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Guillaume VIII (Guy Geoffrey) d'Aquitaine, VIII duc d'Aquitaine et Vl comte de Poitou

Nicknames: "William VIII of Aquitaine of Poitiers", "Guy Geoffroy", "The Fat", "William VI", "Comte de Poitiers Guy Guillaume d'Aquitaine VIII", "The Brave", "Duke D'aquitaine", "/Guido/", "Also called William VIII Duke of Aquitaine", "Guy-Geoffrey", "Gui-Geoffroi", "Gui", "Guido-Gottfri..."
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Aquitaine, France
Death: Died in Chizé, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France
Place of Burial: église abbatiale de Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste de Montierneuf, Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France
Immediate Family:

Son of William V, Duke of Aquitaine; Guillaume (William) III de Poitou; Agnes of Burgundy, Duchess of Aquitaine,Countess of Anjou and Adalemode de Poitou
Husband of Mathilde and Hildegarde of Burgundy
Ex-husband of Aina de Périgord
Father of Guillaume IX le Troubadour, duc d'Aquitaine; Agnes of Poitou; Inés de Aquitania; Agnés d'Aquitania, reina consort d'Aragón; Hugues, infant d’Aquitaine and 1 other
Brother of Beatrix of Poitou; Pierre Guillaume 'l'Aigret' ou 'le Hardi' d'Aquitaine, VII Duc d'Aquitaine, V Comte de Poitou and Empress Agnes of Poitou
Half brother of Guillaume le Gros, VI duc d'Aquitaine et comte IV de Poitiers; Adalaïs de Gascogne; Odo of Gascony, Duke of Gascon, Duke of Aquitaine, Count of Poitou and Thibault of Aquitaine

Occupation: Duke of Aquitaine, COUNT OF AQUITAINE VIII AND POITOU VI, Duc d'Aquitaine, Conde de Poitiers e Duque da Aquitania, Hertug, Duc, d'Aquitaine, Comte, de Gascogne, de Bordeaux, d'Agen, de Poitou, Duke, Duke of Gascony, Count of Poitiers
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About Guillaume VIII (Guy Geoffrey) d'Aquitaine, VIII duc d'Aquitaine et Vl comte de Poitou

From Foundation for Medieval Genealogy:

GUY d'Aquitaine, son of GUILLAUME V "le Grand" Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME III Comte de Poitou] & his third wife Agnès de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté]

(1023-Chizé near Niort, Poitou 25 Sep 1086, bur Poitiers, église abbatiale de Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste de Montierneuf).

The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent names "Petrum cognomina Acerrimum et Gaufredum qui Wido vocatus est" as the twin sons of Duke Guillaume and his third wife Agnes[424]. "Wido" is named as son of Agnes (daughter of "Ermentrudis") in the Continuator of Flodoard[425].

He adopted the first name GEOFFROY, "Gausfredus filii mei" being named in the charter of his mother Agnes dated 1031[426]. Comte de Gascogne 1039. Comte de Bordeaux et d'Agen 1044. "Goffredus…comes atque Agnes…uxor" donated property to the monks of La Trinité, Vendôme by charter dated 6 Jan 1049 subscribed by "Willelmi ducis Aquitanorum, Goffredi pueri fratris illius"[427].

He adopted the first name GUILLAUME when he succeeded his brother in 1058 as GUILLAUME VIII Duke of Aquitaine, GUILLAUME VI Comte de Poitou. He extended his territories, confirming his authority in Gascogne and pushing as far as Toulouse. He took part in the capture of Barbastro from the Moors in 1064, although the town was lost soon after[428]. "Goffredus…dux Aquitanorum et Guillelmus filius eius" set entry conditions for monks at Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated 1078 or 1079[429]. The Chronicon sancti Florentii Salmurensis records the death in Sep 1086 of "Guido Pictavorum comes"[430]. The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records the death in 1086 of "Guido qui et Goffredus comes Pictavorum"[431].

m firstly (Jan 1044, repudiated 1058) as her second husband, AINA de Périgord, widow of EUDES de Bordeaux, daughter of [BOSON [III] Comte de Périgord & his wife Aina de Montignac] (-after 1058). The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Audeberti comitis Petragoricæ filiam" as the wife of "Gaufredus", specifying that they later separated on the grounds of consanguinity[432]. This is impossible from a chronological point of view if it is assumed the charters dated 1122 naming "Ascelina comitissa" (see ANGOULEME) refer to the wife of Audebert [III] Comte de Périgord. It is therefore posited that Aina was the daughter of Boson [III] which, assuming the latter's birth in [990], is chronologically consistent with her first marriage before 1039. The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not so far been identified, although the charter dated 1043 under which "Ama comitissa Burdagelensis seu Petragorice patrie" donated property in the Dordogne to the monastery of Sainte-Marie-de-la-fin-des-terres suggests that it may be correct[433]. After her repudiation by her second husband, she became a nun at Notre Dame de Saintes where she died.

