Hucbald, count of Ostrevant

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Also Known As: "Hucbald de Gouy"
Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Montigny-en-Ostrevent, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death: Died in France
Immediate Family:

Son of Gérard II, count of Roussillon and Ava d'Auxerre
Husband of Heilwig, daughter of Eberhard and Gisela
Father of Hucbald von Dillingen, Graf von Dillingen und Donauwörth; Hereswint der Betuwe; Raoul de Gouy, comte d'Ostrevent; Heilwig de Senlis; Adalbald Count of Graaf van Ostrevant and 4 others
Half brother of Eve de Morvois; Ava de Roussillon and Theudric

Occupation: Comte d'Ostrevant et de Dillingen
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About Hucbald, count of Ostrevant


The county of Ostrevant originally formed part of the pagus Atrebatensis. It was bound to the north by the river Scarpe, and to the east and south by the rivers Escaut and Sensée[842]. It lay east of Douai and west of Valenciennes, within the territory of the west Frankish kingdom. It is not known who governed the county after the death of Raoul [II] in 944 until the late 11th century when it was held by the seigneurs de Ribemont, who were also châtelains de Valenciennes (see HAINAUT).

1. HUCBALD, son of --- (-after 890). Comte [d'Ostrevant].

m as her first husband, HEILWIG [of Friulia], daughter of EBERHARD Duke of the March of Friulia [Unruochingi] & his wife Gisela [Carolingian]. The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. This marriage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "Hucbaldus de Hainacq" as "huius [=abbas Rodulfus] sororius"[843]. It appears to be corroborated by a later passage in the same source which records that "comes Rodulfus" (referring to Heilwig's grandson) was "nepos…ex sorore" of Louis IV King of France[844]. It appears chronologically unlikely for any of King Louis's sisters, whose dates of birth can be estimated to [908/17], to have been the mother of Raoul [II] who was killed in battle in 944, presumably when he was already adult. It appears more likely that the family relationship was one generation further back, and that a member of the Unruochingi family, descended from the sister of Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks and who originated in the same area in northern France, would provide a good match. Nevertheless, the earlier primary source on which Alberic based his information has not yet been identified and it is possible that the source is inaccurate in its report. She maybe married secondly (after 890) Roger [I] Comte de Laon. Her second marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[845] but the primary source on which this is based has not been identified. Another table in Europäische Stammtafeln only names the wife of Comte Roger as "Helvide" but does not give her origin[846].

Comte Hucbald & his wife had one child: a) RAOUL [I] (-926).


Huchald or Hucbald Gouy , died after 890 , was a count of Ostrevent and Senlis .

The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines also appointed ' Hucbaldus of Hainacq . We do not know much about his origins and his life. He married Heilwis Friuli (v. 855 v †. 895 ), daughter of Eberhard or Evrard , marquis of Friuli and the Carolingian Gisele , herself the daughter of the Emperor Louis the Pious and Judith of Bavaria . From this marriage, he would have two son:

Raoul , who was Earl of Ostrevant and Vexin , Amiens and Valois a son whose name is not known, which could be Guy, Count of Senlis, married to a woman from the counts of Vermandois and father of Bernard, Count of Senlis, cited in 945 a count Hucbald, Udalric father, bishop of Augsburg 929-977 He also had a sister, mother Herivé († 922), Archbishop of Reims from 900 to 922 and Eudes.

His widow remarried Roger I st († 867 to 926), Count of Laon .

Historical and genealogical information hypothetical. Some historical and genealogical information contained in this article are hypothetical, because of the scarcity of documents at that time. On the other hand, knowledge and assumptions about the nobility of the High Middle Ages change relatively quickly and the content of this article may be outdated by new discoveries.

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Hucbald, count of Ostrevant's Timeline

Montigny-en-Ostrevent, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Age 10
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Age 28
Vexin,Seine Inferieure,Normandy,France
Age 29
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Ostrevant, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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