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Bernard de Harcourt 'le Danois' de Pont-Audemer de Harcourt, vicomte de Rouen

Also Known As: "Bernard the Dane", "Renaud", "Renault", "The Dane", "The /Dane/", "Bernard /de La Mans/", "Bernard d'Harcourt"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Harcourt, Haute-Normandie, France
Death: Died in Pont-Audemer, Haute-Normandie, France
Place of Burial: Pont-Audemer, Haute-Normandie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of N.N. N.N. and N.N. N.N.
Husband of Sprota of Burgundy
Father of Torfe "the Rich" de Harcourt; Mathilde de Pont-Audemer and Gilette 'the Dane' de Beaumont

Occupation: Régent, de Normandie, 912, Comte, de Rouen, Sieur, d'Harcourt, Viking Earl of Danish origin
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About Bernard "the Dane" Vicomte de Pont-Audemer

Bernard the Dane (French - Bernard le Danois; c.880 - before 960), was a Viking jarl (earl) of Danish origins. He put himself in the service of another jarl installed at the mouth of the Seine, Rollo (before 911). After the accords of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte that officially gave birth to the duchy of Normandy (911), Bernard converted to the Christianity at Rouen the following year (912) and shortly afterwards received from Rollo, the county of Pont-Audemer in Roumois (today in the Eure département) then, later, the city of Harcourt.

Under Rollo's son and successor Duke William, Bernard was charged at the beginning of the 930s with putting down the serious uprising led by a certain Riouf (a Norman from the west, who had besieged the Duke in Rouen), then in around 935 he put down a revolt in Bessin and Cotentin by Viking communities completely independent from the young and fragile power of the dukedom, unlike the east of the duchy of Normandy where its ducal power was affirmed a little later.

Later, on William's premature death by assassination, Bernard became regent of the duchy of Normandy in December 942, beside Anslech de Bricquebec, Osmond de Conteville and Raoul Taisson.

In 945-946, he appealed to Harald Bluetooth and his Danes to defend the duchy when it was attacked by the Carolingian king Louis of Outremer and Hugh the Great, duke of the Franks. Louis was attempting to retake the lands of the west in Normandy that had been granted to the Viking bands thirty years earlier.

Bernard died a few years late (before 960). He was the ancestor of two great Anglo-Norman baronial families, the Beaumonts and the Harcourts.

WIKIPEDIA (fr)

Bernard le Danois est un noble normand de la première moitié du Xe siècle.

Sources [modifier]

Le personnage est connu par la chronique du chanoine Dudon de Saint-Quentin, De moribus et actis primorum Normanniae ducum. Or certains passages de cette œuvre panégyrique sont sujets à caution, contredits notamment par Flodoard. Le Gesta Normannorum ducum de Guillaume de Jumièges et le Roman de Rou de Wace évoquent également Bernard mais ces auteurs ne font que reprendre le récit de leur prédécesseur.

   * Dudon de Saint-Quentin, De moribus et actis primorum Normanniae ducum, Éd. Jules Lair, Caen, F. Le Blanc-Hardel, 1865
   * Guillaume de Jumièges, Histoire des Normands, éd. Guizot, Brière, 1826, Livre IV (traduction française des Gesta Normannorum ducum écrits vers 1172).

Biographie [modifier]

Son surnom suggère qu'il est originaire du Danemark. Il a pu s'installer en Normandie avec ses compatriotes vikings autour de l'an 900. C'est un compagnon de Rollon le Marcheur, le fondateur du duché de Normandie[1].

Au début des années 930, il convainc le fils et successeur de Rollon, Guillaume Longue-Épée de sortir immédiatement de Rouen pour combattre l'armée de Riouf (un Normand de l’Ouest), venue assiéger la ville. Riouf est vaincu sous les murs de la capitale normande. Le rôle politique de Bernard émerge véritablement après l'assassinat de Guillaume en décembre 942. Il fait partie d'une sorte de triumvirat qui dirige le futur duché de Normandie en attendant la majorité de Richard Ier[2]. Dudon de Saint-Quentin le montre comme un acteur omniprésent des années 942-946 aux côtés de ses compatriotes normands Anslech, Osmond de Conteville et Raoul Taisson. Pendant cette période, il fait preuve d'une intelligence tactique qui, si l'on se fie au récit du chanoine, permet à la jeune Normandie de survivre à l'appétit de ses voisins, en l'occurrence le roi carolingien Louis d’Outremer et le duc des Francs Hugues le Grand.