m secondly (after Nov 1058, repudiated after May 1068) MATHILDE, daughter of ---. The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Mateodam" as the second wife of "Goffredus"[434]. Kerrebrouck[435] says that the family origin of Mathilde is unknown but that she may have belonged to the family of the Vicomtes de Thouars, although the basis for this speculation is not known. "Goffridi ducis Aquitanorum, Mathildæ comitissæ…" subscribed the charter dated May 1068 under which "Goscelinus beati Hilarii…thesaurarius" donated the monastery of Saint-Porchaire de Potiers to the abbey of Bourgueil[436].

m thirdly (Mar 1069, separated 1076) AUDEARDE [Hildegarde] de Bourgogne, daughter of ROBERT I "le Vieux" Duke of Burgundy & his second wife Ermengarde [Blanche] d'Anjou (-after 1120, bur Poitiers, [église abbatiale de Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste de Montierneuf]). The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records the marriage of "Guido comes" and "Aldeardim filiam Roberti ducis Burgundiæ" after he repudiated his previous wife[437]. She and both her parents are also named in a genealogy of the Comtes d'Anjou which names "Fulco (pater) Gosfridus et Ermengardis (mater) Gosfridus (et) Fulco (et) Hildegardis, de altero patre, filia Roberti ducis fratris Henrici regis"[438].

Duke Guillaume VIII & his second wife had one child:

1. AGNES d’Aquitaine ([1059]-[1077/93] or after 1099, bur Sahagún, León, royal monastery of Santos Facundo y Primitivo). The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records that the only daughter of "Goffredus" & his second wife was the wife of "Hildefonsi regis, filii Freelandi et nepotis Garsii", in a later passage recording their marriage in 1069[439]. Orderic Vitalis refers to the second marriage of "Agnetem filiam Guillelmi Pictavorum ducis relictam Hildefonsi senioris Galiciae regis"[440]. The Chronicon Regum Legionensium names "Ines" ("Agnetam") as the first of the "five legitimate wives" of King Alfonso[441]. The De Rebus Hispaniæ of Rodericus Ximenes names "Agnes" as first wife of "rex Aldefonsus"[442]. According to Kerrebrouck[443], Agnès d'Aquitaine never existed. He says that the first wife of King Alfonso VI was Inés de Guzmán, although he does not name her parents or precise origin. She was known as INÉS in Castile. "Agnes regina" confirmed the donation to Cluny by "Adefonsus…princeps" dated 22 May 1077[444]. Orderic Vitalis refers to the second marriage of "Agnetem filiam Guillelmi Pictavorum ducis relictam Hildefonsi senioris Galiciae regis"[445]. Reilly[446] says that Queen Constanza was buried next to Queen Inés, implying that the latter had predeceased her successor. The primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified, although if it is correct it does seem surprising that the repudiated queen should have remained in Castile until she died and that she was buried in the royal monastery. m [firstly] (betrothed 1069, [late 1073/early 1074], repudiated soon after 22 May 1077) as his first wife, ALFONSO VI King of Castile and Leon, son of don FERNANDO I "el Magno" King of Castile and León & his wife doña Sancha de León (Compostela [1037]-Toledo 30 Jun 1109, bur Sahagún, León, San Mancio chapel in the royal monastery of Santos Facundo y Primitivo). [m secondly (after 1099) as his second wife, HELIE Comte du Maine, son of JEAN de la Flèche & his wife Paula de Maine (-11 Jul 1110, bur Saint-Pierre de la Couture).]

Duke Guillaume VIII & his third wife had [four] children:

2. GUILLAUME d’Aquitaine (22 Oct 1071-10 Feb 1126). The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records the birth "1071 XI Kal Nov" of "Goffredo duci…Guillelmus filius"[447]. He succeeded his father in 1086 as GUILLAUME IX Duke of Aquitaine, GUILLAUME VII Comte de Poitou.

- see below.

3. HUGUES d’Aquitaine (-after 1126). "Ugo frater comitis" was named as present when "Guillelmus…Aquitainie similiter et Vasconie dux et comes" confirmed donations to Sainte-Croix, Bordeaux by "genitor noster Guillelmus qui et Gaufridus vocatus est" by charter dated 23 Mar 1096[448].

4. AGNES d’Aquitaine (end 1072[449]-6 Jun 1097[450] or 1098, bur Monastery of San Juan de la Peña). The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records that "filia Goffredo duci" & his third wife, born after her brother Guillaume, was betrothed to "Petrus filius Sancii regis Aragundiæ"[451]. The Annales Compostellani record the death “VIII Id Jun” in 1098 of “Regina Agnes”[452]. m (betrothed 1081, Jaca Jan 1086) as his first wife, PEDRO de Aragón, associate King in Sobrarbe and Ribagorza, son of SANCHO I King of Aragon & his first wife doña Isabel de Urgel ([Siresa] 1069-Valle de Aran 27 Sep 1104, bur Monastery of San Juan de la Peña). He succeeded his father in 1094 as PEDRO I King of Aragon and Navarre.

