Wulgrin, count of Angoulême

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Wulgrin, comte de Angouleme & de Périgord

Also Known As: "Vulgrim", "Wulgrim", "Wulgrin"
Birthplace: Maine, Normandy, France
Death: Died in Angouleme,Charente,Poitou Charentes,France
Place of Burial: Angoulême Saint-Cybard, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Wulfhard, comte de Flavigny; Wulfhard Taillefer of Breisqua and Argengua, Comte of Flavigny; Susanne of Paris de Paris and Susanne of Paris, Comtess of Flavigny
Husband of Rogelinde
Father of Amuna d'Angoulême, Comtesse d'Agen; Guillaume I, count of Périgord; Aldouin, count of Angoulême and Sénégonde d'Angoulême
Brother of Adalhard, count of Paris

Occupation: Comte d'Angoulême, de Périgord, de Périguex et d'Agen
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About Wulgrin, count of Angoulême

from http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ANGOULEME.htm:

The county of Périgord, named after the Celtic tribe of the Petrocorii, was located to the south-east of the county of Angoulême and now forms the major part of the département of Dordogne in France. The counts were vassals of the dukes of Aquitaine. The main towns in the county were Périgueux (ancient Vesunna) and Bergerac. From an ecclesiastical point of view, the county's territory was co-extensive with the episcopacy of Périgueux, within the archbishopric of Bordeaux.

The earliest reference to Périgord as a separate county dates to 866, when Vulgrin, a member of a prominent Frankish noble family of Carolingian descent through the female line, was installed by Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks as comte in Périgord and Angoulême after the death of Emenon Comte de Poitiers, as reported in the Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes[81]. The county of Périgord was inherited by Vulgrin's younger son Guillaume, whose descendants are set out in Part A of this Chapter 2. The line of Guillaume was in constant rivalry with the descendants of Vulgrin's older son Alduin, who inherited the county of Angoulême, the latter county also falling to Bernard Comte de Périgord in [945]. Comte Bernard is reported as having eight sons, none of whom appear to have left any descendants. After passing successively through four of these sons, the county of Périgord was ultimately inherited by Audebert [I] Comte de la Marche, son of their sister Aina who had married Boson [I] Comte de la Marche. Audebert [I] was succeeded in Périgord in 997 by his younger brother Boson [II], who founded the second dynasty of the Comtes de Périgord (see Part B).

COMTES de PERIGORD [860]-after 975

VULGRIN, son of VULFARD Comte de Flavigny {Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Côte d'Or} & his wife Susanna de Paris (-3 May 886, bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard). The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records that Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks installed "Vulgrimnum propinquum suum, fratrem Aldoini abbatis" with "Engolisme et Petragorice" after Comte Emenon was killed (in 866)[88]. He was installed as Comte d'Angoulême, Comte de Périgord in 866. His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 2 Nov 889 under which "Vulfardus" donated property to Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire for the souls of "genitoris mei Vulfardi et genetrice mea Susannane necnon et germanorum fratrum meorum Adelardo, Vulgrino, Ymo et sorore mee Hildeburga vel nepote meo Vulgrino"[89]. The death in 886 of "Vulgrimnus comes" is recorded in the Annales Engolismenses[90].

1. other children: see ANGOULEME.

2. ALDUIN [Audouin] (-27 Mar 916, bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard). "Alduino [et] Willelmo" are named as sons of "Vulgrimnus" by Ademar, who specifies that Alduin inherited Angoulême[91]. He succeeded his father in 886 as ALDUIN I Comte d'Angoulême.


3. GUILLAUME (-[918]). "Alduino [et] Willelmo" are named as sons of "Vulgrimnus" by Ademar, who specifies that Guillaume inherited Périgord[92]. He succeeded as Comte de Périgord et d'Agen. m ([892]) REGILINDIS, daughter of RAYMOND I Comte de Toulouse & his wife Berthe --- . Ademar states that the wife of Guillaume was "sororem Willelmi Tolosani"[93], but this is contradicted in later sources. An act at Angoulême dated 907/908[94] states her first name. An 11th century history of Angoulême[95] states that her son Bernard de Périgueux was the nephew of "Eudes". According to Settipani[96], it is more likely that this "Eudes" was Eudes Comte de Toulouse than Eudes King of France.


[81] Adémar de Chabannes III, 19, p. 137.

[82] Archives départementales des Pyrénées-Atlantiques, E. 613. [J.-C. Chuat]

[83] Bibliothèque nationale de France, Provinces, Collection Périgord ("Coll. Périgord"), the main registries concerning the family of the counts of Périgord being volumes 53 to 55.

[84] http://www.guyenne.fr/ArchivesPerigord/Accueil.htm [20 May 2007].

[85] Bibliothèque nationale de France, Provinces, Languedoc, Collection Doat ("Coll. Doat"), the main registries concerning the family of the counts of Périgord being volumes 242 to 246.

[86] Stanisław Stroński (1914), pp. 8-33, and 100-46.

[87] Settipani, C. (2004) La Noblesse du Midi Carolingien. Etudes sur quelques grandes familles d'Aquitaine et du Languedoc du IXe au XIe siècles (Prosopographica et Genealogica, Oxford), pp. 166-74.

[88] Adémar de Chabannes III, 19, p. 137.

[89] Prou, M. & Vidier, A. (eds.) (1907) Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire (“Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire”) XXXI, p. 85.

[90] Annales Engolismenses, MGH SS IV, p. 5.

[91] Ademari Historiarum III.20, MGH SS IV, p. 123.

[92] Ademari Historiarum III.20, MGH SS IV, p. 123.

[93] Ademari Historiarum III.20, MGH SS IV, p. 123.

[94] Lefrancq, P. (ed.) (1930) Cartulaire de l'abbaye de Saint-Cybard (Angoulême), no 211, p. 185, cited in Settipani (2004), p. 401.

[95] Boussard, J. (ed.) (1957) Historia pontificum et comitum Engolismensiium (Paris), p. 10, cited in Settipani (2004), p. 401.

[96] Settipani (2004), p. 12.

Iconographie: Chien de chasse aboyant, 9e S.

dans Enarrationes in Psalmos, d'Augustinus. Orléans - BM- ms.46p 38

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Wulgrin, count of Angoulême's Timeline

Maine, Normandy, France
Age 33
Age 35
Age 36
Perigord, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Age 38
Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Age 42
May 3, 886
Age 58
Angouleme,Charente,Poitou Charentes,France
July 18, 1991
Age 58
July 18, 1991
Age 58
Angoulême Saint-Cybard, France