Alan IV "Fergent" , Duke of Brittany
b.abt 1070 Bretagne, Indre, France
d.13 Oct 1119
Facts and Events
Alan IV (died 13 October 1119) was Duke of Brittany from 1084 until his abdication in 1112. He was also Count of Nantes and Count of Rennes. His parents were Hawise, Duchess of Brittany and Hoel II. He is also known as Alan Fergant. ("Fer gant" in French means "Iron glove".) Through his father, he was of the Breton House of Cornouaille dynasty (Breton: Kerne dynasty). He was the last Duke of Brittany to speak the Breton language.