5. [BEATRIX d’Aquitaine (-1110). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. The Chronicon Regum Legionensium names "Beatrice" as the fifth of the "five legitimate wives" of King Alfonso[453]. The De Rebus Hispaniæ of Rodericus Ximenes names "Beatrix ex partibus Gallicanis" as fifth wife of "rex Aldefonsus"[454]. According to the Chronicon Regum Legionensium, she "returned to her own country" after the king died[455]. m (1108) as his [sixth] wife, ALFONSO VI King of Castile and Leon, son of don FERNANDO I "el Magno" King of Castile and León & his wife doña Sancha de León (Compostela [1037]-Toledo 30 Jun 1109, bur Sahagún, León, San Mancio chapel in the royal monastery of Santos Facundo y Primitivo).]

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From Foundation for Medieval Genealogy:

GUY d'Aquitaine, son of GUILLAUME V "le Grand" Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME III Comte de Poitou] & his third wife Agnès de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] (1023-Chizé near Niort, Poitou 25 Sep 1086, bur Poitiers, église abbatiale de Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste de Montierneuf). The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent names "Petrum cognomina Acerrimum et Gaufredum qui Wido vocatus est" as the twin sons of Duke Guillaume and his third wife Agnes[424]. "Wido" is named as son of Agnes (daughter of "Ermentrudis") in the Continuator of Flodoard[425]. He adopted the first name GEOFFROY, "Gausfredus filii mei" being named in the charter of his mother Agnes dated 1031[426]. Comte de Gascogne 1039. Comte de Bordeaux et d'Agen 1044. "Goffredus…comes atque Agnes…uxor" donated property to the monks of La Trinité, Vendôme by charter dated 6 Jan 1049 subscribed by "Willelmi ducis Aquitanorum, Goffredi pueri fratris illius"[427]. He adopted the first name GUILLAUME when he succeeded his brother in 1058 as GUILLAUME VIII Duke of Aquitaine, GUILLAUME VI Comte de Poitou. He extended his territories, confirming his authority in Gascogne and pushing as far as Toulouse. He took part in the capture of Barbastro from the Moors in 1064, although the town was lost soon after[428]. "Goffredus…dux Aquitanorum et Guillelmus filius eius" set entry conditions for monks at Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated 1078 or 1079[429]. The Chronicon sancti Florentii Salmurensis records the death in Sep 1086 of "Guido Pictavorum comes"[430]. The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records the death in 1086 of "Guido qui et Goffredus comes Pictavorum"[431].

m firstly (Jan 1044, repudiated 1058) as her second husband, AINA de Périgord, widow of EUDES de Bordeaux, daughter of [BOSON [III] Comte de Périgord & his wife Aina de Montignac] (-after 1058). The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Audeberti comitis Petragoricæ filiam" as the wife of "Gaufredus", specifying that they later separated on the grounds of consanguinity[432]. This is impossible from a chronological point of view if it is assumed the charters dated 1122 naming "Ascelina comitissa" (see ANGOULEME) refer to the wife of Audebert [III] Comte de Périgord. It is therefore posited that Aina was the daughter of Boson [III] which, assuming the latter's birth in [990], is chronologically consistent with her first marriage before 1039. The primary source which confirms her first marriage has not so far been identified, although the charter dated 1043 under which "Ama comitissa Burdagelensis seu Petragorice patrie" donated property in the Dordogne to the monastery of Sainte-Marie-de-la-fin-des-terres suggests that it may be correct[433]. After her repudiation by her second husband, she became a nun at Notre Dame de Saintes where she died.

m secondly (after Nov 1058, repudiated after May 1068) MATHILDE, daughter of ---. The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Mateodam" as the second wife of "Goffredus"[434]. Kerrebrouck[435] says that the family origin of Mathilde is unknown but that she may have belonged to the family of the Vicomtes de Thouars, although the basis for this speculation is not known. "Goffridi ducis Aquitanorum, Mathildæ comitissæ…" subscribed the charter dated May 1068 under which "Goscelinus beati Hilarii…thesaurarius" donated the monastery of Saint-Porchaire de Potiers to the abbey of Bourgueil[436].

m thirdly (Mar 1069, separated 1076) AUDEARDE [Hildegarde] de Bourgogne, daughter of ROBERT I "le Vieux" Duke of Burgundy & his second wife Ermengarde [Blanche] d'Anjou (-after 1120, bur Poitiers, [église abbatiale de Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste de Montierneuf]). The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records the marriage of "Guido comes" and "Aldeardim filiam Roberti ducis Burgundiæ" after he repudiated his previous wife[437]. She and both her parents are also named in a genealogy of the Comtes d'Anjou which names "Fulco (pater) Gosfridus et Ermengardis (mater) Gosfridus (et) Fulco (et) Hildegardis, de altero patre, filia Roberti ducis fratris Henrici regis"[438].

