Count of Upper Alsace Hugues II

Count of Upper Alsace Hugues II

Male Abt 780 - 837  (~ 57 years)

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  • Name , Hugues 
    Title Count of Upper Alsace 
    Suffix II 
    Born Abt 780  Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Oct 837  Trasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6673  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Luitfrid Alsace ll,   b. 735, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 780, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother de Alsace, Hiltrude,   b. Abt 744, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 830, Tours, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family de Tours, Ava,   b. Abt 769, Tours, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 837, Tours, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Children 
     1. Luitfrid lll,   b. Abt 798, Tours, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 798  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
    +2. Ermengarde,   b. Abt 800, Alsace, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 851, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)  [natural]
     3. de Tours, Adela,   b. Abt 802, Tours, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 780 - Alsace, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Hugh of Tours
    Hugh of Tours

  • Notes 
    • Hugh or Hugo (c.780 - 20 October 837) was the count of Tours and Sens during the reigns of Charlemagne and Louis the Pious, until his disgrace in February 828. He was probably a son of Count Haicho of the House of the Etichonen.

      Hugh had many possessions in Alsace, including the Sens. He also held the convent of St-Julien-d'Auxerre. He appeared in 811 as an envoy or ambasciator to Constantinople with Haido, Bishop of Basel, and Aio, Duke of Friuli, to renew the Pax Nicephori. In 821, he allied himself by marriage to the royal family; his daughter Ermengard married Louis' son Lothair. In 824, he took part in an expedition in Brittany and, in 826, he accompanied the Empress Judith to the baptism of Harald Klak in Ingelheim. His other daughter, Adelaide married Conrad I, Count of Auxerre.

      In 827, Hugh, along with Matfrid of Orléans, was commissioned by Louis to recruit an army with his son Pépin of Aquitaine and repel the invasion of the Marca Hispanica by the Moslem general Abu Marwan. Hugh and Matfrid delayed until the threat had passed. For this he was given the nickname Timidus or the Timid. Barcelona being the greatest military accomplishment of Louis' career, the Spanish March meant much to him and Hugh and Matfrid found themselves greatly disfavoured at court. They were deposed in February of the next year.

      He remained very influential as the Father-in-law of Lothair. He joined Matfrid in inciting Lothair to rebellion and had all his lands confiscated in Gaul. He remained highly influential in Italy, where Lothair created him "duke of Locate" (dux de Locate).

  • Sources 
    1. [S674] Netherlands, Birth, Death, Marriage and Tree Indexs.
      Record for Hugues Alsace