Count Pons De Gévaudan

Count Pons De Gévaudan

Male 970 - 1016  (46 years)
Person ID: I71419  Jeff Vitter's Relative

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  • Name Pons De Gévaudan  [1
    Title Count 
    Born 970  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1016  [1
     1. Almodis De Gévaudan (ID:I72185),   d. DECEASED
     2. Beatrice De Gévaudan (ID:I72377),   b. 971,   d. 1041  (Age 70 years)
     3. Comte Bertrand De Gévaudan, II (ID:I72184),   b. 972,   d. 1038  (Age 66 years)
     4. Philippa De Gévaudan (ID:I72378),   b. 975,   d. 1035  (Age 60 years)
     ½5. Marquis et Comte William De Toulouse, III dit le Pieux (the Pious) (ID:I72182),   b. 975,   d. 1037  (Age 62 years)
     ½6. Tota-Adelaide (ID:I72192),   d. DECEASED
     ½7. William II De Provence (ID:I72189),   d. DECEASED
     ½8. Comtesse Humberge De Limoges De Gévaudan (ID:I73025),   b. Abt 973, Gévaudan, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1033  (Age ~ 60 years)
     ½9. Queen Constance D'Arles (ID:I72190),   b. 986,   d. 25 Jul 1032, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)


    Family ID: F56141 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Vicomte Etienne de Brioude De Gévaudan, II (ID:I71420),   b. Abt 950, Javols, Lozère, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 993, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Queen Adèlaïde-Blanche D'Anjou (ID:I71421),   b. Abt 947, Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1026, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Abt 970  [1, 2


    Family ID: F56140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Théoberge De Maurienne (ID:I71418),   b. 970,   d. 19 Apr 1013, Saint-Julien-Chapteuil, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1000  [1

    Other Personal Events

    Occupation Count of Gévaudan and Forez-Lyon  [1
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S1703] Family Database of Thierry Sudre, Thierry Sudre, Ancestors and Descendants of Louis De Pujol (1656–1728).

    2. [S890] Wikipedia, Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou.
      Adelaide-Blanche of Anjou[a] (c.  940 –1026) was, by her successive marriages, countess of Gévaudan and Forez, of Toulouse, of Provence, and of Burgundy, and queen of Aquitaine. She was the regent of Gevaudan during the minority of her sons in the 960s, and the regent of Provence during the minority of her stepson from 994 until 999.

      She was the daughter of Fulk II, Count of Anjou, and Gerberga, and sister of Geoffrey Greymantle.[1] She successfully increased Angevin fortunes, being married a total of five times.[2] Her family had become upwardly mobile to the point that, as a member of just the third generation from Ingelger, Adelaide-Blanche had married into the highest ranks of the older nobility of western Francia.[2]

      Her first marriage was to Stephen, the powerful Count of Gévaudan[3] and Forez in eastern Aquitaine.[4] She was no more than fifteen at the time[5] and he was much older. Still, they had three children who survived to adulthood.[4] Stephen died in the early 960s[4] and after his death she ruled the lands as regent for her sons William, Pons and Bertrand.[6] She continued to govern Gevaudan and Forez while her remaining two sons learned to rule their father's counties.[6] Additionally, after her oldest son William's death in 975 she raised his infant son Stephen.[6] Her brother Guy (a.k.a. Guido II) was made Count-Bishop of le Puy in 975 amidst local opposition and at his request Adelaide, acting for her sons Guy and Bertrand, led an army to aid him in establishing the "Peace of God" in le Puy.[6]

      In 982, as the widow of her second husband, Raymond, count of Toulouse, she wed Louis, son of King Lothair of France.[7] The two were crowned King and Queen of Aquitaine at Brioude by her brother Bishop Guy of le Puy.[7] The marriage lasted just over a year due to the couple being unable to peacefully live together.[7] There was also a significant age difference—he being fifteen and Adelaide-Blanche being over forty.[7] Adelaide found herself in a precarious situation with King Lothair but was rescued by Count William I of Provence[b][8] whom she subsequently married in c. 984.[9] Count William of Provence died in 994 shortly after becoming a monk at Avignon.[10]

      In 1010 king Robert II of France along with Odo II, Count of Blois went to Rome to secure an annulment from Robert's second wife, Constance of Arles, Adelaide-Blanche's daughter by William I. Pope Sergius IV, a friend to the Angevin counts, upheld the marriage and additionally upheld Adelaide's struggle to maintain control of lands at Montmajour Abbey.[11] These lands, at Perth, had been donated by Count William I of Provence with his wife Adelaide-Blanche, as well as by a previous donation by William's father, Boson.[12] A dispute over these lands arose by four brothers, sons of Nevolongus, who pope Sergius threatened with excommunication if they did not withdraw their claim.[12] The claim was withdrawn and the lands remained under the control of Adelaide-Blanche acting as regent for her son William II of Provence.[12]

      It has been suggested that she married a fifth time, to Otto-William, Count of Burgundy, whose second wife was named Adelaide.[13][14] However, it is disputed whether his wife Adelaide was the same as Adelaide-Blanche.[15][16]

      Adelaide-Blanche died in 1026, aged approximately eighty-six.[3] The location of her death was probably at Avignon, since the year of her death is recorded by Arnoux, a monk of the abbey of Saint-André, near Avignon. She was buried in Montmajour Abbey, near Arles, considered at the time as the burial place of the family of counts of Provence.

      Marriages and children

      She married first, c.  955, Stephen, Viscount of Gévaudan (d. 970).[17][18] Children of this marriage were:

      William, (c.  955–975).[6]
      Pons, Count of Gévaudan and Forez. He died aft. 26 February 1011.[19]
      Bertrand, Count of Gévaudan.[19]
      Almodis of Gévaudan, she married Adalbert I de Charroux, Count de la Haute March.[19]
      Philippa of Gévaudan, (married William d 'Auvergne, possibly named Bertha) [19]

      Her second marriage was to Raymond III, Count of Toulouse and Prince of Gothia,[2] in 975. He died in 978. She had by him at least one child:

      William III, Count of Toulouse

      She married, as her third husband, Louis V of France. The two were crowned King and Queen of Aquitaine, but the marriage ended in annulment.[7][18]

      As her fourth husband she married, c. 984, William I of Provence[10][18] Together they had:

      William II of Provence
      Constance of Arles,[18] who later married Robert II of France.[10]
      Ermengarde, she married Robert I, Count of Auvergne.[10]
      Tota-Adelaide, she married Bernard I, Count of Besalú.[10]