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Guillaume VIII de Poitiers

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Guillaume VIII de Poitiers, baptisé Gui, et appelé Guy-Geoffroi d'après son beau-père Geoffroi Martel. Il est le fils de Guillaume V de Poitiers et d'Agnès de Bourgogne, il est né entre 1020 et 1030 et est mort le 25 septembre 1086 au château de Chizé). Il est comte de Poitiers de 1058 à 1086 sous le nom de Guillaume VI, et duc d'Aquitaine sous le nom de Guillaume VIII durant la même période. Il succède à son frère Guillaume Aigret. Il prend le nom de Guillaume après sa prise de possession du Poitou.

Dès celle-ci, il doit mettre au pas ses vassaux. Il prend Toulouse à son comte, qui a attaqué Bordeaux, en 1060. Après une tentative malheureuse en 1061, où il est battu aux sources de la Boutonne par les fils de Geoffroi Martel, il prend Saintes et le contrôle de la Saintonge à partir de 1062. Cela lui permet de relier facilement ses deux capitales, Poitiers et Bordeaux (la route d'alors passe par Saintes, selon le trajet de l'ancienne voie romaine). En 1063, il restaure théoriquement son autorité sur la Gascogne en battant le comte d’Armagnac Géraud II. Il commande également en 1063 la croisade de Barbastro : à l'appel du pape, des troupes italiennes et françaises vont combattre les musulmans et libèrent la ville de Barbastro. Cet événement a alors un grand retentissement en Occident.

Ressentant le besoin d'une administration, il crée une sénéchaussée en 1075, qui échoit à Pierre Bridier, et une nouvelle prévôté à Saintes en 1067.

Sa troisième femme, Audéarde (ou Hildegarde) est sa cousine au quatrième degré. Le pape Grégoire VII exige leur séparation, puis leur accorde une dispense. Guillaume VIII fait alors construire une abbaye dédiée à saint Jean l'Évangéliste à Poitiers (l'abbaye de Montierneuf, voir église Saint-Jean de Montierneuf). Il confie cette abbaye à Cluny.

Mariages [modifier]

Il épouse en première noces vers 1044 Garsende de Périgord qui lui donne en dot ses droit sur le duché de Gasogne. Il la répudie vers 1058/59.

Vers 1058/59, il épouse Mathilde (nous ne savons pas de quelle famille est vient qui lui donne une fille Agnès. Il la répudie vers 1068/69.

Finalement, il épouse Audéarde de Bourgogne vers 1068/69.

Précédé par Guillaume VIII de Poitiers Suivi par

Guillaume VII duc d'Aquitaine

comte de Poitiers

Guillaume IX 

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Foundation for Medieval Genealogy:

PIERRE de Poitou (1023-1058, bur Poitiers, Priory of St Nicholas). The Chronicle of Saint-Maixent names "Petrum cognomina Acerrimum et Gaufredum qui Wido vocatus est" as the twin sons of Duke Guillaume and his third wife Agnes[399]. He adopted the name GUILLAUME, "Willelmus filii mei" being named in the charter of his mother Agnes dated 1031[400]. . He succeeded his half-brother in 1039 as GUILLAUME VII "Acerrimus/l'Aigret" Duke of Aquitaine, GUILLAUME V Comte de Poitou, under the regency of his mother until 1044. Geoffroy II "Martel" Comte d'Anjou (formerly Duke Guillaume's stepfather) invaded Poitou in 1053[401]. "Aquitanorum…dux Gaufridus" confirms in his charter dated [1058/68] that "mea mater Agnes…frater meus Guillelmus" were both buried in the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers[402].

m (before 1041) ERMESINDE, daughter of --- (-after 1062). The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Ermenseldim" as the wife of "Guillelmus Pictavorum dux et comes"[403]. "Ermensendis uxoris eius" subscribed the charter of "Willelmus Aquitanorum dux, comes autem Pictavorum" dated [1050][404]. "W dux Aquitanorum…germano illius Gauzfrido" donated property to Saint-Maixent by charter dated 20 Dec [1045] subscribed by "W ducis sueque coniugis Hermensendis, Agnetis comitisse…"[405]. "[Name omitted]…comitis" donated property to Saint-Maixent "pro anime sue salute ac matris sue Agnetis ac venerabilis Ermensedis uxoris suæ" by undated charter subscribed by "Goffridi comitis"[406]. Settipani suggests[407] that Ermesinde may have been the daughter of Bernard II Comte de Bigorre & his first wife Clémence, based solely on onomastics. She became a nun at Rome with her sister-in-law Empress Agnes[408].

