Person:Guillaume X d'Aquitaine (1)

m. 1094
  1. Guillaume X d'Aquitaine1099 - 1137
  2. Henry of Cluny _____Abt 1099 -
  3. Mathilde d'Aquitaine1100 - 1158
  4. Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of AragonAbt 1100 - Aft 1135
  5. Maud Princess Of AquitaineAbt 1102 -
  6. Raymond _____, Prince of AntiochAbt 1115 - 1149
m. 1121
  1. Aliénor d'Aquitaine, Reine des Francs, Queen of England1122 - 1204
  2. Guillaume d'AquitaineAbt 1123 -
  3. Petronilla _____, of AquitaineAbt 1125 - 1193
m. 1136
Facts and Events
Name[4] Guillaume X d'Aquitaine
Alt Name The Saint' _____
Alt Name William of Valentinois _____
Alt Name Count of Poitou GUILLAUME, X
Alt Name[1] William X Duke of Aquitaine
Alt Name[4] Guillaume VIII de Poitou
Gender Male
Birth[1][3][4] 1099 Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France
Alt Birth? 1099 Vieille-Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France
Alt Birth? 1099 Toulouse-le-Château, Jura, France
Alt Birth? Abt 1099 Valence, Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France
Marriage 1121 Aquitaine, FrancePoitou?
to Aénor de Chatellerault
Alt Marriage 1121 Poitou, Aquitaine, France to Aénor de Chatellerault
Title (nobility)[4] 1126 Duc d'Aquitaine, Comte de Poitiers
Marriage 1136 to Emma de Limoges
Death[3][4] 9 Apr 1137 Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Burial[3] Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Reference Number? Q453121?

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William X (Occitan: Guillém X; 1099 – 9 April 1137), called the Saint, was Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, and Count of Poitou (as William VIII) from 1126 to 1137. He was the son of William IX by his second wife, Philippa of Toulouse.

William was born in Toulouse during the brief period when his parents ruled the capital. His birth is recorded in the Chronicle of Saint-Maixent for the year 1099: ('a son was born to Count William, named William like himself'). Later that same year, much to Philippa's ire, Duke William IX mortgaged Toulouse to Philippa's cousin, Bertrand of Toulouse, and then left on crusade.

Philippa and her infant son William X were left in Poitiers. When Duke William IX returned from his unsuccessful crusade, he took up with Dangerose, the wife of a vassal, and set aside his rightful wife, Philippa. This caused strain between father and son until 1121 when William X married Aenor de Châtellerault, a daughter of his father's mistress Dangerose by her first husband, Aimery.

William had three children with Aenor:

He possibly had one natural son, William. For a long time it was thought that he had another natural son called Joscelin and some biographies still erroneously state this fact, but Joscelin has been shown to be the brother of Adeliza of Louvain. The attribution of Joscelin as a son of William X has been caused by a mistaken reading of the Pipe Rolls pertaining to the reign of Henry II, where "brother of the queen" has been taken as Queen Eleanor, when the queen in question is actually Adeliza of Louvain.

William administered his Aquitaine duchy as both a lover of the arts and a warrior. He became involved in conflicts with Normandy, which he raided in 1136 in alliance with Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou, who claimed it in his wife's name and for France.

Even inside his borders, William faced an alliance of the Lusignans and the Parthenays against him, an issue resolved with total destruction of the enemies. In international politics, William X initially supported antipope Anacletus II in the papal schism of 1130, opposite to Pope Innocent II, against the will of his own bishops. In 1134, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux convinced William to drop his support for Anacletus and join Innocent.

In 1137, William joined the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, but died during the trip. On his deathbed, he expressed his wish to see king Louis VI of France as protector of his fifteen-year-old daughter Eleanor, and to find her a suitable husband. Louis VI naturally accepted this guardianship and married the heiress of Aquitaine to his own son, Louis VII.

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  2.   Guillaume X, 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 GUILLAUME d’Aquitaine, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Biographie en Wikipedia FR, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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    Guillaume X duc d'Aquitaine, Guillaume VIII comte de Poitou1, dit le Toulousain ou le Saint, né en 1099 à Toulouse et mort le 9 avril 1137, est le dernier des comtes de Poitiers de la dynastie des Ramnulfides. Il règne de 1126 à 1137, sous le nom de Guillaume VIII comme comte de Poitiers et sous celui de Guillaume X comme duc d’Aquitaine.
    Il est le fils de Guillaume le Troubadour, auquel il succède, et de Philippa, fille du comte de Toulouse Guillaume IV.