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Boson II d'Arles, comte d'Arle

Also Known As: "Boson /Provence/", "Boso II Count of /Provence/", "Boson I de Lombardía", "Boso II King of Provence", "Boso de Bourgogne", "Marquis of Tuscany", "Boso Count of Arles Margrave Of /Tuscany/", "Bonifacio I of /Spoleto/", "Boso Marquis /Tuscany/", "Count De Provence"
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Son of Rotbald I Count of Arles
Husband of Constance van Provence; Constance of Viennois and Unknown
Father of Guillaume II le Liberateur, comte de Provence; Rotbald II, comte de Provence; Ponç lo Jove d’Arle; Constance de Provence; William I Taillefer (The Liberator ) of Provence, Count of Provence and 1 other
Half brother of Guillaume I, comte d'Avignon

Occupation: Comte de Provence, Comte d'Arles, 935 Graf von Avignon und ab 949 Graf von Arles., Comte de Provençe, Conde de Arles e Avignton, Roi, d'Arles, Comte, de Provence, 948, d'Avignon, Count of Arles, Marquis of Tuscany
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From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Provence:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/PROVENCE.htm#_Toc220666437

BOSON, son of ROTBALD [I] & his wife --- (-after Oct [965/67]). "Bosoni comitis, filii Rothboldi quondam" restored property to Saint-Victor by charter dated Mar 965[202]. Comte [d'Arles]. "Boso comes et uxor sua Constantia…illorum filii…Willelmus comes, Rotbaldus comes, Pontius juvenis" signed the charter dated May [963] under which "Gencius et uxor mea Aiburga" donated property "in pago Aquense superiore ad castrum…Ansoyse" to Monmajour, for the souls of "seniore meo Bosone et uxor sua quondam"[203]. "Boso comes" donated property "villam…Agello…ultra fluvium Durentia" acquired by his father to "ecclesiam sancte Marie et sancti Stephani Avinionensis", dated Oct [965/67] at Avignon but referred to only in a copy dated 24 Nov 1209[204].

m CONSTANTIA, daughter of --- (-after May [963]). "Boso comes et uxor sua Constantia…illorum filii…Willelmus comes, Rotbaldus comes, Pontius juvenis" signed the charter dated May [963] under which "Gencius et uxor mea Aiburga" donated property "in pago Aquense superiore ad castrum…Ansoyse" to Monmajour[205]. Her affiliation is unknown. Chaume[206] proposed that she was Constantia, daughter of Charles Constantin Comte de Vienne, for onomastic reasons only on the basis that names with the root "Constant-" were unknown in western royal genealogy before Charles Constantin himself. This supposition is, however, incorrect as numerous charters of the monastery of Cluny dated between 891 and 946 include the name "Constantia"[207], and many others during the same period the names "Constantius" and "Constantinus". Poly[208] suggests that Constantia, wife of Count Boson II, was the sister rather than daughter of Charles Constantin, but this appears to be more difficult to sustain chronologically.

Boson & his wife had two children:

1. Guillaume II (b. 955, d. 993 after 29 August in Avignon, Comte de Provence, Marquis de Provence) m. Arsinde, m. Adelaide (Blanche) d'Anjou

2. Rotbald II (d. 1008/22 April 1015, Comte de Provence) m. Ermengarde, Emilde, Ermengarde...

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Boso II. (* um 928, † 965/67) war seit 935 Graf von Avignon und seit 949 Graf von Arles.

Biografie [Bearbeiten]948, nach dem Tod von Hugo von Arles, ordnete Konrad III., König von Burgund, die Macht im Süden des Königreichs neu, um seine Stellung und die seiner Nachfolger zu sichern. Er teilte die Provence in drei Grafschaften auf und beschränkte damit die Autorität und die Ressourcen der neuen Grafen.

