Southern Anthology

Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Family: Raymond VI de Toulouse, Comte de Toulouse / Joan of England, Queen of Sicily (F4632)

m. Oct 1196


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  • Father | Male
    Raymond VI de Toulouse, Comte de Toulouse

    Born  27 Oct 1156   
    Died  2 Aug 1222  Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  Oct 1196  [1, 2]  Rouen, Normandy, France  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Ermessinde de Pelet, Countess de Melgueil | F4909 
    Married     
    Other Spouse  Beatrix de Béziers | F4910 
    Married     
    Other Spouse  FNU Komnenos, Damsel de Chypre | F6167 
    Married  1200   
    Other Spouse  Leonor de Aragón, Ctss de Toulouse | F6166 
    Married  Jan 1203   
    Father  Raymond V de Toulouse, Comte de Toulouse | F4908 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Constance de France, Ctss de Toulouse | F4908 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Joan of England, Queen of Sicily

    Born  Oct 1165  Château d'Angers, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France  Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Sep 1199  Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Guillaume II of Sicily, King of Sicily | F4631 
    Married  13 Feb 1177  Palermo Cathedral, Palermo, Sicily Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Henry II, King of England | F2977 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Eleanor d'Aquitaine, Duchess of Aquitaine | F2977 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Raymond VII de Toulouse, Comte de Toulouse

    Born  Jul 1197  Beaucaire, Gard, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Sep 1249  Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Fontevraud Abbey, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sancha de Aragón, Ctss de Toulouse | F6080 
    Married  ca. 1211   

    Child 2 | Female
    Jeanne de Toulouse

    Born  1198   
    Died  May 1255   
    Buried     

  • Sources 
    1. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), 568.
      "In October 1196, Richard married his sister Joanna to Count Raymond VI of Toulouse, the son of Raymond V- whom Eleanor had regarded as a usurper- by Constance of France. The marriage took place in Rouen in the presence of Queen Berengaria, Joanna's close friend, and finally put an end to the ancient dynastic feud between the counts of Toulouse and the ducal House of Aquitaine. Eleanor now happily ceded her claims to Toulouse to her daughter, whose son Raymond, born in 1197, would one day inherit the title. King Richard gave Joanna Agen and Quercy for her dower."

    2. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 306-7.
      "By October 1196 all was settled. Raymond VI came to Rouen and there married Richard's sister Joan. Richard renounced his claim to Toulouse, restored the Quercy and gave them the county of Agen as Joan's dowry. * * * At least one English historian, William of Newburgh, recognized the significance of this marriage alliance. It marked, he said, the end of forty years of exhausting war, the end of the old hatred - and it meant that whereas Richard had been fighting on three fronts, against France, Toulouse and Brittany, he could now focus all his attention on the struggle with King Phillip."