Emma de Blois-Champagne, Countess (947 - 1003) MP

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Nicknames: "Emma de Blois", "Emma Theobalsdotter", "NOT Emma Capet", "Emma epouse de Guillaume Fier-a-Bras", "William IV of Aquitaine's wife", "Emmeline", "of Blois"
Birthplace: Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
Death: Died in Aquitaine, France
Occupation: Duchess of Aquitaine
Managed by: Anne M Berge
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About Emma de Blois-Champagne, Countess

Emma de Blois, married to Guillaume IV Fier-a-Bras, and NOT Richard I.

Emma is the daughter of Thibaud (Theobald) de Blois and Luitgarde (Liègarde) de Vermandois.

She is NOT the daughter of Hugh Capet, she is here:

http://www.geni.com/people/Emma-Capet/6000000000624754372

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In 968, William IV (Guillaume) d'Aquitaine married Emma or Emmeline, daughter of Theobald I of Blois and Luitgarde (Liègarde) de Vermandois. Their marriage was stormy, in part because of William's indulgence in the pursuit of women and, a hunting aficionado, wild animals. She banished his paramours, they separated twice for long periods, and finally he retired to a monastery, as his father had done, leaving Emma to rule Aquitaine in the name of their son William until 1004. Their second son, Ebles, died sometime after 997.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_IV,_Duke_of_Aquitaine

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Guillaume Fièrebrace (935 - 995) fut comte de Poitiers de 963 à 995 sous le nom de Guillaume II et duc d'Aquitaine sous celui de Guillaume IV durant la même période. Il succède à son père Guillaume III de Poitiers.

Il épouse Emma, fille de Thibaut le Tricheur, comte de Blois, en 968 dont il a Guillaume le Grand, qui lui succède. Sa sœur Adélaïde épouse Hugues Capet.

Il est considéré comme un guerrier de valeur, qui impose son autorité aux seigneurs et vicomtes du Poitou. Il résiste victorieusement au roi de France Hugues Capet qui tente de s'emparer de Poitiers en 988. Mais ses nombreux adultères entachent son règne, notamment sa liaison avec Aldéarde de Thouars, provoquant le départ de sa femme Emma de Blois. Il disparaît des sources écrites, les moines rédacteurs refusant probablement de parler d'un seigneur infidèle. Après un rapprochement peu durable avec sa femme, il réapparaît quelque temps, avant de redisparaître vers 993.

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William IV of Aquitaine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 968, he married Emma or Emmeline, daughter of Theobald I of Blois and Luitgarde of Vermandois. Their marriage was stormy, in part because of William's indulgence in the pursuit of women and, a hunting aficionado, wild animals. She banished his paramours, they separated twice for long periods, and finally he retired to a monastery, as his father had done, leaving Emma to rule Aquitaine in the name of their son William until 1004. Their second son, Ebles, died sometime after 997.

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Emmeline was born in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France. Emmeline's father was Theobald I Ct de Blois and her mother was Luitgarda de Vermandois. Her paternal grandparents were Theobald Gerion and Richilde DeBourges; her maternal grandparents were Herbert II de Vermandois and Adela Hildebrante de France. She had two brothers named Theobald and Odo I. She died on December 27th, 1003.

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Emma de Blois's Timeline

947
947
Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
965
965
Age 18
France
968
968
Age 21
France?
969
969
Age 22
969
Age 22
Poitou-Charentes, France
970
970
Age 23
Quitaine,France
977
977
Age 30
Aquitaine, France
984
984
Age 37
France
995
995
Age 48
1003
December 27, 1003
Age 57
Aquitaine, France