Hugh the Black

Hugh the Black ( Hugues le Noir ) ( † 17 December 952) from the family of Buviniden was Duke of Burgundy from 923 and from 936 Count and Marquis of Provence. He was the youngest son of Duke Richard of the Court of the Lord ( † 921 ) and Adelaide of Auxerre († 929 ), and brother of King Rudolph of France († 936 ).

Hugo Black took the 922 along with his brother in the revolt against the Robertiner King Charles III. the simple part. He succeeded his brother as Duke of Burgundy, when he was elected King of France 923. After his brother's (936) the death of Hugo refused to allow the new king, Louis IV the overseas, the first recognition. The king snatched Hugo Langres, while at the same time Hugo Magnus of Sens and Auxerre seized cities, which Hugh the Black lost nearly half his possessions. Hugh the Black was arrested near Nice lakes, but released again after one year. He was reconciled to 937 with the king, after he had broken with Hugo Magnus, and went 938 and 939 with him a formal alliance against Hugo Magnus and Heribert II of Vermandois one. 940 had the alliance but to capitulate to the intervention of the East Frankish king, later to become Emperor Otto I, who had intervened in favor of Hugo Magnus.

King Louis IV was 943 forced Hugo Magnus to transfer the Burgundian duke violence. But the Hugo Black was able to hold as Margrave ( marchio ) in its remaining ownership continues. This led but between the black Hugo and the king tried to mediate at a meeting of the Marne 950 to a renewed rupture, in the Duke Conrad the Red of Lorraine.

Hugh the Black was not married. His legacy, he divided among his two -in-law. He left Liétald the territories east of the Saône from which the County of Burgundy emerged ( Franche -Comté ). The remaining areas that were focused around Autun, Troyes and Chalon -sur -Saône, including the associated Burgundian Principate he transferred to Giselbert, which, however, Hugo Magnus had to recognize as feudal lords.

  • Duke (Burgundy )
  • Graf ( Auxerre)
  • Graf ( Provence)
  • Graf ( Sens )
  • Born in the 9th or 10th century
  • Died 952
  • Buviniden
  • Man