NameBernard de Lombardy King of Italy
Birth797, Italy
Death17 Apr 818, Milan, Italy
Misc. Notes
"Ancestral Roots..." (Balt., 1992) 50-14: "Apparently by a dau. of Duke Bernard, yr. bro. of Pepin the Short, [Pepin] had Bernard a natural son." He reigned as King from 813 to December, 817.

Weis' "Ancestral Roots. . ." (50:15).
Bernard succeeded his father, PEPIN, as King of Italy in 812. Bernard's uncle, LOUIS THE PIOUS, the sole surviving son of CHARLEMAGNE, became emporer in 814 upon CHARLEMAGNE's death. He
made no provision for Bernard in the plan for succession after his own death as he had sons of his own. Bernard, feeling he had been slighted,
revolted against LOUIS. LOUIS put down the revolt and had Bernard
blinded. Bernard died from the effects of this act.
The male-line descendants of Bernard settled down in the tenth
century as fairly undistinguished counts of Parma and Sospiro and as
slightly more distinguished counts of Vermondois, Valois, ans Vexin in
France. Bernard's grandson, HERBERT I, COUNT OF VERMONDOIS is in his line of descent to us. HERBERT'S brother, PEPIN, also an ancestor of ours, became COUNT OF VALOIS.

References: [GENSERV],[Weis1]
Birthabt 795, France
Death15 Jun 835
MotherKunigunde von Austrasia (~770->835)
ChildrenPepin (817-892)
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