Aénor de Châtellerault

Aénor of Châtellerault (also known as Aénor de Rochefoucauld) Duchess of Aquitaine (born c. 1103 in Châtellerault, died March 1130 in Talmont) was the mother of Eleanor of Aquitaine, who became one of the most powerful women in Europe of her generation.

Aénor of Châtellerault
Bornc. 1103
DiedMarch 1130 (aged 26–27)
Noble familyChâtellerault
Spouse(s)William X of Aquitaine
FatherAimery I, Viscount of Châtellerault
MotherDangereuse de L'Isle Bouchard

Aenor was a daughter of Viscount Aimery I, Viscount of Châtellerault and his wife, Dangereuse de L' Isle Bouchard (d. 1151). Her mother was willingly "abducted" by her future father-in-law, William IX of Aquitaine and became his mistress until his death in 1127. Aenor married William X of Aquitaine,[1] the son of her mother's lover, in 1121 and had three children with him:


  1. ^ a b Painter 1955, p. 381.


  • Painter, Sidney (1955). "The Houses of Lusignan and Chatellerault 1150-1250". Speculum. 30 (3 July).

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