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Amauberge (Dangereuse) de L'isle-Bouchard[1]

Female Abt 1079 - Aft 1119  (~ 41 years)

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  • Name Amauberge (Dangereuse) de L'isle-Bouchard 
    Born Abt 1079  L'ile-Bouchard, Indre-Et-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1119 

      In 1115, after seven years of marriage, Amauberge was literally "abducted" from her bedchamber by William IX, Duke of Aquitaine. She was taken to a tower in his castle in Potiers called Maubergeonne. As a result, Amauberge or Dangerose was nicknamed La Maubergeonne. Abductions like these were quite common among nobles during the Middle Ages. However, in this particular case she seems to have been a willing contributor to the affair.

      The Duke of Aquitaine, known to history as being the first troubadour was quite popular with the women of his time and was known to have had many affairs. However, the Viscountess would become his mistress for the rest of his life. There is no record of complaint by Aimery. This is believed to be because the Viscount feared the wrath of his powerful and volatile overlord. It would be the Duke's wife, Philippa of Toulouse who took action against the "abduction" and affair. Her actions would lead to both William and Dangerose being excommunicated by the Pope. William used his wealth and power to eventually reconcile with the Pope and was accepted back into the Church.

      In 1121 Aimery and Dangerose's daughter would marry William IX's son and heir, who would become Duke William X of Aquitaine. It is believed that this union came about at Dangerose's urging. Historians don't see another reason for the union of such a powerful man to the daughter of a minor vassal. Not only that, but Aenor was the daughter of the woman the future duke hated for her role in the treatment of his mother. Despite the cause, the marriage led to the birth of Eleanor of Aquitaine and made Aimery an ancestor of some of Europe's most famous nobles and rulers.
    Person ID I4614  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2015 

    Father Barthelemy de L'isle-Bouchard,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Gerberge de Blaison,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F12733  Group Sheet

    Family Aimery I de Rochefoucauld, Viscount Châtellérhau,   b. Abt 1076,   d. 7 Nov 1151, L'abbey DE Notre Dame DE Noyers Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
     1. Eleanor (Aenor) de Châtellérault de Rochefoucauld,   b. 1103, Châtellérault, Vienne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1130, Talmont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. Hugh de Rochefoucauld,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Raoul de Rochefoucauld,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Amable de Rochefoucauld,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F1120  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).