Robert, Count of Burgundy

Robert, also known as Robert of Artois, (* 1300, † 1315) was a Count Palatine of Burgundy ( Franche -Comté ) out of the house Chalon, a tributary branch of the House of Burgundy - Ivrea.

Robert was the only son of the Count Palatine Otto IV of Burgundy and Countess Mathilde d'Artois. When his father's death in 1303 he was the rightful Count Palatine of Burgundy under the tutelage of his mother, from whom he had again to wait for the county of Artois as an inheritance. Robert died in 1315 and in the County Palatine followed his oldest sister Johanna II after, who inherited in 1329 from the mother and the Artois.

Robert is known primarily for its well-preserved grave with sun figure, which was created by the Flemish sculptor Jean Pépin de Huy. The reclining figure shows Robert as a young knight with the arms of the house Artois on his shield. This work is one of the masterpieces of the Franco-Flemish sculpture. Originally, the grave was in the Couvent des Cordelières in Paris, the reclining figure was placed at the beginning of the 19th century in the Musée des Monuments français. Later Roberts body as well as the reclining figure was transferred to the royal grave lay the abbey of Saint -Denis, where the grave can still be seen today.

Through his older sisters Johanna and Blanche Robert was related to the kings Philip V and Charles IV.

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