Philippe III, le Bon [1396-1467] -- Duc de Bourgogne
a/k/aArtois (1419-1467), Comte
Boulogne (1419-1467), Comte
Bourgogne (1419-1467), Duc
Brabant (1430-1467), Duc
Charolais (1404-1419), Comte
Flanders (1419-1467), Comte
Hainaut (1433-1467), Comte
Holland (1433-1467), Comte
Limburg (1430-1467), Duc
Luxembourg (1443-1467), Duc
Namur (1421-1467), Comte
Occident (1435-1467), Grand-duc
Philip the Good
Tonnerre (1419-1435), Comte
Zéland (1433-1467), Comte
He was Duke of Burgundy as Philip III from 1419 until his death.
He was a member of a cadet line of the Valois dynasty (the then Royal family of France).
During his reign Burgundy reached the height of its prosperity and prestige and became a leading center of the arts.
Philip is known in history for his administrative reforms, patronage of Flemish artists such as Jan van Eyck, of Franco-Flemish composers such as Gilles Binchois, and the capture of Joan of Arc.
During his reign he alternated between English and French alliances in an attempt to improve his dynasty's position.
As ruler of Flanders, Brabant, Limburg, Artois, Hainaut, Holland, Zeeland, Friesland and Namur, he played an important role in the history of the Netherlands.
- Father: ¤Jean "Sans Peur" [1371-1419] Duc de Bourgogne
- Son: ¤Charles "le Téméraire" [1433-1476] Duc de Bourgogne