Philip I the Patient
Reign 3 December 1429 – 15 June 1461
Coronation 3 December 1429
Predecessor New creation
(himself as Duke of Burgundy; historically Lothair I of the Kingdom of Lotharingia)
Successor Charles I
Personal details
Born 31 July 1396
Dijon, Duchy of Burgundy
Died 15 June 1461 (aged 64)
Dijon, Kingdom of Burgundy
Burial Cathedral of Saint Benignus of Dijon, Dijon, Kingdom of Burgundy
Spouse Michelle of Valois (m. 1409–1422)
Bonne of Artois (m. 1422)
Isabella of Portugal (m. 1426)
Issue
Charles I of Burgundy
Catherine of Burgundy
Isabella of Bruges, Queen of France
Baldwin, Duke of Brabant
Philip the Loyal
Noble family House of Burgundy
Father John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy
Mother Margaret of Bavaria
Religion Roman Catholicism

Philip I

Philip I (31 July 1396 – 15 June 1461) was a Duke of Burgundy, and the first King of Burgundy, reigning from the end of the Angevin-Valois Succession War until his death during the summer of 1461. He was a member of a cadet line of the Valois dynasty, which placed him in a position of strength in French politics of the fifteenth-century. Following the assassination of his father in 1419, Philip was a principal ally of Henry V of England.

For his part in the war, Philip was rewarded in the 1429 peace with a newly carved kingdom between Angevin France and the Holy Roman Empire. Philip's kingdom consisted of an integrated Burgundy and Nevers, as well as many of his lands in the north. However, Philip was unique in being both independent and a prince of the Empire; he was required to pay certain taxes (particularly on the rich Duchy of Brabant in the Burgundian Lowlands) and was barred from inheriting lands within the Empire. He was also required to cede the Counties of Boulogne, Artois and Vermandois to the Crown of France.

Even with these possessions lost, Philip is remembered for bringing a powerful kingdom into western Europe; in both the north and south of Burgundy, art and culture flourished and abroad, Philip participated in both the Granadan Crusade and Ottoman Crusade along with his Angevin neighbours.

Philip I the Patient
Reign 3 December 1429 – 15 June 1461
Coronation 3 December 1429
Predecessor New creation
(himself as Duke of Burgundy; historically Lothair I of the Kingdom of Lotharingia)
Successor Charles I
Personal details
Born 31 July 1396
Dijon, Duchy of Burgundy
Died 15 June 1461 (aged 64)
Dijon, Kingdom of Burgundy
Burial Cathedral of Saint Benignus of Dijon, Dijon, Kingdom of Burgundy
Spouse Michelle of Valois (m. 1409–1422)
Bonne of Artois (m. 1422)
Isabella of Portugal (m. 1426)
Issue
Charles I of Burgundy
Catherine of Burgundy
Isabella of Bruges, Queen of France
Baldwin, Duke of Brabant
Philip the Loyal
Noble family House of Burgundy
Father John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy
Mother Margaret of Bavaria
Religion Roman Catholicism
Philip I of Burgundy
Cadet branch of the House of Valois
Born: 31 July 1396 Died: 15 June 1461
Regnal titles
Title extinct King of Burgundy
1429–1461
Succeeded by
Charles I