeded his older brother Rudolph as Duke of Burgundy, when Rudolph was elected King of West Francia, as Raoul, in 923.[1]

Following Raoul's death in 936, Hugh may have had aspirations to follow his brother onto the throne and refused to recognize Louis IV as king of West Francia. As a result, Louis sent Hugh the Great who captured Auxerre and Sens.[2] The Duchy of Burgundy was divided between Hugh the Great and Hugh the Black.[1]

It is unknown whether Hugh married. He probably died without living offspring, as he was succeeded as Duke of Burgundy by Gilbert of Chalon, who held the title of Duke of Burgundy jure uxoris, his wife Ermengard being the daughter of Richard of Autun, and sister of Hugh.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Bourchard, Constance Brittain (1999). "Burgundy and Provence:879-1032". In Reuter, Timothy; McKitterick, Rosamond; Abulafia, David (eds.). The New Cambridge Medieval History: Vol. III, c.900 - c.1024 (Link is extract=Volume III, Chapter 1 "Introduction: Reading the Tenth Century") (PDF). III (1. publ. ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 336. ISBN 0521364477. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Jean Dunbabin, France in the making: 843-1180, (Oxford University Press, 2000), 65.
  3. ^ Constance B. Bourchard, Those of my Blood: Constructing Noble Families in Medieval Francia, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001), 146-147.


Preceded by
Rudolph
Duke of Burgundy

923 - 952

Succeeded by
Gilbert



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