Pons, Count of Toulouse

Pons (II) William[1] (991 1060) was the Count of Toulouse from 1037. He was the eldest son and successor of William III Taillefer and Emma of Provence. He thus inherited the title marchio Provincæ. He is known to have owned many allods and he relied on Roman, Salic, and Gothic law.

Pons, Count of Toulouse
Died1060 (aged 6869)
Noble familyHouse of Rouergue
Almodis de La Marche
FatherWilliam III of Toulouse
MotherEmma of Provence

Already in 1030, he possessed a lot of power in the Albigeois. In 1037, he gave many allodial churches and castles, including one half of that of Porta Spina, in the Albigeois, Nimois, and Provence as a bridal gift to his wife Majore.

In 1038, he split the purchase of the Diocese of Albi with the Trencavel family. In 1040, he donated property in Diens to Cluny. In 1047, he first appears as count palatine in a charter donating Moissac to Cluny.

Pons married first wife, Majore (d.1044),[2] in 1022. His only child by Majore;

  • Pons the Younger, did not inherit his county or march.

In 1040, he married, Almodis de La Marche, former wife of Hugh V of Lusignan, but he too repudiated her in 1053. They had:

Pons died in Toulouse and was buried in Saint-Sernin, probably late in 1060 or early in 1061.


  1. Raymond Pons was "Pons I." In Latin it is Pontius or Poncius and Ponce in Spanish.
  2. Speculated to have been Mayor, daughter of Sancho III of Navarre.
  3. The Chanson D'Antioche: An Old French Account of the First Crusade, transl. Susan Edgington and Carol Sweetenham, (Routledge, 2011), 391.


Pons, Count of Toulouse
House of Toulouse
Born: 991 Died: 1060
Preceded by
William III
Counts of Toulouse
Succeeded by
William IV
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