Saint Walla de Corbie, Abbot of Bobbio

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Walla de Corbie, abbé de Bobbio

Also Known As: "Wala", "Walla", "de Bobbio"
Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Vermandois,Picardie,,France
Death: August 31, 836 (82)
Bobbio, Emilia Romagna, Italia
Place of Burial: Bobbio, Emilia Romagna, Italia
Immediate Family:

Son of Bernard, duc de Saint Quentin and ... de Laon
Husband of Helinburge De Bobbio and Rotlinde de Toulouse
Father of Rothaide de Bobbio
Brother of Therese Gondres and Saint Adalard of Corbie
Half brother of Theodrada of St. Quentin, abbess of Herford; Bernhard von Franken and Hasala de Saxe

Occupation: Comte de Saxe, Abbé de Bobbio, après veuvage, Abbot of the "Abbazia di San Colombano" or Bobbio Abbey, Imperial Councillor, Comte de Corbie, Seigneur de Saint-Quentin, puis abbé de Bobbio après son veuvage, Abbot of Bobbio
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About Saint Walla de Corbie, Abbot of Bobbio

According to the Wikipedia page on Wala of Corbie:

Wala of Corbie (ca. 755 – 31 August 836) was the son of Bernard, son of Charles Martel, and one of the principal advisers of his cousin Charlemagne, Charlemagne's son Louis the Pious, and his son Lothair I. He succeeded his brother Adalard as abbot of Corbie and Corvey in 826 or 827.

Wala, originally a comes (count) attached to the palace under Charlemagne (811), was forced to enter the monastery of Corbie in 814 as part of a purging of palace rivals and hangers-on by Louis the Pious.[1]

In 816 he and Adalard were given the responsibility of organising the government of the convent of Herford, recently passed into Louis's hands at the Council of Aachen.[2]

In the 820s Wala become a strong opponent of royal/imperial control of church benefices.[3] He was back at court in 822 as a concillor (councillor). According to Paschasius Radbertus, Wala alleged on one occasion that the "army of clerics" (i.e. chaplains) resident at the Palace of Aachen (and perhaps itinerant with the emperor) served only for personal gain and did not form a legitimate ecclesiastical institution.[4]

In 831 Wala left Corbie; in 834 he was abbot of Bobbio.


McKitterick, Rosamond (1983). The Frankish Kingdoms under the Carolingians, 751–987. London: Longman. ISBN 0 582 49005 7.

Riché, Pierre (1993). The Carolingians: A Family who Forged Europe. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 0 8122 1342 4.

Pedigree Resource File

name: WALLA /de Corbie, Abbot of Bobbio/ sexo: male nacimiento: 0754

                        Vermandois, Picardie, France

defunción: 31 August 0836

                        Abbey De Bobbio, Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

matrimonio: 0811 , Vermandois, Picardie, France matrimonio: 0811

                        Vermandois, Picardie, France


                     Vermandois, , Picardie, France

Padres Padre: BERNARD I /De Saint Quentin/ madre: V /De Laon/

Matrimonios (1) cónyuge: ROTLINDE /de Gelione/ matrimonio: 0811 , Vermandois, Picardie, France

	Ocultar hijos (1)

hijo 1: Rothaide /Bobbio/ sexo: female nacimiento: 0820

                        Vermandois, , Normandy, France

defunción: 15 June 0858

                        Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy

Fuentes (1) Ancestry Family Trees

Cita de este registro "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2014-05-11), entry for WALLA /de Corbie, Abbot of Bobbio/.


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Saint Walla de Corbie, Abbot of Bobbio's Timeline

Age 66
Bohain-en-Vermandois, Aisne, Hauts-de-France, France
August 31, 836
Age 82
Bobbio, Emilia Romagna, Italia
September 836
Age 82
Bobbio, Emilia Romagna, Italia