of Aquitaine Family Genealogy
of Aquitaine Family Genealogy

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1. Duke Guillaume III (I) "Towhead" of Aquitaine - was born about 0915, lived in Potiers, Vienna, France and died on 3 Apr 0963 . He was the son of Ebles II de Poitiers and Princess Elgiva of England.
Duke Guillaume married Adaele de Normandie in 0933. Adaele was born about 0917, lived in Normandie, Neustria. She was the daughter of Count Rollo "The Dane" Rognvaldsson and Duchess Poppa de Normandie. She died after 14 Oct 0962 .
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i.  Princess Adelaide de Poitou was born about 0952, lived in Saxony, Germany and died in 1004 .
Princess Adelaide married King Hugh Capet in 0968. King Hugh was born about 0939, lived in Paris, France. He was the son of Duke Hugh "The Great" of France and Princess Hedwige of Saxony. He died on 24 Oct 0996 in Paris, France and was buried in St. Denis, France .
See of France family for children.
ii.  Guillaume IV Aquitaine was born about 0949, lived in Aquitaine, France and died on 3 Feb 0995 in France . See #2. below.
----- Second Generation -----
2. Guillaume IV Aquitaine - also known as: Fier-aa-bras - was born about 0949, lived in Aquitaine, France and died on 3 Feb 0995 in France . He was the son of Duke Guillaume III (I) "Towhead" of Aquitaine and Adaele de Normandie.
Guillaume married Countess Emma of Champagne before 0969. Countess Emma was born about 0954, lived in Blois, France. She was the daughter of Count Theobald I "le Tricheur" de Blois and Duchess Ledgarde de Vermandois. She died after 27 Dec 1003 .
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i.  Duke Guillaume V (III) "The Grand" of Aquitaine was born in 0975, lived in Poitiers, Aquitaine, France and died on 31 Jan 1030 in France . See #3. below.
----- Third Generation -----
3. Duke Guillaume V (III) "The Grand" of Aquitaine - was born in 0975, lived in Poitiers, Aquitaine, France and died on 31 Jan 1030 in France . He was the son of Guillaume IV Aquitaine and Countess Emma of Champagne.
Duke Guillaume married Countess Agnaes de Bourgogne before Mar 1018. Countess Agnaes was born in 0987, lived in Bourgogne, France. She was the daughter of Count Otto Guillaume de Bourgogne and Countess Ermentrude of Rheims. She died on 10 Nov 1068 .
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i.  Duke Guillaume VIII of Aquitaine was born about 1026 in Aquitaine, France and died on 25 Sep 1086 in Chateau De Chizay, Poitou, Aquitaine, France . See #4. below.
ii.  Princess Agnaes of Aquitaine was born about 1020 in Aquitaine and died on 14 Dec 1077 .
Princess Agnaes married Emperor Heinrich III "the black" of Roman Empire on 21 Nov 1043. Emperor Heinrich was born on 28 Oct 1017, lived in Schwaben, Bavaria. He was the son of Emperor Konrad II of Roman Empire and Duchess Gisele of Swabia. He died on 5 Oct 1056 .
See of Roman Empire family for children.
----- Fourth Generation -----
4. Duke Guillaume VIII of Aquitaine - also known as: Guy Geoffroy - was born about 1026 in Aquitaine, France and died on 25 Sep 1086 in Chateau De Chizay, Poitou, Aquitaine, France . He was the son of Duke Guillaume V (III) "The Grand" of Aquitaine and Countess Agnaes de Bourgogne.
Duke Guillaume married Princess Hildegarde of France in 1068 in France. Princess Hildegarde was born about 1049, lived in Bourgogne, France. She was the daughter of Prince Robert of France and Countess Ermengarde of Anjou. She died after 1104 .
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i.  Duke Guillaume IX of Aquitaine was born on 22 Oct 1071 in Aquitaine, France and died on 10 Feb 1126/1127 in France . See #5. below.
----- Fifth Generation -----
5. Duke Guillaume IX of Aquitaine - was born on 22 Oct 1071 in Aquitaine, France and died on 10 Feb 1126/1127 in France . He was the son of Duke Guillaume VIII of Aquitaine and Princess Hildegarde of France.
Duke Guillaume married Countess Philippa of Toulouse in 1094 in France. Countess Philippa was born about 1073 in Toulouse, France. She was the daughter of Count Guillaume IV of Toulouse and Countess Mathilde of Toulouse. She died on 28 Nov 1117 .
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i.  Duke Guillaume X of Aquitaine was born in 1099 in Aquitaine and died on 19 Apr 1137 in France . See #6. below.
ii.  Princess Agnaes of Aquitane was born about 1100 in Aquitaine. See #7. below.
----- Sixth Generation -----
6. Duke Guillaume X of Aquitaine - was born in 1099 in Aquitaine and died on 19 Apr 1137 in France . He was the son of Duke Guillaume IX of Aquitaine and Countess Philippa of Toulouse.
Duke Guillaume married Eleanor de Chatellerault in 1121 while living in France. Eleanor was born about 1103 in Chatellerault, Poitou, Aquitaine. She was the daughter of Viscount Aimeri I of Chatellerault and Maubergeonne de L'Ilse Bouchard. She died after Mar 1130 .
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i.  Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine was born in 1123 in Chateau De Belin, Bordeaux, Aquitaine and died on 31 Mar 1204 in Poitiers, Poitou, Aquitaine .
Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine
1123-1204


