Bernard , son of Charles Martel
b.abt 720 Austraisia, France
Facts and Events
Bernard or Bernhard (born 720) was a son of Charles Martel by his mistress Ruodhaid. He is an obscure figure, rising out of the mists only to lead half of the Frankish army in his nephew Charlemagne's Lombard campaign. While Charlemagne led his contingent through the pass of Moncenisio, Bernard led his through the Great St. Bernard Pass.
He is known to have had two sons both disgraced and prominent in the reign of Charlemagne's son Louis the Pious: