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Otto I (between 1167 and 1171 – January 13, 1200) was the Count of Burgundy from 1190 to his death and briefly Count of Luxembourg from 1196 to 1197. He was the fourth son of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy.

When Henry IV of Luxembourg died in 1196, that county escheated to the Emperor and Henry VI enfeoffed his brother Otto. Theobald I of Bar, who had married Ermesinda, heiress of Henry IV, negotiated the renunciation of Luxembourg with Otto the next year.

Otto married Margaret, daughter of Theobald V of Blois, in 1190 and it was his eldest daughter by her who succeeded him. His second daughter, Beatrice, was also later countess.

He was assassinated at Besançon. His daughter Joanna inherited the rule of Burgundy.


Preceded by
Count of Burgundy
Succeeded by
Joanna I
Preceded by
Henry IV
Count of Luxembourg
Succeeded by
with Theobald I
then with Waleran III


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