Hildegarde of Burgundy

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Hildegarde’s son William

Hildegarde of Burgundy (c. 1056–1104) was a French noblewoman.[1] She was the only daughter of Robert I, Duke of Burgundy with his second wife, Ermengarde of Anjou.[2] She was, and by marriage, Duchess of Gascony and Aquitaine.

She married William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine; she was his third wife.[3] William and Hildegarde had these children together:

William’s birth was a cause of great celebration at the Aquitanian court, but the Church at first considered him illegitimate because of his parents’ consanguinity. This obliged his father to make a pilgrimage to Rome soon after his birth to seek papal approval of his marriage to Hildegarde.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hildegarde of Burgundy". Encyclopedia of Things. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Halphen, L. & Poupardin, R. (eds.). 1913. Chroniques des Comtes d´Anjou et des Seigneurs d´Amboise, p. 247.
  3. ^ Genealogical database by Herbert Stoyan
  4. ^ Chronicon Regum Legionensium