Guillaume VI "le Vieux", comte d'Auvergne

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Guillaume VI d'Auvergne, comte d'Auvergne

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Auvergne, France
Death: 1136 (63-71)
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Son of Robert Ii, comte d'Auvergne and Judith de Melgueil
Husband of Emma de Hauteville
Father of Robert III, comte d'Auvergne and Guillaume VIII "l'Ancien", comte d'Auvergne
Brother of Marie d'Auvergne and Judith d'Auvergne

Occupation: Comte d'Auvergne et de Velay
Managed by: David John Bilodeau
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About Guillaume VI "le Vieux", comte d'Auvergne

William VI, (born about 1069, died in 1136), Count of Auvergne after 1095.

He is the son of Robert II , Count of Auvergne and Gevaudan, and his second wife, Judith of Melgueil.

The year 1102, he took the Holy Land the elite of the nobility of his province: the Baron de la Tour, Jean Murat, Arnaud Apchon, etc.. They joined Raymond of St. Gilles and took with him the siege of Tripoli.

His weapons, "gold gonfanon gules fringed vert", remained those of the Auvergne.

Back in Auvergne, he fortified it Montferrand in order to have a stronghold against Aimeri, bishop of Clermont. The repeated violence which he exercised in 1122 against the clergy Clermont decided it to appeal to King Louis VI the Fat, who gathered an army "to avenge the insult to the Auvergne church," says Suger . The royal army ravaged the Limagne, took Pont-du-Chateau and invests Clermont, forcing William to make what he had taken. Four years later, the quarrel with the bishop resumed, Louis VI besieged Montferrand, but the army of the Duke of Aquitaine, William IX , lord William of Auvergne, went to his rescue. Things fell out in respect of feudal law, the Duke by allegiance to the king, his suzerain, to the lands of his vassal the Count.

VI William married Emma, ​​daughter of Roger I of Sicily and Judith of Evreux. He is the father of Robert III and William, who became both counts of Auvergne, the second having spoiled his nephew's estate first.

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Auvergne, France
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