Meginhard, count of Hamaland

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Meginhard, graaf van Hamaland

Also Known As: "Megingoz von Geldern", "Megingoz de Pont"
Birthplace: Hamalant, Nordgau Region, Medival States
Death: after 938
Friesland, Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Meginhard and Evesa
Husband of N.N.
Father of Geberge, heiress of Hamaland
Brother of Eberhard, duke of Frisia

Occupation: Graaf van Hamaland
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About Meginhard, count of Hamaland

Meginhard, Graaf van Hamaland and probably Duke of Frisia

Son of Meginhard and Evesa. Born between 870 - 880 and died after 938. The name of his wife is not known. He and his wife had one child, a daughter, Geberga. Geberga's son was Wichmann Graf van Hamaland, sometimes incorrectly said to be Meginhard's son.

Notes and Sources

MEGINHARD, son of MEGINHARD & his wife Evesa --- [870/80]-[after 938]). 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"[647]. Duke [of Frisia] 898. No direct proof has yet been found confirming the co-identity of duke Meginhard and Meginhard Count of Hamaland but it looks highly probable. A document dated 7 Nov 921 recording a meeting between King Charles III and King Heinrich I names "Evrardus, Chonradus, Herimannus, Hato, Godefredus, Otto, Herimannus, Cobbo, Magenhardus, Fridericus, Foldac" as representatives of the latter[648]. Graaf van Hamaland. "Henricus…rex" granted property "in pago Friesonoueld in comitatu Sigifridi…locis Osterhusa, Asendorf, Uuntea, Hoenpergi, Seorebininga, Sitechenbehque…[et] in pagis Altgeuue et Uuestgeuue…in comitatibus Meginuuarchi et Sigifridi loca Tennistat, Chirihbaringa, Uuoluesbaringa, Paringi, Bisenuuinida, Hursilagamundi, Asbah, Eckihartesleba, Asgari, Saltzaha, Durniloha et Germari" to Kloster Hersfeld by charter dated 1 Jun 932[649]. "Henricus…rex" granted property "in pago Languizza in comitatu Meginwardi locum Husun" to Kloster Hersfeld by charter dated 1 Jun 932[650]. "Henricus…rex" granted property "in Uuihe et in Burgdorf…in pago Vuestergowe in comitatu Meginvuarchi duo loca Barcuelda et Bretinga" to Kloster Hersfeld through "advocatorum suorum Friderici et Christani" by charter dated 1 Jun 933[651]. Boer & Cordfunke refer to a 938 meeting, between Count Dirk I, Count Meginhard of Hamaland, and Count Arnulf I of Flanders and his wife Adela, to arrange the betrothals of Hildegard of Flanders and Count Dirk II (son of Count Dirk I), and of her sister Liutgard and Wichmann of Hamaland (son of Count Meginhard)[652]. The meeting is alleged to be recorded in the Verbrüderungsbuch der Abtei Reichenau, although no trace of this has been found in the copy consulted[653]. However, the following necrology entry confirms that it was Meginhard's grandson not his son who was betrothed. The Necrologium of Elten records the death of "Meginhard, pater Gerberch, cuius filius Wichmannus comes fundator ecclesia"[654].

m ---. The name of Meginhard's wife is not known.

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Meginhard, count of Hamaland's Timeline

Nordgau Region, Medival States
Age 41
Birth 0903
Age 68
Friesland, Netherlands