À deux reprises, Bernard le Danois accueille le roi à Rouen et lui garantit la soumission des Normands. L'armée royale se déploie en Normandie tandis que le jeune Richard Ier est emmené en France pour y être éduqué. Mais en secret, Bernard fait appel en 945-946 aux Danois du roi Harald « à La Dent Bleue » (Harald Blåtand) pour reprendre la main[3]. Grâce à l'intervention des Danois, Bernard s'empare de Louis d’Outremer. Cette capture assure dans les mains normandes un atout d'importance pour négocier le retour de Richard Ier en Normandie. Le roi est effectivement libéré puis le jeune jarl est ramené dans son pays.

Bernard le Danois disparaît ensuite du récit de Dudon.

Bernard le Danois serait le père de Torf et, ainsi, à l’origine de deux grandes familles anglo-normandes, les Beaumont et les Harcourt. Si l'on ne possède pas de preuve d'une filiation entre Bernard le Danois et Torf, cette origine est cependant mentionnée par de nombreuses généalogies[4] et a été reconnue par les rois de France, comme en attestent notamment les lettres patentes octroyées par Louis XIV pour l'érection du duché d'Harcourt en 1700[5].

Notes et références [modifier]

  1. ↑ Dudon de Saint-Quentin, « De gestis Normanniae ducum seu de moribus et actis primorum Normanniae ducum », J. Lair (éd.), Mémoire de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie, tome XXIII, 1865, p.189-190. La liste des compagnons de Rollon est controversée mais la citation de Dudon apporte une certaine crédibilité à l'inclusion de Bernard dans cette liste
  2. ↑ Guillaume de Jumièges, Histoire des Normands, éd. Guizot, Brière, 1826, Livre IV, p.79(traduction française des Gesta Normannorum ducum écrits vers 1172)
  3. ↑ Guillaume de Jumièges, ibid, p.88. Flodoard le présente plutôt comme un chef normand de la région de Bayeux
  4. ↑ Gilles-André de La Roque, Histoire Généalogique de la Maison de Harcourt, 1662, T.I, T. III et T. IV
  5. ↑ Louis XIV, Lettres patentes pour l'érection du marquisat de Harcourt en duché héréditaire, 1700 : « sa maison tire son origine de Bernard le Danois, un des seigneurs de Danemark, qui vinrent en Normandie avec Rollon, qui en fut le premier duc, en l'an 876, de qui Bernard le Danois eut la seigneurie d'Harcourt et plusieurs autres terres; il fut aussi fait gouverneur de Normandie et tuteur de Richard Ier, petit-fils du duc Rollon, et les descendants de ce Bernard ont été revêtus des premières charges et alliances fort illustres. » in P. Anselme, Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de France, des pairs, grands officiers de la Couronne, de la Maison du Roy et des anciens barons du royaume..., 1726-1733

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When in 911 the Viking chief Rollo obtained the territories that would make up Normandy through the Treaty of Saint Clair-sur-Epte, he distributed domains to his main supporters among those who had accompanied him on his expeditions against the English and the Neustrians. After the conquest of Normandy, considerable lands (notably the seigneurie of Harcourt, near Brionne, were granted to Bernard the Dane as a reward for his exploits, and from him they descended upon the lords (seigneurs) of Harcourt.

Named after its seigneurie of Harcourt in Normandy, the House of Harcourt was a powerful Norman family, descended from the Viking Bernard the Dane. Its mottos were "Gesta verbis praeveniant" (Olonde branch), "Gesta verbis praevenient" (Beuvron branch), and "Le bon temps viendra ... de France" (English branch).

In 1280 they established the Collège d'Harcourt in Paris, now the Lycée Saint-Louis at 44 boulevard Saint-Michel.

Bernard "The Dane" Prince of Denmark (904-950) [Pedigree]

Son of Duke of the Angrian Saxons BRUNO and Princess of the Holstein Saxons HASALA

     AKA Bernard "le Danois"
     Founding father of the House of Harcourt
     What follows in the Harcourt line comes mainly from the book called
     " A History of the Family Harcourt " written by William Harcourt-Bath in1930. I have a copy.
     Chief counsellor to Rollo in the conquest of Normandy, France. Rollo's wife and Bernard's wife are sisters.
     His descendents followed William the Conqueror into England.

