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Otger

Also Known As: "Audacer", "Odoacer", "Odakar", "Odacre", "Odoscer", "de Harlebec", "Harelbeke", "de Flandre", "Flandres", "of Flanders", "von Flandern", "Audacer van Vlaanderen"
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Birthplace: Vlaanderen (Flanders)
Death: Died in Vlaanderen (Flanders)
Place of Burial: Vlaanderen (Flanders)
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Son of Unknown father of Otger and Unknown mother of Otger
Husband of Anseline de Steenland, wife of Odoacer and Ida de Louvain
Father of Boudewijn I "Iron-Arm", count of Flanders; Ignode van Vlaanderen; Hildegard de Flandres and Luitgard deFlandres

Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Otger

Otger (Audacer, Odoacer) is said to have been King of the Morins, Margrave of Flanders (824), and Count of Thérouanne and Harlebecque.

The first recorded ruler of Flanders was Baudouin Bras de Fer (840-879), although later legend provided him with a string of ancestors who were "Foresters of Flanders." He was supposed to have been son of Odoacer, son of Enguerrand (Ingelramn), son of [http://www.geni.com/people/Lyd%C3%A9ric-V-of-Flanders-Fictitious/6000000000547048179? Lydéric]. Baudouin might have been son of Odoacer, about whom nothing further is known, but Ingelramn seems to have been the ruler dispossessed by Baudouin. Modern genealogists reconcile the discrepancy by making Odoacer the son-in-law (rather than the son) of Ingelramn.

He was (supposedly) the father of Baudouin 'Iron-Arm'. Recent research claims that most of the stories about the ancestors of Baudouin are mythical, written by monks and abbots searching for heroic origins.

The name and origin of the wife of Audacer are unknown.

Recommended reading: Graven van Vlaanderen, Edward De Maesschalck, 2012 (only in Dutch)

Other source: Medlands

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Otger's Timeline

810
810
Vlaanderen (Flanders)
837
837
Age 27
Vlaanderen (Flanders)
840
840
Age 30
Flanders, Normandy, France
864
864
Age 54
Vlaanderen (Flanders)
880
880
Age 54
Vlaanderen (Flanders)
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occurs, Norman battle, 832