Eberhard, duke of Frisia

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Eberhard, duke of Frisia

Also Known As: "Eberhard Saxo", "Eberhard von Hamaland", "Eberhardus Saxo"
Birthplace: Germany
Death: March 15, 898 (46-55)
Emmerich, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Murdered)
Immediate Family:

Son of Meginhard and Evesa
Brother of Meginhard, Duke of Frisia, Graaf van Hamaland

Occupation: Graaf van Hamaland
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About Eberhard, duke of Frisia

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/HOLLAND.htm: After Godefrid was killed in 885, the emperor appointed the Saxon Graf Eberhard as duke and, after Eberhard was murdered in 898, his brother Meginhard was appointed. No later mention of this imperially created Frisian duchy has been found in the primary sources so far consulted and it is assumed that it lapsed as separate counties developed in Frisia. Meginhard is probably identified with the early 9th century Graaf van Hamaland of the same name.

Everhard Saxo https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everhard_Saxo

Everhard Saxo Everhard Saxo (about 830 - 898) was Count of Hamaland .

Everhard is first mentioned when he participates in 881 in a failed attempt to expel Vikings from Nijmegen . He was detained and released at a ransom. In 885 he was one of the nobles who performed the attack on Godfried the Noorman in Spijk . Everhard was rewarded by Karel de Dikke with the function of Dux (Military Commander , Duke of Defense Friesland) . [1] One of the other nobles who were also rewarded for their role in this murder was Gerulf . Gerulfs son Waldger tried to get inriver area create a own county around Tiel . This led to increasing tensions with Everhard. In the end, Everhard was killed by Waldger in 898. After Everhard's death, his brother Meginhard (III) was appointed by King Arnulf in his place as a duke. [2]

Everhard's parents were possibly Meginhard II (*? - before 880), Count of Hamaland, and Evesa (*? - after 881). Meginhard II had a brother Wichman II, who is the father of Egbert Billung . Everhard had a brother, Meginhard III (ca. 915), married to Hildegard, a duke in 898, [3] who followed him in Hamaland as a tomb, and a son Meginhard IV , who also became Count of Hamaland. Everhard Saxo also had another son Everhard, between 944 and 966 count of Drenthe and Salland. He was married to Amalrade, a daughter of Reginhilde and West Saxon Count Diederik.



From MedLands:

EBERHARD, son of MEGINHARD & his wife Evesa --- (-murdered 898). Regino names "Eberhardus Saxo, filius Meginhardi comitis" when recording his capture in 881[169]. Regino records that "Everhardi comitis" killed "Godefridi" in 885[170]. Regino records that "Everhardi comitis" killed "Godefridi" in 885[171]. Duke [of Frisia] 885. Regino records that "Eworhardus dux, filius Meginhardi" was hunted out and killed in 898 "a Waltgario Fresone, filio Gerulfi" and that the emperor granted "ducatus" to "Meginhardo fratri"[172].


Dux Frisia Everhard "de Saks" van Hamaland was the son of Graaf van Hamaland Meginhard II van Hamaland and Evesa (?).1 Dux Frisia Everhard "de Saks" van Hamaland was the successor of Graaf van Hamaland Meginhard II van Hamaland; Graaf van Hamaland. Count of Hamaland.1,2 Also called Graf von Hamaland Eberhard von Hamaland German.3 Dux Frisia Everhard "de Saks" van Hamaland married Amalrada von Ringelheim, daughter of Dietrich, Graf im Westfalen und von Ringelheim and Gräfin von Ringelheim Reginhilde von Friesland.3,2

1.[S975] De Graafschap in de Middeleeuwen, online http://home.planet.nl/~graafschap.middeleeuwen/algemeen/ 2.[S970] MGDR, online http://www.genealogie-mittelalter.de/, Familie der Widukind-Sippe. 3.[S970] MGDR, online http://www.genealogie-mittelalter.de/, Familie der Immedinger.


Everhard Saxo was born circa 830. His parents were very likely Meginhard, II and Evesa.

Everhard had the following children: Meginhard van Hamaland.

He died in 898.

source http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/GERMAN%20NOBILITY.htm#Eberharddied898

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March 15, 898
Age 51
Emmerich, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Age 51