Guillaume IX "The Troubador" D' AQUITAINE, Comte de Poitou
- Born: 22 Oct 1071, Aquitaine, France
- Married (1): 1089
- Married (2): 1094, France
- Married (0): After 1116, Late Mistress (No Marriage)
- Died: 10 Feb 1126/7, Poitiers, France
The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records the birth "1071 XI Kal Nov" of "Goffredo duci…Guillelmus filius". "Willelmi filius eius" subscribed the donation by "Willelmus dux Aquitanorum" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [1073/87]. "Goffredus…dux Aquitanorum et Guillelmus filius eius" set entry conditions for monks at Saint-Hilaire de Poitiers by charter dated 1078 or 1079.
He succeeded his father in 1086 as GUILLAUME IX Duke of Aquitaine, GUILLAUME VII Comte de Poitou. Albert of Aix records that "Willelmus comes et princeps Pictaviensium, de sanguine et origine Henrici tertii imperatoris Romanorum" crossed Hungary peacefully with "duce Bawariorum Welfone et…comitssa…Ida de marchia Osterrich", entered the territory of the Bulgars in which "duce Bulgarorum Guz" refused their passage into Adrianople (when "Rodulfus…de Scegonges ortus, cognatus ipsius Willelmi principis" was killed and "Hardewinus…de Sancto Medardo" captured), but that Guillaume captured "ducem Bulgarorum" who was forced to allow the pilgrims to continue, undated but in a passage adjacent to text which records events in 1101. According to Albert of Aix, after the army was dispersed in Asia Minor by the Turks, Duke Guillaume fled to "Longinath juxta Tursolt civitatem", from where he was rescued and brought to Antioch by Tancred's forces. "Aimericus de Ranconia vocatus filius Aimeri qui fuit male peremptus et filius Burgoniæ" donated "mariscum et verniatam quæ sunt sub molendino de Ternant" to the abbey of Ternant Ste-Marie by charter dated 1105, witnessed by "Willelmi ducis, Aldiardis comitissa".
He was a troubadour and composer of lyric poetry.
The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence records the death "1126 IV Id Feb" of "Willelmus dux Aquitanorum" and his burial "Pictavis civitate apud Novum Monasterium". The necrology of the Prieuré de Fontaines records the death "10 Feb" of "Guillermus dux Aquitanorum". 1
Guillaume married Ermengarde D' ANJOU, daughter of Cte Foulques IV "le Réchin" D' ANJOU and Hildegarde "Lancelote" DE BEAUGENCY, in 1089. They were divorced in 1090. (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 Philippa DE TOULOUSE, daughter of Cte Guillaume IV DE TOULOUSE and Emma DE MORTAIGNE, in 1094. The were divorced in 1115. (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, France.)