The Count of Bordeaux
or comes Burdagalensis
was the ruler of the city of Bordeaux
and its environs in the Merovingian
periods. The names of the counts are scarcely known until the ninth century, when they start to take on a larger role because of their strategic importance in the defence against the Vikings
. Over the next two centuries, the county of Bordeaux was brought into union with the Duchy of Gascony
. The County of Saintes
) was often held concomitant with Bordeaux.
- Bordeaux inherited by William II of Gascony. Thereafter united to the duchy and acts as its capital even until Angevin times.