Dauphin of Auvergne

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The Dauphiné of Auvergne was created when the county of Auvergne was divided in 1155, after Count William VII the boy had been ousted by his uncle, Count William VIII the old , around 1147 . The young count only managed to defend Le Puy-en-Velay and Clermont-Ferrand for himself.

William VII and his successors then called themselves Counts of Auvergne and Clermont , later, after 1281, Counts of Clermont and Dauphins of Auvergne (in the will of Count Robert II it says: Robertus comes Claromontensis et Alvernie Delphinus ). Robert's successors then limited themselves to the title Dauphin von Auvergne .

The name extension Dauphin comes from the mother of Wilhelm VII , a daughter of Count Guigues IV of Albon , who called himself the dolphin ( le Dauphin ). Wilhelm's son was - in memory of his great-grandfather - also called Dauphin ,

See also: County of Auvergne - Duchy of Auvergne .

List of Dauphins of Auvergne

House Auvergne

  • 1155–1169: William VII. Count of Auvergne around 1130–1155, Count of Auvergne and Clermont 1155–1169
  • 1169–1234: Robert I (or Dauphin I) (around 1150–1234) his son, Count of Auvergne and Clermont
  • 1234–1240: Wilhelm Dauphin II , his son, Count of Clermont and Montferrand (around 1175–1240), his son
  • 1240–1262: Robert II (around 1210–1262), his son
  • 1262-1282: Robert III. Dauphin of Auvergne and Count of Clermont (1235–1282)
  • 1282–1324: Robert IV Dauphin of Auvergne and Count of Clermont (around 1255–1324), his son
  • 1324–1351: Johann Dauphinet (around 1280–1351), his son
  • 1351–1356: Béraud I (around 1315–1356), his son
  • 1356–1399: Béraud II. (1333–1399), his son ∞ I Johanna, heiress of the county of Forez , ∞ II Margarete, heiress of the county of Sancerre
  • 1399-1426: Béraud III. (around 1350–1426), son of Berald II and Margaret of Sancerre, Count of Auvergne, 1419–1426 Count of Sancerre
  • 1426–1436: Johanna Dauphine von Auvergne (1412–1436), daughter of Berald III.
  • 1428–1486: Ludwig von Montpensier (around 1403–1486), called Ludwig von Bourbon-Montpensier , Johanna's husband and her will and will, who bequeathed the county to his son from his second marriage (and thus - probably also according to Johanna's will - their son transforms).

House of Bourbon


  • 1627–1660: Gaston , her husband
  • 1660–1701: Philip , his nephew