Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Friedrich I, Duke of Upper-Lorraine 959-978

Male Abt 912 - 978  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Friedrich I  
    Suffix Duke of Upper-Lorraine 959-978 
    Born Abt 912 
    Gender Male 
    History Friedrich was born about 912, the son of Wigerich, Graf im Bidgau und Ardennengau, and his wife Kunegund. He was the count of Bar and duke of Upper Lorraine.

    In 955 he married Beatrix, daughter of Hugues \'the Great\', duke of The Franks, comte de Paris, and Hadevich von Sachsen; Beatrix was also sister of Hugues Capet, king of France. Friedrich received in dowry the revenues of the Abbey of Saint-Denis in Lorraine. They had four sons of whom Dietrich would have progeny.

    Friedrich constructed a fortress at Fains, on the frontier between France and Germany, and exchanged fiefs with the bishop of Toul. Thereby he created his own feudal domain, the county of Bar, becoming the founder of the house of Bar, a cadet branch of the house of Ardennes.

    The duchy of Lorraine was at that time ruled by Bruno I, archbishop of Cologne, the brother of Emperor Otto I. In 959 Bruno, in concert with his brother, divided the duchy, appointing as margraves (or vice-dukes) Godfrey, count of Hainault, in Lower Lorraine and Friedrich in Upper Lorraine. After Bruno\'s death in 977, Friedrich and Godfrey were styling themselves dukes.   [1
    Died 18 May 978 
    Person ID I3006  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2018 

    Father Wigerich, Graf im Bidgau und Ardennengau,   b. Abt 870,   d. Bef 919  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Mother Kunegund (Cunigunda),   b. Abt 890/895 
    Family ID F1973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beatrix,   b. Abt 938 
    Children 
    +1. Dietrich (Thierry I), Duke of Upper-Lorraine 978-1026,   b. Abt 965,   d. 1026  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00331147&tree=LEO.