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Bodegisel III “Boggis” d'Aquitaine, duc d'Aquitaine

Spanish: Dn. Boggis de Gascuña, duc d'Aquitaine
Also Known As: "Boggis I", "Bertrand duke of Aquitaine", "Boggis I de Gascogne"
Birthplace: Aquitaine, France
Death: circa 688 (53-70)
Aquitaine, France
Immediate Family:

Husband of Saint Ode de Gascogne
Father of St. Hubert and Eudes I, duke of Aquitaine

Occupation: Comte, de Comminges, Duke of Aquitaine, Duc de Gascogne, duc d'Aquitaine, duc de Gascogne
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Bodegisel III “Boggis” d'Aquitaine, duc d'Aquitaine

Boggis d'Aquitaine

  • Son of Charibert II, King of Aquitaine and Giselle de Gasconha

First dukes of Aquitaine, by Project MedLands Aquitaine Dukes

The first dukes of Aquitaine are recorded in primary sources in the latter part of the 7th century, although it is unclear whether their existence is historically factual. From the early 8th century, we are on firmer ground, with the recording of the rebellion of Duke Eudes against Charles "Martel" in the Continuator of Fredegar, his death being noted in [735]. His successor rulers in Aquitaine remained rebellious during the succeeding decades, until their subjugation in 768 by Pepin King of the Franks. The reconstruction of the family of these earliest dukes is based mainly on information contained in a charter of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated 30 Jan 845, together with nine supposed later confirmation documents, which purports to confirm the possessions of the monastery of Sainte-Marie, Alarcon[1]. The details in these documents which recite earlier donations to the monastery are unusually detailed and atypical of other contemporary Carolingian charters, strongly suggesting that they are spurious. If this is correct, the date of the fabrication is not known. Jaurgain states that the document collection was first published in 1694[2]. He highlights that Comte Vandregisile, supposed founder of Alarcon, is first mentioned in Juan Tamayo de Salazar´s work on Spanish saints, published in 1658, and reports a suggestion that Tamayo was the fabricator of the whole series of Alarcon documents, the object being to assert a descent of the Gramont and Beaumont families from the Merovingians[3]. Jaurgain´s own view is that the documents were fabricated in France, in the mid-17th century, to claim a Merovingian descent for the Mauléon-Barousse and Aspremont d´Orthe families[4]. Some of the genealogical information in the Alarcon documents is corroborated by other primary sources, including the Annales Metenses and the Continuator of Fredegar. Other parts of the data are clearly incorrect, for example the statement that Boggis Duke of Aquitaine was the son of Charibert II King of the Franks in Aquitaine, the younger half-brother of the Merovingian King Dagobert I. There remains a large part of the information in the documents which is uncorroborated elsewhere and whose accuracy cannot be judged definitively. Because of this uncertainty, it has been decided to show most of the relationships within the family of the first dukes within square brackets. The information so bracketed should therefore be treated with considerable caution.

Project MedLands Aquitaine

BOGGIS, son of --- . Duke of Aquitaine. The charter of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated 30 Jan 845 (possibly spurious, as explained in the Introduction) states that "Dagobertus rex" granted Aquitaine to "Boggiso Duci" after the death of "fratris sui Ilderici Aquitainie regis"[9]. The death of Charibert, brother of King Dagobert I, is dated to 631 from other sources (see MEROVINGIAN KINGS). This appears chronologically inconsistent with this alleged grant of Aquitaine to Boggis, assuming that the estimated date of death of his supposed son Duke Eudes is accurate as shown below. The same 845 charter states that "Haribertus rex" married "Amandus Dux in Vasconia…filia suæ Giselæ" and that they were parents of "Boggiso Duci et suo fratri Bertrando", which is clearly incorrect considering that King Charibert is shown in other sources to have been no more than fourteen years old when he died. The historical existence of Duke Boggis is uncertain. married ODA, daughter of ---. The Vita Landiberto episcopi Traiectensis of Nicolas names "Oda…Bohggis Aquitanorum ducis recens defuncti vidua" as "amita" of Lambert[10].]

Duke Boggis & his wife had [two] children:

  • a) [EUDES (-[735]). The charter of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated 30 Jan 845 (possibly spurious, as explained in the Introduction) names "Eudonis Aquitanie ducis et fratris sui Imitarii et eorum genitori Boggiso duci"[11]. Duke of Aquitaine.]
  • b) [IMITARIUS . The charter of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks dated 30 Jan 845 (possibly spurious, as explained in the Introduction) names "Eudonis Aquitanie ducis et fratris sui Imitarii et eorum genitori Boggiso duci"[12].]

Boggis in English Wikipedia

Boggis, Bohggis, or Bodogisel (died circa 660) was the Duke of Aquitaine from the death of Chilperic of Aquitaine in 632 until his death.

His origins are not well known, but some suppose him to have been a son of Charibert II based on the spurious Charte d'Alaon.

Nicholas' Vita Landberti episcopi Traiectensis records him as "the recently deceased duke of Aquitaine" when referring to his widow Oda as a friend of Lambert. He is presumed to have married her around 645.

On Chilperic's death, the Aquitainians rebelled and elected Boggis duke. That same year, the Gascons rebelled. King Dagobert I sent an army under the command of Chandoina, who achieved a partial victory on the Soule, killing the Gascon leader Arimbert and several other lesser generals. After a few reprisals, Dagobert nominated the Saxon Aighyna as dux Vasconum: he would protect Gascon autonomy, while remaining amenable to Frankish overlordship. Boggis continued to rule semi-autonomously in Aquitaine.

It is possible that Boggis was the father or uncle of Hubertus, Odo the Great and Imitarius. He is also credited as the brother of a later duke named Bertrand. However, none of Boggis' relatives are known and all suppositions are based on the fake Charte.


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