Count of Poitiers

Among the people who have borne the title of Count of Poitiers (or Poitou, in what is now France but in the Middle Ages became part of Aquitaine) are:

  • Bodilon
  • Warinus (638–677)
  • Hatton (735-778)
  • Renaud (795–843)
  • Bernard I (815–844)
  • Emenon or Emeno (828 – 839),
  • Ranulph I (835–866)
  • Ranulph II (866–890)
  • Gauzbert (857–892)
  • Robert I (866–923)
  • Ebalus (or Ebles Manzer) (890–892) (illegitimate son of Ranulph II)(first reign– 890–893)(second reign– 926–935)
  • Aymar (892–902)
  • Ebalus (or Ebles Manzer) (restored) (902–935)
  • William I (935–963) (son of Ebalus)
  • William II (963–995) (son of William I)
  • William III (969–1030) (son of William II)
  • William IV (1030–1038) (1st son of William III)
  • Odo (Eudes) (1038–1039) (2nd son of William III)
  • William V (1039–1058) (3rd son of William III)
  • William VI (1058–1086) (4th son of William III)
  • William VII (1071–1126) (son of William VI)
  • William VIII (1099–1137) (son of William VII)
  • Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine
    • Louis VII of France (1137–1152) obtained title through marriage to Eleanore
    • Henry II of England (1152, 1156–1189) obtained title through marriage to Eleanore
  • William IX (1153–1156) son of Eleanor and Henry II of England
  • Richard I (1169–1196) son of Eleanor and Henry II of England
  • Otto (1196–1198)
  • Richard I again (1198–1199)
  • Richard II (1224) younger brother of Henry III of England
  • Alphonse I (1220–1271) son of Louis VIII of France
  • Philip I (1293–1322)
  • John I (1319–1364)
  • John II (1340–1416) son of John I
  • John III (1398–1417) son of Charles VI of France
  • Charles (1403–1461)
  • Francis (r. 1695–1715)

Charles Louis Edmond "de Bourbon", a pretender to the French throne, has used the title. His claim was disproven in 1998 when DNA tests showed that his grandfather, Karl Wilhelm Naundorff, was not Louis XVII of France.

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Bernard, Count Of Poitiers
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