Person:Garsenda, Countess of Forcalquier (1)

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Name[3] Gersende de Sabran
Alt Name Condessa Gersende Sabran
Alt Name Gersinde de Sabran
Gender Female
Birth? 1181 Forcalquier, Basses-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Marriage Jul 1193 Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Franceto Alfonso II , Count of Provence
Death? 1209 Sabran, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Title (nobility)[3] Ctss de Forcalquier


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Garsenda or Garsende (II) de Sabran (c. 1180 – c. 1242) was the Countess of Provence as the wife of Alfonso II from 1193 and the Countess of Forcalquier in her own right from 1209. She brought Forcalquier to the House of Barcelona and united it to Provence. She was also a patron of Occitan literature, especially the troubadours, and herself wrote some lyric poetry and is counted among the trobairitz as Garsenda de Proensa or Proença. She was, in the words of her most recent editors, "one of the most powerful women in Occitan history".

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References
  1.   Garsenda of Forcalquier, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Gersend de Sabran, Comtesse de Forcalquier, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. 3.0 3.1 GERSENDE de Sabran, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.