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  1. William IX, Count of Poitiers. British Library Royal MS 14 B VI. William (17 August 1153 – 1156) was the first son of King Henry II of England and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine. [1] He was born in Normandy on the same day that his father's rival, Eustace IV of Boulogne, died.

  2. William IX (Occitan: Guilhèm de Peitieus or Guilhem de Poitou, French: Guillaume de Poitiers; 22 October 1071 – 10 February 1126), called the Troubadour, was the Duke of Aquitaine and Gascony and Count of Poitou (as William VII) between 1086 and his death.

  3. Apr 16, 2024 · William IX (born Oct. 22, 1071—died Feb. 10, 1127, Poitiers, Fr.) was a medieval troubadour, count of Poitiers and duke of Aquitaine and of Gascony (1086–1127), son of William VIII and grandfather of the famous Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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  4. Oct 10, 2022 · William IX, Count of Poitiers was the firstborn child of the future Henry II, King of England and Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine and Countess of Poitiers in her own right. He would have been King of England had he survived his father.

  5. The first known troubadour is Guilhem de Peiteu, in translation: William IX (as duke of Aquitaine) or VII (as count of Poitiers), or William IX of Poitiers. Born in 1071, he died in 1127, lord of a larger, richer and more populated land than the king of France, Louis VI.

  6. William IX, Duke of Aquitaine, besides his failed attempts to be a great leader of his people during the Holy Land Crusade of 1101, was a lyric poet in the vernacular style and is generally believed to be the first of the troubadour performers.

  7. William (17 August 1153 – 1156) was the first son of King Henry II of England and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine. He was born in Normandy on the same day that his father's rival, Eustace IV of Boulogne, died. Quick Facts Count of Poitiers, Reign ... Close.

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