Duke Guillaume VII & his wife had [one] child:

a) [AGNES de Poitou ([1048]-after 13 Jun 1089). She is named as daughter of "Guillaume de Poitou" in a charter of Pignerol dated 26 Oct 1078[409]. Out of the three possible "Guillaume de Poitou" to whom this could refer, Guillaume VII [V] is the most likely possibility. Duke Guillaume VIII [VI] already had a daughter named Agnes (who became the first wife of Alfonso VI King of Castile). Guillaume VI [IV] died in 1038, which would place Agnes's birth rather early for her to have married Comte Pierre de Savoie if she had been his daughter. According to Europäische Stammtafeln[410], Agnes was the widow of Ramiro I King of Aragon. Szabolcs de Vajay[411] states that the wife of King Ramiro was the daughter of Guillaume VI Duke of Aquitaine not of Duke Guillaume VII, although no source is cited to support this. From an onomastic point of view, it is surprising that a daughter of Duke Guillaume VI would have been named Agnes. The name appears only to have been introduced into the family of the Comtes de Poitou after the third marriage of Duke Guillaume V with Agnes de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté], whereas Duke Guillaume VI was the son of Duke Guillaume V's first marriage. m (1064) PIERRE I Comte de Savoie, son of ODDON Comte de Chablais & his wife Adelaida di Susa (-9 Aug 1078).]

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


William VIII (1025 – 25 September 1086), born Guy-Geoffrey (Gui-Geoffroi), was duke of Gascony (1052-1086), and then duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers (as William VI) between 1058 and 1086, succeeding his brother William VII (Pierre-Guillaume).

Guy-Geoffroy was the youngest son of William V of Aquitaine by his third wife Agnes of Burgundy. He was the brother-in-law of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor who had married his sister, Agnes de Poitou.

He became Duke of Gascony in 1052 during his older brother William VII's rule. Gascony had come to Aquitanian rule through William V's marriage to Prisca (a.k.a Brisce) of Gascony, the sister of Duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony.

William VIII was one of the leaders of the allied army called to help Ramiro I of Aragon in the Siege of Barbastro (1064). This expedition was the first campaign organized by the papacy, namely Pope Alexander II, against a Muslim city, and the precursor of the later Crusades movement. Aragon and its allies conquered the city, killed its inhabitants and collected an important booty.

However, Aragon lost the city again in the following years. During William VIII's rule, the alliance with the southern kingdoms of modern Spain was a political priority as shown by the marriage of all his daughters to Iberian kings.

He married three times and had at least five children. After he divorced his second wife due to infertility, he remarried to a much younger woman who was also his cousin. This marriage produced a son, but William VIII had to visit Rome in the early 1070s to persuade the pope to recognize his children from his third marriage as legitimate.

First wife: Garsende of Périgord, daughter of Count Aldabert II of Périgord and his wife Alausie, herself the second daughter of duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony (divorced November 1058), no children. She became a nun at Saintes.

Second wife: Matoeda (divorced May 1068)

1.Agnes (1052-1078), married Alfonso VI of Castile

Third wife: Hildegarde of Burgundy (daughter of duke Robert I of Burgundy)

1.Agnes (d.1097), married Peter I of Aragon

2.William IX of Aquitaine, his heir

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

and in French: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillaume_VIII_de_Poitiers

William VIII (1025 – 25 September 1086), born Guy-Geoffrey (Gui-Geoffroi), was duke of Gascony (1052-1086), and then duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers (as William VI) between 1058 and 1086, succeeding his brother William VII (Pierre-Guillaume).

Guy-Geoffroy was the youngest son of William V of Aquitaine by his third wife Agnes of Burgundy. He was the brother-in-law of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor who had married his sister, Agnes de Poitou.

He became Duke of Gascony in 1052 during his older brother William VII's rule. Gascony had come to Aquitanian rule through William V's marriage to Prisca (a.k.a Brisce) of Gascony, the sister of Duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony.

William VIII was one of the leaders of the allied army called to help Ramiro I of Aragon in the Siege of Barbastro (1064). This expedition was the first campaign organized by the papacy, namely Pope Alexander II, against a Muslim city, and the precursor of the later Crusades movement. Aragon and its allies conquered the city, killed its inhabitants and collected an important booty.

However, Aragon lost the city again in the following years. During William VIII's rule, the alliance with the southern kingdoms of modern Spain was a political priority as shown by the marriage of all his daughters to Iberian kings.

He married three times and had at least five children. After he divorced his second wife due to infertility, he remarried to a much younger woman who was also his cousin. This marriage produced a son, but William VIII had to visit Rome in the early 1070s to persuade the pope to recognize his children from his third marriage as legitimate.

   * First wife: Garsende of Périgord, daughter of Count Aldabert II of Périgord (divorced November 1058), no children. She became a nun at Saintes.
   * Second wife: Matoeda (divorced May 1068)
  1. Agnes (1052-1078), married Alfonso VI of Castile
   * Third wife: Hildegarde of Burgundy (daughter of duke Robert I of Burgundy)
  1. Agnes (d.1097), married Peter I of Aragon
  2. William IX of Aquitaine, his heir

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William VIII (1025 – 25 September 1086), born Guy-Geoffrey (Gui-Geoffroi), was duke of Gascony (1052-1086), and then duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers (as William VI) between 1058 and 1086, succeeding his brother William VII (Pierre-Guillaume).

Guy-Geoffroy was the youngest son of William V of Aquitaine by his third wife Agnes of Burgundy. He was the brother-in-law of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor who had married his sister, Agnes de Poitou.