The family is a direct descendent of Charlemagne and the Trojan Senator Antenor

     The name seems to come from "Herr" ( A Teuteonic courtesy title), meaning lord or gentleman and court meaning hall or mansion. I.E."HerrCourt" .
     The name has evolved over the years, Herecourt , Harecourt , Harcourt.
  b. ABT 904, Normandy, France
  b. ABT. 860, Saxony or Maer,Norway
  d. ABT. 950, Normandy,France
  d. 955

Married Sprota (Sprote) de Berengaria or BOUGOGNE (880-936)

Children:

 1. TORF I,Seigneur de Tourville (901-970)

-------------------- When in 911 the Viking chief Rollo obtained the territories that would make up Normandy through the Treaty of Saint Clair-sur-Epte, he distributed domains to his main supporters among those who had accompanied him on his expeditions against the English and the Neustrians. After the conquest of Normandy, considerable lands (notably the seigneurie of Harcourt, near Brionne, were granted to Bernard the Dane as a reward for his exploits, and from him they descended upon the lords (seigneurs) of Harcourt.

Named after its seigneurie of Harcourt in Normandy, the House of Harcourt was a powerful Norman family, descended from the Viking Bernard the Dane. Its mottos were "Gesta verbis praeveniant" (Olonde branch), "Gesta verbis praevenient" (Beuvron branch), and "Le bon temps viendra ... de France" (English branch).

In 1280 they established the Collège d'Harcourt in Paris, now the Lycée Saint-Louis at 44 boulevard Saint-Michel.

Bernard "The Dane" Prince of Denmark (904-950) [Pedigree]

Son of Duke of the Angrian Saxons BRUNO and Princess of the Holstein Saxons HASALA


AKA Bernard "le Danois"

Founding father of the House of Harcourt

What follows in the Harcourt line comes mainly from the book called

" A History of the Family Harcourt " written by William Harcourt-Bath in1930. I have a copy.

Chief counsellor to Rollo in the conquest of Normandy, France. Rollo's wife and Bernard's wife are sisters.

His descendents followed William the Conqueror into England.

The family is a direct descendent of Charlemagne and the Trojan Senator Antenor

The name seems to come from "Herr" ( A Teuteonic courtesy title), meaning lord or gentleman and court meaning hall or mansion. I.E."HerrCourt" .

The name has evolved over the years, Herecourt , Harecourt , Harcourt.

b. ABT 904, Normandy, France

b. ABT. 860, Saxony or Maer,Norway

d. ABT. 950, Normandy,France

d. 955

Married Sprota (Sprote) de Berengaria or BOUGOGNE (880-936)

Children:

1. TORF I,Seigneur de Tourville (901-970)

References: [RFC] -------------------- When in 911 the Viking chief Rollo obtained the territories that would make up Normandy through the Treaty of Saint Clair-sur-Epte, he distributed domains to his main supporters among those who had accompanied him on his expeditions against the English and the Neustrians. After the conquest of Normandy, considerable lands (notably the seigneurie of Harcourt, near Brionne, were granted to Bernard the Dane as a reward for his exploits, and from him they descended upon the lords (seigneurs) of Harcourt.

Named after its seigneurie of Harcourt in Normandy, the House of Harcourt was a powerful Norman family, descended from the Viking Bernard the Dane. Its mottos were "Gesta verbis praeveniant" (Olonde branch), "Gesta verbis praevenient" (Beuvron branch), and "Le bon temps viendra ... de France" (English branch).

In 1280 they established the Collège d'Harcourt in Paris, now the Lycée Saint-Louis at 44 boulevard Saint-Michel.

Bernard "The Dane" Prince of Denmark (904-950) [Pedigree]

Son of Duke of the Angrian Saxons BRUNO and Princess of the Holstein Saxons HASALA

AKA Bernard "le Danois"

Founding father of the House of Harcourt

What follows in the Harcourt line comes mainly from the book called

" A History of the Family Harcourt " written by William Harcourt-Bath in1930. I have a copy.

