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Ridoredh Berenger de Bretagne (Ridoredh of Nantes), Comte de Nantes et Vannes

Also Known As: "Ridoredh Of /Rennes/", "Comte Ridoreh Berenger", "Ridoredh de Nantes; Ridoredh de Vannes; Ridoredh Berenger; Ridoredh de Poher"
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Birthplace: Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
Death: Died in Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
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Son of Erispoë II, duc de Bretagne and Marmoëc de Poher
Husband of Aremburge d'Ancenis (conbubine)
Father of Pasquitan Comte de Rennes de Poher; Alain I 'le Grand' duc de Bretagne; Comte de Vannes Pasquiten and Alain I "le Grand", roi de Bretagne
Brother of Lotitia de Rennes; Conan de Rennes; De Brittany; Gurvard De Rennes, Count; Judicael I ' (Comte de Rennes) and 3 others
Half brother of Ridoredh Berenger Bretagne formerly Vannes and ? de Bretagne

Occupation: Count, There is a lot of detail on probably not parents going back generations, but it is unclear who is actually the parent of whom.
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About Ridoredh, comte de Vannes

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Pasquitan, Pascweten, or Paskwezhen (died 876) was the Count of Vannes and a claimant to the Duchy of Brittany. He was a son of Ridoredh of Vannes, a prominent and wealthy aristocrat first associated with the court of Erispoe in the 850s. He owned vast landed estates and salt works (as at Guérande) in southeastern Brittany and was a patron of Redon abbey.[1]

Alan the Great was the second son of Count Ridoredh of Vannes. He succeeded his brother Pascweten in Vannes and Brittany when the latter died, probably in the middle of 876.

Breton noble, Ninth century.

The fact that the Breton rulers Pascweten and Alain le Grand were brothers is confirmed by contemporary sources [e.g., Regino, MGH SS 1: 587]. The only source to give the name of the father of Pascweten and Alain is an eleventh century Angevin collection of genealogies, which gives Ridoredh as the name of the father of Pascuithen (legitimate) and Alanus maior (bastard) [Poupardin (1900), 206, who, however, does not show the lines indicating Ridoredh as the father of Pascweten and Alain, which are quite clear in the manuscript itself]. Nothing further is known of Ridoredh. Although some ninth century Breton charters have very obscure men of this name (or minor variants) as witnesses, none can be confidently identified with the father of Pascweten and Alain. Although it is virtually certain that the father of Pascweten and Alain was a member of the Breton aristocracy, there is no apparent justification for assigning any specific title to Ridoredh, as is done by some modern secondary sources [e.g., Winkhaus (1950)].

Cart. Redon = M. Aurélien de Courson, Cartulaire de l'Abbaye de Redon (Collection de documents inédites sur l'histoire de France, Paris, 1863).

de la Borderie (1864, 1890) = Arthur de la Borderie, "Examen chronologique des chartes du cartulaire de Redon antérieur du XIe siècle", Bibliothèque de l'École des Chartes 25 (1964): 259-282, 393-434 [reprinted in Annales de Bretagne 5 (1889-90): 535-630]. Page numbers given are from the latter work.

MGH SS = Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores series.

Poupardin (1900) = René Poupardin, "Généalogies angevines du XIe siècle", Mélanges d'Archéologie et d'Histoire (Paris, Rome) 20 (1900):199-208. I would like to thank James Hansen, FASG, for providing me with a copy of this article, and Nathaniel Taylor for providing a copy of the manuscript page itself (Bib. Apost. Vat., Reg. Lat. 1285, f. 65v).

Winkhaus (1950) = Eberhard Winkhaus, Ahnen zu Karl dem Grossen und Widukind (Ennepetal-Altenvoerde (Westfalen), 1950).

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Ridoredh, comte de Vannes's Timeline

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Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
850
850
Age 20
Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
860
860
Age 30
Of, Bretagne, Bretagne, France
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Age 77
Nantes, Pays de la Loire, France
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