Name: *Agnes of Aquitaine
Name: Ines of Aquitaine
Birth: ABT 1052 in Poitou, France 1
Death: AFT JUN 1089 1
Agnes of Aquitaine (c.1052 – after 18 June 1089) was a daughter of "Cou nt William of Poitiers", probably William VII, Duke of Aquitaine and his w ife Ermesinde. Agnes herself was Countess consort of Savoy and possibly Qu een consort of Aragon.
Agnes became a popular name in the House of Poitiers following the marria ge of William V, Duke of Aquitaine to Agnes of Burgundy. Three Aquitaini an women sharing the name Agnes are known to have married Iberian monarch s, and a fourth Iberian consort also named Agnes has been speculated to ha ve been Aquitinian.
Ramiro I of Aragon married a second wife named Agnes, who based on the na me is believed to be of Aquitainian origins. The woman's parentage is disp uted; she may have been daughter of William VI, Duke of Aquitaine or his h alf-brother William VII, Duke of Aquitaine. It is believed by some that D uke William VI died childless, while being son of an earlier wife of Willi am V, he would be less likely to name a daughter for his step-mother. On t he other hand, any child of Duke William VII would have been no older th an about six years old at the time of Ramiro's marriage, which could expla in the lack of children born to Ramiro and his second wife.
Ramiro I died on 8 May 1063 leaving his wife a widow.
In 1064, an Agnes, daughter of "Count William of Poitiers," married Pet er I, Count of Savoy. Duke William VI is probably excluded as her father f rom thus, as Agnes would have been over 26 years old at the time of her ma rriage if she had been his daughter (he died in 1038). Unless she was a wi dow, this seems improbable as noble girls often married when aged 12 to 1 5. Duke William VII is therefore left as the most likely candidate to be A gnes's father.
Peter died on July 9, 1078, leaving Agnes a widow. A charter confirms th at Agnes, widow of Count Peter was still alive in June 1089.
Father: *William VII of Aquitaine b: 1023 in Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou, France
Mother: *Ermesinde de Longwy b: ABT 1033 in Longwy, Meurthe-Et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
*Ramiro I of Aragon b: 1017 in Navarre, Spain
*Peter I of Savoy b: ABT 1048 in Savoy, France
- Agnes of Savoy b: ABT 1066
- *Alix of Savoy b: ABT 1070
- Bertha of Aragón b: ABT 1075
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