Willa
(-Bef 924)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rudolph I DE HAUTE-BOURGOGNE, King of Upper Burgundy

2. Hugues D' ARLES King Ugo of Italy

Willa

  • Married (1): Between 880 and 885
  • Married (2): 912
  • Died: Before 924

  General Notes:

Compiler's 33/34 x great-grandmother

  Research Notes:

She is named "Willa regina" in the grant to Cluny by "Adeleydis comitissa soror Rodulfi" dated 14 Jun 929. Her marriage date is estimated from King Rudolf being recorded as having children in 888... Her origin is unknown. Chaume and Hlawitschka suggest that she was Willa, daughter of Boson King [of Provence], the former considering that she was the daughter of King Boson's second marriage while the latter prefers his first wife as her mother. Settipani considers that, if Willa was the daughter of King Boson, it is likely that she was the daughter of his first marriage because of the existence of King Rudolf´s children in 888, although ... this argument is of little use if Willa was not their mother. Willa's suggested Burgundian origin appears based mainly on the fact that Conrad I King of Burgundy called Charles-Constantin Comte de Vienne "consanguineus noster" in two charters dated 28 Mar 943 and 18 May 943, the relationship being explained if Willa's suggested Burgundian origin was correct. However, such a relationship would also be confirmed if the Comte de Vienne was the son of King Louis [de Provence] by Adelais, whose Burgundian origin is suspected but not certain..., rather than the Byzantine princess about whose marriage with King Louis there is much uncertainty... A completely different possibility is that Willa was King Rudolf's second wife (which Chaume assumes), the king's children having been born from an unrecorded earlier marriage. This would be more consistent with Willa's second marriage in 912, when her second husband would have been about 30 years old, while Willa would have been over 50 if her first children had been born in the early 880s. In conclusion, there is too much uncertainty to speculate sensibly on Willa´s origin. 1

  Marriage Information:

Willa married Rudolph I DE HAUTE-BOURGOGNE, King of Upper Burgundy, son of Cte Conrad II D' AUXERRE, Marquis of Transjurania, and Waldrada, between 880 and 885. (Rudolph I DE HAUTE-BOURGOGNE was born about 870 in Bourgogne, France and died on 25 Oct 911.)

  Marriage Information:

Willa also married Hugues D' ARLES, King Ugo of Italy, son of Cte Thibaut I D' ARLES and Berta VON LOTHRINGEN, in 912. (Hugues D' ARLES was born about 880 in Arles, Bouches-Du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur, France and died on 10 Apr 947 in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy.)

Sources


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Rudolf.


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