Boso und sein Bruder Wilhelm, burgundischer Herkunft, übernahmen die Grafschaften Arles und Avignon. Der dritte Graf, Gripho von Apt, wurde bald aus dem Weg geräumt, so dass die Brüder die wahren Herren des Landes wurden.

Um 953 heiratete Boso II. Konstanze von Provence, eine Tochter des Buviniden Karl Konstantin, Graf von Vienne, von der er zwei Söhne bekam:

Rotbald II. (Roubaud), † wohl 1008, und

Wilhelm I. (Guillaume le Libérateur), * um 952, † 994, Graf von Arles und Provence, dann Markgraf von Provence.

Herkunft  [Bearbeiten]Zur Herkunft Bosos gibt es eine Reihe von Hypothesen:

Boso II. war der Sohn von Rotbold (Roubaud) von Agel, einem Adligen aus dem Mâconais, den Ludwig der Blinde 903 zum Grafen der Provence gemacht hatte. Dessen Vorfahren sind unbekannt; es wird jedoch angenommen, dass er der Schwiegersohn von Wilhelm dem Frommen, Herzog von Aquitanien und Ermengarde, einer Tochter von Boso von Vienne war.

Boson II. war der Enkel von Boso (†936), dem späteren Markgraf von Tuscien, und Sohn von Rotbold dem Alten oder Rotbold von Spoleto († 936), Sohn Boso von Tusciens aus einer früheren Beziehung. Diese Beziehung (oder Ehe) vor der Ehe mit Willa von Burgund konnte bislang nicht identifiziert werden. Dieser Rotbold heiratete Ermengarde von Aquitanien und wurde auf Befehl seines Onkels Hugo I. von Italien zugleich mit seinem Vater ermordet.

Boso II. und Boso von Tuscien (Boso I.) sind identisch. P.A. Février schreibt in La Provence des origines à l’an mil (Editions Ouest-France Université, 1989 – ISBN 2737304563): 949, nach dem Tod Hugos, trat ein neuer Graf von Arles auf, Boso, zu dessen Identität die Historiker stark gezögert haben. Er wurde schließlich als erster Ehemann von Bertha, der Nichte Hugos, identifiziert, die er verstieß, um sein Schicksal von dem des Markgrafen zu trenen, als ihn das Glück verließ. Er heiratete dann Konstanze, die ansonsten unbekannt ist. Mit ihr hatte er zwei Söhne, Rotbald und Wilhelm Boso, die ... ungeteilt die gräfliche Autorität ausübten, immer gemeinsam, als Repräsentanten Konrads. Was Bertha betrifft, sie heiratete danach den Grafen von Rodez und beschloss ihre Tage in Aquitanien. Diese Hypothese bedeutet, dass Boso 73 Jahre alt wurde und bereits fast 60 war, als er seine Söhne bekam.

Weblinks  [Bearbeiten]Die Grafen von Provence (frz.) 

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The family of Boso de PROVENCE and Constance de PROVENCE

[128948] PROVENCE (de), Boso (Rotbold & Ermengarde d'AQUITAINE [129059])

  • married about 945, from France ? (France)

PROVENCE (de), Constance (Charles-Constantin & .. [128947]), born about 925

1) Guillaume II, comte de Provence et d'Arles, born about 950, married about 980 Adèle dite Blanche d'ANJOU

Bibliographie : Essai sur l'histoire des comtes souverains de Provence; Histoire de la maison royale de France (Père Anselme)

http://www.francogene.com/quebec--genealogy/128/128948.php

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Alt birth years: c. 885, 904, 899, c. 899,

Alt Death Date: 936, 938, c. 938

Boso (885–936) was the count of Arles (895–911 and 926–931, as Boso II) and Avignon (911–931), and margrave of Tuscany (931–936). He was the younger son of Theobald of Arles and Bertha, illegitimate daughter of Lothair II of Lotharingia. His elder brother was Hugh, king of Italy.

