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Constance De Bourgogne

Constance De Bourgogne

Female 1046 - 1092  (45 years)

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  • Name Constance De Bourgogne 
    Born 8 May, 1046  Bourgogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History CONSTANCE de Bourgogne, widow of HUGUES [II] Comte de Chalon, daughter of ROBERT I Duke of Burgundy [Capet] & his first wife Hélie de Semur ([after 1045]-[25 Jul/25 Oct] 1093, bur Sahagún, León, royal monastery of Santos Facundo y Primitivo). The Chronicon Trenorciensi records that "Constantiæ…filia Roberti Ducis" married firstly "Hugonis Cabilonensis Comitis" and secondly "Hispaniæ Rex Adefonsus "[483]. Considering the estimated date of her first marriage, it is unlikely that Constance was born before [1045]. A charter dated 1087 of "Ducem Burgundiæ Oddonem" recalls a donation to Tournus abbey by "comitissa Cabillonensis filia Rotberti ducis", after the death of "mariti sui Hugonis comitis", adding that she subsequently became "Regina Galliciæ et Hispaniarum"[484]. "Infanta donna Urraka Regis domni Adefonsi filia" names her mother "Constantie regina" in her donation to Cluny dated 22 Feb 1117 "Spanish Era"[485], although the date was presumably AD as 1117 Spanish Era was equivalent to 1079 AD. An early 12th century document at Fleury records that "filiam Roberti ducis Bugundionem…Constantiam" married Alfonso VI King of Castile and was mother of a daughter who married "Raymundo comiti"[486]. The Chronicon Regum Legionensium names "Queen Constance" as the second of the "five legitimate wives" of King Alfonso[487]. Her second marriage date is estimated based on the likely estimated death date of her first husband in [Nov/early Dec] 1079 and her subscribing a document dated 25 Dec 1079 at Dueñas with her second husband[488]. Queen Constance was instrumental in having the Roman rite replace the Visigothic rite in the churches of Castile. "Adefonsus…Hispaniarum rex…cum coniuge mea Constantia regina" donated property to the monastery of San Salvador de Oña by charter dated 1 May 1092[489]. The date of her death is fixed by her last known mention in a charter dated 25 Jul 1093 and a donation by King Alfonso to the monastery of Sahagún dated 25 Oct 1093, which does not include Queen Constanza's name in the subscription list[490]. The 13th century history of Sahagún monastery records that "la Reyna Doña Constanza" was buried in the monastery[491]. Pérez´s history of Sahagún monastery, published in 1782, states that "Doña Berta…Reyna…está enterrada no lejos de Doña Constanza en la Capilla" of the monastery, but does not quote the inscription which confirms this statement[492].   [1
    Died 1092  Spain at age 46 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Benedictine Monastery, Sahagun, Leon, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I237  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 

    Family Alfonso VI De Leon,   b. Bef Jun, 1040, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul, 1109, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    +1. Queen Urraca I De Castille,   b. 1081,   d. 8 Mar, 1126, Spain, age 45 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Constance du Bourgogne

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Medieval Lands - Index, http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CASTILE.htm.