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Guillaume IX De Poitiers, Dit Le Trobadour, Duc D"Aquitaine

Guillaume IX De Poitiers, Dit Le Trobadour, Duc D"Aquitaine

Male 1071 - 1126  (54 years)

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  • Name Guillaume IX De Poitiers, Dit Le Trobadour 
    Suffix Duc D"Aquitaine 
    Born 22 Oct 1071  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Source :
    "William IX (Occitan: Guilhèm de Peitieus; French: Guillaume de Poitiers) (22 October 1071 \endash 10 February 1126), called the Troubador, was the Duke of Aquitaine and Gascony and Count of Poitou (as William VII) between 1086 and his death. He was also one of the leaders of the Crusade of 1101. Though his political and military achievements have a certain historical importance, he is best known as the earliest troubadour \emdash a vernacular lyric poet in the Occitan language \emdash whose work survived.

    Ducal career
    William was the son of William VIII of Aquitaine by his third wife, Hildegarde of Burgundy. His birth was a cause of great celebration at the Aquitanian court, but the Church at first considered him illegitimate because of his father's earlier divorces and his parents' consanguinity. This obliged his father to make a pilgrimage to Rome soon after his birth to seek Papal approval of his third marriage and the young William's legitimacy.

    Early career, 1088\endash 1102
    William inherited the duchy at the age of fifteen upon the death of his father. In 1088, at the age of only sixteen, William married his first wife, Ermengarde, the daughter of Fulk IV of Anjou. She was reputedly beautiful and well-educated, but also suffered from severe mood-swings, vacillating between vivacity and sullenness. She was considered a nag, and had a habit of retiring in bad temper to a cloister after an argument, cutting off all contact with the outside world until suddenly making a reappearance at court as if her absence had never occurred. Such behaviour, coupled with her failure to conceive a child, led William to send her back to her father and have the marriage dissolved (1091).
    In 1094 he remarried to Philippa, the daughter and heiress of William IV of Toulouse. By Philippa, William had two sons and five daughters, including his eventual successor, William X. His second son, Raymond, eventually became the Prince of Antioch in the Holy Land, and his daughter Agnes married firstly Aimery V of Thouars and then Ramiro II of Aragon, reestablishing dynastic ties with that ruling house. 
    Occupation Though his political and military achievements have a certain historical importance, he is best known as the earliest troubadour[1] — a vernacular lyric poet in the Occitan language — whose work survived.  [1
    Died 10 Feb 1126  France, age 54 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I339  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 15 May 2017 

    Father Guillaume VIII De Poitiers, Duc D"Aquitaine,   b. 1023, Poitou_Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1086, Chateau de Chize, Poitou_Charentes, France, age 63 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Hildegarde De Bourgogne,   b. Abt 1050, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1120, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Family ID F168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philippa De Toulouse,   b. France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1117, France, age 24 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Count Guillaume X De Poitiers, Duke of Aquitaine,   b. 1099, Toulouse, Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1137, Spain, age 39 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 15 May 2017 
    Family ID F167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William or Guillaume D'Aquitaine
    William or Guillaume D"Aquitaine

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_IX,_Duke_of_Aquitaine.