Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Boson \'le Vieux\', Comte de La Marche[1, 2]

Male Abt 915 - yes

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  • Name Boson \'le Vieux\'  
    Suffix Comte de La Marche 
    Born Abt 915 
    Gender Male 
    History Boson was a lord in medieval Aquitaine at the end of the 10th century, He is the progenitor of the House of Périgord, which established the counts of La Marche and Périgord.

    According to the Chronicle of Saint-Maixent, Boson was the son of Sulpice, who was in turn the son of Godefroy, comte de Charroux, so that the noble house he established is sometimes called the \'House of Charroux.\' Godefroy may have been a patron of this abbey, a role also attributed to his descendants.

    Around 950 Boson controlled the border region of the Limousin, known as La Marche, up to Berry lying to its north. He had the castle of Bellac built, around which he and his descendants planned to build their own sphere of control, the historical province of La Marche. Giraud, vicomte du Limousin, was his worst enemy in this endeavour, against whom he won his southern neighbour Guillaume I, comte de Périgueux, as an ally by marrying his daughter Emma de Périgueux. About 974 Boson began an open struggle against Giraud by attacking the castle of La Brosse in the northern Limousin. He hoped in vain for the approval of his liege lord Guillaume II-IV \'Fier à bras\', duc d\'Aquitaine, comte de Poitou. Giraud and his son Guido led a counter-attack that forced Boson to cancel the siege.

    Boson and Emma had several sons of whom Aldebert and Boson II are recorded with progeny, Aldebert as the founder of counts of La Marche and Boson II as the founder of the counts of Périgord. Elie I succeeded Boson I but did not have progeny, Gauzbert was blinded on the orders of Guillaume II-IV \'Fier à bras\' and became a monk, and Martin became bishop of Périgueux.

    When Boson died is not known, though he was probably alive in 974.   [3
    Died yes 
    Person ID I1548  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2018 

    Family Emma de Perigueux,   d. yes 
    +1. Aldebert I, Comte de La Marche,   d. 997, near Gencay Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boson_le_Vieux_(de_la_Marche).

    2. [S90] Histoire de l\'Europe et de la Mediterranee, http://www.histoireeurope.fr/RechercheLocution.php?Locutions=Boson.

    3. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00140026&tree=LEO.