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Nicknames: "Adalbert", "Adalbertus"
Birthplace: Alsace, France
Death: Died in Alsace, France
Occupation: Duke of Alsace
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Adalbert, duc d'Alsace

Adalbert (died 723) was the Duke of Alsace from sometime after 683 and probably before 700 until his death. He was the second duke of the family of the Etichonids and the first to inherit the duchy from his father.

The son of Adalrich and Berswinda, Adalbert was created Count of the Sundgau by his father circa 683. It is unknown if Adalbert appointed another count to succeed him after taking over the ducal office, exercised the comital powers himself, or left the office vacant. Under Adalbert, Etichonid control of the offices of the duchy of Alsace and of the monasteries of the region became entrenched.

Adalbert seems to have concentrated his power in northern Alsace (the later Nordgau) around the Diocese of Strasbourg. He founded the convent of Saint Stephen at Strasbourg and installed his daughter Attala as its first abbess. In 722 he established a monastery in honour of the Saint Michael the Archangel at Honau on an island in the Rhine north of Strasbourg. This last establishment was co-founded by a group of monks from Ireland led by the first abbot, Benedict. Honau passed to King Theuderic IV on Adalbert's death.

Adalbert's first wife was Gerlinda (perhaps of Aquitaine); his second wife was Ingina, a wealthy woman of Alsace, and she was the mother of his children. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Liutfrid, who in turn made Adalbert's second son, Eberhard, a count as early as the 720s. His daughters Eugenia and Gundlinda both entered the nunnery of their aunt Odilia at Hohenburg, where Eugenia eventually succeeded as abbess. Gundlinda was later abbess of Niedermünster. In 845 the Emperor Lothair I confirmed all the charters which Adalbert had granted to his foundation at Strasbourg.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adalbert,_Duke_of_Alsace

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http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adalbert_d'Alsace (translated from the French)

Adalbert of Alsace , or Adelbert or even Adelberg 2was born around 665the region of Obernai to death and 722, perhaps in his villa Koenigshoffen.

After the death of Etichon Adalric-Alsace , probably in 690, his son, Adalbert Duke of Alsace, succeeds him. It was already Count of Sundgau before death. Adalbert built the royal residence of Koenigshoffen and abbeys of Honau and Saint Etienne in Strasbourg , but also Wissembourg 3. Alsace is very powerful then a duchy in the Australasia . He married Gerlinde and Irmina , daughter of Odo is perhaps one of the granddaughters of Hugobert.

Summary [hide]

1 Family

2 Biography

2.1 His youth

2.2 His marriage

2.3 Koenigshoffen

2.4 The Abbey of Saint-Etienne (717)

2.5 Abbey Honau (721)

3 Descent

4 Notes and References

4.1 References

His family [change]

Mosaic representing his father -Etichon Adalric Alsace

Adalbert of Alsace is the son -Etichon Adalric Alsace Duke of Alsace and the rest 662to 689the founder of the dynasty Etichonids and brother of St. Odile , patron saint of Alsace . It is also certainly the ancestor of the illustrious family of Habsburg . The property of Etichonids , absolute masters of the Alsace High Middle Ages , in fact find themselves in the hands of the Habsburgs few centuries later. Her mother is the niece of Berswinde Saint Léger of Autun , bishop and saint, and perhaps beautiful sister Siegbert III.

Biography [change]

His youth [change]

Adalbert of Alsace was perhaps born in Oberehnheim in the royal villa of his parents or the castle of Hohenbourg , where he spends much of his childhood. His father is the Count Sundgau 683.

The territory held by Adalbert Alsace does not appear to have been cut or expanded over the duchy of his father. It is located east of the crest of the Vosges, Abbey Surbourg , south of Sauer (river) , to south of the abbey of Moutier-Grandval , located in the north of Jura . It includes the Breisgau and part of the Rhine valley across the Rhine.

His marriage [change]

Adalbert of Alsace married Gerlinde and Irmina, daughter of Odo and probably Adelaide, Abbess of Pfalzel. Adele Pfazel is certainly the daughter of Hugobert ( 645- 698), seneschal of Clovis III (in 693), the palace of Count IV Childebert (in ( 697) and Irmina of Oeren.

