Adelchis, principe di Benevento

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Adelchis di Benevento

Also Known As: "Adalgise di Benevento"
Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Benevent-et-Charbillac, Hautes-Alpes, Provence, France
Death: circa 878 (45-61) (Murdered)
Immediate Family:

Son of Radelchis I, prince of Benevento and Caretruda
Husband of Adeltrude and N.N. de Nantes
Father of Radelchis II, principe di Benevento; Aio, principe di Benevento; Ageltruda di Benevento and N.N. di Benevento

Occupation: Principe de Benevento
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ADELCHIS, son of RADELCHIS I Prince of Benevento & his wife Caretruda --- (-murdered 878)

The treaty of division between Radelchis Prince of Benevento and Siconulf, dated 849, names "Petrum filium Landonis et Paldefrit filium Paldulfi" and "Adelgisum et Ladelgisum filios meos et Potonem nepotem meum" as sureties/hostages for performance of the agreement[213] The Annales Beneventani record that "Adelgis germanus frater Radelgarii" succeeded his brother in 854 as ADELCHIS Prince of Benevento[214] Emperor Louis II occupied Benevento in 866, using it as his southern base particularly to plan the recapture of Bari from the Arabs.  During this time, the emperor minted coins in association with Prince Adelchis[215] The over-bearing manner of Empress Engelberga triggered her arrest, and that of her husband, at Benevento in Aug 871, although their release was negotiated within a month by the bishop of Benevento[216] Regino records that "Adalgisus dux Beneventanus" rebelled against Emperor Louis in 871, having been corrupted by the Greeks[217]The Chronicon Vulturnense records that "Adelchis…Langobardorum gentis Princeps" confirmed the privileges of the abbot of Volturno, at the request of "Audoaldi comitis cognati nostri", by charter dated Feb [878][218] The Chonicon Monasterii Beneventani records that "Adelchis Princeps" was killed in 878[219] A charter of his son "Aio Langobardorum gentis princeps", dated May [885], records that "dom Adelchis princip genitori nostro" was killed by "Potoni fi[lii] Potitionis"[220]

m ADELTRUDA, daughter of --- "Adelchis Langobardorum gentis princeps" donated property, at the request of "Adeltrud conjugis nostr ¦", by charter dated Feb 876[221]. She may have been the sister of Count Audoald, as suggested by the Chronican Vulturnense which records that "Adelchis Langobardorum gentis Princeps" confirmed the privileges of the abbot of Volturno, at the request of "Audoaldi comitis cognati nostri", by charter dated Feb [878][222]

Prince Adelchis & his wife had [ten] children: ...


Adelchis was the son of Radelchis I, Prince of Benevento, and successor of his brother Radelgar in 854.

It was given to Adelchis to preserve the ancient principality and its independence in the face of repeated assaults by the Saracens from the south, the Emperor Louis II from the north, and Byzantine Langobardia to the east. At first, he was unsuccessful in his wars with the Moslems. He was defeated at Bari in 860 and forced to make a truce with the emir and pay a tribute. In subsequent ventures, he was forced to call in the help of the emperor. In 866, the emperor defeated the Saracens and, in 871, Bari itself fell. Louis then tried to set up greater control over all the south by garrisoning his troops in Beneventan fortresses.

The response of Adelchis to this action was to imprison and rob the emperor while he was staying the princely palace at Benevento in August. A month later, the Saracens had landed with a new invasive force and Adelchis released Louis to lead the armies against it. Adelchis forced Louis to vow never to reenter Benevento with an army or to take revenge for his detention. Louis went to Rome in 872 and was released from his oath by Pope Adrian II on 28 May. He tried to exact punishment on Adelchis, but was not very successful. Adelchis turned to the Byzantines. He was assassinated in May 878.

He was notably the last Lombard ruler to revise the Edictum Rothari.

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Benevento, Italy
Benevent-et-Charbillac, Hautes-Alpes, Provence, France
Age 27
Benevent-et-Charbillac, Hautes-Alpes, Provence, France
Age 53