Frederik I Count of Bar, Duke of Upper Lorraine (de Lorraine), Duke of Upper Lorraine (912 - 978) MP

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Nicknames: "Fredrick", "Fredrick I de la Alta Lorena", "Of Upper Lorraine", "Duke Of Upper Lorraine /Frederick/"
Birthplace: Aachen,Rheinland,,Prussia
Death: Died in Aachen,Rheinland,,Prussia
Occupation: Comte de Bar, 951, Hertig i Ober-Lothringen 959-978
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About Frederik I Count of Bar, Duke of Upper Lorraine (de Lorraine), Duke of Upper Lorraine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_I,_Duke_of_Upper_Lorraine -------------------- Frederick I (c. 942–978) was the count of Bar and duke of Upper Lorraine. He was a son of Wigeric, count of Bidgau, also count palatine of Lorraine, and Cunigunda, and thus a sixth generation descendant of Charlemagne.

In 954, he married Beatrice, daughter of Hugh the Great, count of Paris, and Hedwige of Saxony. He received in dowry the revenues of the abbey of Saint-Denis in Lorraine. He constructed a fortress at Fains, on the frontier between France and Germany, and exchanged fiefs with the bishop of Toul. Thus, he created his own feudal domain, the county of Bar. So he became the founder of the House of Bar or the House of Ardennes-Bar, a cadet branch of the House of Ardennes.

The duchy of Lorraine was at that time governed by the archbishop of Cologne, Bruno, who was called the archduke on account of his dual title. In 959, he, in concert with his brother, the Emperor Otto I, divided the duchy, appointing as margraves (or vice-dukes) one Godfrey in Lower Lorraine and Frederick in Upper Lorraine. After Bruno's death, in 977, Frederick and Godfrey were styling themselves dukes.

As duke, he favoured the reform of Saint-Dié and Moyenmoutier.

His children were:

  1. Henry (died between 972 and 978)
  2. Adalberon II (958–1005), bishop of Verdun and Metz
  3. Thierry I (965–1026), count of Bar and duke of Upper Lorraine
  4. Ida, married Radbod of Altenbourg, who built the castle of Habichtsburg and is thus an ancestor of the great Habsburg family which dominated Europe in the sixteenth century.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_I,_Duke_of_Upper_Lorraine

-------------------- Possibly more on him and his ancestry here:

Wigerich DE TRIER-ARDENNES Count of Triesgau  

•Born: Abt 850, Aachen, Rheinland •Married: After 910 •Died: Abt 919

 

General Notes: comte en Bidgau et Ardennes

Wigerich married Ctse Kunigunde DE TRIERS ET D' ARDENNES, daughter of Régnier (Reginar, Raginerus) I "Longhals" IM HENNEGAU Count of Hainault, Duke of Lothringia (Lorraine) and Ermentrude CAROLING Princess of France, after 910. (Ctse Kunigunde DE TRIERS ET D' ARDENNES was born about 891 in <Aachen, Rheinland> and died after 923

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Friedrich I VON LOTHRINGEN Count of Bar, Duke of Upper Lorraine •Born: 912, Aachen, Rheinland •Married: 954, France •Died: 23 Aug 994


Friedrich married Princess Beatrix DE FRANCE, daughter of Hugues "Magnus" CAPET Count of Paris, Grand Duke of France and Princess Hedwige (Hartwige) VON SACHSEN, in 954 in France. (Princess Beatrix DE FRANCE was born in 939 in France and died on 23 Aug 987 )

Children: •Princess VON LOTHRINGEN+ Born: Abt 948, Nancy, Lorraine, Francemarried Berthold II VON BABENBERG Count Palatine of Bavaria, son of Arnulf II VON BABENBERG Count Palatine of Bavaria and Jhutte (Judith), about 971 in Nancy, Lorraine, France 5785. (Berthold II VON BABENBERG Count Palatine of Bavaria was born about 942 in Babenberg, Bavaria and died on 26 Aug 990.

•Thierry I DE LORRAINE Count of Bar, Duke of Upper Lorraine+ Born: 958, Lorraine, Moselle, France 758

Died: Before 1033, Bar-Le-Duc, Meuse, Lorraine, France  married Sconehilde (Richilde) VON BLIESGAU, daughter of Folmar I VON METZ Count of Bleisgau & Metz and Berta VON BLIESGAU. (Sconehilde (Richilde) VON BLIESGAU was born about 960 in Lorraine, Moselle, France 758 and died before 995 758.)

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Frederick I, Duke of Upper Lorraine's Timeline

912
912
Aachen,Rheinland,,Prussia
948
948
Age 36
Nancy, Lorraine, France
954
954
Age 42
Ferrand Forest, Flanders, France
954
Age 42
France
955
955
Age 43
962
962
Age 50
Lorraine, France
965
965
Age 53
Lorraine, France
966
966
Age 54
Verdun, France
967
967
Age 55
Lorraine, France
970
970
Age 58
Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France