Boso supported his brother's Italian designs. Hugh responded by appointing him margrave of Tuscany when he deposed Lambert in 931. Boso was also very active in Lorraine, opposing Henry I of Germany. He was finally deposed and arrested in 936 to be replaced by Hugh's son Humbert.

He married Willa, daughter of Rudolph I of Burgundy, and had two daughters:

Bertha or Gersenda, married firstly Boso of Provence and secondly Raymond II of Rouergue

Willa, married Berengar II of Italy.

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Boso of Tuscany

Boso (885–936) was the count of Arles (895–911 and 926–931, as Boso II) and Avignon (911–931), and margrave of Tuscany (931–936). He was the younger son of Theobald of Arles and Bertha, illegitimate daughter of Lothair II of Lotharingia. His elder brother was Hugh, king of Italy.

Boso supported his brother's Italian designs. Hugh responded by appointing him margrave of Tuscany when he deposed Lambert in 931. Boso was also very active in Lorraine, opposing Henry I of Germany. He was finally deposed and arrested in 936 to be replaced by Hugh's son Humbert.

He married Willa, daughter of Rudolph I of Burgundy, and had two daughters:

Bertha or Gersenda, married firstly Boso of Provence and secondly Raymond II of Rouergue

Willa, married Berengar II of Italy

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Boso (885–936) was the count of Arles (895–911 and 926–931, as Boso II) and Avignon (911–931), and margrave of Tuscany (931–936). He was the younger son of Theobald of Arles and Bertha, illegitimate daughter of Lothair II of Lotharingia. His elder brother was Hugh, king of Italy.

Boso supported his brother's Italian designs. Hugh responded by appointing him margrave of Tuscany when he deposed Lambert in 931. Boso was also very active in Lorraine, opposing Henry I of Germany. He was finally deposed and arrested in 936 to be replaced by Hugh's son Humbert.

He married Willa, daughter of Rudolph I of Burgundy, and had two daughters:

   * Bertha or Gersenda, married firstly Boso of Provence and secondly Raymond II of Rouergue
   * Willa, married Berengar II of Italy

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Boson di Toscana, Marchese di Toscana

M, #75123, b. before 910

Last Edited=4 Feb 2004

    Boson di Toscana, Marchese di Toscana was born before 910. He was the son of Buwin (Beuves), Count of Ardem and Tibaldo of Vienna.
    Boson di Toscana, Marchese di Toscana gained the title of Marchese di Toscana.

Child of Boson di Toscana, Marchese di Toscana and Willa II di Borgogna

-1. Willa di Toscana+ b. b 926, d. a 6 Aug 966

Forrás / Source:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p7513.htm#i75123

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boso_of_Tuscany

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From Wikipedia:

Boso (885–936) was the count of Arles (895–911 and 926–931, as Boso II) and Avignon (911–931), and margrave of Tuscany (931–936). He was the younger son of Theobald of Arles and Bertha, illegitimate daughter of Lothair II of Lotharingia. His elder brother was Hugh, king of Italy.

Boso supported his brother's Italian designs. Hugh responded by appointing him margrave of Tuscany when he deposed Lambert in 931. Boso was also very active in Lorraine, opposing Henry I of Germany. He was finally deposed and arrested in 936 to be replaced by Hugh's son Humbert.

He married Willa, daughter of Rudolph I of Burgundy, and had two daughters:

   * Bertha or Gersenda, married firstly Boso of Provence and secondly Raymond II of Rouergue
   * Willa, married Berengar II of Italy

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http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosso_van_Provence

Bosso van Provence, of van Vienne, (844 - 11 januari 887) was een zoon van Bivinus van Metz en Richardis van Arles en een broer van Richard I van Bourgondië.

