Person:Frederick I, Duke of Upper Lorraine (1)

Frederick I , Duke of Upper Lorraine
d.18 May 978
Facts and Events
Name Frederick I , Duke of Upper Lorraine
Alt Name , Count de Bar
Gender Male
Alt Birth[4] say 910 to 915
Alt Birth? 912 Upper Lorraine, France
Birth? 932 Of, , Upper-Lorraine, France
Marriage 0954 , , , Franceto Beatrix of France
Death[4] 18 May 978
Ancestral File Number 9GB3ST
Alt Death? 23 Aug 994


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Frederick I (c. 942 – 18 May 978) was the count of Bar and duke of Upper Lorraine. He was a son of Wigeric, count of Bidgau, also count palatine of Lorraine, and Cunigunda, and thus a sixth generation descendant of Charlemagne.

In 954, he married Beatrice, daughter of Hugh the Great, count of Paris, and Hedwige of Saxony. He received in dowry the revenues of the abbey of Saint-Denis in Lorraine. He constructed a fortress at Fains, on the frontier between France and Germany, and exchanged fiefs with the bishop of Toul. Thus, he created his own feudal domain, the county of Bar. So he became the founder of the House of Bar or the House of Ardennes-Bar, a cadet branch of the House of Ardennes.

The duchy of Lorraine was at that time governed by the archbishop of Cologne, Bruno, who was called the archduke on account of his dual title. In 959, he, in concert with his brother, the Emperor Otto I, divided the duchy, appointing as margraves (or vice-dukes) one Godfrey in Lower Lorraine and Frederick in Upper Lorraine. After Bruno's death, in 977, Frederick and Godfrey were styling themselves dukes.

As duke, he favoured the reform of Saint-Dié and Moyenmoutier.

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References
  1.   Frederick I, Duke of Upper Lorraine, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   FREDERIC, son of WIGERICH [III] Graf [von Bidgau], Pfalzgraf & his wife Cunigonde --- ([910/15]-[Jun/Jul] 978)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3.   Frederic I, Duc de Lorraine, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Frédéric I, in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.