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Agnes, de Mâcon

Female 995 - 1068  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Agnes  
    Suffix de Mâcon 
    Born Between 990 and 995 
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Nov 1068 
    Notes 
    • “AGNES de Mâcon ([990/95]-Saintes 10 Nov 1068, bur Poitiers, Priory of Saint-Nicolas). Agnes is named as daughter of "Ermentrudis" in the Continuator of Flodoard, which specifies that she was mother of "Wido". Her birth date range is estimated on the basis of the estimated birth date range of her mother. Rodulfus Glaber states that "Willemus…Pictauensis" married one of the daughters of "Willemus, Henrici ducis priuignus, Adalberti Longobardorum ducis filius" & his wife. "Agnes comitissa filia Ottonis cognomento Willelmi comitis Matiscensis, uxor…Wilelmi ducis Aquitanorum" donated property to Cluny by charter dated [1020]. The Chronico Sancti Michaelis records that "Gaufredus Martellus Andegavensis comes" married "Agnetem comitissam Pictavensem" incestuously in 1032. The Chronicæ Sancti Albini records the marriage "1032 Kal Jan" of "Gaufridus comes, Agnetem comitissam incesto", indirectly indicating her origin in a later passage which records the marriage "104043 XII Nov" of "Hainricus imperator [et] filiam Agnetis comitissæ". Her origin is clarified by the Chronicæ Sancti Albini which records the marriage "1043 XII Kal Nov…apud Vesbrianim" of "Henricus imperator…filiam Willelmi comitis Pictavorum et Agnetis". Geoffroy Comte d'Anjou & his wife founded the abbey of La Trinité de Vendôme by charter dated 31 May 1040, signed by "Goffridi comitis Andegavorum, Agnetis conjugis suæ…". A powerful personality, she succeeded in defeating her steppson Duke Eudes and installing her own son as Duke of Aquitaine, Comte de Poitou. Regent of Aquitaine for her son 1039-1044. She arranged her daughter's marriage with Emperor Heinrich III in 1043 and lived at the imperial court after this timeme. "Goffredus…comes atque Agnes…uxor" donated property to the monks of La Trinité, Vendôme by charter dated 6 Jan 1049 subscribed by "Willelmi ducis Aquitanorum, Goffredi pueri fratris illius". "Gaufredus Andegavorum comes…uxor mea Agnes" made a donation to the priory of Saint-Nicholas de Poitiers by undated charter which also names "eius [Agnetis] filii comites…Pictavenses". A charter dated to [1060/67] recites a prior donation to Saint-Aubin d'Angers by "Hildegardis comitissa", wwho retained a life interest in the property which, after the death of the donor, was sold in turn to "Agneti comitissa" (recording her divorce from "comitum Gaufridum"), "comitem Gaufridum…Gaufridi nepotem" and finally "fratre eius Fulconi" whho restored it to the abbey. After her separation from her second husband, in 1047 she founded the abbey of Notre-Dame de Saintes, where she became a nun in 1068. "Agnes" founded the abbey of Saint-Nicolas at Poitou with the consent of "ambobus filiis Guillelmi et Gauffrido" by charter dated [1050]. "Aquitanorum…dux Gaufridus" confirms in his charter dated [1058/68] that "mea mater Agnes…frater meus Guillelmus" were both buried in the priory of Saint-Nicolas de Poitiers. The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "IV Id Nov" of "Agnes comitissa". m firstly (1019) as his third wife, GUILLAUME III "le Grand" Comte de Poitou, GUILLAUME V Duke of Aquitaine, son of GUILLAUME IV "Fier-à-Bras" Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLLAUME II Comte de Poitou] & his wife Emma de Blois ([969]-Abbaye de Maillezais 31 Jan 1030). m secondly (1 Jan 1032, divorced [1049/52]) as his first wife, GEOFFROY d'Anjou, son of FOULQUES III "Nerra" Comte d'Anjou & his second wife Hildegarde [de Metz] (14 Oct 1006-9 Sep 1067). He succeeded his father in 1040 as GEOFFROY II "Martel" Comte d'Anjou.”««s87»» [1]
    Person ID I13223  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2019 

    Father Otto-William or Othon-Guillaume, Comte de Mâcon and Duke of Burgundy,   b. Between 960 and 962,   d. 21 Sep 1026  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Ermentrude 
    Family ID F4555  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Geoffrey II or Geoffroy II “Martel”, of Anjou,   b. Between 1006 and 1009,   d. Between 1060 and 1067  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F4560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Guillaume V “le Grand”, Duke of Aquitaine and Count of Poitou,   b. 969,   d. 31 Jan 1030  (Age 61 years) 
    Children 
     1. Guillaume VII, Duke of Aquitaine
    +2. Guillaume VIII, Duke of Aquitaine,   b. 1025,   d. 25 Sep 1086  (Age 61 years)
     3. Agnes or Ala, Duchess of Bavaria
     4. Beatrix, de Poitou,   d. 1109
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F4519  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.