from "Queens of England" - 1894 - provided by Cindy Jackola.
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Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine enters Constantinople, 1147 A.D.

Eleanor of Aquitaine enters Constantinople, 1147 A.D.


Illustration from Women Warlords, Tim Newark, Blandford Press, UK, 1989.
Image of Effigies of Henry II on right and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Effigies of Henry II on right and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.


and their son, Richard I, on left, at Fontevrault Abbey in France.
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7. Princess Agnaes of Aquitane - also known as: Maud - was born about 1100 in Aquitaine. She is the daughter of Duke Guillaume IX of Aquitaine and Countess Philippa of Toulouse.
Princess Agnaes married King Ramiro II "the Monk" of Aragon in 1134 in Spain. King Ramiro was born about 1095 in Aragon, Spain. He was the son of King Sancho V of Aragon and Queen Felicitas of Aragon. He died on 16 Aug 1147 .
Children:
i.  Petronilla I of Aragon was born about 1136, lived in Huesca, Huesca, Spain and died on 13/17 Oct 1173 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain .
Petronilla married Prince Rambon Berenguer of Aragon in 1151 while living in Huesca, Huesca, Spain. Prince Rambon was born in 1113, lived in Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. He was the son of Marquis Raimund Berenger III (IV) of Barcelona and Dulce Aldonza Milhaud. He died on 6 Aug 1162 in Borgo San Dalmazzo, Cuneo, Italy .
See of Urgel & Barcelona family for children.
----- Seventh Generation -----
8. Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine - was born in 1123 in Chateau De Belin, Bordeaux, Aquitaine and died on 31 Mar 1204 in Poitiers, Poitou, Aquitaine . She was the daughter of Duke Guillaume X of Aquitaine and Eleanor de Chatellerault.
Queen Eleanor married King Henry II "Curtmantle" Plantagenet on 18 May 1152 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France. King Henry was born on 5 Mar 1132 in Sarthe, France. He was the son of Count Geoffrey V "le Bon" - "The Handsome" Plantagenet. He died on 3 Jul 1189 in Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, France and was buried on 19 Dec 1154 in Westminster Abbey, London, England.

King Henry - was King of England from 1154 to 1189. He succeeded Stephan after invading England in 1153 to promote his claim after Stephen elbowed Henry's mother. Matilda, from the throne.
 
In 1164 Henry became involved in a quarrel with Thomas a Becket whom he had appointed archbishop of canterbury. The controversy ended in 1160 with Becket's murder by four of Henry's knights.
 
From the beginning of his reign, Henry was involved in conflict with Louis Vii, King of France, and later with Louis's successor Philip Ii, over the French provinces that Henry claimed. A succession of rebellions against Henry, headed by his sons and furthered by Philip II and by Eleanor of Aquitane began in 1173 and continued until his death in 1189.
 
During his mother's conflict with Stephen for the English throne he was brought to England. Stephen eventually recognized his claim, and Henry became king of England in 1154 after Stephen's death.
 
Henry II held England and Normandy by his mother's right. From his father he inherited, as French fiefs, the important counties of Anjou, Maine, and Touraine. By his marriage with Eleanor of Aquitaine, whose marriage with the French king Louis VII had been annulled, he acquired Poitou, Guyenne, and Gascony, so that he held most of the British Isles and about half of France.
 
Henry II reestablished law and order after the anarchy of Stephen's reign. He improved the military service by permitting the barons to pay "shield money," or scutage, in place of serving in the army. With this he hired soldiers who would fight whenever and wherever he wished--an important means of maintaining control over the powerful nobles of the land.
 
His greatest work was the reform of the law courts. He brought the Curia Regis (King's Court) into every part of England by sending learned judges on circuit through the land to administer the "king's justice." Thus gradually one system of law took the place of the many local customs that had been in use. He also established the grand jury. Now accusations could be brought by a body of representatives of the community against evildoers who were so powerful that no single individual dared accuse them.
 