He became Duke of Gascony in 1052 during his older brother William VII's rule. Gascony had come to Aquitanian rule through William V's marriage to Prisca (a.k.a Brisce) of Gascony, the sister of Duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony.

William VIII was one of the leaders of the allied army called to help Ramiro I of Aragon in the Siege of Barbastro (1064). This expedition was the first campaign organized by the papacy, namely Pope Alexander II, against a Muslim city, and the precursor of the later Crusades movement. Aragon and its allies conquered the city, killed its inhabitants and collected an important booty.

However, Aragon lost the city again in the following years. During William VIII's rule, the alliance with the southern kingdoms of modern Spain was a political priority as shown by the marriage of all his daughters to Iberian kings.

He married three times and had at least five children. After he divorced his second wife due to infertility, he remarried to a much younger woman who was also his cousin. This marriage produced a son, but William VIII had to visit Rome in the early 1070s to persuade the pope to recognize his children from his third marriage as legitimate.

First wife: Garsende of Périgord, daughter of Count Aldabert II of Périgord and his wife Alausie, herself the second daughter of duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony (divorced November 1058), no children. She became a nun at Saintes.

Second wife: Matoeda (divorced May 1068)

Agnes (1052-1078), married Alfonso VI of Castile

Third wife: Hildegarde of Burgundy (daughter of duke Robert I of Burgundy)

Agnes (d.1097), married Peter I of Aragon

William IX of Aquitaine, his heir

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William VIII (1025 – 25 September 1086), born Guy-Geoffrey (Gui-Geoffroi), was duke of Gascony (1052-1086), and then duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers (as William VI) between 1058 and 1086, succeeding his brother William VII (Pierre-Guillaume).

Guy-Geoffroy was the youngest son of William V of Aquitaine by his third wife Agnes of Burgundy. He was the brother-in-law of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor who had married his sister, Agnes de Poitou.

He became Duke of Gascony in 1052 during his older brother William VII's rule. Gascony had come to Aquitanian rule through William V's marriage to Prisca (a.k.a Brisce) of Gascony, the sister of Duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony.

William VIII was one of the leaders of the allied army called to help Ramiro I of Aragon in the Siege of Barbastro (1064). This expedition was the first campaign organized by the papacy, namely Pope Alexander II, against a Muslim city, and the precursor of the later Crusades movement. Aragon and its allies conquered the city, killed its inhabitants and collected an important booty.

However, Aragon lost the city again in the following years. During William VIII's rule, the alliance with the southern kingdoms of modern Spain was a political priority as shown by the marriage of all his daughters to Iberian kings.

He married three times and had at least five children. After he divorced his second wife due to infertility, he remarried to a much younger woman who was also his cousin. This marriage produced a son, but William VIII had to visit Rome in the early 1070s to persuade the pope to recognize his children from his third marriage as legitimate.

First wife: Garsende of Périgord, daughter of Count Aldabert II of Périgord and his wife Alausie, herself the second daughter of duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony (divorced November 1058), no children. She became a nun at Saintes.

Second wife: Matoeda (divorced May 1068)

Agnes (1052-1078), married Alfonso VI of Castile

Third wife: Hildegarde of Burgundy (daughter of duke Robert I of Burgundy)

Agnes (d.1097), married Peter I of Aragon

William IX of Aquitaine, his heir

[edit] Sources

Owen, D. D. R. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Legend.

Nouvelle Biographie Générale. Paris, 1859.

[edit] See also

Dukes of Aquitaine family tree

Preceded by

Bernard II Count of Poitiers

1052 – 1086 Succeeded by

William IX

Preceded by

William VII Duke of Aquitaine

1058 – 1086

Count of Poitiers

1058 – 1086

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William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine

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William VIII (1025 – 25 September 1086), born Guy-Geoffrey (Gui-Geoffroi), was duke of Gascony (1052-1086), and then duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers (as William VI) between 1058 and 1086, succeeding his brother William VII (Pierre-Guillaume).

Guy-Geoffroy was the youngest son of William V of Aquitaine by his third wife Agnes of Burgundy. He was the brother-in-law of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor who had married his sister, Agnes de Poitou.

He became Duke of Gascony in 1052 during his older brother William VII's rule. Gascony had come to Aquitanian rule through William V's marriage to Prisca (a.k.a Brisce) of Gascony, the sister of Duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony.

William VIII was one of the leaders of the allied army called to help Ramiro I of Aragon in the Siege of Barbastro (1064). This expedition was the first campaign organized by the papacy, namely Pope Alexander II, against a Muslim city, and the precursor of the later Crusades movement. Aragon and its allies conquered the city, killed its inhabitants and collected an important booty.

However, Aragon lost the city again in the following years. During William VIII's rule, the alliance with the southern kingdoms of modern Spain was a political priority as shown by the marriage of all his daughters to Iberian kings.