Koenigshoffen [edit]

At the vii th century , to Koenigshoffen , the silence of solitude had succeeded the turmoil of the Roman camp. The inhabitants were rare on this hill where stood the gallows for criminals sentenced by the judge of the city. Nearby, St. Arbogast built a cell at the edge of Ill. , in a deserted place where he liked to retire when he wanted to escape the world. It is said that Dagobert II he built for the bishop that he venerated a monastery with a chapel. By a movement of humility, Arbogast would be buried on the hill of executions the presence of his tomb infamy effaced the place. We took away the gallows and his place was erected a chapel dedicated to St. Michael, Bishop Remi (+ 783). Remi gave the convent of Eschau , founded by him 776. Around this chapel rallied gradually settlers attracted by the fertility of the surrounding prairie was converted to fields, rustic homes, which rose from the beginning of the viii th century was numerous enough to form a suburb of the city suburbium . The Duke of Alsace, Adalbert, brother of Saint Odile and founder of the Abbey of St. Stephen built a royal villa, which will give the suburbs with his full name of the firm Koenigshoffen . For this new community of people that makes the church of Sainte Aurelie4.

The Abbey of Saint-Etienne ( 717) [change]

As Etichon Adalric-Alsace , his father, he founded monasteries, the abbey of Saint-Etienne in ( 717) in Strasbourg. The church of Saint-Etienne is located within the College of Bishops Saint-Etienne, Strasbourg . The crypt features the remains of the Roman basilica of the v th century . However the building has been achieved in viii th century by the Duke Adalbert of Alsace. The apse is Merovingian . In this abbey he will be buried as did the two women and two of his daughters. Another of his daughters, Attalus, is the first abbess.

Honau Abbey ( 721) [change]

The Duke Adalbert founded the monastery of Honau on an island in the Rhine north of Strasbourg, in honor of the Archangel Michael . It is a Benedictine monastery founded early in the viii th century by Irish monks. However the most serious sources gives us the date: 7215. Among the names that occur, we know that of Tuban, the founder named Benedictus, of this monastery, which serves as a base and stop off for the Irish starting in the direction of Hesse and Mainz . Adalbert of Alsace qualifies for Adelbertus dux in a charter of the abbey. The Duke Adalbert Staffing increases first monastery Honau adding assets and income in June 722 6. He died the same year, before 11 December 722, and is buried in the heart of the Abbey of Saint-Etienne

Descendancy [edit]

Statue of Saint Odile , her sister.

Adalbert of Alsace and Irmina wife Gerlinde, who at his death was buried in the Abbey of Saint-Etienne . They have at least six children:

Luitfrid I of Alsace ( 700- 767), Duke of Alsace is the origin of monasteries Honau, Wissembourg, and the Abbey Mourbach7.

Eguisheim Eberhard , Count, quoted in the founding charter of the Abbey Mourbach in 728. It is also the origin of monasteries Remiremont , Honau and Wissembourg 7. St. Pirmin founded in 724the monastery of Reichenau , on the island of the same name on Lake Constance , and many other abbeys between the Vosges and the Black Forest , such as Gengenbach in 725, in the valley of the Kinzig , with the Count frank Eberhard Eguisheim and Murbach in 728with the same Eberhard, giving the fields until Switzerland.

St. Attalus (+ Dec. 3 741) is formed by Sainte Odile , she is the first abbess of the monastery of Saint-Etienne.

Sundgau Mason , Earl, founder of the Abbey of Masevaux or Masmunster 3.. The diploma of Louis the Pious (778-840) qualifies for this monastery princeps vir nobilis maso, friar and Eberhard ducis Luidfredi8.

After the death of Sainte Odile , the canons elected to succeed him in administering his two nieces, daughters of Adalbert:

Eugenie Alsace (16 December + 735) was named second abbess of Hohenbourg

Gundelina was appointed abbess of the Abbey of Sainte-Marie Niedermunster9.

Adalbert of Alsace remarried Bathilde 10, a wealthy woman from Alsace. They have two daughters:

Luitgarde is buried in the Abbey of Saint-Etienne.

Sabine is buried in the Abbey of Saint-Etienne11.

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640-739: the Duchy of Alsace and Etichonids.


