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Pépin, (King of Italy)

Male 773 - 810  (~ 37 years)

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  • Name Pépin  
    Suffix (King of Italy) 
    Born Apr 773  of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 15 Apr 781  Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jul 810  Milan, Milano, Lombardia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Verona, Verona, Veneto, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7381  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 29 May 2020 

    Father Charlemagne, (Emperor of the Romans),   d. 28 Jan 814, Aachen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Hildegarde,   d. 30 Apr 783, Thionville (Moselle), France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. Bernard, (King of Italy),   b. 797,   d. 17 Apr 818  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F3227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. Adailhaide
     2. Atula
     3. Guntrada
     4. Berthaid
     5. Théoderade
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F3228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. “Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families,” Douglas Richardson (2013):
      “PÉPIN (or PIPPIN), King of Italy, 781-810, born April 773, originally named Carloman. He was baptized at Rome by Pope Hadrian 15 April 781, at which time he was given the name Pépin (or Pippin). By his mistress, he had one illegitimate son, Bernard [King of Italy]. By an unknown wife (or mistress), he had five daughters, Adailhaide, Atula, Guntrada, Berthold, and Theoderade. PÉPIN (or PIPPIN), King of Italy, died at Milan 8 July 810.
      Monumenta Germaniæ Historica (Necrologia Germaniæ 1) (1888): 277 (Necrologium Augiæ Divitis: "VIII id. Julius [8 July] - Pippinus rex."); (Necrologia Germaniæ 4) (1920): 51 (Necrologium Monasterii Altahae Inferioris: "VIII. id. Julius [8 July] - Pippinus rex."). Halphen Recueil d'Annales Angevines et Vendômoises (1903): 51 (Annales de Vendôme sub A.D. 810: "Pippinus, filius Karoli Magni, rex Italie, obiit VIII idus julii [8 July]."). Brandenburg Die Nachkommen Karls des Großen (1935) 11.3. Werner (1967) 11,5 (no identification of marriages of daughters). Rösch (1977): 67 (Karlmann) (married "c 795 N.N., nach Mer.: Bertha (?)"; "Eine der 4 letztgenannten Töchter soll nach Wi. 1, S. 182 u. 193 den Gf Lambert I. v. Nantes, + 836-09-01, so. des Gf Wido, geheiratet haben. We. lässt diese Angabe unberücksichtigt"). NEHGR 109: 175-178. Schwennicke Europäische Stammtafeln 3 (1984): 49 (sub Vermandois). Winter Descs. of Charlemagne (800-1400) (1987): II.4, III.3-III.8.”

      2. “Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial & Medieval Families,” Douglas Richardson (2013):
      “CHARLEMAGNE, King of the Franks, 768-814, King of the Langobards, 773-814, Emperor of the Romans, 800-814, son of Pépin (nicknamed "le Bref”), King of the Franks, by Bertrade, daughter of Charibert, Count of Laon. On the death of his father in 768, he became King of the Franks jointly with his brother, Carloman, and was crowned 9 October 768 at Noyon. He married (1st c.769-770, daughter of Desiderius, king of the Lombards. They had no issue. He married (2nd) before 30 April 771 HILDEGARDE, daughter of Gerold I, Count in Vinzgau, by Imma (or Emma), daughter of Count Nebi (or Hnabi). They had four sons, Charles, Pépin [King of Italy], Louis (I) [King of Aquitaine, Emperor], and Lothair, and five daughters, Adelaide (or Adelheid), Rotrude, Berthe, Gisele, and Hildegarde. On the death of his brother, Carloman, in 771, he reunited his father's possessions. He conquered the kingdom of the Lombards in 773. He used the title "rex Francorum et Langobardorum" from 5 June 774, adding "atque patricius Romanorum" from 16 July 774. His wife, Hildegarde, died at Thionville (Moselle) 30 April 783, and was buried in the church of the abbey of Saint Arnoul at Metz. He married (3rd) at Worms in October 783 FASTRADA, daughter of Radulf, Count in Franconia. They had two daughters, Theodrade [Abbess of Argenteuil] and Hiltrude. His wife, Fastrada, died at Frankfurt 10 August 794, and was buried in the basilica of Saint-Alban in Mainz. He married (4th) c.794-796 LIUTGARDE, an Alamannian. They had no issue. By various mistresses, he had four illegitimate sons, Pépin, Dreux [Bishop of Metz], Hugues, and Thierry (or Theodoric), and three illegitimate daughters, Chrothais, Rothlldis (or Rouhaut) [Abbess at Faremoutiers], and Adaltrude. His wife, Liutgarde, died at Tours 4 June 800, and was buried in the church of Saint-Martin in Tours. He was crowned Emperor of the Romans at St. Peter's, Rome 25 December 800. CHARLEMAGNE, Emperor of the Romans, died at Aachen 28 January 814, and was buried at Aix-la-Chapelle.
      Guerard Cartulaire de l’Abbeye de Saint-Berlin (Coll. des Cartulaires de France 3) (1840): 55-56 (Chartulatium Sithiense, Pars Prima, Folquini Lib. I.). Henaux Charlemagne d'après les Traditions liégeoises (1878). Eginhard Life of Charlemagne (1880). Monumenta Germaniæ Historica SS XIII (1881): 219. (Annales Necrologici Prumienses [necrology of Prüm]: "Anno Domini incarn. 814. Karolus imperator 5 Kal. Feb. [28 Jan.] feliciter diem ultimum clausit, anno etatis suae circiter 71."). Cutts Charlemagne (1882). Monumenta Germaniæ Historica (Necrologia Germaniæ 1) (1888): 273 (Necrologium Augiæ Divitis: kat Ianuarius [28 January] - Karolus imperator."). Birch Cat. Seals in the British Museum 5 (1898): 111 (seal of Charlemagne dated A.D. 774- Oval: impression from an oval intaglio engraved stone. A bust, draped, turned to the right in profile. Legend: + XPE PROTEGE CAROLVM REGE FRANC.), 111 (seal of Charlemagne dated A.D. 812 - Oval: impression of an antique oval intaglio gem. Bust of Jupiter Serapis, with the modius on his head, in profile to the left. No legend.). Hodgkin Life of Charlemagne (1902). Halphen Recueil d'Annales Angevines et Vendômoises (1903): 52 (Annales de Vendôme sub A.D. 814: "Inclitus imperator Karolus migravit ad Christum feliciter, amen, v kalendas feburarii [28 January]."). Russell Charlemagne, First of the Moderns (1930). Scholz & Rogers Carolingian Chronicles: Royal Frankish Annals & Nithard's Histories (1970): 61 (Royal Frankish Annals sub A.D. 783: "The worthy Lady Queen Hildegard died on April 30, which fell that year on the eve of the Ascension of the Lord."). Banfield Charlemagne (1986). Winter Descs. of Charlemagne (800-1400) (1987): I, II.1-II.18. Settipani & von Kerrebrouck La Préhistoire des Capetians (1993). Collins Charlemagne (1998). Becher Charlemagne (2003). Bhote Charlemagne: The Life & Times of an Early Medieval Emperor (2005). Story Charlemagne: Empire & Society (2005). Wilson Charlemagne: A Biography (2005). Einhard and Notker the Stammerer Two Lives of Charlemagne (2008). McKitterick Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity (2008).
      Children of Charlemagne, by Hildegarde:
      i. PÉPIN (or PIPPIN), King of Italy [see next].
      ii. LOUIS, King of Aquitaine, Emperor, married (1st) ERMENGARDE OF HASPENGAU; (2nd) JUDITH OF ALTORF [see Line B, Gen. 2 below].”