Kingdom of Arles

The Kingdom of Burgundy, known from the 12th century[2]:140 as Kingdom of Arles, also referred to in various context as Arelat, Kingdom of Arles and Vienne, or Kingdom of Burgundy-Provence,[3] was a realm established in 933 by the merger of the kingdoms of Upper and Lower Burgundy under King Rudolf II. It was incorporated into the Holy Roman Empire in 1033 and from then on was one of the empire's three constituent realms, together with the Kingdom of Germany and the Kingdom of Italy.[2] By the mid-13th century at the latest, however, it had lost its concrete political relevance.[3]:35

Kingdom of Burgundy / Kingdom of Arles
Regnum Burgundiae / Regnum Arelatense  (Latin)
Kingdom of the Holy Roman Empire (from 1032)
933–Late Middle Ages

The Kingdom of Burgundy within Europe at the beginning of the 11th century

Burgundy in the 12–13th century:
  Kingdom of Arles
  Ducal dependencies
133,400 km2 (51,500 sq mi)
Historical eraHigh Middle Ages
 Union of Upper and Lower kingdoms
 Rudolph III pledged succession to King Henry II of Germany
May 1006
 Rudolph III died without issue; kingdom inherited by Emperor Conrad II
6 September 1032
Late Middle Ages
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Upper Burgundy
Lower Burgundy
County of Burgundy
Comtat Venaissin
Principality of Orange
Today part of

Its territory stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the High Rhine River in the north, roughly corresponding to the present-day French regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes and Franche-Comté, as well as western Switzerland. Until 1032 it was ruled by independent kings of the Elder House of Welf.[4]