In 876 huwde hij met Ermengarde, een dochter van Lodewijk II van het Heilige Roomse Rijk. Zijn zuster Richildis was bijzit en nadien echtgenote van Karel de Kale. Bosso werd achtereenvolgens:

870, graaf van Troyes

871, gouverneur (hertog) van Lyon en Viennois

872, raadgever en kamerheer van zijn neef Lodewijk de Stamelaar, graaf van Berry

876, hertog in Italië en in Provence, onderkoning van Koninkrijk Italië

877, graaf van Mâcon en van Chalon

879, graaf van Autun

In 879 werd het koninkrijk Bourgondië opnieuw opgericht en werd Bosso de nieuwe koning. Het voorstel van paus Johannes VIII om hem koning van Italië te maken, wees Bosso echter af. Lodewijk III van Frankrijk, Carloman II, Karel de Dikke en Lodewijk III van Oost-Francië vormden nu een front tegen hem, verplichten Bosso om zich terug te trekken en plunderen Vienne, zodat zijn broer Richard I van Bourgondië te hulp moest snellen. Na de dood van Carloman II en de troonsbestijging van Karel de Dikke in 884, werd Bosso aangeboden om koning van Provence te worden, op eenvoudige voorwaarde van eerbetuiging aan de koning van Frankrijk.

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From the French Wikipedia page on Boson II d'Arles:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boson_II_d%27Arles

Boson II (c.910-†968) appelé aussi Boson VII de Provence, comte d’Arles, d’Avignon et de Provence (949-968)

Son origine est controversée, même si sa vie est relativement bien connue.

Sommaire [masquer]

1 Origine

2 Biographie

3 Notes

4 Voir aussi

4.1 Liens internes

4.2 Liens externes


Origine [modifier]

Hypothèse 1 : Boson II, fils de Rotbold (Roubaud) ou Rodboald d'Agel (noble mâconais) fait comte de Provence en 903 par Louis III l'Aveugle.

L'ascendance de ce Rotbald nous est restée inconnue. Des historiens considèrent toutefois qu’il pourrait s’agir du mari d’une fille d’Ermengarde (fille de Boson V de Provence) et de Guillaume d’Aquitaine (cf. généalogie des souverains de Provence ici). Cette hypothèse repose sur le fait que l'origine d'une descendante de Boson d'Arles (885-†936) est pour certains historiens rejetée car ce Boson n’aurait eu que des filles[1].

Pour l'historien Jean-Pierre Poly qui soutient cette hypothèse, cette famille comtale mise en place par les Bourguignons (ie Hugues d'Arles) serait probablement originaire de Septimanie. Son représentant Boson aurait su virer de bord à temps (vers 947-948?) en rompant son mariage avec Berthe, la nièce d’Hugues, après les revers de fortune de celui-ci, puis en épousant une Constance, qui bien qu’inconnue[2], était suffisamment illustre pour donner son nom à sa petite-fille, Constance d’Arles, épouse d’un roi de France[3]. Le nom de Guilhem porté par son frère et donné à un de ses fils évoque probablement les Guilhelmides d’Auvergne. Et Conrad, le nouveau roi de Provence, aurait trouvé en Boson un comte d’une famille de second rang, moins dangereux et ambitieux, plus à même de bien s’entendre avec les notables provençaux[4].

Hypothèse 2 : Boson II, petit fils de Boson d'Arles (885-†936) par Rotbold l’Ancien (c.907-† 936), fils d’un premier lit de celui-ci.

D'un premier lit (non identifié) précédant son mariage avec Willa de Bourgogne en 912, Boson d'Arles a un enfant, Roubaud I ou Rotbold l'Ancien dit aussi Rotbold de Spolète (c.907-936) qui épouse Ermengarde d'Aquitaine et est assassiné sur ordre de son oncle le roi Hugues d'Arles en 936 probablement en même temps que son père lors d’une tentative de coup d’État contre ce dernier.

Hypothèse 3 : Boson II et Boson Ier , une même et seule personne

Certains auteurs, comme P.A. Février[5] identifient Boson Ier et Boson II, le père de Guillaume de Provence, comme une seule et même personne ; et de ce fait font décéder Boson Ier en 968. À l’encontre de cette affirmation, certains auteurs constatent que ce Boson aurait vécu 73 ans et aurait eu des enfants à un âge avancé, à presque 60 ans.

