'Aquitaine1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Dukes of Aquitaine, Counts of Poitou

Bernard Plantvelue 'Hairyfoot', Count of Autun, Rodez, and Auvergne
1. William/Guillaume I 'le Pieux', Duke of Aquitaine (d 918)
  m. Engelberge of Provence (dau of Boso (Boson) V, King of Provence, King of Aquitaine, etc)
2. Adelinde
  m. Acfredo I, Count of Carcassone and Rasez (d 906)
  Their sons William/Guillaume and Acfrid were successive Dukes of Aquitaine.



The following family, known as the House of Poitou, is believed to have been connected by blood to the Counts of Auvergne and possibly also to the Counts of Rasez (independently of the marriage shown above) and hence to the above-mentioned Dukes of Aquitaine (and the Counts of Barcelona). Some sources believe that the Williams in this family should be numbered independently of the earlier families, others do not. This is why there is often confusion in the numbering of the many Williams, Dukes of Aquitaine. The position is not helped by the facts that some of the Dukes had other names but were still known as William whilst some sources mix up the many Williams in this family, thereby making the numbering even more inconsistent. The position shown here follows GenEU which is consistent with (for example) the book on Eleanor of Aquitaine which is identified under 'Main Sources' below.
Gerard I, Count of Auvergne (b c795/800, d 25.06.841)
m. (819) Rotrude/Hildegarde (b 800, d c841, dau of Louis I 'the Fair' or 'the Pious', Holy Roman Emperor)
1. Rainulf I, Count of Poitou, Duke of Aquitaine (b 820, d 10.866)
  m. (845) Bilichilde de Maine (dau of Rorico, Count of Maine)
  A. Rainulf II, Count of Poitou, King of Aquitaine (b 850, d 05.08.890)
  m. (86*) Irmingard/Ada
  i. Rainulf III of Poitou (d c901)
partner unknown
  ii. Ebles Mancer, Count of Poitou and Auvergne, Duke of Aquitaine (b 872, d 934)
  m1. (after 10.10.891) Aremburga
  m2. (before 02.911) Emilienne
  a. William/Guillaume I/III 'Towhead', Count of Poitou, Auvergne & Limoges, Duke of Aquitaine (b 915, d 03.04.963)
  m. (935) Adela/Gerloc of Nomandy (b c917, d after 969, dau of Rollo 'the Ganger' Ragnvaldsson, Duke of Normandy)
  (1) William/Guillaume II/IV 'Fierebras' (Iron Arm), Count of Poitou, Duke of Aquitaine (b 937, d 03.02.993/5)
  m. (968) Emma de Blois (b 950, d after 1003, dau of Thibaut I 'the Trickster', Count of Blois, etc)
  (A) William/Guillaume III/V 'the Great', Count of Poitou, Duke of Aquitaine (b c969, d 31.01.1030)
  m1. (c997) Almodis de Gevaudun (d after 1005)
  (i) William/Guillaume IV/VI 'the Fat', Count of Poitou, Duke of Aquitaine (b 1004, d 1038)
  m. (before 1031) Eustache de Montreuil (d after 1038)
  m2. (1011) Sancha de Gascogne (d 1018)
(ii) Eudes, Duke of Aquitaine and Gascogne, Count of Poitou and Guyenne (d 1039)
  (iii) Thibaut of Aquitaine (d young)
  m3. (1019) Agnes de Bourgogne (b c995, d 09.11.1068, dau of Otto William, Count of Burgundy)
  (iv) Pierre-William/Guillaume V/VII 'the Brave', Count of Poitou, Duke of Aquitaine (b 1023, d 1058)
  m. (before 1041) Ermesinde of Longwy (d after 1058)
  (a) Clementia of Poitou (b 1060, d after 1129)
  m1. (before 1075) Konrad, Count of Luxembourg (d 1086)
  m2. Gerhard, Count of Geldern
  (b) ? Agnes of Poitou (d after 13.06.1089)