The petit jury, also called petty or trial jury, substituted the weighing of evidence and testimony by sworn men for the old superstitious trial by combat or by ordeal. Henry even attempted to bring churchmen who committed crimes under the jurisdiction of the king's courts, but the scandal caused by the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in the course of this quarrel forced him to give up this reform.
 
Henry's last years were embittered by the rebellion of his sons, aided by Philip Augustus of France and by their mother, the unscrupulous Eleanor. The king--old, sick, and discouraged--had to consent to the terms demanded of him. When he saw the name of John, his favorite son, among those of his enemies, he exclaimed, "Now let all things go as they will; I care no more for myself, nor for the world."
 
Two days later he died, muttering, "Shame, shame on a conquered king." He was succeeded by his son Richard I, called Richard the Lion-Hearted. After Richard's death, in 1199, John came to the throne.
 
In 1151, Henry burned the town of Nottingham and Nottingham Castle. William Peveril, constable and grandson of the original builder, fled from the Castle to his monastery at Lenton disguised as a monk before going abroad.
 
Henry Ii provided the wherewithal to repair the town and fortify the Castle more in keeping with a royal residence. Several new buildings were constructed including the 'King's bed chamber', a 'house for the King's falcons', and a great hall with aisles in the centre of the Middle Bailey which would hold parliaments and entertainments. At times Henry II held his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine in confinement at Nottingham Castle amongst other castles
  Then Queen Eleanor married King Louis VII of France. King Louis was born in 1119/1120 in Reims, Champagne, France. He was the son of King Louis VI "Louis the Fat" of France and Countess Alix of Savoie. He died on 18 Sep 1180 in Paris, Isle De France, France .

King Louis - Louis VII (born 1120, ruled 1137-80) was the eldest son of Louis VI. Shortly before his death, Louis VI arranged for his son's marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine. By this marriage southwest France was added to the domains of the new French king. Unfortunately Louis, who was very religious and prone to be jealous, soon discovered that his beautiful queen was a capricious flirt. In 1147 Louis departed for the Holy Land on the Second Crusade, taking his queen with him. This Crusade was a miserable failure. After they returned, Louis had his marriage annulled in 1152. Eleanor at once sent an embassy to Henry, count of Anjou and duke of Normandy, proposing marriage. Henry was overjoyed because the alliance transferred to him the great duchy of Guienne. Two years later Henry and Eleanor were crowned king and queen of England. France thus lost a rich territory to England, its greatest rival.

Queen Eleanor - In an age known largely for the exploits of kings, princes, dukes, and their warriors, Eleanor of Aquitaine stood out as one of the most remarkable of women. She was the wife and mother of kings and a dominant political force in the Europe of her time.
 
When her fagther died in 1137 she inherited his domain, which was larger than that ruled by the king of France. The same year she married the heir to the French throne, who became King Louis Vii a month afterward. During their 15-year marriage, she exerted considerable influence upon the running of the country and even accompanied him on the Second Crusade from 1147 to 1149. His jealousy led to separation, and the marriage was annulled; but she regained possession of Aquitaine.
 
In 1152 she married Henry Plantagenet, who became Henry Ii of England two years later. Together they had eight children, among whom were Richard I the Lion-Hearted and John, both of whom later became kings of England. This union brought together England, Aquitaine, Anjou, and Normandy under one rule. Two centuries later England's various French possessions became an underlying cause of the Hundred Years' War.
 
After the revolt of her sons against Henry Ii, Eleanor was kept in semi-confinement from 1174 to 1189, when Henry died. She then became active in affairs of state under her son Richard I and, after his death without an heir in 1199, under John. She worked for peace between France and England and helped preserve John's French domains. Eleanor died on April 1, 1204, in the monastery at Fontevrault in Anjou. (Sources: - 1)
Children with King Henry II "Curtmantle" Plantagenet
See Plantagenet family for children.
Children with King Louis VII of France
See of France family for children.
Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine
1123-1204


from "Queens of England" - 1894 - provided by Cindy Jackola.
(Click here to view full size image.)
Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine enters Constantinople, 1147 A.D.

Eleanor of Aquitaine enters Constantinople, 1147 A.D.


Illustration from Women Warlords, Tim Newark, Blandford Press, UK, 1989.
Image of Effigies of Henry II on right and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Effigies of Henry II on right and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine.


and their son, Richard I, on left, at Fontevrault Abbey in France.
(Click here to view full size image.)






Sources:
1 The Queens of England and Their Times Francis Lancelott, Esq. c. 1894 New York, D. Appleton and Company (view detail...)

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