Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Vulgrin I, Comte d\'Angoleme

Male Abt 832 - 886  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name Vulgrin I  
    Suffix Comte d\'Angoleme 
    Born Abt 832 
    Gender Male 
    History Vulgrin I was a count of Angoulême, Agen, Périgord and probably the Saintonge. He was also the progenitor of the house of Taillefer. He came from the highest Frankish nobility. His parents were the _Comes_ Wulfhard and Susanna of Paris, a daughter of Bego, count of Paris, and Alpais de France. His brothers included Hilduin, abbot of Saint-Denis, and count Palatine Adalhard, one of the most prominent governors for the West Frankish king Charles \'the Bald\'. His nephew was Wulfhard, abbot of Flavigny, and his niece Adelheid later married Louis II \'the Stammerer\', king of West-France.

    Thanks to these family connections Vulgrin was appointed as Count in the Aquitaine counties of Angoumois and Périgord, after Count Emenon had fallen there in 866. Emenon was previously one of the main supporters of King Pippin II, deposed by his uncle Charles \'the Bald\' and thereafter a source of unrest against Charles. One of Vulgrin\'s most important tasks at that time was to fight the Vikings who had invaded Aquitaine, against whom he embarked on a large castle building program.

    With his wife Regelindis d\'Autun, daughter of Bernard, comte d\'Autun, margrave of Septimania, and his wife Dhuoda, Vilgrin had two sons, Alfuin I and Guillaume I, who would both have progeny.

    Vulgrin died on 3 May 886, and was buried at the abbey of Saint-Cybard in Angoulême.  [1
    Died 3 may, 886 
    Person ID I1552  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2018 

    Father Wulfard,   d. yes 
    Mother Suzanne, of Paris,   d. ys 
    Family ID F942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Regelindis, d\'Autun,   d. yes 
    Children 
    +1. Guillaume I, Comte de Perigueux,   d. 920
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00140009&tree=LEO.