Gurvant, duc de Bretagne (b. - 877) MP

Vied w/Pascueten(the Count of Vannes) for control of Brittany during a civil war

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Nicknames: "Wrhwant", "Gurwant", "Gurwent", "Gurvand", "Vurfandus"
Place of Burial: Vied w/Pascueten(the Count of Vannes) for control of Brittany during a civil war
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Death: Died
Occupation: Count Of Rennes, Duque da Bretanha, Jarl des îles Orcades, Count, Duc, de Bretagne, Comte, de Rennes, 874, Count of Rennes (851), Duke of Brittany (874)
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Gurvand/Gurwent, Duke of Brittany

Parents unknown.

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/BRITTANY.htm#Gurwentdied877

GURWENT [Gurvand], son of --- (-877). Regino records that "Pasquitano et Vurfando" killed "Salomon rex Brittonum" in 874, specifying that they divided the kingdom between them although Pascwethen received the larger share[59]. Duke of Brittany. They were deposed in 876 and succeeded by Judicaël, Gurwent's son, and Alain Comte de Vannes who was Pascwethen's brother[60].

m ([after 857]) --- of Brittany, daughter of ERISPOË Duke of Brittany & his wife Marmohec ---. Her parentage is deduced from the Annales Mettenses which names "Judicheil ex filia Heriospoii regis natus" when recording that he ruled jointly with "Alanus frater Pasquitani"[61]. Her marriage date is suggested on the assumption that she was the same daughter of Erispoe who was earlier betrothed to Louis, son of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks (see above), but this is not certain. Gurwent & his wife had [two] children:

a) JUDICAËL (-killed in battle [1 Aug/8 Nov] 888). Comte de Rennes. Regino records that "Iudicheil, ex filia Herispoii regis natus" ruled Brittany jointly with "Alanus frater Pasquitani" after the death of Pascwethen in 876, and his death in battle against the Vikings[62]. He succeeded his father in 876 as joint Duke of Brittany, ruling jointly with Alain Comte de Vannes. Regino records disputes between "Alanum et Iudicheil duces Brittonium" in 890[63], which indicates that the date of his death recorded in the previous passage in the same source may not be accurate.

b) [daughter . The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. Borderie suggests that Judicael Comte de Rennes was the grandson of Duke Gurwent, but he does not cite any primary source which supports his reasoning[64]. m BERENGAR Comte [de Bayeux], son of ---. 889/before 931.]

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Wrhwant, Gurwant, Gurwent or Gurvand (Latin: Vurfandus; died 876) was a claimant to the Duchy of Brittany from 874 until his death in opposition to Pascweten, Count of Vannes.

Wrhwant was complicit in the conspiracy which assassinated Salomon in 874. However, he was of the faction which had been outside of Salomon's court and he hailed from northwest Brittany, where his base of power may have been at Rennes. He was, however, never styled "Count".[1] He mustered 200 men to fight the Vikings in 874.[2] After Salomon's death, he and Pascweten divided the country between them, though Regino of Prüm records that the latter received a larger share. The two soon fell out and fought over the succession. He had died by the middle of 876 and his son Judicael had taken up his role.

His wife was a daughter of Erispoe and his own daughter married Berengar of Rennes.

-------------------- Wrhwant, Gurwant, Gurwent or Gurvand (Latin: Vurfandus) (died 876) was a claimant to the Duchy of Brittany from 874 until his death in opposition to Pascweten, Count of Vannes.

Wrhwant was complicit in the conspiracy which assassinated Salomon in 874. However, he was of the faction which had been outside of Salomon's court and he hailed from northwest Brittany, where his base of power may have been at Rennes. He was, however, never styled "Count".[1] He mustered 200 men to fight the Vikings in 874.[2] After Salomon's death, he and Pascweten divided the country between them, though Regino of Prüm records that the latter received a larger share. The two soon fell out and fought over the succession. He had died by the middle of 876 and his son Judicael had taken up his role.

His wife was a daughter of Erispoe, and in some reconstructed genealogies their daughter marries Berengar of Rennes. --------------------

Gurvand, Duke of Brittany

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Wrhwant, Gurwant, Gurwent or Gurvand (Latin: Vurfandus; died 876) was a claimant to the Duchy of Brittany from 874 until his death in opposition to Pascweten, Count of Vannes.

Wrhwant was complicit in the conspiracy which assassinated Salomon in 874. However, he was of the faction which had been outside of Salomon's court and he hailed from northwest Brittany, where his base of power may have been at Rennes. He was, however, never styled "Count".[1] He mustered 200 men to fight the Vikings in 874.[2] After Salomon's death, he and Pascweten divided the country between them, though Regino of Prüm records that the latter received a larger share. The two soon fell out and fought over the succession. He had died by the middle of 876 and his son Judicael had taken up his role.

His wife was a daughter of Erispoe, and in some reconstructed genealogies their daughter marries Berengar of Rennes. -------------------- Gurvand was also called Gurwant.

He was Prince of Southern Brittany, the successor of Salomon, Prince of Brittany.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p312.htm#i20102 )

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

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps05/ps05_194.htm

He was Chief of Half in Brittany in 847. W.H.Turton, "The Plantagenet Ancestry" (Balt.:Gen.Pub.Co.,1968), p.188,

shows Gurvand, Count of Rennes, as husband of the daughter of Erispoe, King of Brittany.

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