Drogon (Carolingian son of Charlemagne & Regina), Bishop of Metz and Abbot of Luxeuil Abbey (801 - 855) MP

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Nicknames: "Drogon", "Dreux"
Birthplace: Aachen, Koln, Nordrehein-Westfalen, Germany
Death: Died in Metz, Lorraine, France
Occupation: Bishop of Metz and Abbot of Luxeuil Abbey, âevãeque de Metz, Bishop of Metz from 823 and abbot of Luxeuil Abbey, Bishop of Metz from 823 & Abbot of Luxuil Abbey, Ærkebiskop af Metz
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About Drogon (Carolingian son of Charlemagne & Regina), Bishop of Metz and Abbot of Luxeuil Abbey

Drogo/ Dreux/ Drogon (June 17, 801-December 8, 855), son of Charlemagne & Regina

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As one of the few children to outlive his father, Drogo's prospects for political power were very favourable. Only one older son of Charlemagne remained, and was eager to ensure his few opponents were placated. He became a cleric in 818, abbot of Luxeuil in 820, acceded to become bishop of Metz in 823 and arch chapter in 834 in which position he remained for the duration of his life. His younger (full) brother, Hugh, was also ordained. He remained extremely loyal to his (half) brother, Louis the Pious and amassed great power under him. Drogo's influence began to wane after Louis' death, and his influence fell even more after the death of his only full brother Hugh in 844. Still, he managed to ensure the production of the Drogo Sacramentary, which is named for him. He is interred at Abbey Church of St. Arnulf in Metz.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogo_of_Metz]

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Drogo (801-855), Bishop of Metz from 83 and abbot of Luxeuil Abbey --------------------

Charlemagne's fourth known concubine was Regina. Mistress (5): REGINA ---. 800. Einhard names King Charles's concubine "Reginam", and her sons "Drogonem et Hugum"[88. http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CAROLINGIANS.htm#_Toc240955192

By her he had:

1.Drogo (801–855), Bishop of Metz from 823 and abbot of Luxeuil Abbey[Dreux (17 Jun 801-drowned Himeriacum, Bourgogne 8 Dec 855, bur Metz, église abbatiale de Saint-Arnoul). Einhard names "Drogonem et Hugum" as sons of King Charles by his concubine "Reginam"[161]. The Annales Weissemburgenses record the birth "802 aut 803 15 Kal Iul" of Drogo[162]. He and his brother Hugues, and their half-brother Thierry, were brought up in the palace of their half-brother Emperor Louis I after their father died, but after the revolt of Bernard King of Italy in 818 they were forcibly tonsured and "put under free custody into monasteries"[163]. Abbé de Luxeuil 820. Emperor Louis installed "Druagoni fratri suo" as Bishop of Metz in 823[164]. The Annales Fuldenses record that "Druogonem archicapellum et Adalbertum comitem" were sent to the east bank of the Rhine in 840[165]. He became Vicar of the Pope in France in Jun 844. He died after falling into the River Oignon in which he was fishing[166]. A list of bishops of Metz records "domnus Drogo archiepiscopus et sacri palate summus capellanus, filius Karoli imperatoris" as 40th bishop, holding the position for 32 years, 5 months and 7 days, his death "VI Id Dec in Burgundia, prædio sancti Petri Mimeriaco" and his burial in "urbem Medimmatricorum…in ecclesia beati Iohannis apostoli"[167]. [http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CAROLINGIANS.htm#_Toc240955192''''''

2. Hugh (802–844), archchancellor of the Empire[Hugues "l´Abbé" ([802/06]-killed in battle Angoulême 14 Jun 844, bur Abbaye de Charroux). Einhard names "Drogonem et Hugum" as sons of King Charles by his concubine "Reginam"[168]. He is named "Hugo venerabilis filius Karoli regis magni" in the Cartulaire of Saint-Bertin[169]. He and his brother Drogo, and their half-brother Thierry, were brought up in the palace of their half-brother Emperor Louis I after their father died, but after the revolt of Bernard King of Italy in 818 they were forcibly tonsured and "put under free custody into monasteries"[170]. Monk at Charroux 818. Abbé de Saint-Quentin 822/23, Abbé de Lobbes. Abbé de Saint-Bertin 836[171]. Abbé de Noaillé. Arch-chancellor of Emperor Louis I 834-840. The Vita Hludowici Imperatoris records that "Hugonem fratrem suum sed et Adalgarium comitem" visited the emperor [in 836][172]. He joined Charles "le Chauve" in Sep 841 after the battle of Fontenoy, becoming his Arch-chaplain[173]. The Annales Fuldenses record that "Hugo abbas, patruus Karoli et Rihboto abbas, Rhaban quoque signifer" were killed "844 VII Id Jun" in the battle in which "Pippini duces" defeated the army of Charles II " le Chauve" King of the Franks[174]. [http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CAROLINGIANS.htm#_Toc240955192

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Drogo, Bishop of Metz, son of Charlemagne & Regina's Timeline

801
June 17, 801
Aachen, Koln, Nordrehein-Westfalen, Germany
818
818
Age 16
855
December 8, 855
Age 54
Metz, Lorraine, France
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Bishop of Metz
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Abbey Church of St. Arnulf in Metz