Angilbert "the Saint" de Ponthieu, abbot of Saint-Riquier

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Angilbert "the Saint" de Ponthieu, abbé de Saint-Riquier

Dutch: Angilbert de Ponthieu, Comte de Ponthieu
Also Known As: "Homer"
Birthplace: Ponthieu, Somme, Picardy, France
Death: Died in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Place of Burial: Igreja de Saint-Sauveur et Saint-Richard, Saint-Riquier, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Unknown Father of Angilbert and Unknown Mother of Angilbert
Husband of Bertha, daughter of Charlemagne & Hildegard
Father of Nithard "the Chronicler"; Hardouin de Ponthieu; Arsende de Ponthieu; Berthe de Ponthieu; Hartnid ... and 1 other

Occupation: Abbot of Saint-Riquier, Comte de Ponthieu, Secretary of Charlemagne, hoofd van de raad van de jonge Pippijn, Poet, Abbot of St Riquier, student and advisor to Charlemagne, accompanied Pepin to Italy, abt van Saint-Riquier, Count of Ponthieu
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About Angilbert "the Saint" de Ponthieu, abbot of Saint-Riquier

Temporary Note to Curators: Possible Main Profile?

Nome: ou Angilberk, ou de Centula, ou de Viena. Nascimento: ou c. 740, ou c. 775, ou 776, ou em local indeterminado. Relação com Berta: talvez casamento; data: ou de 788 a 790, ou 787, ou c. 800.


Angilbert, Seigneur de Ponthieu, and Abbot of Saint-Richaire. He was raised at the court of Charlemagne, and became the king's friend and confidante. He studied under Alcuin. He was nicknamed "Homer" because of his Latin poetry. He "married" Charlemagne's daughter Bertha. With her permission, he turned to religious life when his prayers for a successful resistance to a Danish invasion were answered and a storm scattered the Danish fleet; Bertha became a nun. Benedictine monk. Court chaplain, privy councilor, and diplomat. As a reward for his help in court, Charlemagne gave Angilbert the abbey of Saint Riquier, Centula where he served as abbot. He established a library at Centula, and introduced continuous chanting in the abbey using 300 monks and 100 boys in relays. He was named an executor of Charlemagne's will. He died shortly after his emperor on 18 February 814 and was buried in the church of Saint-Sauveur and Saint Richard of his monastery. His feast day in the Roman Catholic calendar is 18 February.

His ancestry is uncertain. He is said to be son of either:

  1. Nithard and Riccarde
  2. Waudbert VIII of Lommois and an unknown daughter of Thierry II of Ponthieu



Comte de Ponthieu. Seigneur de Provence.

Septième abbé de Saint-Riquier

Conseiller de Pépin I Roi d'Italie

Saint Angilbert est un proche de Charlemagne, l’un de ses diplomates et un poète. Comte de Ponthieu, septième abbé de Saint-Riquier, il vit pendant deux ans avec Berthe, une des filles de Charlemagne.

Angilbert, qui finit sa vie comme simple moine à Saint-Riquier, est vénéré comme un saint, le jour de sa mort,

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Angilbert "the Saint" de Ponthieu, abbot of Saint-Riquier's Timeline

Somme, Picardy, France
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Ponthieu, Somme, Picardy, France
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Centulleponthieu, , , France
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Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
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Ponthieu, Ain, Rhone-Alpes, France