Person:Vulgrin of Angoulême (1)

Vulgrin Ier d'Angoulême
b.est 0835
d.3 May 0886
Facts and Events
Name[2][3] Vulgrin Ier d'Angoulême
Alt Name[1] Wulgrin
Gender Male
Birth[4] est 0835
Marriage to Regelinde de Septimanie
Title (nobility)[3] 866 le premier comte héréditaire de l'Angoumois
Death[1][2] 3 May 0886
Reference Number[1] Q2117631?
Burial[2] Angoulême, Charente, FranceSaint-Cybard

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Wulgrin (or Vulgrin, Woulgrin) I (c 830 – 3 May 886) was the Count of Angoulême, Périgueux, and possible Saintonge from 866 to his death. His parents were Vulfard (Wulfard), Count of Flavigny, and Suzanne, who was a daughter of the Bego I, Count of Paris. His brother Hilduin the Young was the abbot of Saint-Denis. Another brother was Adalard of Paris. Ademar of Chabannes is the chief source on his active reign in preserving and moulding Angoulême.

Although a foreigner, Charles the Bald placed him at the head of the counties of the Angoumois and Périgord. He was installed in 866 to end local disorder and stop the Viking incursions. He was the last example in Western Francia of the royal will imposing its preferred administrator on a region, indicating the decline in the power of central administration in the divisions of the former Empire following the Treaty of Verdun.

Between 869 and 878, he built many castles, to defend against the Vikings, and experienced some success limiting their movements in Aquitaine. He appointed a viscount named Ranulf over the fortress called Matas and another named Giselbert over Maurillac.

Wulgrin married Regelindis (Roselinde), a daughter of Bernard of Septimania. Their children were:

  • Alduin (d. 916), Count of Angoulême
  • William I (d. 920), Count of Périgord and Agen
  • Sancha (?), m. Adémar, Count of Angoulême
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wulgrin I of Angoulême, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 VULGRIN, son of VULFARD Comte de Flavigny {Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, Côte d'Or}[394] & his wife Susanna de Paris (-3 May 886, bur Angoulême Saint-Cybard)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Biographie a Wikipédia FR, in Wikipedia, [[1]], trouvée 2016, Secondary quality.

    Vulgrin Ier, qui vécut au ixe siècle, est le premier comte héréditaire de l'Angoumois (comtes d’Angoulême) de 866 à sa mort, en 886. Ce comté reste dans sa descendance pendant près de 450 ans.
    Il est le fils de Vulfard, Comte de Flavigny et de Suzanne, fille de Bégon de Paris

  4. Birth year estimated based on estimated birth years of his siblings.