Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy

Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hugh III of Burgundy (1142 - August 25, 1192, in Acre) was duke of Burgundy between 1162 and 1192. Hugh was the eldest son of duke Odo II and Marie of Champagne, daughter of Theobald and Mathilda of Carinthia. The rule of Hugh III marked the ending of a period of relative peace in the duchy of Burgundy. Hugh was a belligerent man and soon was involved in conflicts against king Louis VII of France over their borders. When Philip Augustus succeeded Louis in 1180, Hugh seized the opportunity and forced several men to change alliance to Burgundy. Philip II was not happy with the loss of his vassals and invaded the duchy, besieging Chatillon. The town fell and with it, its garrison, commanded by Eudes, Hugh's heir. A peace was negotiated and Hugh had to pay a high ransom for his son and give up ambitions over French territory. Hugh then turned his energies to the Holy Land, embarking in the Third Crusade in the retinue of Philip II.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135787136
  • 9786135787139