Chief counsellor to Rollo in the conquest of Normandy, France. Rollo's wife and Bernard's wife are sisters.

His descendents followed William the Conqueror into England.

The family is a direct descendent of Charlemagne and the Trojan Senator Antenor

The name seems to come from "Herr" ( A Teuteonic courtesy title), meaning lord or gentleman and court meaning hall or mansion. I.E."HerrCourt" .

The name has evolved over the years, Herecourt , Harecourt , Harcourt.

b. ABT 904, Normandy, France

b. ABT. 860, Saxony or Maer,Norway

d. ABT. 950, Normandy,France

d. 955

Married Sprota (Sprote) de Berengaria or BOUGOGNE (880-936)

Children:

1. TORF I,Seigneur de Tourville (901-970)

References: [RFC] -------------------- See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p233.htm#i26755 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps06/ps06_368.htm

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Torf gave his name to the town of Tourville and added Torcy, Torny and Pontatou to his paternal inheritance. His wife was heiress of Pont Audemar.

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From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps06/ps06_368.htm

Torf gave his name to the town of Tourville and added Torcy, Torny and Pontatou to his paternal inheritance. His wife was heiress of Pont Audemar. -------------------- Bernard the Saxon1

b. 904

    Bernard the Saxon was a nobleman of the royal blood of Saxony.1 He acquired, when Rollo the Dane made himself master of Normandy, the lordships of Harcourt, Caileville, and Beaufidel in that principality in 876.1 He was born in 904.2 He married Sprote de Bourgogne.2

Family

Sprote de Bourgogne b. 908

Child

   * seigneur de Pont-Audemer Torf de Torville+ b. 9281

Citations

  1. [S603] C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms Sir Bernard Burke, B:xP, pg. 261.
  2. [S467] GdRdF, online http://jeanjacques.villemag.free.fr/, Comte d'Harcourt.

-------------------- FMG does not cite primary sources for the parents of Torf. Others (see below) claim that he is the son of Bernard the Dane.

http://stanhopefamilyhistory.webs.com/

Bernard the Dane - claimed to be the ancestor of the Harcourts by Gilles-André de La Roque [Histoire généalogique de la maison de Harcourt, 1663]. Little is known of him: His early career in the 930s was concerned with supressing revolts by factions opposed to the ruling hierarchy in the emerging state of Normandy. After the assassination of William Longsword, Bernard became a regent of the 'duchy' of Normandy in December 942, charged with the protection of the the young 'Duke' Richard, together with, among others, [1.1.1.2.2.1.] Anslech de Briquebec. -------------------- Bernard the Dane, compagnon of Rollo, gouvernor and regent of the duchy of Normandy until the death of William I of Normandy (942).

Wikipedia:

Bernard the Dane (French - Bernard le Danois; c.880 - before 960), was a Viking jarl (earl) of Danish origins. He put himself in the service of another jarl installed at the mouth of the Seine, Rollo (before 911). After the accords of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte that officially gave birth to the duchy of Normandy (911), Bernard converted to the Christianity at Rouen the following year (912) and shortly afterwards received from Rollo, the county of Pont-Audemer in the Eure then, later, the city of Harcourt.

Under Rollo's son and successor Duke William, Bernard was charged at the beginning of the 930s with putting down the serious uprising led by a certain Riouf (a Norman from the west, who had besieged the Duke in Rouen), then in around 935 he put down a revolt in Bessin and Cotentin by Viking communities completely independent from the young and fragile power of the dukedom, unlike the east of the duchy of Normandy where its ducal power was affirmed a little later.

Later, on William's premature death by assassination, Bernard became regent of the duchy of Normandy in December 942, beside Anslech de Bricquebec, Osmond de Conteville and Raoul Taisson.

In 945-946, he appealed to Harald Bluetooth and his Danes to defend the duchy when it was attacked by the Carolingian king Louis of Outremer and Hugh the Great, duke of the Franks. Louis was attempting to retake the lands of the west in Normandy that had been granted to the Viking bands thirty years earlier.

