Person:Poppa (1)

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Name[1][6] Poppa
Gender Female
Birth? abt 0872 Évreux, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
Alt Birth? abt 0872 Bayeaux, France
Alt Birth? 0890 Bayeux, France
Marriage Bayeux, Calvados, Franceto Rollo "the Ganger" Ragnvaldson, of Normandy
Other with Rollo "the Ganger" Ragnvaldson, of Normandy
Alt Death? 0930 Haute-Normandie, FranceNeustria?
Death? 0938 Bayeux,Neustrie,,France
Alt Death? 0940 Bayeux, France
Reference Number[5] Q463626?
Religion? Christian
Other? Speculative parents?: Berengar II of Neustria and Unknown (1) 

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Poppa of Bayeux (born circa 880), was the Christian wife or mistress (perhaps more danico) of the Viking conqueror Rollo. She was the mother of William I Longsword, Gerloc and grandmother of Richard the Fearless, who forged the Duchy of Normandy into a great fief of medieval France. Dudo of Saint-Quentin, in his panegyric of the Norman dukes, describes her as the daughter of a "Count Berengar", the dominant prince of that region, who was captured at Bayeux by Rollo in 885 or 889, shortly after the siege of Paris. This has led to speculation that she was the daughter of Berengar II of Neustria.

There are different opinions among medieval genealogy experts about Poppa's family. Christian Settipani says her parents were Guy de Senlis and Cunegundis, the daughter of Pepin, Count of Vermandois, and sister of Herbert I, Count of Vermandois. Katherine Keats-Rohan states she was the daughter of Berengar II of Neustria by Adelind, whose father was Henry, Margrave of the Franks, or Adela of Vermandois. Despite the uncertainty of her parentage, she undoubtedly was a member of the Frankish aristocracy. A statue of Poppa stands at the Place de Gaulle in Bayeux.

Disputed Lineages

There is almost no certain information regarding the parents of William Longsword's mother. Even her real name is lost - Poppa being a only a nickname. Nevertheless, several GEDCOMs have uploaded speculative parents including the following:

 * Family:Berengar II of Neustria and Unknown (1)
 * Family:Count Vidonis and Miss De Vermandois (1)
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  1. Poppa, in Stewart Baldwin / Todd Farmerie. Henry Project. (updated 27 May 2002).

    Wife or mistress of Rollo "of Normandy", fl. 10th century
    A wife or mistress of Rollo of Normandy, and mother of Rollo's son and successor William "Longsword", her name is reported only by the often unreliable Dudo [ii, 16 (pp. 38-9); iii, 36 (p. 57)] and by sources depending on him (hence the quotes around her name). The only certain fact that is known about her comes from the contemporary (or nearly so) Planctus of her son William, which states (without naming her) that she was a Christian, and that her son William was born overseas.

  2.   (SoN)Story of the Normans. (Sarah Orne Jewett; New York: Putnam Press, 1888), p.40.
  3.   Settipani, Christian and van Kerrebrouck, Patrick. La Prehistoire des Capetiens, 481-987.
  4.   Peter Townend, editor, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, One Hundred and Third Edition (London: Burke's Peerage Limited, MCMLXII (1963)), pg. xcii.
  5. Poppa of Bayeux, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  6. Biographie a Wikipédia FR, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, [[1]], trouvée 2016, Secondary quality.

    Poppa de Bayeux est la « frilla » (épouse More danico)1 du jarl des Normands, Rollon et la mère du duc de Normandie Guillaume « Longue-Épée ».
    Ses origines restent obscures. Les historiens retiennent deux hypothèses :
    Selon Dudon de Saint-Quentin, elle serait la fille du comte Bérenger.
    Selon les Annales de Jumièges, Popa serait la fille de Gui, comte de Senlis et la sœur de Bernard