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Berthe (Bourgogne) de Blois (abt. 0964 - aft. 1010)

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Berthe "Reine de France" de Blois formerly Bourgogne
Born about in Bourgogne, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France, Bourgogne, Francemap
Wife of — married (to ) in Francemap
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Died after in Blois, comté de Blois, Francemap
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Bertha of Burgundy (952, 964 or 967 – 1010, 16 January 1016, or 1035) was the daughter of Conrad the Peaceful, King of Burgundy and his wife Matilda, daughter of Louis IV, King of France and Gerberga of Saxony. She was named for her father's mother, Bertha of Swabia.

She first married Odo I, Count of Blois in about 983. They had several children, including Odo II.

After the death of her husband in 996, Bertha's cousin Robert, co-King of France wished to marry her, in place of his repudiated first wife Rozala, who was many years his senior. The union was opposed by Robert's father, Hugh Capet, due to the close relation of husband and wife. However, the marriage went ahead after Hugh's death in October 996, which left Robert as sole king.

The closeness of Robert and Bertha by blood was such that Church authorities considered the marriage illegal. Accordingly, Pope Gregory V declared the pair excommunicate. This, and the lack of children (save one, who lived and died in 999), caused Robert to agree with Pope Silvester II to have the marriage annulled in 1000.

Robert went on to marry Constance of Arles. Bertha remained unmarried.

(Ref: Wikipedia)


Burgundy, France




Husband: Odo I 'Eudes', Comte de Blois
Wife: Bertha Arles, 'Queen Consort of the Franks' de Burgundy
Child: Odo Eudes II Blois
Child: Theobald II de Blois
Child: Aenor de Blois
Child: Robert de Blois
Child: Thierry de Blois
Child: Gisela of Burgundy
Child: Berte de Blois
Child: Heloise de Blois
Date: 983 1st husband
Place: Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France, Bourgogne, France

Research notes

All wikis say she died Jan 16, 1010. Medieval Lands says 16 January, AFTER 1010[1]. Fixed death date to After 16 Jan 1010. Rassinot-1 06:29, 21 April 2018 (UTC)


  1. Berthe de Bourgogne, Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families. Burgundy Kings, chap. 2 Kings of Upper Burgundy (Welf) (accessed Apr 2018).

See also:

  • Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, III: 16.
  • Wikipedia

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On 29 Nov 2017 at 14:08 GMT Maryann (Thompson) Hurt wrote:

Bourgogne-371 and Bourgogne-22 appear to represent the same person because: Mother of Eudes/Odo of Blois. He died 15 Nov 1037.

On 10 Apr 2015 at 22:06 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

De Burgundy-134 and Bourgogne-22 appear to represent the same person because: Similar birth and death dates, is intended to be the same person. Wikitree policy is to name people in the language they would have used, so Bourgogne-22 is the correct LNAB. Please merge De Burgundy-134 into Bourgogne-22

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