After Dagobert's reign (629-639), the last to have succeeded in maintaining the unity of the Merovingian kingdom, the power of the Frankish kings weakened: 4 sets emerge: Aquitaine, Burgundy, Neustria and Austrasia, in which the Alsace is integrated. Thus is around 640 the Duchy of Alsace, established by the Frankish kings to ensure safety on the Rhine opposite the duchy of Alemannia, powerful and independent. Nordgau Sundgau and are merged under the authority of one duke, one director, Royal (domesticus) and one bishop, three residing in Strasbourg.

Gondoin (645-655) and Boniface (655-673) The first two dukes of Alsace are only royal officials. About 660 Boniface founded the abbey of Wissembourg and shortly after that of Munster. The clearing of the Vosges begins.

Adalric most famous Dukes of Alsace. Named in 673 by King Childeric II of Austrasia and confirmed by Thierry III, protected by the powerful Mayor of the Palace Pepin of Herstal (father of Pepin the Short), he took advantage of unrest in the kingdom to set up his power. It has all of Alsace and Sorngau (Bernese Jura). It operates on the duchy with wisdom from its Villae Marlenheim-Kirchheim, Stratiburc, Ebersheim, seltzer or Obernai, her favorite residence. He founded the Abbey of Hohenbourg and gives his daughter Odile. It makes the hereditary duchy. At his death, 693 to his son Adalbert (693-722) succeeded him.

Adalbert built the royal residence of Koenigshoffen Honau and abbeys of Saint Etienne and Strasbourg he entrusted the direction to his daughter Attalus. His son Liutfried (722-740) really Christianize the country imposing the Benedictine rule. The reform is accomplished by Pirmin came from Reichenau. Supported by Charles Martel, Liutfried and the bishop of Strasbourg reforming Marmoutier Honau, Neuwiller, Surbourg. Murbach They base 727, important intellectual center in Alsace. Following Pirmin, Heddo, bishop of Strasbourg (734-760) deals with parishes and began building a new cathedral.

Liutfried A succeeds his brother Eberhardt. But the political situation has changed. The new strong man of Austrasia, Pepin the Short, whose objective is to win the title of king, concern is the power of Etichonids. In 739, Eberhardt is named "Landgraf" of Alsace, but the country is divided into two counties, "Nordgau" and "Sundgau, administered by counts-prefects directly under the Mayor of the Palace. The Duke has only ceremonial powers, and when Eberhardt died in 747, the duchy is simply incorporated into Austrasia.

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Adalbert (died 723) was the Duke of Alsace from sometime after 683 and probably before 700 until his death. He was the second duke of the family of the Etichonids and the first to inherit the duchy from his father.

The son of Adalrich and Berswinda, Adalbert was created Count of the Sundgau by his father circa 683. It is unknown if Adalbert appointed another count to succeed him after taking over the ducal office, exercised the comital powers himself, or left the office vacant. Under Adalbert, Etichonid control of the offices of the duchy of Alsace and of the monasteries of the region became entrenched.

Adalbert seems to have concentrated his power in northern Alsace (the later Nordgau) around the Diocese of Strasbourg. He founded the convent of Saint Stephen at Strasbourg and installed his daughter Attala as its first abbess. In 722 he established a monastery in honour of the Saint Michael the Archangel at Honau on an island in the Rhine north of Strasbourg. This last establishment was co-founded by a group of monks from Ireland led by the first abbot, Benedict. Honau passed to King Theuderic IV on Adalbert's death.

Adalbert's first wife was Gerlinda (perhaps of Aquitaine); his second wife was Ingina, a wealthy woman of Alsace, and she was the mother of his children. was succeeded by his eldest son, Liutfrid, who in turn made Adalbert's second son, Eberhard, a count as early as the 720s. His daughters Eugenia and Gundlinda both entered the nunnery of their aunt Odilia at Hohenburg, where Eugenia eventually succeeded as abbess. Gundlinda was later abbess of Niedermünster. In 845 the Emperor Lothair I confirmed all the charters which Adalbert had granted to his foundation at Strasbourg.

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Adalbert (died 723) was the Duke of Alsace from sometime after 683 and probably before 700 until his death. He was the second duke of the family of the Etichonids and the first to inherit the duchy from his father.

The son of Adalrich and Berswinda, Adalbert was created Count of the Sundgau by his father circa 683. It is unknown if Adalbert appointed another count to succeed him after taking over the ducal office, exercised the comital powers himself, or left the office vacant. Under Adalbert, Etichonid control of the offices of the duchy of Alsace and of the monasteries of the region became entrenched.

