Gerhard Graf von Metz

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Gerhard Graf von Metz

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Death: 1033 (62-64)
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Son of Count Richard von Metz, Graf von Metz, Billung Im Padergau and Unknown or perhaps Bertha wife of Richard Von Metz
Husband of Eve of Luxembourg
Father of Hedwig von Egisheim, Gräfin im Zurichgau
Brother of Adelaide; Reinmed von Metz and Adalbert II de Metz et Saargau, duc de Basse-Lorraine

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About Gerhard Graf von Metz

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Son of either Richard or his brother Gerhard:

GERHARD (-[1021/33]). Herimannus names "Gerhardum comitem, Counradi postea imperatoris avunculum" when recording his defeat in 1017 by "Godefridus dux partis Lotharingorum"[878]. Wipo names "Adalheida ex nobilissima gente Litharingorum oriunda…soror…comitem Gerhardi et Adalberti" and mother of "maioris Chuononis", specifying that the brothers were "de antiquo genere Troianorum regem"[879]. Graf [von Metz] 1006. "Heinricus…Romanorum imperator augustus" confirmed the properties of the convent of St Vanne at Verdun, among which that donated by "Gerardi comitis…[et] Rodulfi filii Rodulfi comitis…[et] comes Gotdefridus…et Herimannus comes in comitatu Bracbantinse…[et] frater eius dux Godefridus", and donated "Mosomum" on the petition of "Herimanni comitis" by charter dated 1015[880]. "Comes Gerardus" donated property to the monastery of Fruttuaria, at the request of "conjuge Eva" for the soul of "filii sui Sigifredi defuncti", by charter dated 1020, witnessed by "Girardi, Giselberti, Folmarii comitum…"[881].

m EVA [de Luxembourg], daughter of SIEGFRIED Comte [de Luxembourg] & his wife Hedwig --- (-19 Apr after 18 Jun 1040). "Comes Gerardus" donated property to the monastery of Fruttuaria, at the request of "conjuge Eva" for the soul of "filii sui Sigifredi defuncti", by charter dated 1020, witnessed by "Girardi, Giselberti, Folmarii comitum…"[882]. Her parentage is deduced from Thietmar naming her son Siegfried, son of Count Gerhard, "the empress's nephew"[883]. This is confirmed by "Henricus…rex" granting property "in villa Morlinga in pago Musiligeauue in comitatu Uirad" to "Abenze…ex parte sue sororis contectalis Heinrici imperatoris" by charter dated 18 Jun 1040[884]. Gerhard & his wife had [two] children:

a) SIEGFRIED (-[27 Aug 1017/3 Feb 1020]). Thietmar names Siegfried, son of Count Gerhard, specifying that he was the empress's nephew and recording that he was captured when his father met Godefroi Duke of Lower Lotharingia for "a judicial duel" 27 Aug 1017[885]. "Comes Gerardus" donated property to the monastery of Fruttuaria, at the request of "conjuge Eva" for the soul of "filii sui Sigifredi defuncti", by charter dated 1020, witnessed by "Girardi, Giselberti, Folmarii comitum…"[886].

b) [BERSCINDA . The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. Abbess of Remiremont [1030/1040]