Biographie

En dépit de ces interrogations, la plupart des auteurs, notamment ceux partisans des hypothèses 1 et 3, considèrent que Boson épouse, probablement avant 931[6], Berthe d'Arles, la fille de Boson d'Arles, le frère d'Hugues. Dans ces conditions il aurait pu être comte d'Arles dès le départ de son beau-père en Italie, ou la mort de ce dernier, soit en 931 ou 936. Ces mêmes historiens s'accordent sur le fait que ce mariage aurait été rompu au moment des revers d'Hugues, c'est-à-dire au plus tard vers les années 945-948.

En 948, à la mort d’Hugues d'Arles, Conrad veille à remplacer ce dernier et à maîtriser les pouvoirs de son ou ses successeurs. C’est pourquoi, il éclate la Provence en trois comtés, limitant ainsi l’autorité et les ressources des nouveaux comtes. Boson et son frère Guillaume, d’origine incertaine, bourguignonne ou autre[7], prennent en charge les comtés d’Arles et Avignon. Le comte Griffon d’Apt ayant été rapidement éliminé, les deux frères, sans s’affranchir de l’autorité nominale du roi, deviennent les vrais maîtres du pays.

Vers 953 (ou 942 ?)[8], Boson II épouse Constance appelée parfois Constance de Provence ou Constante de Vienne, supposée être une fille ou une sœur de Charles Constantin, comte de Vienne.

Boson II et Constance ont deux fils :

1. Rotboald Ier (Roubaud) (†1008), comte d'Arles et de Provence

2. Guillaume Ier le Libérateur (v. 953 † 993), comte d'Arles et de Provence puis marquis de Provence en 975.

Il meurt en 968.

Notes

1.↑ Ce qui est vrai, si on se limite aux seuls enfants issus de son mariage avec Willa de Bourgogne en 912

2.↑ D'autres auteurs identifient toutefois cette Constance à Constance de Provence appelée aussi Constance de Vienne.

3.↑ Robert II de France

4.↑ Jean-Pierre Poly - La Provence et la société féodale 879-1166 - page 33.

5.↑ P.A. Février (sous la direction de) - La Provence des origines à l’an mil - Editions Ouest-France Université, 1989 – (ISBN 2737304563), on peut lire :

C’est en 949, après la mort d’Hugues, qu’apparaît un nouveau comte d’Arles, Boson, sur l’identité duquel les historiens ont beaucoup hésité. Il a été finalement été identifié avec le premier mari de Berthe, la nièce d’Hugues, qu’il aurait répudié afin de dissocier son sort de celui des proches du marquis au moment de ses revers de fortune. Il aurait alors épousé Constance, une inconnue par ailleurs. Il en eut deux fils, Roubaud et Guillaume Boson (qui) avec son frère appelé aussi Guillaume, exercèrent de manière indivise l’autorité comtale, toujours unique, en temps (tant ?) que représentants de Conrad. Berthe, quant à elle, se remariait avec le comte de Rodez et terminait ses jours en Aquitaine.

6.↑ On sait que lorsque son père Boson d'Arles part en Italie, elle est déjà mariée.

7.↑ D'après Jean-Pierre Poly, cité dans La Provence au Moyen Âge, page 12, le premier de la dynastie, le père de Boson et Guillaume un dénommé Roubaud, serait non pas d'origines bourguignonnes, mais provençales ou septimanes.

8.↑ Probablement après 945 et avant 948, c'est-à-dire au moment des revers de fortune d'Hugues d'Arles.

In English:

Boson II of Arles (b. c.910, d. 968), also called Boson VII of Provence, was Comte d'Arles, Avignon, and Provence (949-968).

His origin is controversial, even if his life is relatively well-known.

