Bérenger de Bayeux Count of Rennes
(Abt 0847-)


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daughter of Gurvand

Bérenger de Bayeux Count of Rennes

  • Born: Abt 847, Bayeux, Neustria
  • Marriage: daughter of Gurvand

  General Notes:

Berengar of Bayeux, was count of Rennes and paternal grandfather of Conan I of Rennes. Berengar married the daughter of Gurvand, Duke of Brittany, by which relationship he attained countship of Rennes and her brother Judicael became Duke. Berengar became the first Gallo lord holding residence within Brittany, as a consequence of the Breton nobility being more or less broken under the Norman invasion of the 900s and reward for holding his ground against their attackers. His predecessor was Guy of the Breton March, who succeeded Roland as Prefect of the Breton March under Charlemagne. Berengar was named for Berengar I of Neustria and Berengar's earliest recorded paternal ancestor was Adalard the Seneschal. Berengar's son was Judicael Berengar, who succeeded him as Count of Rennes. His daughter was Poppa, who was strategically wed to Rollo of Normandy.

Bérenger married daughter of Gurvand, daughter of Gurvand of Rennes Duke of Brittany and Unknown. (daughter of Gurvand was born about 852 in Bayeux, Neustria.)

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