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Guillaume VI Taillefer, Comte d\'Angouleme

Male Abt 1115 - 1179  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Guillaume VI Taillefer 
    Suffix Comte d\'Angouleme 
    Born Abt 1115 
    Gender Male 
    History
    BIOGRAPHY
    Guillaume VI Taillefer was the son of Vulgrin II, comte d\'Angoulême, and his first wife Ponce de Montgommery. His first wife was Emma de Limoges, widow of Bardon de Cognac and of Guillaume VIII-X de Poitou, duc d\'Aquitaine, duc de Guyenne, comte de Poitou, and daughter of Adémar III \'le Barbu\', vicomte de Limoges, and Marie des Cars. This marriage did not result in progeny.

    About 1150 Guillaume married Marguerite de Turenne, widow of Adémar IV, vicomte de Limoges, former wife of Ebles III, vicomte de Ventadour, and daughter of Raymond I, vicomte de Turenne, and Mahaut du Perche. They had six children of whom Vulgrin III, Adhémar and Almodis would have progeny.

    Guillaume conspired in 1167 with Aldebert IV, comte de La Marche, and Geoffroy I de Lusignan, count of Jaffa and Caesarea, against Henry II, king of England and husband of Eleanor de Poitou, duchesse d\'Aquitaine. However this revolt was suppressed by Henry in 1169. In 1173 Guillaume supported the revolt of the young Duke Richard (the future Richard \'the Lionheart\') against his father, which was again unsuccessful.

    In 1176 Guillaume joined with other leading nobles of Aquitaine, including Boson \'Adémar V\', vicomte de Limoges, against Richard. However, when Guillaume\'s son Vulgrin experienced a devastating loss to Richard on the battlefield, the rebels had to give up.

    Together with some of the rebels, Guillaume in 1178 made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, probably in penance for the revolt. On the way back home he died on 7 August the following year at Messina in Sicily.  [1
    Died 7 Aug 1179  Messina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3193  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2018 

    Father Vulgrin II, Comte d\'Angouleme,   b. Abt 1089,   d. 16 Sep 1140, Bouteville Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Ponce de Montgommery 
    Family ID F2113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marguerite de Turenne,   d. Aft 1201 
    Married 1150 
    Children 
    +1. Adhemar (Aymar) Taillefer, Comte d'Angouleme,   b. Abt 1160,   d. 18 Jun, 1202, Limoges, Limousin, France age 42 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F2101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00033522&tree=LEO.