Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of Aragon
|Agnes of Aquitaine|
|Spouse||Aimery V, Viscomte of Thouars
Ramiro II of Aragon
|Petronila, Queen of Aragon
William, Viscomte of Thouars
Geoffrey V, Viscomte of Thouars
Guy of Thouars
|House||House of Poitiers|
|Father||William IX of Aquitaine|
|Mother||Philippa, Countess of Toulouse|
Agnes was first married in 1117 to Aimery V, Viscomte of Thouars, the marriage produced three sons:
- William (d.1151), succeeded his father as Viscomte of Thouars
- Guy, did not succeed as Viscomte, died before William
- Geoffery (d.1173), succeeded William
Through Geoffery, Agnes was great-grandmother to Alix, Duchess of Brittany.
Aimery was killed in battle in 1127 and Agnes remained a widow for eight years.
Agnes was secondly married to Ramiro II of Aragon, the couple probably wed on November 13 of 1135 in the cathedral of Jaca. The exact reason for the marriage was that Agnes had already borne children; if she could have four surviving children, then she would probably be able to give Ramiro a surviving heir. The couple did have children - they had one daughter, Petronilla of Aragon, who later succeeded her father as Queen of Aragon. Ramiro died in 1147.
Petronilla was betrothed to Ramon Berenguer IV at the age of two. The marriage contract, signed at Barbastro on 11 August 1137, made Petronilla the heiress to the crown of Aragon, which in event of her childless death would pass to Ramon Berenguer and any children he might have by another wife
Agnes retired to the Abbey of Fontevraud, where her mother had lived, and died there around 1159.
Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of AragonDied: circa 1059
Urraca of León and Castile
|Queen consort of Aragon
Sancha of Castile
|Viscountess consort of Thouars
Aumou de Mareuil