Adalbert seems to have concentrated his power in northern Alsace (the later Nordgau) around the Diocese of Strasbourg. He founded the convent of Saint Stephen at Strasbourg and installed his daughter Attala as its first abbess. In 722 he established a monastery in honour of the Saint Michael the Archangel at Honau on an island in the Rhine north of Strasbourg. This last establishment was co-founded by a group of monks from Ireland led by the first abbot, Benedict. Honau passed to King Theuderic IV on Adalbert's death.

Adalbert's first wife was Gerlinda (perhaps of Aquitaine); his second wife was Ingina, a wealthy woman of Alsace, and she was the mother of his children. was succeeded by his eldest son, Liutfrid, who in turn made Adalbert's second son, Eberhard, a count as early as the 720s. His daughters Eugenia and Gundlinda both entered the nunnery of their aunt Odilia at Hohenburg, where Eugenia eventually succeeded as abbess. Gundlinda was later abbess of Niedermünster. In 845 the Emperor Lothair I confirmed all the charters which Adalbert had granted to his foundation at Strasbourg.

[edit] Sources

Hummer, Hans J. Politics and Power in Early Medieval Europe: Alsace and the Frankish Realm 600 – 1000. Cambridge University Press: 2005. See mainly pp 46–55. -------------------- From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps04/ps04_362.htm

{Possibly same person as brother of similar name and title, despite differing death dates in this database.} Adelbert married Gerlinde _______. He is brother of St. Odile, patron saint of Alsace (d. 12-05-720), said to be born blind and cast out for this reason by her family, adopted by a convent where she miraculously recovered her sight - eventually becoming abbess and foundress of Hohenburg and of Niedermunster (both under the Benedictine rule). -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adalbert,_Duke_of_Alsace -------------------- Brother of St Odile, patron Saint of Alsace, died 5 Dec 720.

  1. Note: Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
  2. Note: Page: 181-2

-------------------- Duc d'Alsace -------------------- •Name: Adelbert I •Sex: M •Title: Duke Of Alsatia •Birth: ABT 675 in Alsace, France •Death: 5 DEC 741 in France

Father: Eticho I b: ABT 645 in Alsace, Lorraine, Kingdom of the Franks

Mother: Berswinde De France b: BET 650 AND 654 in Metz, Austrasia, France

Marriage 1 Gerlinde b: ABT 679 in Alsace, France •Married: in France

Children

Luitfrid I b: ABT 707 in Alsace, France
Adelbertus was born circa 675 at Alsace, France. Sometimes his birth date is given as late as 698.

Marriage* Adelbertus Duke of Alsatia married Gerlinde, daughter of Odo (Domesticus) and Adele of Pfalzel. There may not have been any children of this marriage. Some say that the Children of Adalbert were by Ingina not Gerlinde.

Death circa 720 Adelbertus died circa 720. It is likely that he died after 722 as in 0722, in Strasbourg, Alsace. he donated land to Honau, the act of donation drawn up in Strasbourg in the royal palace "which was in the new suburb of the town which I [Adabert] built as a new work." . Death 722 Adelbertus died in 722 at France. Death* 5 December 741 Adelbertus died on 5 December 741. 735 is given by Stuart.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~havens5/p24180.htm -------------------- http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Of_Alsatia-3

Adalbertus Of Alsatia

      
  • Born 0665 in Alsatia
  • Son of Adalricus Of Alsatia and [mother unknown]
  • [sibling(s) unknown]
  • [spouse(s) unknown]
  • Father of Count In Richbald
  • Died 0741 [location unknown]

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  • 1.Count In Richbald (0690 - January 15, 0761) m. Countess In Ermengarde
    • 1.1.Ruthard Count Argengau (0715 - 0776) m. Countess In Hermenlindis
      • 1.1.1.Warin Des Franken (0730 - 0790) m. Adalindis Hadelinda Von Spoleto
        • 1.1.1.1.Isanbart Des Franken (0750 - 0806) m. Thiedrada Gräfin
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      • 1.1.2.Welf De Altdorf (0745 - 0823)
        • 1.1.2.1.Welf I Duke Of Bavaria (0776 - 0825) m. Hedwig Duchess Of Bavaria
          • 1.1.2.1.1.Judith Empress Of The West (0800 - April 19, 0843)
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