Eble II of Ventadorn

Singer, Musical Artist

1086 – 1155

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Who was Eble II of Ventadorn?

Eble II of Ventadorn was viscount of Ventadour. He was born at some date after 1086, the son of Eble I and of Almodis de Montberon.

Eble II was the Ebolus cantator, who according to a contemporary historian, Geoffroy, prior of Vigeois, erat valde gratiosus in cantilenis. None of his poems survive: perhaps none were written down. He is often credited as the first Proven├žal troubadour, an immediate predecessor of and an influence on William IX of Aquitaine and Bernart de Ventadorn.

Eble II married Alix or Agnes, daughter of Guillaume de Montlu├žon. They had three sons, Eble, Guillaume, and Archambaud. Guillaume became lord of Ussel and apparently the founder of a family that included four troubadours, Eble, Peire, Gui and Elias d'Ussel.

Eble II of Ventadorn died in 1155 at Montecassino, Italy.

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Born
1086
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  • France
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Died
1155

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on July 23, 2013

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