He married three times and had at least five children. After he divorced his second wife due to infertility, he remarried to a much younger woman who was also his cousin. This marriage produced a son, but William VIII had to visit Rome in the early 1070s to persuade the pope to recognize his children from his third marriage as legitimate.

   * First wife: Garsende of Périgord, daughter of Count Aldabert II of Périgord (divorced November 1058), no children. She became a nun at Saintes.
   * Second wife: Matoeda (divorced May 1068)
  1. Agnes (1052-1078), married Alfonso VI of Castile
   * Third wife: Hildegarde of Burgundy (daughter of duke Robert I of Burgundy)
  1. Agnes (d.1097), married Peter I of Aragon
  2. William IX of Aquitaine, his heir

[edit] Sources

   * Owen, D. D. R. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Legend.
   * Nouvelle Biographie Générale. Paris, 1859.

[edit] See also

   * Dukes of Aquitaine family tree

Preceded by

Bernard II Count of Poitiers

1052 – 1086 Succeeded by

William IX

Preceded by

William VII Duke of Aquitaine

1058 – 1086

Count of Poitiers

1058 – 1086

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William VIII, born Guy-Geoffrey (Gui-Geoffroi), was Duke of Gascony (1052-1086), and then Duke of Aquitaine and Count of Poitiers (as William VI) between 1058 and 1086, succeeding his brother William VII (Pierre-Guillaume).

He became Duke of Gascony in 1052 during his older brother William VII's rule. Gascony had come to Aquitanian rule through his father William V's marriage to Prisca (also known as Brisce) of Gascony, the sister of Duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony.

William VIII was one of the leaders of the allied army called to help Ramiro I of Aragon in the Siege of Barbastro (1064). This expedition was the first campaign organized by the papacy, namely Pope Alexander II, against a Muslim city, and the precursor of the later Crusades movement. Aragon and its allies conquered the city, killed its inhabitants and collected an important booty.

However, Aragon lost the city again in the following years. During William VIII's rule, the alliance with the southern kingdoms of modern Spain was a political priority as shown by the marriage of all his daughters to Iberian kings.

He married three times and had at least five children. His first wife was Garsende of Périgord, daughter of Count Aldabert II of Périgord and his wife Alausie, herself the second daughter of Duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony (divorced November 1058), no children. She became a nun at Saintes.

His second wife was Matoeda (divorced May 1068).

After he divorced Matoeda due to her infertility (she did bear a daughter, Agnes), he remarried to a much younger woman, Hildegarde of Burgundy (daughter of duke Robert I of Burgundy), who was also his cousin (and our ancestor). This marriage produced a son, but William VIII had to visit Rome in the early 1070s to persuade the Pope to recognize his children from his third marriage as legitimate.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_VIII_of_Aquitaine for more information.

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William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine

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William VIII (1025 – 25 September 1086), born Guy-Geoffrey (Gui-Geoffroi), was duke of Gascony (1052-1086), and then duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers (as William VI) between 1058 and 1086, succeeding his brother William VII (Pierre-Guillaume).

Guy-Geoffroy was the youngest son of William V of Aquitaine by his third wife Agnes of Burgundy. He was the brother-in-law of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor who had married his sister, Agnes de Poitou.

He became Duke of Gascony in 1052 during his older brother William VII's rule. Gascony had come to Aquitanian rule through William V's marriage to Prisca (a.k.a Brisce) of Gascony, the sister of Duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony.

William VIII was one of the leaders of the allied army called to help Ramiro I of Aragon in the Siege of Barbastro (1064). This expedition was the first campaign organized by the papacy, namely Pope Alexander II, against a Muslim city, and the precursor of the later Crusades movement. Aragon and its allies conquered the city, killed its inhabitants and collected an important booty.

However, Aragon lost the city again in the following years. During William VIII's rule, the alliance with the southern kingdoms of modern Spain was a political priority as shown by the marriage of all his daughters to Iberian kings.

He married three times and had at least five children. After he divorced his second wife due to infertility, he remarried to a much younger woman who was also his cousin. This marriage produced a son, but William VIII had to visit Rome in the early 1070s to persuade the pope to recognize his children from his third marriage as legitimate.

First wife: Garsende of Périgord, daughter of Count Aldabert II of Périgord and his wife Alausie, herself the second daughter of duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony (divorced November 1058), no children. She became a nun at Saintes.

Second wife: Matoeda (divorced May 1068)

Agnes (1052-1078), married Alfonso VI of Castile

Third wife: Hildegarde of Burgundy (daughter of duke Robert I of Burgundy)

Agnes (d.1097), married Peter I of Aragon

William IX of Aquitaine, his heir

[edit]Sources

Owen, D. D. R. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Legend.

Nouvelle Biographie Générale. Paris, 1859.

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William VIII (1025 – 25 September 1086), born Guy-Geoffrey (Gui-Geoffroi), was duke of Gascony (1052-1086), and then duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers (as William VI) between 1058 and 1086, succeeding his brother William VII (Pierre-Guillaume).

