Person:Hugh Of Tours (4)

Hugues III de Tours et de la Haute Alsace
b.Est 780
d.20 Oct 837
  • HHugues III de Tours et de la Haute AlsaceEst 780 - 837
  • WAva de MorvoisEst 785 - 839
  1. Ermengarde de Tours804 - 851
  2. Adélaïde de ToursEst 805 - Aft 866
  3. Berta of ToursEst 808 - 877
  4. Hugues of ToursEst 811 - Bef 835
  5. Liutfried _____, of ToursEst 815 - Aft Abt 864
Facts and Events
Name[5] Hugues III de Tours et de la Haute Alsace
Alt Name Hugo _____, Count of Tours
Unknown[3] Hugh of Tours, Count of Tours
Gender Male
Alt Birth[5] Abt Jun 765
Birth[1] Est 780
Marriage to Ava de Morvois
Alt Death[4] 18 Sep 837
Death[4][5] 20 Oct 837
Burial[3] Monza, Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Other[1][6] Speculative parents?: Count Haicho of Etichonen and Unknown (1) 
Other[5][7] Speculative parents?: Luitfrid de Sundgau and Hiltrude de Wormsgau (1) 
Reference Number[1] Q676082?
Title (nobility)[5] Comte de Tours
Title (nobility)[5] Duc de Haute Alsace

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Hugh (or Hugo) (c. 780 – 837) was the count of Tours and Sens during the reigns of Charlemagne and Louis the Pious, until his disgrace in February 828.

Hugh had many possessions in Alsace, as well as the County of Sens. He also held the convent of St-Julien-d'Auxerre. He appeared in 811 as an envoy or ambasciator to Constantinople with Haido, Bishop of Basel, and Aio, Duke of Friuli, to renew the Pax Nicephori. In 821, he allied himself by marriage to the royal family; his daughter Ermengard married Louis' son Lothair. In 824, he took part in an expedition in Brittany and, in 826, he accompanied the Empress Judith to the baptism of Harald Klak in Ingelheim. His other daughter, Adelaide, married Conrad I, Count of Auxerre (died 862). She took as her second husband Robert the Strong. She was dead by 886, when Walahfrid Strabo included her epitaph in a poem of his.

In 827, Hugh, along with Matfrid of Orléans, was commissioned by Louis to recruit an army with his son Pepin I of Aquitaine and repel the invasion of the Marca Hispanica by the Moslem general Abu Marwan. Hugh and Matfrid delayed until the threat had passed. For this he was given the nickname Timidus or the Timid. Barcelona being the greatest military accomplishment of Louis' career, the Spanish March meant much to him and Hugh and Matfrid found themselves greatly disfavoured at court. They were deposed in February of the next year.

He remained very influential as the father-in-law of Lothair. He joined Matfrid in inciting Lothair to rebellion and had all his lands confiscated in Gaul. He remained highly influential in Italy, where Lothair created him "duke of Locate" (dux de Locate). He became a benefactor of the cathedral of Monza. According to the Annales Bertiniani, he and Lambert of Nantes died during an epidemic in Italy in 837. News of their deaths—and that of Wala of Corbie in an earlier Italian epidemic in the fall of the previous year—greatly distressed Louis the Pious, but the opponents of Lothair interpreted it as divine judgement.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hugh of Tours, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   (CH2)Pedigrees of Some of The Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants Vol.II
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  3. 3.0 3.1 HUGUES (-20 Oct 837, bur Monza)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hugues, in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Biographie auf Wikipedia DE, in Wikipedia
    [[1]], trouvée 2016.

    Hugues III, ou Hugo, de Tours et de la Haute Alsace (vers juin 765 - 20 octobre 8371) était comte de Tours et duc de la Haute Alsace durant les règnes de Charlemagne et Louis le Pieux
    Fils de Luitfrid II de Sundgau, et de Bava d'Alsace. Il fait partie de la famille des Etichonides et est comte de Tours et duc de la Haute Alsace durant les règnes de Charlemagne et Louis le Pieux[réf. nécessaire]. Il a un frère, Leuthard de Sundgau dont le fils Otbert, évêque de Strasbourg, est assassiné en 913

  6. His parentage is unknown, but he is thought to be descended from Eticho, 7th century Duke in Alsace<ref></ref>. It is possible that he was the son of Haicho, as suggested in Wikipedia, although other alternatives are possible.
  7. Apparently French Wikipedia offers a line of descent through Luitfrid de Sundgau and Hiltrude de Wormsgau.