County of Toulouse

County of Toulouse

Comitatus Tolosanus  (Latin)
Comtat de Tolosa  (Occitan)
Comté de Toulouse  (French)
778-1271
County of Tolosa ca. 1160 Dark Green: Comital lands Green: Vassal lands Yellow: Limits of Trencavel demesne
County of Tolosa ca. 1160

Dark Green: Comital lands
Green: Vassal lands

Yellow: Limits of Trencavel demesne
CapitalToulouse
Common languagesMedieval Latin
Old Occitan
Religion
Roman Catholicism (official)
Catharism
GovernmentFeudal monarchy
Count of Toulouse 
• 778–790
Corso
• 1247–1271
Anfós de Peitieus
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established by Charlemagne
778
• Acquired by the French Kingdom
1271
CurrencyTolosan Dener
Melgorés Sol
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Visigothic Kingdom
Kingdom of France
Comtat Venaissin
County of Ribagorza
Today part of France
The town in early Middle-age
Saint-Étienne cathedral

The County of Toulouse was a territory in southern France consisting of the city of Toulouse and its environs, ruled by the Count of Toulouse from the late 9th century until the late 13th century.[2]

The territory is the center of a region known as Occitania.

Counts of Toulouse

Under the Carolingians, counts and dukes were appointed by the royal court. Later, this office became hereditary. The counts of Toulouse ruled the city of Toulouse and its surrounding county from the late 9th century until 1271. At times, the counts of Toulouse or family members were also counts of Quercy, Rouergue, Albi, Nîmes, Provence and marquesses of Gothia.[3]