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Bilichilde du Maine

Also Known As: "of Maine"
Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Truttemer-le-Grand, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France
Death: 858 (37-45)
Aquitaine, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Roricon I, comte du Maine and Bilichilde, i
Wife of Ranulf I d'Auvergne, Comte de Poitiers Duc d'Aquitaine and Bernard I, comte de Poitiers
Mother of Ranulf II, duc d'Aquitaine; Ermengarda de Poitiers; Ebles de Poitiers, abbé de Saint Denis; Gauzbert de Poitiers and Emenon de Poitiers
Half sister of Louis, abbot of Saint-Denis; Rotrudis du Maine; Adeltrude du Maine; Godfrey, Count of Maine, son of Roricon I & Rotrude and Gauzlin du Maine, évêque de Paris

Managed by: Sharon Lee Doubell
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About Bilichilde ii du Maine, daughter of Roricon II & Bilichilde, sister of Roricon III

There appear to be problematic loops / merges /splits /duplicates being made on the RORICON I to III & the GOSLIN I to III lines because of same name ancestors. As far as I can see, and I've included the references below - it should look like this - below. (NB The Roricons II & III seem to get mixed because theBILICHILDE MOTHER (c810) & DAUGHTER (832) (ie Roricon II's WIFE (c810) & Roricon III's SISTER (832)) GET CONFLATED. Please be careful merging here, and if you disagree with the data, please contact the profile manager and enter your references below, so we can get it right together:

As a ‘starting off’ point, this is how it seems at the moment (December 2010) – Thanks, Sharon Doubell:

5. GOZLIN III (c860-907/914) m GODEHILDE CAROLINGIAN (c865)

4. Gozlin III was the son of RORICON III (c833-865), who had a sister BILICHILDE ii (832-858)

3. Roricon III & Bilichilde ii's parents were RORICON II (c808-858) m BILICHILDE i (c810)

2. Roricon II's parents were RORICON I (c770) m ROTRUDE CAROLINGIAN (c775 -6/6/1810)

1. Roricon I's parent was GOSLIN I (c740)

2. Goslin I's other son - ie Roricon I's brother - was GOSLIN II (c775-826) m ADELTRUDE CAROLINGIAN (c790)

3. Goslin II and Adeltrude had a son: DONALD, Count of Melun (c810-<860)

Note: a. The Roricons I to III seem to get mixed because the Bilichilde mother and daughter (wife & sister) get conflated. b. The Gozlins I to III seem to get conflated because Gozlin III is not in the direct line from Gozlin II, but comes through the 3 Roricons. (Also Roricon II has a brother Goslin (804) who doesn't have a number - possibly dying young?) c. Adeltrude Carolingian and Rotrude Carolingian appear to become conflated, and I'm still unsure that the data we are using here is the correct version of that.

Ben notes: There are two hypotheses on who this woman could be. According to French Wikipedia:

The Traditional Hypothesis says that she is the daughter of Rorgon I, Comte du Maine, and his wife Bilichilde, and may have likewise been named Bilichilde.

A newer hypothesis by Christian Settipani says that she is the unknown daughter of Bernard, Marquis of Septimanie (direct descendant of St. Guillaume de Gellone, Comte de Toulouse).

The Traditional Hypothesis is still greatly supported by historians (and the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy), but Settipani's hypothesis addresses some inconsistencies in the Traditional. For further explanation, review Ranulf I's About Me page and the French Wikipedia document attached to his profile.

I'm not going to commit on this one. I think Settipani's ideas will be proven with time, but I'm going to document just the areas where both Settipani and the Traditional hypotheses agree (namely, Ranulf's male lineage to Charlemagne).;p=godehilde;n=de+france

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Bilichilde ii du Maine, daughter of Roricon II & Bilichilde, sister of Roricon III's Timeline

Truttemer-le-Grand, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France
Age 22
Poitiers, Poitou, Aquitaine
Age 23
Age 38
Poitiers, Poitou, Aquitaine (Present Poitou-Charentes), (Present France)
Age 40
Poitiers, Poitou, Aquitaine
Age 41
Aquitaine, France