Origin:

Hypothesis 1: Boson II, son of Rotbold (Roubaud) or Rodboald Agel (a noble of Macon), was made Comte de Provence in 903 by Louis the Blind.

The ancestry of this Rotbold remains unknown. Historians believe, however, that he could be the father of a girl named Ermengarde (daughter of Boson V of Provence) and William of Aquitaine. This assumption is based on the fact that the origin of a descendant of Boson of Arles (885-936) is for some historians unacceptable becausse it would have given Boson girls [1].

For the historian Jean-Pierre Poly, who supports this hypothesis, the count's family, if set up by the Burgundians (i.e. Hugh d'Arles), would probably have originated in Septimania. His representative had known Boson earlier (until 947-948?) by the breaking of his marriage with Bertha, niece of Hugh, after the fortunes of the latter failed, then marrying Constance, who although unknown [2] had enough status to provide a name to his granddaughter, Constance of Arles, wife of a king of France (OUR ANCESTOR) [3].

The name Guilhem carried by his brother and given to one of his sons probably evokes the Guilhemides of Auvergne. And Conrad, the new King of Provence, would have given Boson a county of second ranking, less dangerous and ambitious, and more able to get along with notables from Provence [4].

Hypothesis 2: Boson II, the grandson of Boson I of Arles (886-936) by Rotbold the Elder (c.907-936), son of a stepchild thereof.

On the first marriage (unidentified) before his marriage to Willa of Burgundy in 912, Boson of Alres had a child, Roubaud I or Rotbold l'Ancien, who was also known as Rotbold de Spolete (c. 907-936) who married Ermengarde d'Aquitaine and was assassinated on orders from his uncle, King Hugh of Arles, in 936, probably along with his father during a coup attempt against him.

Hypothesis 3: Bosson II and Boson I are one person.

Some authors, like P.A. Fevrier [5], identifies Boson I and Boson II as the same person, father of William of Provence, and therefore Boson died in 968. Contrary to this assertion, some authors find that this Boson lived 73 years and had children at an older age, almost 60 years.

Biography:

Despite these concerns, most authors, including supporters of assumptions 1 and 3, consider Boson to have married probably before 931 [6] to Berthe d'Arles, the daughter of Boson of Arles who was brother of Hugues. In these circumstances, he could have been the Comte d'Arles at the death of his stepfather in Italy, either 931 or 936. These same historians agree that this marriage was broken at the time of Hugues' setbacks, say in the years 945-948.

In 948, at the death of Hugh of Arles, Conrad stood by to replace him and to take over his powers as his successors. His province is partitioned into three counties of Provence, thereby limiting the authority and resources of the new counts. Boson and his brother William, who is of uncertain origin, Burgundy or otherwise [7], supported the counties of Arles and Avignon. Comte Griffon d'Apt was quickly eliminated, and the two brothers, without throwing off the normal authority of the King, became the real masters of the County.

Until 953 (or 942?) [8], Boson II married Constance, sometimes called Constance de Provence or Constance de Vienne, who was the daughter or sister of Charles Constantine, Comte de Vienne. Boson II and Constance had two sons:

1. Rotbold I (Roubaud) (d. 1008), Comte d'Arles and Provence

2. William I the Liberator (b. c.953, d. 993), Comte d'Arles and Province, and then in 975 Marquis of Provence.

He died in 968.

Notes:

1. This is true if we restrict ourselves only to children from his first marriage to Willa of Burgundy in 912

2. Other authors, however, identify Constance of Provence as also Constance of Vienne.

3. Robert Ii of France.

4. Jean-Pierre Poly - Province and the Feudal Era 879-1166 - page 33.

5. P.A. Fevriere (editor) - Provence origins to the year 1000 - Ouest-France University 1989. We read: "In 949, after the death of Hugh, Boson became the new Comte d'Arles, a personality that historians have hesitated to identify. He was finally determined to be the first husband of Bertha, the niece of Hugh, and he would have repudiated to separate his fate from that of the relatives of the Marquis when his fortunes failed. He then married Constance, an otherwise unknown figure. He had two sons, Robaud and Guillaume Boson (who) with his brother, also called Guillaume, exerted an undivided authority of the courts, unique, temporary (both?) as representatives of Conrad. Bertha, meanwhile, remarried to the Count of Rodez and ended her days in Aquitaine.

