Agnès DE POITOU
- Born: Abt 1025, Aquitaine, France
- Married: 21 Nov 1043, Ingelheim, Rheinhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt
- Died: 14 Dec 1077, Rome, Italy
Compiler's 28 x great-grandmother
Herimannus names her "Agnetam, Willehelmi Pictaviensis filiam" when recording her marriage. The Chronicæ Sancti Albini records the marriage "1043 XII Kal Nov…apud Vesbrianim" of "Henricus imperator…filiam Willelmi comitis Pictavorum et Agnetis".
She was crowned empress with her husband at Rome 25 Dec 1046. She was regent during the minority of her son from 1056. Her husband's old adviser, Gerhard von Eichstätt by then Pope Victor II, who was in Germany when her husband died, remained in Germany until spring 1057 as the chief adviser of Agnès and ensured a smooth transition of power. She also installed herself as AGNES Duchess of Bavaria in 1056, until 1061 when she appointed Otto von Northeim as duke. In 1062, Anno II Archbishop of Köln kidnapped her son King Heinrich IV and took him from Kaiserswerth to Köln. Agnès resigned as regent and went to Rome. Agnès resigned as regent and went to Rome, although the exact relationship between Agnes and Empress Kunigund (widow of Emperor Heinrich II) has not been traced.
The necrology of Regensburg St Emmeran records the death "XIX Kal Jan" of "Agnes imperatrix". The necrology of Speyer records the death "XIX Kal Jan" of "Agnes imperatrix". 1
Agnès married Heinrich III VON SACHSEN, King of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor, son of Konrad II VON FRANCONIA, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Germany, and Gisele VON SCHWABEN, Duchess of Swabia, on 21 Nov 1043 in Ingelheim, Rheinhessen, Hesse-Darmstadt. (Heinrich III VON SACHSEN was born on 28 Oct 1017 in Bodfeld, Hartz, Germany and died on 5 Oct 1056 in Burg Bodfeld im Harz, Germany.)