Person:Guillaume III de Toulouse (1)

Guillaume III "Taillefer" de Toulouse
d.Sep 1037
m. 972
  1. Guillaume III "Taillefer" de ToulouseAbt 975 - 1037
  2. Ponc d'Albini
  • HGuillaume III "Taillefer" de ToulouseAbt 975 - 1037
  • WEmma de ProvenceAbt 975 to 980 - Aft 1063
m. Abt 1019
  1. Ermengarde de Provence973 -
  2. Raymond _____Bet 990 & 995 - Bef 1024
  3. Pons Guillaume de Toulouse991 - 1060
  4. Aialric _____Bet 993 & 996 - Bef 1024
  5. Bertrand _____Bet 997 & 998 - Aft 1040
Facts and Events
Name[3] Guillaume III "Taillefer" de Toulouse
Alt Name William Taillefer
Alt Name Guillaume "Le Libérateur" Comte De Provence
Alt Name Guillaume Count Of Arles And Provence
Alt Name[2] Guillaume III “Taillefer” _____, Comte de Toulouse
Alt Name William III of Toulouse
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] Abt 975 Toulouse Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, FranceHouse of Rouergue
Title (nobility)[3] 978 comte de Toulouse, d’Albi et du Quercy
Marriage Abt 1019 to Emma de Provence
Death[1][3] Sep 1037 Died As A Monk In Avignon, France
Burial[2] ToulouseSaint-Sernin
Reference Number[1] Q1185376?

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William III Taillefer (also spelled Tallefer or Tallifer; – September 1037) was the Count of Toulouse, Albi, and Quercy from 972 or 978 to his death. He was the first of the Toulousain branch of his family to bear the title marchio, which he inherited (c. 975) from Raymond II of Rouergue.

His parentage has been subject to reevaluation. He has traditionally been called son of Raymond III Pons and Garsinda. However, recent research has revealed that William was instead the son of Adelais of Anjou, known to have married a Raymond, "Prince of Gothia". This discovery has required a complete reevaluation of the succession to the County of Toulouse during this period, and no new scholarly consensus has emerged.

He and his vassals were notorious usurpers of church property. He stole from the abbey of Lézat, but gave it back between 1015 and 1025. Pope John XIX ordered him to stop his vassals from taking the lands of Moissac, a problem later remedied by his successor, Pons, who gave Moissac to Cluny.

William became the most powerful prince in western Languedoc and he saw the rise of the House of Capet in France and a corresponding decrease in royal authority recognised in the south. He bore the title of marchio prefatus in pago Tholosano: "prefect margrave in the Toulousain country." His influence extended into the Narbonensis and even Provence, on behalf of his wife. His power did not remain undiminished in his own city of Toulouse, where he was forced by a council of local noblemen and clerics to give up dues imposed on the market there.

William married twice, first to Arsinde, and second to Emma, daughter of Rotbold III of Provence. From her he gained titles and lands to Provence. From Arsinde, he had two sons, Raymond and Hugh, who died young. His eldest son by Emma, Pons, inherited Toulouse and the title of Margrave of Provence. His second son Bertrand became Count of Forcalquier, a Provençal fief. He had an illegitimate daughter who married Otto Raymond of L'Isle-Jourdain.

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    Guillaume III de Toulouse, dit Taillefer, (° v. 975 - † 1037) est un comte de Toulouse, d’Albi et du Quercy de 978 à 1037. Il était fils de Raymond (V), comte de Toulouse, et d’Adélaïde d’Anjou.