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Reginar De Hainaut

French: Regnier De Hainaut, German: von Maasgau, Finnish: de Lotharingia, Swedish: de Lotharingia
Also Known As: "Rainer", "Count of Lorraine", "van Henegouwen", "Reginaldo II", "Count De Hainault", "Rainer II Hainault", "Rainer /Hainault/", "Rainier /Longneck/", "(Reginar)", "von Hennegau", "van Hennegouwen"
Birthplace: Lorraine, France
Death: after circa 932
Hainaut, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Son of Reginar I "Longneck", Duke of Lorraine and Count of Hainault and Alberade de Mons, duchesse de Basse Lorraine
Husband of Adélaïde of Burgundy
Father of Liethard de Hainaut; Régnier (Reginar) III, comte de Hainaut and NN de Hainaut, daughter of Reginar II
Brother of Gilbert, duke of Lorraine and NN

Occupation: Count of Hainault, de Mons 957, de Mons, de Valenciennes, Châtelain de Valenciennes, Sieur d'Ostrevant, Count de Hainhault, Graf im Hennegau, Reginar III Graf of Hainault
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About Reginar II, count of Hainaut

Reginar II, Count of Hainaut @en.Wikipedia

Reginar (or Rainier) II (890–932) was Lotharingian magnate who was active from approximately 915 to 932. He was brother of Duke Gilbert of Lotharingia, who died at the Battle of Andernach in 939, and because his son and grandson claimed it, he probably already personally held the fort of Mons in Hainaut as the seat of a county.

He was the son of Reginar I Longneck, and this means his paternal grandmother was possibly a daughter of Charles the Bald and Ermentrude.

Flodoard's Annals, reports under the year 924 that Reginar the brother of Duke Gilbert of Lotharingia already had a son who was given as a hostage during conflicts between several of the Lotharingian magnates of the time.[1]

By 943 he was dead, because a charter made in favor of his widowed daughter was done partly in the name of atoning for his sins.[2]

Reginar II had at least three children with Adelaide, daughter of Richard, Duke of Burgundy:

1. Reginar III, Count of Hainaut
2. Rodolphe, Count of the Maasgau;
3. Liéthard
4. A daughter who married to Nibelung, Count of Betuwe.

Upon his death, Reginar was succeeded as Count of Hainaut by his son and namesake.

1. The annals of Flodoard of Reims, 919-966, S. Fanning and David. S. Bachrach trans., in: Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures 9 (Peterborough etc. 2004) p.11. Also Latin edition available at, MGH SS 3, J. Heller and G. Waitz, eds (Hannover 1881).
2. Vanderkindere, Léon, ‘A propos d´une charte de Baldéric d’Utrecht’, in: Académie royale de Belgique Bulletin de la Classe des Lettres et des Sciences Morales et Politiques (1900)


Medlands (18 Aug 2022) Hainaut.

REGINAR [II], son of REGINAR [I] "Langhals/Longneck" Graf im Maasgau & his wife Alberade --- ([885/900]-932 or after). The Annales Hanoniæ name "Raginerus" as son of "Raginerus dictus Longi-colli"[26]. Flodoard names "Ragenarii, fratris ipsius Gisleberti"[27].
Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks restored Kloster Süsteren to the abbey of Prüm by charter dated 19 Jan 916 which names "fidelium nostrorum…Widricus comes palatii, Richuuinus comes, Gislebertus, Matfridus, Beringerius comites, Theodericus comes, Reinherus comes, Erleboldus"[28].
A document dated 7 Nov 921 recording a meeting between King Charles III "le Simple" and Heinrich I King of Germany names "Matfredus, Erkengerus, Hagano, Boso, Waltkerus, Isaac, Ragenberus, Theodricus, Adalardus, Adelelmus" as representatives of the former[29]. It is not certain that "Ragenberus" refers to Reginar [II] Comte de Hainaut.
Flodoard's Annals record that "Berengarius" captured "Giselbertum" and only freed him after receiving "filiis Ragenarii fratris ipsius Gisleberti" as hostages, after which Giselbert ravaged the lands of "Berengarii, Ragenariique fratris sui et Isaac comitis"[30].
The primary source which confirms that Reginar [II] was Comte de Hainaut has not yet been identified. "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the donations to the convent of Nivelles by "Regenarius comes" of property "in pago Ardenna super fluvia Aisna in comitatu Waudricia in villa Villaro" and by "predicti Regenarii filius nomine Liechardus in pago Hasbanensi in villa Gingolonham", by "Rodolphus comes villa Lentlo", by "Hillinus…in villa…Gislebrertruoz…pro anima Gisloberti genitoris sui", and by "Robertus uxorque eius…Geua cum filio suo Regennario…in pago Hainau in villa…Hayna" by charter dated 24 Jan 966[31]. This document presumably refers to Comte Reginar [II], as his son Reginar [III] was living in exile at the date of the charter.
Comte Reginar [II] & his wife had four children:
1. REGINAR [III] (920-973)....
2. RUDOLF (-after 24 Jan 966)....
3. LIETARD (-[before 944]).
4. daughter....


Other Sources

  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on Page: Treatise on "Hainaut"
  • Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr., 1999 p. 155-18
  • The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968 Page: 19

aka Reginhar II von Hennegau, aka Reinier II van Henegouwen

  • HM George I s 19-oldefar.
  • HRE Ferdinand I s 16-oldefar.
  • Amerikanske præsidents 22-oldefar.
  • PM Churchills 26-oldefar.
  • HM Margrethe II har 26-oldefar.
  • Otto von Bismarcks 23-oldefar.
  • Agnes Harris '22-oldefar.
  • Osawatomie 'Browns 26-oldefar.
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  • Regnier II Count of Hainault 1 2 3
  • Born: ABT 890 in Lorraine, France 2
  • Died: 932 in Hainault, Belgium 2 3
  • Father: Regnier I Duke of Lorraine Count of Hainault b: ABT 850 in Lorraine, France
  • Mother: Hersent of France b: 865 in France
  • Marriage 1 Adelaide (Alice) of Burgundy b: ABT 895 in Bourgogne, France Children: Daughter of Hainault b: ABT 912 in Hainault, Lorraine, France Regnier III "Long Neck" Count of Hainault b: ABT 928 in Hainault, Belgium
  • Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on Page: Treatise on "Hainaut"
  • Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr., 1999 Page: 155-18
  • Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968 Page: 19 -------------------- Reginar II (890-932) was Count of Hainaut from 915 until 932.

He was the son of Reginar, Duke of Lorraine and Hersent of France. His mother possibly was a daughter of Charles the Bald and Ermentrude.

Reginar II married Adelaide of Burgundy, daughter of Richard, Duke of Burgundy and Adelaide of Auxerre, with whom he fathered Reginar III, Count of Hainaut.

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Reginar II, count of Hainaut's Timeline

Lorraine, France
Hainault, Lorraine, France
Hainault (within present Belgium), Lotharingie, Frankish Empire
- 931
Age 32
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Hainaut, Belgium
Age 40
August 19, 1992
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October 22, 1992
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December 19, 1992
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