|Guillaume II DE NEVERS Count of Tonnerre
(Abt 1050-After 1090)
Guillaume II DE NEVERS Count of Tonnerre
- Born: Abt 1050, Nevers, Nièvre, Bourgogne, France
- Died: After 1090, Tonnerre, Yonne, Bourgogne, France
The Origine et Historia Brevi Nivernensium Comitum names "Guillelmum et Renaldum" as the two sons of "Guillelmus…I", stating that Guillaume obtained "curam Tornodori". Although the wording of this passage suggests that Guillaume was the older son, the charter dated 4 Mar 1063 subscribed by "filii mei Raginaldi, Wilelmi, Rotberti" after "Wilelmus comes" is more likely to show the correct order of birth of the brothers. He and his brothers are named in their father's 1083 charter.
Comte de Tonnerre . The Annales Nivernenses record a conflict in 1099 between "Willelmum comitem iuvenem" and "Aymonem de Borbono", specifying that the latter fled, that many of his knights were killed "in Aligero fluvio", and that Guillaume returned victorious with many captives "4 Non Iun". A charter dated to [1089/96] recalls a donation to the abbey of Molesme by "Willelmus comes Tornodorensis" in praise of "patre suo Wilelmo Nevernensis comite…fratris eius Raynaldi et matris eius"
Guillaume married Mahaut.