Guillaume (Gui Geoffroi) VII "The Troubador" D' AQUITAINE Duke of Aquitane
- Born: 22 Oct 1071, Aquitaine, France
- Married (1): 1089
- Married (2): 1094, France
- Married (3): After 1116, Late Mistress (No Marriage)
- Died: 10 Feb 1126-1127, Poitiers, France
- Buried: Montierneuf, , France
of the House of MEROVING
Assisted Philip I of France against William the Conqueror. He erected thePalace of Poictou, and, after confering large donations on the Church, died.The dates and name are unclear. Some label him as William VII.
Crusader in 1101
Singer and Poet
HISTWILLIAM HAD THE REPUTATION OF BEING AN OUTSTANDING TROUBADOR, AND IS SAID TO HAVE SHOCKED SOME WITH HIS RISQUE SONGS ABOUT LOVE.
HISTWILLIAM HEADED AN ARMY THAT INCLUDED HUGH OF VERMANDOIS TO RESCUE BOHEMOND I FROM THE DUNGEONS OF THE TURKINSH CASTLE AT NISKAR. THEY RAN OUT OF SUPPLIES IN THE WASTES OF ASIA MINOR AND FELL PREY TO MOUNTED TURKISH ARCHERS. HUGH WAS KILLED,BUT SOME SURVIVORS MADE IT JERUSALEM. THEY WOULD FULFILL THEIR VOWS AND DEFEND PALESTINE FROMTHE EGYPTIANS. IT WAS DURING THIS CONFLICT THAT STEPEN OF BLOIS WAS KILLED.
Guillaume married Ermengarde D' ANJOU, daughter of Foulques IV "le Réchin" D' ANJOU Count of Anjou (1068-1109) and Hildegarde "Lancelote" DE BEAUGENCY, in 1089. (Ermengarde D' ANJOU was born in 1072 in Anjou/Pays-de-la-Loire, France and died on 1 Jun 1147 in Jerusalem, Palestine.)
Guillaume also married Maud Philippa DE TOULOUSE, daughter of Cte Guillaume IV DE TOULOUSE and Emma DE MORTAIGNE, in 1094 in France. (Maud Philippa DE TOULOUSE was born in 1073 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France and died on 28 Nov 1117 in Fontevraud-L'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, FRA.)
Guillaume also married Dangereuse (Amalberge, Maubergeonne) DE L' ISLE BOUCHARD, daughter of Barthélémi I DE BUEIL seigneur de L’Isle-Bouchard and Gerberge DE BLAISON, after 1116 in Late Mistress (No Marriage). (Dangereuse (Amalberge, Maubergeonne) DE L' ISLE BOUCHARD was born in 1079 in Isle Bouchard, France and died after 1119 in Poitiers, , France.)