Guy-Geoffroy was the youngest son of William V of Aquitaine by his third wife Agnes of Burgundy. He was the brother-in-law of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor who had married his sister, Agnes de Poitou.

He became Duke of Gascony in 1052 during his older brother William VII's rule. Gascony had come to Aquitanian rule through William V's marriage to Prisca (a.k.a Brisce) of Gascony, the sister of Duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony.

William VIII was one of the leaders of the allied army called to help Ramiro I of Aragon in the Siege of Barbastro (1064). This expedition was the first campaign organized by the papacy, namely Pope Alexander II, against a Muslim city, and the precursor of the later Crusades movement. Aragon and its allies conquered the city, killed its inhabitants and collected an important booty.

However, Aragon lost the city again in the following years. During William VIII's rule, the alliance with the southern kingdoms of modern Spain was a political priority as shown by the marriage of all his daughters to Iberian kings.

He married three times and had at least five children. After he divorced his second wife due to infertility, he remarried to a much younger woman who was also his cousin. This marriage produced a son, but William VIII had to visit Rome in the early 1070s to persuade the pope to recognize his children from his third marriage as legitimate.

First wife: Garsende of Périgord, daughter of Count Aldabert II of Périgord and his wife Alausie, herself the second daughter of duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony (divorced November 1058), no children. She became a nun at Saintes.

Second wife: Matoeda (divorced May 1068)

Agnes (1052-1078), married Alfonso VI of Castile

Third wife: Hildegarde of Burgundy (daughter of duke Robert I of Burgundy)

Agnes (d.1097), married Peter I of Aragon

William IX of Aquitaine, his heir

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(William/Guido IX). Born Guy-Geoffrey. -------------------- William VIII Duke of Aquitaine was born circa 1025. He was the son of William V "the Great"Duke of Aquitaine and Agnes of Burgundy. William VIII Duke of Aquitaine married Hildegarde of Burgundy, daughter of Robert I, Duke of Burgundy and Ermengarde of Anjou Duchess of Burgundy, after 1068. William VIII Duke of Aquitaine died on 25 September 1086. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_VIII_of_Aquitaine

William VIII (c. 1025 – 25 September 1086), born Guy-Geoffrey (Gui-Geoffroi), was duke of Gascony (1052–1086), and then duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers (as William VI) between 1058 and 1086, succeeding his brother William VII (Pierre-Guillaume).


Guy-Geoffroy was the youngest son of William V of Aquitaine by his third wife Agnes of Burgundy. He was the brother-in-law of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor who had married his sister, Agnes de Poitou.


He became Duke of Gascony in 1052 during his older brother William VII's rule. Gascony had come to Aquitanian rule through William V's marriage to Prisca (a.k.a. Brisce) of Gascony, the sister of Duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony.


William VIII was one of the leaders of the allied army called to help Ramiro I of Aragon in the Siege of Barbastro (1064). This expedition was the first campaign organized by the papacy, namely Pope Alexander II, against a Muslim city, and the precursor of the later Crusades movement. Aragon and its allies conquered the city, killed its inhabitants and collected an important booty.


However, Aragon lost the city again in the following years. During William VIII's rule, the alliance with the southern kingdoms of modern Spain was a political priority as shown by the marriage of all his daughters to Iberian kings.


He married three times and had at least five children. After he divorced his second wife due to infertility, he remarried to a much younger woman who was also his cousin. This marriage produced a son, but William VIII had to visit Rome in the early 1070s to persuade the pope to recognize his children from his third marriage as legitimate.

First wife: Garsende of Périgord, daughter of Count Aldabert II of Périgord (divorced November 1058), no children. She became a nun at Saintes.
Second wife: Matoeda (divorced May 1068):
1.Agnes (1052–1078), married Alfonso VI of Castile
Third wife: Hildegarde of Burgundy (daughter of duke Robert I of Burgundy):
1.Agnes (died 1097), married Peter I of Aragon
2.William IX of Aquitaine, his heir

-------------------- Born Guy de Poitiers, second son of Guillaume le Grand and Agnes de Macon, and twin brother of Pierre. When he succeeded his brother he changed his name to Guillaume. He was married thrice and was father of five childen.


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Parents:
 William Poitou (969 - 1030)
 Agnes of Burgundy (____ - 1068)

Spouse:
 Hildegarde de Bourgogne (1050 - 1120)*

Children:
 Guillaume IX de Aquitaine (1071 - 1126)*
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Guillaume VIII (Guy Geoffrey) d'Aquitaine, VIII duc d'Aquitaine et Vl comte de Poitou's Timeline

1023
1023
Aquitaine, France
1044
January 1044
Age 21
1052
1052
Age 29
Of, Aquitaine
1058
November 1058
Age 35
France
1058
Age 35
1058
Age 35
Count of, Poitou, , France
1058
Age 35
Count of, Poitou, , France
1071
October 22, 1071
Age 48
Bordeaux, Aquitania, France
1072
1072
Age 49
1086
September 25, 1086
Age 63
Chizé, Deux-Sevres, Poitou-Charentes, France