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Dia, Comtessa delocked

  • Elizabeth Aubrey

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(fl late 12th/early 13th century). Troubadour (or trobairitz, to use a later term for a woman troubadour). No medieval source gives her a first name. Her vida says she was the wife of Guillem de Poitiers, but there is no known Guillem de Poitiers who was married to a Countess of Dia, a town on the Drôme in the marquisate of Provence. The most plausible theory is that she was a daughter of Count Isoard II of Dia, called ‘Beatrix comitissa’ in a document of ...

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Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France