Bernard died a few years late (before 960). He was the ancestor of two great Anglo-Norman baronial families, the Beaumonts and the Harcourts. -------------------- http://genealogiequebec.info/testphp/info.php?no=170035

Vicomte de Bernard de Pont-Audemer Rouen dit le Danois 1 (880 - 955)


Il est aussi connu sous le nom de Bernard Ragnvaldsson de Pont-Audemer dit le Danois 2. Il est aussi connu sous le nom de Bernard, seigneur d' Harcourt 1.

Il est le fils de Ragnvald Ier Eysteinsson de More dit le Sage 2 et Groa Thorsteinsdatter de Dublin 2.

Il nait en 880 au Danemark 1, 2. Il épouse Sprote de Bourgogne en 909 à Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandie, France 1, 3. Il est régent de Normandie 1, 2. Il décède en 955 1, 2.

Il est comte de Rouen 2. Il est baptisé en 912 à Rouen 1.

Liste de ses enfants connus:

+ 1. Torf, seigneur de Pont-Audemer , Harcourt et Tourville dit le Riche 1 (de Sprote de Bourgogne) + 2. Mathilde de Pont-Audemer (920 - ) 1 (de Sprote de Bourgogne) -------------------- When in 911 the Viking chief Rollo obtained the territories that would make up Normandy through the Treaty of Saint Clair-sur-Epte, he distributed domains to his main supporters among those who had accompanied him on his expeditions against the English and the Neustrians. After the conquest of Normandy, considerable lands (notably the seigneurie of Harcourt, near Brionne, were granted to Bernard the Dane as a reward for his exploits, and from him they descended upon the lords (seigneurs) of Harcourt.

Bernard the Dane, founder of the house of Harcourt, governor and regent of the duchy of Normandy up to the death of duke Guillaume (942)

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Duke of the Angrian Saxons BRUNO [Pedigree] b. Bernard's Grandfather Married Princess of the Holstein Saxons HASALA

  • Children:
  • 1. Bernard "The Dane" Prince of Denmark (904-950) m. Sprota (Sprote) de Berengaria or BOUGOGNE (880-936)

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pmcbride/rfc/gw14.htm#I8185

•43. Bernard "The Dane" Prince of Denmark AKA Bernard "le Danois"

      Founding father of the House of Harcourt
      
      What follows in the Harcourt line comes mainly from the book called
      " A History of the Family Harcourt " written by William Harcourt-Bath in1930. I have a copy.
      Chief counsellor to Rollo in the conquest of Normandy,France.Rollo's wifeand Bernard's wife are sisters.
      His descendents followed " William the Conqueror " into England. Thefamily is a direct descendent of " Charlemagne " and the Trojan SenatorAntenor
      
      The name seems to come from "Herr" ( A Teuteonic courtesy title), meaning
      lord or gentleman and court meaning hall or mansion. I.E."HerrCourt" .
      The name has evolved over the years, Herecourt , Harecourt , Harcourt.
 *   b. ABT 904, Normandy, France 
  • b. ABT. 860, Saxony or Maer,Norway
  • d. ABT. 950, Normandy,France
  • d. 955
  • m. Sprota (Sprote) de Berengaria or BOUGOGNE ABT 900, Normandy, France
  • b. ABT. 880, Normandy,France
  • d. ABT. 936, Normandy,France
  • daughter of Count of Senlis HUBERT
  • ch: *TORF I,Seigneur de Tourville [Next Generation]

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pmcbride/rfc/l315.htm

Count of Senlis HUBERT [Pedigree]

Children: 1. Sprota (Sprote) de Berengaria or BOUGOGNE (880-936) m. Bernard "The Dane" Prince of Denmark (904-950) 2. Duchess of Normandy POPPA 3. Count of Senlis BERNARD

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pmcbride/rfc/gw43.htm#I8188

Sprota (Sprote) de Berengaria or BOUGOGNE (880-936) [Pedigree] 

Daughter of Count of Senlis HUBERT

      House of Burgandy
   b. ABT. 880, Normandy,France
   b. ABT 908, Bourgogne, France
   d. ABT. 936, Normandy,France

Married Bernard "The Dane" Prince of Denmark (904-950)

Children: [listed under entry for Bernard "The Dane"]

References: [RFC]

•[RFC] "Royalty for Commoners",

        Roderick W. Stuart, 1992, 2nd edition.
        This book lists all of the known ancestors of John of Gaunt,
        which amounts to most of the Medieval royalty of Europe. Also
        see the following article: "A Mediaeval Miscellany:
        Commentaries on Roderick W. Stuart's Royalty for Commoners,"
        The American Genealogist 69 (April 1994)

