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Bernard, Comte de La Marche

Male Abt 974 - 1047  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Bernard  
    Suffix Comte de La Marche 
    Born Abt 974 
    Gender Male 
    History Bernard was born about 974, the son of Aldebert I, comte de La Marche, and the daughter of Giraud, vicomte du Limousin. At the death of his father in 997, Bernard\'s uncle Boson II initially took over the rule over his possessions. After the death of Boson II about 1010, Bernard was able to take power in La Marche, while Périgord remained with Boson\'s descendants.

    With his wife Aina or Amelia de Montignac, daughter of Géraud de Montignac and Nonia de Granol, Bernard had at least five children, of whom Aldebert II and Almodis would have progeny.

    Bernard pursued a vendetta against Aimery I de Rancon, who occupied his fief of Civray. To that end he allied himself with Guillaume V-VII, duke of Aquitaine, comte de Poitou, and Hugues IV \'le Brun\' de Lusignan, sire de Lusignan. He recognised the latter\'s right to a quarter of the castle of Civray and in exchange received his oath of allegiance. After Civray had been freed, however, Bernard was able, with the support of the population, to occupy the entire castle. With that he also made an enemy of Hugues IV de Lusignan, who turned against him, now allied with Aimery de Rancon. The feud was settled by the marriage of Bernard\'s daughter Almodis and Hugues V de Lusignan, son of Hugues IV.

    Bernard\'s year of death is unknown, but by 1047 his eldest son Aldebert II was first documented as count of La Marche.  [1
    Died 1038/16 Jun, 1047 
    Person ID I1542  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2018 

    Father Aldebert I, Comte de La Marche,   d. 997, near Gencay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother NN de Limoges,   d. yes 
    Family ID F938  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aina (Amelia), de Montignac,   b. Abt 985,   d. 1072  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Almodis de La Marche,   b. Abt 1010,   d. 16 OCT, 1071  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00048735&tree=LEO.