Heilwig, daughter of Eberhard and Gisela (b. - c.895) MP

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Nicknames: "Heilwich", "Helwise di Friuli"
Death: Died
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Heilwig, daughter of Eberhard and Gisela

HEILWIG (-after 895) was the daughter of Eberhard, Duke of the March of Friulia, and wive Gisela. Her first marriage (before 874) was to HUCBALD II, Comte d'Ostrevant, who died after 890. This marriage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, which names "Hucbaldus de Hainacq" as her husband. It appears to be corroborated by a later passage in the same source which records that Rodulfus, Heilwig's grandson, "nepos…ex sorore" of Louis IV King of France.

Her second marriage was to ROGER I, Comte de Laon. This marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln but the primary source on which this is based has not been identified. Another table in Europäische Stammtafeln only names the wife of Comte Roger as "Helvide" but does not give her origin.

It appears chronologically unlikely for any of King Louis's sisters, whose dates of birth can be estimated to [908/17], to have been the mother of Raoul who was killed in battle in 944, presumably when he was already adult. It appears more likely that the family relationship was one generation further back, and that a member of the Unruochingi family, descended from the sister of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and who originated in the same area in northern France, would provide a good match. Nevertheless, the earlier primary source on which Alberic based his information has not yet been identified and it is possible that the source is inaccurate in its report.