-------------------- Bernard was a nobleman of the royal blood of Saxony, being forn in Denmark, was surnamed the Dane. He was the Chief Consellor and second in command to the famou Rollo, progenitor of the Kings of England. He lived in 876, and obtained the lorships of Harcourt, Caileville Beauficel, after the invasion of Normandy from Rollo for his services. He was minister to Rollo's son and successor, Richard, Duke of Normandy, as well as Regent of the Norman territories during his minority. He married ____de Sprote, of the royal family of Burgundy and had one son and heir named Torf "le Riche". ~A Genealogical History of the Family of Montgomery, pg. 142, Pedigree 113 -------------------- Bernard the Dane (French: Bernard le Danois) (c. 880 – before 960) was a Viking jarl (earl) of Danish origins. He put himself in the service of another jarl installed at the mouth of the Seine, Rollo (before 911). After the accords of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte that officially gave birth to the duchy of Normandy (911), Bernard converted to Christianity at Rouen the following year (912) and shortly afterwards received from Rollo the county of Pont-Audemer in Roumois (today in the Eure département) then, later, the city of Harcourt.

Under Rollo's son and successor Duke William, Bernard was charged at the beginning of the 930s with putting down the serious uprising led by a certain Riouf (a Norman from the west, who had besieged the Duke in Rouen). Around 935 he put down a revolt in Bessin and Cotentin by Viking communities completely independent from the young and fragile power of the dukedom, unlike the east of the duchy of Normandy where its ducal power was affirmed a little later.

Later, on William's premature death by assassination, Bernard became regent of the duchy of Normandy in December 942, beside Anslech de Bricquebec, Osmond de Conteville and Raoul Taisson.

In 945-946, he appealed to Harald Bluetooth and his Danes to defend the duchy when it was attacked by the Carolingian king Louis of Outremer and Hugh the Great, duke of the Franks. Louis was attempting to retake the lands of the west in Normandy that had been granted to the Viking bands thirty years earlier.

Bernard died a few years later (before 960). He is supposed to have been the ancestor of two great Anglo-Norman baronial families, the Beaumonts and the Harcourts. -------------------- Bernard the Dane (French: Bernard le Danois) (c. 880 – before 960) was a Viking jarl (earl) of Danish origins. He put himself in the service of another jarl installed at the mouth of the Seine, Rollo (before 911). After the accords of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte that officially gave birth to the duchy of Normandy (911), Bernard converted to Christianity at Rouen the following year (912) and shortly afterwards received from Rollo the county of Pont-Audemer in Roumois (today in the Eure département) then, later, the city of Harcourt.

Under Rollo's son and successor Duke William, Bernard was charged at the beginning of the 930s with putting down the serious uprising led by a certain Riouf (a Norman from the west, who had besieged the Duke in Rouen). Around 935 he put down a revolt in Bessin and Cotentin by Viking communities completely independent from the young and fragile power of the dukedom, unlike the east of the duchy of Normandy where its ducal power was affirmed a little later.

Later, on William's premature death by assassination, Bernard became regent of the duchy of Normandy in December 942, beside Anslech de Bricquebec, Osmond de Conteville and Raoul Taisson.

In 945-946, he appealed to Harald Bluetooth and his Danes to defend the duchy when it was attacked by the Carolingian king Louis of Outremer and Hugh the Great, duke of the Franks. Louis was attempting to retake the lands of the west in Normandy that had been granted to the Viking bands thirty years earlier.

Bernard died a few years later (before 960). He is supposed to have been the ancestor of two great Anglo-Norman baronial families, the Beaumonts and the Harcourts.

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Bernard "the Dane" Vicomte de Pont-Audemer's Timeline

880
880
Harcourt, Haute-Normandie, France
899
899
Age 19
France
912
912
Age 32
912
Age 32
Rouen, Angi, France
912
Age 32
Rouen, Angi, France
912
Age 32
Rouen, Angi, France
914
914
Age 34
Plouigneau, Brittany, France
920
920
Age 40
930
930
Age 50
Of, , Normandy, France
955
955
Age 75
Pont-Audemer, Haute-Normandie, France