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Reginar II

Male Abt 890 - 932  (~ 42 years)

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  1. 1.  Reginar II was born about 890 in Alsace-Lorraine, France (son of Reginar I "Longneck" and Alberada of Mons); died in 932 in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.


    Count of Hainaut. "From these two brothers [Giselbert I and Reginar II] are descended the later kings of England, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, many of the German emperors, the Dukes of Brabant, Burgundy, Warwick, Northumberland, and Lorraine, the earls of Chester, Clare, and Pembroke, the Counts of Roucy, Vermandois, Bercelona, Provence, Nevers, Poitou, Burgundy, and Savoy, and the families of Cantelou, Courtenay, Zouche, and many others." [Ancestral Roots, 8th ed., 240-18]

    Family/Spouse: Unknown. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Reginar III "Longneck" was born in 920 in Hainault, Belgium; died in 973 in Bohemia.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Reginar I "Longneck" was born about 850; died between 25 Oct 915 and 19 Jan 916 in Meersen Palace, Meersen, Brabant Wallon, Belgium.


    Lay-abbot of Echternach (897-915); Lay-abbot of Stavelot-Malmedy; Lay-abbot of Saint-Servais; Lay-abbot of Saint-Maximum. Lay Margrave between the Meuse and the Scheldt. Count, perhaps of Hesbaye, perhaps of Masau. Called "Dux" 898, 905. Called "Missus Dominicus" 911. Called Marquess 915.

    Also called Regnier.

    Many genealogical sources, including Ancestral Roots, give Reginar as the son of Giselbert and a daughter of Lothair I. But (as Wikipedia notes), no contemporary evidence exists linking Reginar and this Giselbert. A detailed discussion of what we know and of the plausibility of this and other speculations can be found at The Henry Project.

    From Wikipedia (accessed 15 March 2014): "His nickname is variously given in other languages as Langhals, au Long Cou, au Longue Col, Collo-Longus, or Longi-colli. Nevertheless, this nickname does not appear in primary sources and in fact refers to his eponymous grandson [Reginar III, abt 920-973, Count of Hainault] and great-grandson [Reginar IV, abt 950-1013, Count of Mons]."

    From The Henry Project: "Regnier was still living on 25 August 915, when he appeared in a charter of Charles 'the Simple' (see above). He was certainly deceased by 19 January 916, when he was not present at the assembly at Heristal, but his sons Giselbert and the younger Regnier were (the order they were listed making it clear that it was not the father who was present) [Parisot (1898), 617; Wampach (1935), 170 (#146)]. If the Catalogi abbatum Epternacensium is correct in having his tenure as lay-abbot end in the fourth year of Charles the Simple (as king of Lorraine -- see above), then Regnier was deceased by November of that year [see Brabant (1881), 66 (#81), n. 1; Parisot (1898), 609-610]."

    Reginar married Alberada of Mons. Alberada died after 915. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Alberada of Mons died after 915.


    Also called Albreda; Alberade of Lorraine.

    1. 1. Reginar II was born about 890 in Alsace-Lorraine, France; died in 932 in Mons, Hainaut, Belgium.
    2. Giselbert I was born between 891 and 898; died on 2 Oct 939 in Andernach, Rhineland, Germany.