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Encyclopedia > Odo, Duke of Burgundy

Odo of Paris (944February 22, 965) was duke of Burgundy from 956 to his death. Odo was son of Hugh Capet, count of Paris and brother of king Hugh I of France. He became duke through his wife Liutgarde of Chalon, heiress of Burgundy. He had no known descendants.

See also: Dukes of Burgundy family tree

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Burgundy - LoveToKnow 1911 (2258 words)
In 561 the kingdom of Burgundy was reconstructed by Guntram, son of Clotaire I., and until 613 it formed a separate state under the government of a prince of the Merovingian family.
In 888 the kingdom of Juran Burgundy was founded by Rudolph I., son of Conrad, count of Auxerre, and the German king Arnulf could not succeed in expelling the usurper, whose authority was recognized in the diocese of Besancon, Basel, Lausanne, Geneva and Sion.
The estates, whose privileges the dukes at first, and later Louis XI., had to swear to maintain, had their assembly at Dijon, usually under the presidency of the governor of the province, the bishop of Autun as representing the clergy, and the mayor of Dijon representing the third estate.
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