Agnès de Poitou Römisch-deutsche Königin und Kaiserin
- Born: Abt 1025
- Marriage (1): Heinrich III Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser on 20 Nov 1043 in Ingelheim am Rhein, Mainz-Bingen, Rheinland-Pfalz, 55218, DE 1
- Died: 14 Dec 1077, Roma (Rome), Lazio, IT aged about 52
- Buried: Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano (St. Peter's Basilica), Vatican City State, VA
AGNES de Poitou (-Rome 14 Dec 1077, bur Rome, St Peter's). Herimannus names her "Agnetam, Willehelmi Pictaviensis filiam" when recording her marriage. The Chronicæ Sancti Albini records the marriage "1043 XII Kal Nov…apud Vesbrianim" of "Henricus imperator…filiam Willelmi comitis Pictavorum et Agnetis". She was crowned empress with her husband at Rome 25 Dec 1046. She was regent during the minority of her son from 1056. Her husband's old adviser, Gerhard von Eichstätt by then Pope Victor II, who was in Germany when her husband died, remained in Germany until spring 1057 as the chief adviser of Agnès and ensured a smooth transition of power. She also installed herself as AGNES Duchess of Bavaria in 1056, until 1061 when she appointed Otto von Northeim as duke. In 1062, Anno II Archbishop of Köln kidnapped her son King Heinrich IV and took him from Kaiserswerth to Köln. Agnès resigned as regent and went to Rome. According to the Preface of Vitæ Heinrici et Cunegundis Imperatores, "Agnes imperatrix eius [Chunigundis imperatricis] consanguinea, obiit Idus Decembris", although the exact relationship between Agnes and Empress Kunigund (widow of Emperor Heinrich II) has not been traced. The necrology of Regensburg St Emmeran records the death "XIX Kal Jan" of "Agnes imperatrix". The necrology of Speyer records the death "XIX Kal Jan" of "Agnes imperatrix".
m (Ingelheim 20 Nov 1043) as his second wife, HEINRICH III King of Germany, son of Emperor KONRAD II King of Germany & his wife Gisela of Swabia (Ostrebeck 28 Oct 1017-Burg Bodfeld im Harz 5 Oct 1056, bur Speyer Cathedral).
Agnès married Heinrich III Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser, son of Konrad II Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser and Gisela von Schwaben, on 20 Nov 1043 in Ingelheim am Rhein, Mainz-Bingen, Rheinland-Pfalz, 55218, DE.1 (Heinrich III Römisch-deutscher König und Kaiser was born on 28 Oct 1017,1 died on 5 Oct 1056 1 and was buried in Domkirche St. Maria und St. Stephan, Speyer, 67346, DE 1.)