Ingelger

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Ingelger (or Ingelgarius) ( c. 888) was a Frankish nobleman who became the first count of Anjou. He began a dynasty known as House of Ingelger.

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Ingelger was the son of a Frankish nobleman Tertullus and his wife Petronilla.[1] She was the niece of Raino, Bishop of Angers.[2] Petronilla was also a relative of Hugh the Abbot, an counselor to both Louis II and Louis III of France. His mother's influence was one of the reasons for Ingelger's success. Records of the time call Ingelger a miles optimus (a great military man).[3] Louis II appointed Ingelger as viscount of Orléans which at the time was under the rule of the Bishop of Orléans.[3] While at Orléans Ingelger married Adelais. Later Ingelger was appointed prefect (military commander) at Tours.[3] Some time after this Ingelger was made Count of Anjou. At this time the county went only as far west as the Mayenne River.[3] He was buried in the church of Saint-Martin at Châteauneuf-sur-Sarthe.

Family[change | change source]

Ingelger married Adelis, a close relative of Raino, Bishop of Angers. He was succeeded by their son:

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  1. Francis Palgrave, The History of Normandy and of England, Vol. 1 (London: John Parker & Sons, 1851), p. 502
  2. Bernard S. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 987–1040 (Berkely: University of California Press, 1993), p. 5
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bernard S. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 987–1040 (Berkely: University of California Press, 1993), pp. 4-5
  4. Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band III, Tielband I (Marburg, Germany: J. A. Stargardt, 1984), Band 116