Adalberto II "The Rich" Duke di Lucca & Tuscany

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Adalbert, Margrave of Tuscany

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Tuscania, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
Death: Died in Lucca, Lucca, Toscana, Italy
Place of Burial: cathedral of Lucca, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Adalberto I, marchese di Toscana and Rothildis di Spoleto
Husband of Bertha de Aries
Father of Guido, marchese della Toscana; Lamberto, marchese di Toscana; Ermengarde of Tuscany; Oberto conte di Padova, I and Guy Duke of Lucca Margrave of Tuscany of
Brother of Bonifacio III, Count of Tuscany and Este; Regisinda Margrave of Tuscany., Nun at St. Odilia at Brescia and Bonifacia Toscana IV
Half brother of Waldrada Tusca

Occupation: Margrave of Este - see
Managed by: Peter Schlosser
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About Adalberto II "The Rich" Duke di Lucca & Tuscany,_Margrave_of_Tuscany

Adalbert II (c. 875–915[1]), called the Rich, son and successor of Adalbert I of Tuscany, and grandson of Boniface II, was much concerned in the troubles of Lombardy, at a time when so many princes were contending for the wrecks of the Carolingian Empire.[2] Before his father died in 884 or 886, he is accredited the title of "count". He inherited from his father the titles of count and duke of Lucca and margrave of Tuscany.

Between 895 and 898, he married Bertha (c.863–8 March 925), the daughter of the Lothair II of Lotharingia and widow of the Count Theobald of Arles. Adalbert and Bertha had at least three children:

Guy, successor as count and duke of Lucca and margrave of Tuscany

Lambert, successor of his brother as count and duke of Lucca and margrave of Tuscany

Ermengard (died 29 February 932), married 915 Adalbert I of Ivrea

Adalbert II died on 10 or 15 September 915 and was buried in the cathedral of Lucca. His widow Bertha took over the regency for their young son Guy.


^ Wickham, Chris (1990). Early Medieval Italy: Central Power and Local Society 400-1000. University of Michigan Press, 59-60. ISBN 0-472-08099-7.

^ Rose, Hugh James [1853] (1857). A New General Biographical Dictionary, London: B. Fellowes et al.

"Este, one of the oldest of the former reigning houses of Italy. It is in all probability of Lombard origin, and descended, according to Muratori, from the princes who governed in Tuscany in Carolingian times." - Encycl. Brit., 56, 8:731. {Abalberto II & the next generations did not formally become marquises (margraves) until this title was acquired by Alberto Azzo II (who died ca. 1097) (he m. Kunitza or Cunegunda, sister of Welf III, Duke of Carinthia, and (2) Gersende, dau. of Herbert I, Count of Maine).

References: [PlantagenetA]

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Adalberto II "The Rich" Duke di Lucca & Tuscany's Timeline

Tuscania, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy
Age 12
Tuscany, Italy
Age 34
Spoleto, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Age 37
Tuscany, Italy
August 17, 915
Age 51
Lucca, Lucca, Toscana, Italy
cathedral of Lucca, Italy