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Louis Prince of Aquitaine

German: Ludwig Prince of Aquitaine
Also Known As: "Ludwig graf im Thurgau", "Louis d'Aquitaine"
Death: after 928
Immediate Family:

Son of Rudolph I, king of Upper Burgundy and Willa, Queen of Upper Burgundy
Brother of Willa of Burgundy; Adélaïs of Burgundy; Waldrada of Burgundy; Rudolph II, king of Upper Burgundy & Italy; N.N. Duc de Bourgogne and 2 others
Half brother of Renaud Roucy- Reims, van

Occupation: Comte, de Thurgovie, 928
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About Louis II, king of Provence

Louis, married to a daughter of Edward 'the Elder' - see below.

Not successfully identified (Ref: Britain's Royal Families; The Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, ISBN 978-0-7126-4286-6)


LUDWIG (-after 929). He is named "Ludowico nepote [meo]" in the grant of "Adeleydis comitissa" to Cluny dated 14 Jun 929[117]. Graf im Thurgau 928.

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If it is correct that Ludwig married one of the daughters of Edward King of Wessex, she could not have been the mother of his supposed daughter Willa.]

[m [secondly] EADGIFU, daughter of EDWARD I King of Wessex & his third wife Eadgifu ([921/23]-).

This marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[118] but seems chronologically if King Rudolf's children were born between 880 and 900.

According to William of Malmesbury, Eadgifu married "Louis Prince of Aquitaine"[119], who has not been identified.

Another possibility is that Ludwig Graf im Thurgau was the "Duke near the Alps" who, according to William of Malmesbury[120], married ÆLFGIFU, daughter of Edward King King of Wessex & his second wife Ælfleda.]

Louis & his wife had [two] children:

a) HEINRICH . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 943/63. Comte de Vaud.

b) [WILLA ([905/07]-after [967/86]). The Vita of archbishop Thibaut names "coniugem…Burgundionis regis nepotem…Wiltermam" as wife of Hugues and mother of the archbishop[121]. Her name indicates that, assuming that this source correctly records her relationship to the kings of Burgundy, she was almost certainly a descendant of King Rudolf I and his wife of the same name. If this is correct, "neptis" could be interpreted either as granddaughter (in relation to King Rudolf I) or as niece (in relation to King Rudolf II). Chronologically this is also consistent with Willa´s estimated birth date range, which is based on the birth of her two children before 927 and her husband's own estimated birth date range. In either case, she must have been the daughter of Ludwig of Burgundy or of one of his sisters. Both of Ludwig's known or supposed sisters are excluded as they are each already recorded as having a daughter named Willa, neither of whom could have been the husband of Hugues de Troyes. It is of course possible that Willa, wife of Hugues, was the daughter of another sister who is unrecorded elsewhere. "Hugo comes et coniux mea Wila necnon et filius Boso" donated property to Montiéramey by charter dated Apr [927], signed by "Hugonis comitis…Wilæ uxoris eius, Bosonis filii eius, Warnerii ipsorum filii…"[122]. Willa and her sons Thibaut and Hubert are named in a charter dated to [967/86][123].

m (before 927) HUGUES de Troyes, son of [WARNARIUS [Garnier] Vicomte de Sens & his wife Teutberga d'Arles] ([900/05]-before 948).]

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