Hugh, Duke of Alsace

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French: Hugues
Birthplace: Lorraine
Death: after 895
Plaisance, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Lothair Ii, king of Lotharingia and Waldrada of Wormsgau
Husband of Friderada
Brother of Bertha de Aries; Gisela of Lotharingia, Princess Of Lorraine and Ermengarde
Half brother of Rudolph I, king of Upper Burgundy; Adelaide of Burgundy; Matilda de Lotharingia; Private and Emma of Italy

Occupation: Prâetendant "malheureux" au royaume de Lorraine, Duke of Alsace, @occu00075@, Milite
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About Hugh, Duke of Alsace

HUGUES ([855/60]-after 895). Duke of Alsace 867, until after Aug 869. The Annales Bertiniani record that King Lothaire invested "filioque suo de Waldrada Hugoni" with "ducatum Elisatium" in 867[53]. Herimannus names "Hugonem, Lotharii regis ex Waldrada filium" when recording his rebellion in 879[54]. After his father's death, Charles II "le Chauve" King of the West Franks invaded Alsace and Hugues was obliged to submit to him. The Gesta Francorum records that "Hugo, Hlutharii et Waldrada filius" caused tyranny in France in 879[55]. Pope John VIII excommunicated "Hugonem Lotharii Regis quondam filium non legitimum" in 878[56]. Hugues challenged Louis II "le Bègue" and his son Louis III "le Jeune" in Lotharingia in 879, but was defeated in 880 and swore allegiance at Gondreville in May 881 to Louis "le Jeune" who gave him the abbey of Lobbes. The Annales Fuldenses record that Ludwig II "der Deutsche" King of the East Franks sent "legatis nepotum suorum" to fight "Hugonem tyrannidem exercentem in Gallia" in 880[57]. Charles III "le Gros" King of the East Franks gave him domains of the bishopric of Metz in 882, but Hugues rebelled in the same year, was defeated once more and took refuge in Burgundy. He rebelled again in 885 and sought support from his brother-in-law Gotfrid in Frisia[58]. The Annales Vedastini record that "Hugo…filius Hlotharii regis" was blinded in 885 on the advice of "Heinrico duce"[59]. He was shut in the monastery of Fulda, later transferred to Sankt-Gallen, and finally to the abbey of Prüm[60]. m (883) as her fourth husband, FRIDERADA, widow firstly of ENGUERRAND, secondly of BERNARIUS, and thirdly of WICBERT, daughter of ---. Regino names "Friderada" as wife of "Engilrammo ex qua filiam quam postmodem Richwinus comes in coniugem accepti", also referring to her subsequent marriages[61]. The Chronico Saxonico records that "Hugo filius Lotharii Regis" had "Wicbertum comitem" murdered and married his wife "Frideradam" in 883[62].

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Hugh, Duke of Alsace's Timeline

April 881
- 881
Age 26
Age 40
Plaisance, Italy