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 Emma de Blois

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Emma de Blois Famous memorial

Birth
Death
1 Aug 1003 (aged 49–50)
Burial
Bourgueil, Departement d'Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France
Memorial ID
163746922 View Source

Countess of Poitou and Duchess of Aquitaine by marriage, dame de Coudres and Longueville in her own right. She was born in 953 as the fourth child of Thibaut I de Blois and Luitgard de Vermandois. She was married to Guillaume II de Poitier in 968. The marriage was overshadowed by his numerous affairs. She finally left him and found refuge with her brother Eudes in Chinon. They temporarily reconciled in 988 and made several religious donations. She again left him in 989 and took their son with her. In the following year she founded the abbey in Bourgueil together with her son. It is unclear when she died. According to some sources she was alive when her first grandson was born in 1004.

Countess of Poitou and Duchess of Aquitaine by marriage, dame de Coudres and Longueville in her own right. She was born in 953 as the fourth child of Thibaut I de Blois and Luitgard de Vermandois. She was married to Guillaume II de Poitier in 968. The marriage was overshadowed by his numerous affairs. She finally left him and found refuge with her brother Eudes in Chinon. They temporarily reconciled in 988 and made several religious donations. She again left him in 989 and took their son with her. In the following year she founded the abbey in Bourgueil together with her son. It is unclear when she died. According to some sources she was alive when her first grandson was born in 1004.

Bio by: Lutetia


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 2 Jun 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 163746922
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/163746922/emma-de_blois: accessed ), memorial page for Emma de Blois (953–1 Aug 1003), Find a Grave Memorial ID 163746922, citing Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Bourgueil-en-Vallée, Bourgueil, Departement d'Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France; Maintained by Find a Grave.