  m1. (c1054) Ramiro I, King of Aragon (d 08.05.1064)
  m2. (1064) Pietro I, Count of Savoy (d 1078)
  (v) Guy-William/Guillaume VI/VIII, Count of Poitou, Duke of Aquitaine (b c1025, d 25.06.1086)
  m1. (c1044, div 1058) Anne de Perigord
m2. (1058/9, div 1068) Matilda de la Marche
  (a) Agnes of Aquitaine (b 1052, d 1078)
  m. (1069, div 1077) Alfonso VI, King of Castile and Leon (b before 06.1040, d 29.06.1109)
  m3. (1068/9) Audearde/Hildegard of Bourgogne (b c1050, d after 1104, dau of Robert I, Duke de Bourgogne)
  (b) William/Guillaume VII/IX 'the Troubadour', Count of Poitou, Duke of Aquitaine (b 1071, d 1126/7)
  m1. (1089, div 1090) Ermengarde of Anjou (d 1146, dau of Fulk IV, Count of Anjou)
  m2. (1094, div 1115) Philippa/Matilda of Toulouse (d 28.11.1117, dau of William IV, Count of Toulouse)
  ((1)) William/Guillaume VIII/X, Count of Poitou, Duke of Aquitaine (b 1099, d 09.04.1137)
m1. (1121) Eleonore de Chatellerault (b 1103, d after 03.1130, dau of Aumary I, Vicomte de Chatellerault)
  ((A)) Guillaume of Aquitaine (b c1126/7, d 1130/7)
  ((B)) Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine (b 1122, d 31.03.1204) EGHJSWY
  m1. (22.07.1137, div 21.03.1152) Louis VII 'le Jeune', King of France (b 1120, d 18.09.1180) GHJSWY
  m2. (18.05.1152) Henry Plantagenet, King Henry II of England (b 05.03.1133, d 06.07.1189) EGHJSWY
  ((C)) Petronille of Aquitaine (b 1123/8, d after 24.10.1153)
  m. (1142, div c1151) Raoul I, Count of Vermandois (d 1152)
  m2. (before 1137) Emma de Limoges (dau of Aymar III, Vicomte de Limoges)
  partner(s) unknown
  ((D))+ other issue - William, Jocelin
  p. Maubergeron/Dangerosse
  ((2)) Raimond de Poitiers, Prince of Antioch (d 1149) had issue
m. (1136) Constance, Princess of Antioch (b 1127, d 1163)
  ((3)) Henri de Poitiers, Abbot of Cluny
  ((4)) Guillaume de Poitiers, Count de Valentinois (d 1187/9) had issue
  m. _ de Beziers
  ((5)) Agnes/Matilda of Poitiers EGHJSWY
  m1. (before 1117) Aimery VI, Vcte de Thouars (d 1127)
  m2. (1135) Ramiro II, King of Aragon and Navarre (b c1075, d 16.08.1147) EGHJSWY
  (c) Hugues of Aquitaine (d after 1126)
  (d) Agnes of Aquitaine (d 1097)
  m. (1086) Pedro I, King of Aragon and Navarre (b 1069, d 27.09.1104)
  (e) Beatrix of Aquitaine (d 1110)
  m. ?? (1108) Alfonso VI, King of Castile and Leon (d 1109)
(vi) Beatrix of Aquitaine (d c1109)
  m. Raimon de Melgueil
  (vii) Adelais of Aquitaine
  m1. Gerard, Count of Armagnac
  m2. Vcte de Lomagne
  (viii) Agnes of Aquitaine (b 1024, d 14.12.1077) EGHJSWY
  m. (21.11.1043) Henry III 'Niger' (the Black), King of Germany etc, Emperor (b 28.10.1017, d 05.10.1056) EGHJSWY
  (B) Ebles (d after 997)
  (2) Alice/Adelaide of Aquitaine/Poitou/Rouen (b 950, d 15.06.1006) EGHJRSWY
  m. (968/70) Hugh Capet, King of France (b 941, d 24.10.966) EGHJRSWY
  (3) daughter (b c950) GHJSWY
  m. (972) Giselbert I, Count of Roucy GHJSWY
  b. Ebles, Bishop of Limoges (d 977)
  B.+ other issue - Gauzbert (d 892), Ebles (b 857, d 02.10.892, Abbot)
2. Gerard II, Count of Limousin (d c879)
  A. Geraud, Count of Aurillac (d c909)
3. daughter
  m. Foulques de Limoges

Main source(s):
(1) GenEU (Poitou1), 'Royal Genealogies'
(2) 'Eleanor of Aquitaine' by Alison Weir, published by Jonathan Cape in 1999 (ISBN 0-224-04424-9)
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