Agnes of Burgundy

Dijon, Departement de la Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne, France
Death 10 Nov 1068
Poitiers, Departement de la Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
Burial Poitiers, Departement de la Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
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Daughter of Othon Guillaume de Bourgogne and Ermetrude de Roucy. Granddaughter of Renaud de Roucy. Born about 995.

Agnes became the third wife of William III of Poitiou in 1019, making her the Duchess of Aquitane until his death is 1058 of illness. They had two sons who would be influential but not inherit William's titles. One granddaughter would marry Emperor Henry III.

Secondly, Agnes then married Geoffrey II, Count of Anjou, making her now the Countess of Anjou. She supported Geoffrey when he invaded Poitou against William's heir's, who died in the process, leaving Agnes's sons from her first marriage in control of Poitiou. After marrying her daughter to Henry in Germany, Agnes returned to Poitou and founded the Abbey of Our Lady and Sacred in 1047, as well as the abbey of Saint Nicolas de Poitiers where she retired to, and was buried.

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