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Bernard, King of Italy

Male Abt 797 - 818  (~ 21 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Bernard, King of Italy was born about 797 (son of Pépin, King of Italy and Chrothais); died on 17 Apr 818 in Aachen, Westphalia, Germany.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 17 Apr 818, Milan, Lombardy, Italy

    Notes:

    Died of the side-effects of being blinded with a red-hot stiletto on the order of Louis the Pious, Holy Roman Emperor.

    Bernard married Cunegonde about 815. Cunegonde died after 15 Jun 835. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Pépin was born between 815 and 818; died after 840.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Pépin, King of Italy was born in Apr 773 (son of Charlemagne and Hildegarde of Vinzgouw); died on 8 Jul 810 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 777
    • Baptised: 12 Apr 781, Rome
    • Baptised: 15 Apr 781, Rome

    Notes:

    "Originally born with the name of Carloman (after his paternal uncle), he was renamed Pépin in 781 when he was named as king of Italy by pope Hadrian." [The Henry Project]

    Pépin married Chrothais. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Chrothais
    Children:
    1. 1. Bernard, King of Italy was born about 797; died on 17 Apr 818 in Aachen, Westphalia, Germany.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Charlemagne was born about 747 (son of Pepin III "The Short", King of Franks and Berthe "Broadfoot" of Laon); died on 28 Jan 814 in Aachen, Westphalia, Germany.

    Notes:

    Also called Karolus Magnus; Charles the Great; Karl der Große.

    Tradition says he was born in 742, but modern scholarship tends to regard 747 or 748 as more likely. Many authorities give the day of his birth as 2 April on one or the other of these years. Peter Stewart, writing on SGM on 5 Aug 2020, notes that no contemporary record gives us any certainty about either the year or the date. The first reference to his birthday being 2 Apr occurs in a calendar from the year 840. As 2 Apr was Easter Sunday in 747, it seems likely that this represented a latter-day burnishing of the late emperor's biography. As Stewart notes: "Obviously the silence of contemporaries about the emperor's birth occurring on the most joyful day of the religious calendar makes it somewhat implausible that he was really born on 2 April 747, yet that this propitious coincidence was somehow forgotten in his own family and at court only to be piously recalled later by a monk elsewhere."

    Using Ahnentafel numbering, the ten proven ancestors of Charlemagne look like this:

    1. Charlemagne
    2. Pepin the Short, father
    3. Bertrade of Laon, mother
    4. Charles Martel, father's father
    5. Rotrude, father's mother
    6. Caribert of Laon, mother's father
    7. ---
    8. Pepin of Herstal, father's father's father
    9. Alpaida, father's father's mother
    10. ---
    11. ---
    12. ---
    13. Bertrada of Prüm, mother's father's mother
    14. ---
    15. ---
    16. Ansegisel, father's father's father's father
    17. Begga, father's father's father's mother

    Additionally, St. Arnault of Metz is widely accepted, if not 100% proven, as the father of Ansegisel, #16.

    Charlemagne married Hildegarde of Vinzgouw before 30 Apr 771. Hildegarde (daughter of Gerold of Swabia and Imma of Alemannia) was born between 2 May 757 and 30 Apr 761; died on 30 Apr 783. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Hildegarde of Vinzgouw was born between 2 May 757 and 30 Apr 761 (daughter of Gerold of Swabia and Imma of Alemannia); died on 30 Apr 783.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 758

    Notes:

    Also called Hildegard of Swabia.

    Children:
    1. 2. Pépin, King of Italy was born in Apr 773; died on 8 Jul 810 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy.
    2. Louis I "The Pious", Holy Roman Emperor was born between Apr 778 and Aug 778 in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Aquitaine, France; died on 20 Jun 840 in Petersaue, Ingelheim am Rhein, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Pepin III "The Short", King of Franks was born in 714 in Austrasia, France (son of Charles Martel, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia and Rotrude of Trier); died on 24 Sep 768 in Saint-Denis, France.

    Pepin married Berthe "Broadfoot" of Laon. Berthe (daughter of Charibert) died on 8 Jun 783. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Berthe "Broadfoot" of Laon (daughter of Charibert); died on 8 Jun 783.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 12 Jul 783
    • Alternate death: 13 Jul 783

    Notes:

    Bertrada of Laon; Regina pede aucae, i.e., the queen with the goose-foot.

    Children:
    1. 4. Charlemagne was born about 747; died on 28 Jan 814 in Aachen, Westphalia, Germany.

  3. 10.  Gerold of Swabia died between 1 Jul 784 and 3 May 786.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 795

    Notes:

    Count in Vinzgau.

    Gerold married Imma of Alemannia. Imma (daughter of Nebi) was born about 735; died about 788. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Imma of Alemannia was born about 735 (daughter of Nebi); died about 788.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 740
    • Alternate death: 798

    Children:
    1. 5. Hildegarde of Vinzgouw was born between 2 May 757 and 30 Apr 761; died on 30 Apr 783.