Person:Ranulf II of Aquitaine (1)

Ramnulf II de Poitiers abt 845 and 850 Poitiers, Vienne, France
d.Aft Jul 892
m. 845
  1. Ramnulf II de PoitiersAbt 845 & 850 - Aft 892
  2. Gauzbert of PoitiersAbt 857 - Abt 892
  3. Ebalus _____, Abbott of PoitiersAbt 859 - 893
  • HRamnulf II de PoitiersAbt 845 & 850 - Aft 892
  • WErmengard _____865 - 935
m. Abt 870
  • HRamnulf II de PoitiersAbt 845 & 850 - Aft 892
  1. Ebles "le Bâtard" ManzerAbt 870 - 932
Facts and Events
Name[3] Ramnulf II de Poitiers
Alt Name Ranulph _____
Alt Name _____ _____, Count of Poitou
Alt Name _____ _____, Duke de Aquitaine
Alt Name Ranulf II _____, of Aquitaine
Alt Name[3] Rainulf II de Poitiers
Alt Name[3] Renoul II de Poitiers
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] bet abt 845 and 850 Poitiers, Vienne, FranceHouse of Ramnulfids
Marriage Abt 870 to Ermengard _____
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Unknown
Title (nobility)? 877 graaf van Poitiers en abt van Saint Hilaire, hertog van Acqutanië
Title (nobility)[3] 888 Duc d'Aquitaine
Alt Death[3] 5 Aug 890 Poitiers, Vienne, France
Death[1] Aft Jul 892
Reference Number? Q724715?

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Ranulf II (also spelled Rannoux, Rannulf, Ramnulf, and Ranulph) (850 – 5 August 890) was Count of Poitou from 866 and Duke of Aquitaine from 887. On the death of Charles the Fat in 888, he styled himself King of Aquitaine and did so until 889 or his death, after which the title fell into abeyance.

Ranulf was a son of Ranulf I and Bilichild of Maine. He married an Ermengard (died 935) and by her had a son, Ranulf III, who succeeded him in Poitiers. His illegitimate son Ebalus succeeded him in Aquitaine and, upon the death of Ranulf III, in Poitiers too.

Ranulf may have been selected as a king by the Aquitainian nobles, for they accepted King Odo of France in 892 only after Ranulf's death. Only the Annales Fuldenses definitively give him this title, saying "Ranulf then set himself up as king" (Deinceps Rannolfus se regem haberi statuit). He is recorded to have taken custody of Charles, the young son of Louis the Stammerer and he certainly did not recognise Odo as king. The Annales Vedastes record that in 889

Post nativitatem vero Domini cum paucis Francis Aquitaniam perrexit, ut eos sibi sociaret. Quo audito, Ramnulfus, dux maximae partis Aquitaniae, cum sibi faventibus venit ad eum, adducens secum Karolum puerum, filium Hludowici regis; et iuravit illi quae digna fuerunt, simul et de ipso puerulo. . . Aquitanos itaque rex ex parte receptos, festinavit propter Nortmannos redire in Franciam.
After Christmas [888], [Odo] went to Aquitaine with a few Franks, in order to be accepted [as king]. Upon hearing this, Ranulf, duke of the greater part of Aquitaine, with his supporters came to him, bringing with him the child, Charles, the son of King Louis; and he swore to him who was worthy of it [i.e., Odo], as did the boy. . . So the king returned from Aquitaine to France [in June] because of the Norsemen.

Ranulf founded the viscountcy of Thouars at about this time, as part of a larger movement to create viscounts with powers over regional fortresses to man them against the Vikings.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 RAINULF ([845/50]-after Jul 892), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  2.   Ranulf II of Aquitaine, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Biographie en Wikipédia FR, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    [[1]], trouvée 2016.

    Ramnulf II, Rainulf II ou Renoul II de Poitiers (v. 8501 † 5 août 890) est comte de Poitiers de 877 à 890 et duc d'Aquitaine de 888 à 8902. Il est fils de Ramnulf Ier, comte de Poitiers2 et d'une femme qui peut être, suivant les hypothèses, Bilchilde du Maine, une de ses sœurs, peut-être prénommée Adaltrude, ou une princesse guilhelmide3