Person:Guillaume VIII d'Aquitaine (1)

Guillaume VIII d'Aquitaine
m. Bef Mar 1018
  1. Beatrice d'Aquitaine - Abt 1109
  2. Guillaume VII d'Aquitaine1023 - 1058
  3. Agnes of PoitouAbt 1025 - 1077
  4. Guillaume VIII d'Aquitaine1025 - 1086
m. 1068
  1. Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of Aragon and Navarre1052 - 1097
  2. Guillaume IX "le Troubadour" d'Aquitaine1071 - 1127
  3. Beatrix _____Abt 1080 - 1110
  4. Hugues d'Aquitaine - Aft 1126
  • HGuillaume VIII d'Aquitaine1025 - 1086
  • W.  Matoeda (add)
  1. Agnes _____, Princess of Aquitaine1052 - Abt 1078
Facts and Events
Name[3] Guillaume VIII d'Aquitaine
Baptismal Name Gui d'Aquitaine
Alt Name William VIII "The Eagle" _____, Count of Poitou, Duke of Aquitaine
Alt Name Guy-Geoffroi d'Aquitaine
Alt Name Guillaume VI de Poitiers
Gender Male
Alt Birth[2][3] 1023
Birth[1] 1025 Aquitaine, FranceHouse of Ramnulfids
Alt Birth? 1026
Title (nobility)[3] 1058 Duc d'Aquitaine, Comte de Poitiers
Unknown M6787
Audéarde de Bourgogne
Marriage 1068 Franceto Audéarde de Bourgogne
Divorce May 1068 from Matoeda (add)
Alt Marriage 1069 Franceto Audéarde de Bourgogne
Marriage to Audiard Capet
Death[1][3] 25 Sep 1086 Poitiers, Vienne, FranceChateau de Chizé
Alt Death[2] 25 Sep 1086 Niort, Deux-Sèvres, France
Burial[2] Poitiers, Vienne, Franceéglise abbatiale de Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste de Montierneuf
Reference Number? Q462896?

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William VIII ( – 25 September 1086), born Guy-Geoffrey (Gui-Geoffroi), was duke of Gascony (1052–1086), and then duke of Aquitaine and count of Poitiers (as William VI) between 1058 and 1086, succeeding his brother William VII (Pierre-Guillaume).

Guy-Geoffroy was the youngest son of William V of Aquitaine by his third wife Agnes of Burgundy. He was the brother-in-law of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor who had married his sister, Agnes de Poitou.

He became Duke of Gascony in 1052 during his older brother William VII's rule. Gascony had come to Aquitanian rule through William V's marriage to Prisca (a.k.a. Brisce) of Gascony, the sister of Duke Sans VI Guilhem of Gascony.

William VIII was one of the leaders of the allied army called to help Ramiro I of Aragon in the Siege of Barbastro (1064). This expedition was the first campaign organized by the papacy, namely Pope Alexander II, against a Muslim occupied city in the Emirate of Zaragoza, and the precursor of the later Crusades movement. Aragon and its allies conquered the city, killed its inhabitants and collected an important booty.

However, Aragon lost the city again in the following years. During William VIII's rule, the alliance with the southern kingdoms of modern Spain was a political priority as shown by the marriage of all his daughters to Iberian kings.

He married three times and had at least five children. After he divorced his first two wives, the first due to infertility, he married a third time to a much younger woman who was also his cousin Robert I of Burgundy's daughter. This marriage produced a son, but William VIII had to visit Rome in the early 1070s to persuade the pope to recognize his children from his third marriage as legitimate.

  1. Agnes (1052–1078), married Alfonso VI of Castile
  1. Agnes (died 1097), married Peter I of Aragon
  2. William IX of Aquitaine, his heir
  3. Beatrice? married firstly to Alfonso VI of Leon and Castile and secondly to Elias I, Count of Maine.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 GUY d'Aquitaine, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Biographie en Wikipedia FR, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    [[1]], trouvée 2016.

    Guillaume VIII d'Aquitaine, est né en 1023 et mort le 25 septembre 1086 au château de Chizé1. Baptisé Gui, il est appelé Guy-Geoffroi d'après son beau-père Geoffroi Martel.
    Fils de Guillaume V de Poitiers et d'Agnès de Bourgogne, il est comte de Poitiers de 1058 à 1086 sous le nom de Guillaume VI, et duc d'Aquitaine sous le nom de Guillaume VIII durant la même période. Il succède à son frère Guillaume Aigret. Il prend le nom de Guillaume après sa prise de possession du Poitou.