NameSaint William Of Gellone Count Of Toulouse , 37G Grandfather
Birthabt 755, France
Death28 May 812, Gellone near Lodeve, France
MotherAuda Of France (722-)
1Guitburgi , 37G Grandmother
ChildrenBernard (795-844)
Notes for Saint William Of Gellone Count Of Toulouse
Also known as William of Aquitaine, Guillaume d’Orange, and Guillaume Fierabrace.
Count of Toulouse from 790 to 811

Spent his youth in the court of Charlemagne. In 793 defeated Hisham I of Cordoba who proclaimed a holy war aginast the Christians in the north. He met the Muslim forces again at river Orbieu was defeated, but the Muslims were so exhausted they retreated to Spain.
in 806 he retired as monk to Gellone a monastery he founded 2 years earlier.

Cannonized in 1066
Death date is either May 28, 812 or May 28, 814.
Feast Day May 28

Notes for Guitburgi (Spouse 1)
Her name before baptism was Orable.
She was the widow of the Moorish Wali of Orange taken by William in his battles against the Umayyad army of Hisham I of Cordoba around the county of Narbona 793 to 796. She was one of two living wives of William when he died. She was possibly his concubine.
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