House of Burgundy

House of Burgundy
Old Arms of the Dukes of Burgundy.svg
Parent house Capetian Dynasty
Country Duchy of Burgundy
Founded 1032
Founder Robert of Burgundy
Final ruler Philip of Burgundy
Dissolution 1361 (ducal line)
1383 (Portuguese line)
Cadet branches Portuguese House of Burgundy

The House of Burgundy (/ˈbɜːrɡəndi/) was a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty, descending from Robert I, Duke of Burgundy, a younger son of Robert II of France. The House ruled the Duchy of Burgundy from 1032–1361.

The last member of the House was Philip of Rouvres, who succeeded his grandfather in 1349. Philip died childless in 1361 and the duchy reverted to his liege, who two years later created his son the new duke of Burgundy, thus beginning the Younger House of Burgundy.[1]

Notable members of the main line of the House of Burgundy include:

The Portuguese Branch

The Portuguese House of Burgundy was the Portuguese cadet house of the House of Burgundy, founded by Henry, Count of Portugal in 1093. The senior legitimate line went extinct with the death of King Ferdinand I of Portugal in 1383, but two illegitimate lines, the Houses of Aviz and Braganza, continued to rule in Portugal and, later, Brazil, with interruptions, until 1910 and 1889 respectively.


House of Burgundy

Montagu branch


Arms of the House of Burgundy
Duke of Burgundy

See also

House of Burgundy
Cadet branch of the House of Capet
Preceded by
House of Capet
Ruling House of the Duchy of Burgundy
Succeeded by
House of Valois


  1. ^ Villalon, Andrew; Kagay, Donald (2008). The Hundred Years War (Part II): Different Vistas. BRILL. p. 27. ISBN 9789047442837.