Philip I, Duke of Burgundy

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Philip I
Duke of Burgundy
Born 1346
Rouvres-en-Plaine Castle
Died 21 November 1361(1361-11-21)
Rouvres-en-Plaine Castle
Spouse Margaret III, Countess of Flanders
Father Philip II, Count of Auvergne
Mother Joan I of Auvergne and Boulogne
Religion Roman Catholicism

Philip I of Burgundy, also Philip II of Palatine Burgundy, Philip III of Artois, Philip III of Boulogne and Auvergne, nicknamed Philip of Rouvres (1346 – November 21, 1361) was Duke of Burgundy from 1350 until his death. Philip was the only son of Philip of Burgundy, heir to the Duchy of Burgundy, and Joanna I, Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne.


He succeeded his grandfather when he was only three years old. His deceased father was the only child of Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy, and of Joan III, Countess of Burgundy and Artois. In 1355, Philip married Margaret, the daughter of Louis de Mâle, Count of Flanders.[1]

Philip, in his own right, held the counties of Artois and Burgundy from 1349 (inherited from his grandmother), the Duchy of Burgundy from 1350 (inherited from his grandfather) and the counties of Auvergne and Boulogne from 1360 (inherited from his mother). In 1357, by marrying the future Countess Margaret III of Flanders, then heiress of Flanders, he was promised the counties of Flanders, Nevers, Rethel, and Antwerp, and the duchies of Brabant, and Limburg. Most of these lands were located in the Low Countries.

His mother Joanna, who became Queen of France after her remarriage to King John II of France, governed Burgundy as Philip's guardian until her death in September 1360.[2] Philip was declared of age on 20 October the same year.

Death and succession

In 1361 at the age of 15, Philip was injured in a riding accident and died[3] before he could consummate his marriage to Margaret. With his death, King John II of France claimed the duchy for the kingdom of France,[3] making his youngest son Philip the Bold royal lieutenant-general by 27 June 1363 and duke of Burgundy by June 1364.[4]



  1. Wim Blockmans and Walter Prevenier, The Promised Lands: The Low Countries Under Burgundian Rule, 1369-1530, transl. Elizabeth Fackelman, ed. Edward Peters, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), 13.
  2. Jonathan Sumption, The Hundred Years War:Trial by Fire, Vol. II, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), 382.
  3. 3.0 3.1 W. Mark Ormrod, Edward III, (Yale University Press, 2011), 417.
  4. Richard Vaughan, Philip the Bold: The Formation of the Burgundian State, Vol. 1, (The Boydell Press, 2005), 152.

See also

Philip I, Duke of Burgundy
Born: 1346 Died: 21 November 1361
Preceded by
Odo IV
Duke of Burgundy
Merged into crown
Preceded by
Joan III
Count of Artois and Burgundy
Succeeded by
Margaret I
Preceded by
Joan I
Count of Auvergne and Boulogne
Succeeded by
John I