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Roricon I du Maine, comte de Rennes

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Maine, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: March 1, 839 (65-73)
Fontevrault Labbey, Maine Et Loire, , France
Place of Burial: Abadia de Saint-Maur de Glanfeuil, Anjou (França)
Immediate Family:

Son of Gauzlin I, seigneur du Maine and Aldetrude de Bourges
Husband of Bilichilde, i and Rotrude
Father of Bilichilde ii du Maine, daughter of Roricon II & Bilichilde, sister of Roricon III; Louis, abbot of Saint-Denis; Rotrudis du Maine; Adeltrude du Maine; Godfrey, Count of Maine, son of Roricon I & Rotrude and 1 other
Brother of Goslin II, comte du Maine and Donat I de Melun, Comte de Melun

Occupation: Comte, du Maine, de Rennes, d'Alet, puis du Maine en 831', comte du Maine, Comte du Maine (3e, avant 839-839), graaf van Maine
Managed by: Petra Spithost-Douma
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About Roricon I, comte du Maine

Note: Nov 2010: There appear to be problematic loops / merges /splits /duplicates being made on the RORICON I to III & the GOSLIN I to III lines because of same name ancestors. As far as I can see, and I've included the references below - it should look like this below.

If you disagree with the data, please contact the profile manager and enter your references below, so we can get it right together: As a ‘starting off’ point, this is how it seems at the moment (December 2010) – Thanks, Sharon Doubell:

5. GOZLIN III (c860-907/914) m GODEHILDE CAROLINGIAN (c865)

4. Gozlin III was the son of RORICON III (c833-865), who had a sister BILICHILDE ii (832-858)

3. Roricon III & Bilichilde ii's parents were RORICON II (c808-858) m BILICHILDE i (c810)

2. Roricon II's parents were RORICON I (c770) m ROTRUDE CAROLINGIAN (c775 -6/6/1810)

1. Roricon I's parents were GOSLIN I (c740) m ADELTRUDIS

2. Goslin I's other son - ie Roricon I's brother - was GOSLIN II (c775-826) m ADELTRUDE CAROLINGIAN (c790)

3. Goslin II and Adeltrude had a son: DONALD, Count of Melun (c810-<860)

Note: a. The Roricons I to III seem to get mixed because the Bilichilde mother and daughter (wife & sister) get conflated.

b. The Gozlins I to III seem to get conflated because Gozlin III is not in the direct line from Gozlin II, but comes through the 3 Roricons. (Also Roricon II has a brother Goslin (804) who doesn't have a number - possibly dying young?)

c. Adeltrude Carolingian and Rotrude Carolingian appear to become conflated, and I'm still unsure that the data we are using here about Adeltrude is the correct version of that, given that Adeltrude's mother-in-law would be so similarly named- Adeltrudis.


From Medlands

King Charles I & his second wife [Hildegard] had nine children[90]:[one of which was] 3. HROTHRUDIS [Rotrud] ([775]-6 Jun 810[105]). Betrothed (781, contract broken 787[119]) to Emperor KONSTANTINOS VI, son of Emperor LEON IV & his wife Eirene (14 Jan 771-Prinkipo Island [15 Aug 797/before 806][120], bur Constantinople, Monastery of St Euphrosyne). Mistress: ([800]) of RORICO [I], son of GAUZLIN & his wife Adeltrudis --- (-after 1 Mar 839 [840], bur Abbaye de Saint-Maur de Glanfeuil, Anjou). He lived at the court of Charlemagne. Comte de Rennes 819. Comte du Maine [832].[

Rorgon I, Count of Maine Rorgon I or Rorico(n) I (also Rorgo or Rorich; d. 16 June 839 or 840) was the first Count of Maine of the Rorgonid dynasty, which he founded. He was Count of Rennes from 819 and of Maine from 832 until his death.

He was a son of Gauzlin I and Adeltrude.

[edit] RetainerHe was a retainer at the court of Charlemagne, with whose daughter Rotrude he had a sexual relationship. The couple had at least one illegitimate child, Louis, who became chancellor to his cousin Charles the Bald. They may have had an illegitimate daughter named Adeltrude, who married Gerard I of Auvergne.

[edit] CountshipLouis the Pious conferred on Rorgon the countship of Rennes in 819. In 824, he founded the Abbey of Saint-Maur de Glanfeuil. Rorgon married a lady named Bilichild, and had three sons named Rorgon II of Maine, Gauzfrid of Neustria and Joscelin, Bishop of Paris.

He also had a daughter who married Bernard of Poitou.

The necrologies of the Abbey of Saint-Denis gave the date of his death, but did not specify a year.

[edit] SourcesRiché, Pierre. Les Carolingiens, une famille qui fit l'Europe. 1983. Volkmann, Jean-Charles. Bien Connaître les généalogies des rois de France. ISBN 2-877472086;p=godehilde;n=de+france

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Roricon I, comte du Maine's Timeline

Maine, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Age 30
Poitiers, Vienne, France
Age 35
Age 36
Age 47
Truttemer-le-Grand, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France
Age 60
Age 64
March 1, 839
Age 69
Fontevrault Labbey, Maine Et Loire, , France