Florine of Burgundy


Florine of Burgundy

Florine of Burgundy (d. 1097), the daughter of Eudes I, Duke of Burgundy and Sibylla of Burgundy,Her maternal grandparents were William I, Count of Burgundy and his wife Stephanie.

Florine was married to Sweyn the Crusader. Her husband was a son of Sweyn II of Denmark.

Together Florine and Sweyn led leading fifteen hundred horsemen to the First Crusade, and had been surprised by the Turks whilst advancing rapidly across the plains of Cappadocia. Attacked by an enemy superior in numbers, Sweyn had defended himself during a whole day, without being able to repulse the infidels, with all the efforts of his courage or the battle-axes of his warriors, Florine had valiantly fought by his side. Pierced by seven arrows, but still fighting, she sought with Sweyn to open a passage towards the mountains, when they were overwhelmed by their enemies. They fell together on the field of battle, after having seen all their knights and most faithful servants perish around them in 1097.


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