6. We know that when his father, Boson of Arles, left Italy, he was already married.

7. According to Jean-Pierre Poly, quoted in Provence in the Middle Ages on page 12, the first of the dynasty, the father of a man named Guillaume Boson and Roubaud, would not be of Burgundian origin, but Provencal Seveners.

8. Probably after 945 and before 948. That is to say when the fortunes of Hugh of Arles failed.

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http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boso_II._%28Provence%29

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Count Of Provence & Arles BOSO7,207 was born about 935. ES II:187 Parents: Of Agel ROTBAUD I and Of Arles NN.

Spouse: Constance OF VIENNE. Count Of Provence & Arles BOSO and Constance OF VIENNE were married. Children were: Count Of Provenc\ Rotbaud II, Count Of Provenc\ William I.

Rotbold II of Provence

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rotbold II (also Rothbold, Rotbald, Rodbald, Robald(us), Roubaud, or Rotbaud; died 1008) was the Count of Provence from 968 to his death and margrave from 993. He was the elder of two sons of Boso II of Arles and Constance, the younger being William I, who took up the title of marchio in 979 and that of dux later. He ruled with William, probably jointly over the whole county. On William's death, Rotbold was left as head of the family with the title of marchio.

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William I of Provence

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He and his elder brother Rotbold II, sons of Boso II of Arles and Constance of Viennois, daughter of Charles-Constantine.

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Boso (885–936) was the count of Arles (895–911 and 926–931, as Boso II) and Avignon (911–931), and margrave of Tuscany (931–936). He was the younger son of Theobald of Arles and Bertha, illegitimate daughter of Lothair II of Lotharingia. His elder brother was Hugh, king of Italy.

Boso supported his brother's Italian designs. Hugh responded by appointing him margrave of Tuscany when he deposed Lambert in 931. Boso was also very active in Lorraine, opposing Henry I of Germany. He was finally deposed and arrested in 936 to be replaced by Hugh's son Humbert.

He married Willa, daughter of Rudolph I of Burgundy, and had two daughters:

   * Bertha or Gersenda, married firstly Boso of Provence and secondly Raymond II of Rouergue
   * Willa, married Berengar II of Italy

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Boso (885–936) was the count of Arles (895–911 and 926–931, as Boso II) and Avignon (911–931), and margrave of Tuscany (931–936). He was the younger son of Theobald of Arles and Bertha, illegitimate daughter of Lothair II of Lotharingia. His elder brother was Hugh, king of Italy.

Boso supported his brother's Italian designs. Hugh responded by appointing him margrave of Tuscany when he deposed Lambert in 931. Boso was also very active in Lorraine, opposing Henry I of Germany. He was finally deposed and arrested in 936 to be replaced by Hugh's son Humbert.

He married Willa, daughter of Rudolph I of Burgundy, and had two daughters:

Bertha or Gersenda, married firstly Boso of Provence and secondly Raymond II of Rouergue

Willa, married Berengar II of Italy -------------------- War ab 935 Graf von Avignon und ab 949 Graf von Aries. -------------------- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William I (c. 950 – after 29 August 993), called the Liberator, was Count of Provence from 968 to his abdication. In 975 or 979, he took the title of marchio or margrave. He is often considered the founder of the county of Provence. He and his elder brother Rotbold II were sons of Boso II of Arles and Constance of Viennois, daughter of Charles-Constantine. They both carried the title of comes or count concurrently, but it is unknown if they were joint-counts of the whole of Provence or if the region was divided. His brother never bore any other title than count so long as William lived, so the latter seems to have attained a certain supremacy.