Person:Guillaume IV d'Aquitaine (1)

Guillaume IV "Fièrebrace" d'Aquitaine
m. 935
  1. Guillaume IV "Fièrebrace" d'AquitaineAbt 937 - 994
  2. Adélaïde d'AquitaineAbt 945 - 1004
  • HGuillaume IV "Fièrebrace" d'AquitaineAbt 937 - 994
  • WEmma de BloisAbt 953 - Aft 1004
m. Bef 969
  1. Guillaume V "le Grand" d'Aquitaine975 - 1030
  2. Ebles d'Aquitaine - Aft 997
Facts and Events
Name[4] Guillaume IV "Fièrebrace" d'Aquitaine
Alt Name William IV "Fierebras" _____, Duke of Aquitaine
Alt Name Guillaume IV de Poitiers
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 937 Poitiers, Vienne, FranceHouse of Ramnulfids
Alt Birth? 937 Aquitaine, France
Alt Birth? 937 Sachsen, Germany
Marriage Bef 969 to Emma de Blois
Death[1] 3 Feb 994 Saint-Maixent-L'École, Deux-Sèvres, France
Burial[3] Abbaye de Saint-Maixent
Reference Number? Q708547?
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William IV (937 – 3 February 994), called Fierebras or Fierebrace (meaning "Proud Arm", from the French Fier-à-bras or Fièrebrace, in turn from the Latin Ferox brachium), was the Duke of Aquitaine and Count of Poitou from 963 to his retirement in 990.

William's father, William III, abdicated to the abbey of Saint-Cyprien in Poitiers and left the government to Fierebras. His mother was Gerloc, the daughter of Duke Rollo of Normandy. His sister was Adelaide, wife of Hugh Capet, the king against whom William later battled for his duchy. His early reign was characterised by many wars. He fought frequently against the counts of Anjou, the first time against Geoffrey Greymantle, who had taken Loudun.

In 988, he went to war with the newly elected king of France, Hugh Capet, whom he refused to recognise. Capet had been granted Aquitaine by King Lothair before the latter had been reconciled to William's father. Capet renewed his claim on the great duchy and invaded it that year. A royal army was defeated on the plain of the Loire Valley. William sheltered the young Louis, the son of Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine, the last legitimate Carolingian heir. He opened the palace of Poitiers to him and treated him as royalty, regarding him as the true heir to the French throne.

In 968, he married Emma or Emmeline, daughter of Theobald I of Blois and Luitgarde of Vermandois. Their marriage was stormy, in part because of William's indulgence in the pursuit of women and, as a hunting aficionado, wild animals. She banished his paramours, they separated twice for long periods, and finally he retired to a monastery, as his father had done, leaving Emma to rule Aquitaine in the name of their son William until 1004. Their second son, Ebles, died sometime after 997.

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  2.   Guillaume IV, Duc d'Aquitaine, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. GUILLAUME de Poitou, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. Biographie en Wikipedia FR, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    [[1]], trouvée 2015.

    Guillaume Fièrebrace (935 - 995) fut comte de Poitiers de 963 à 995 sous le nom de Guillaume II et duc d'Aquitaine sous celui de Guillaume IV durant la même période. Il succède à son père Guillaume III de Poitiers.
    Père Guillaume III de Poitiers
    Mère Adèle de Normandie