Hugh II, Count of Maine
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Hugh II, Count of Maine
Hugh II, Count of Maine
Bornc. 920
Diedbefore 992
Noble familyCounts of Maine
Issue
Hugh III, Count of Maine
Fulk of Maine
Herbert of Maine
FatherHugh I, Count of Maine

Hugh II (920-before 992), Count of Maine, son of Hugh I, Count of Maine, and an unknown mother, probably a daughter of Gauzlin II, Count of Maine. He was, like his father, a vassal of his uncle Hugh the Great.

After the death of Hugh the Great, Hugh II allied himself Fulk II the Good, Count of Anjou, and Theobald the Trickster, Count of Blois. Hugh later joined Theobald's son Odo against Seinfroy, Bishop of Le Mans. Hugh and Odo had to flee and seek refuge with Bouchard I, Count of Vendôme, in the areas that form the Bas-Vendômois.

In 939 he fought alongside Alan II, Duke of Brittany and Judicael Berengar against the Vikings at the Battle of Trans-la-Forêt.[1] Hugh had by his unknown wife: Hugh III, Count of Maine[2], Fulk of Maine, (d. after 992) and Herbert "Baco" of Maine (d. after 1046), regent of Hugh IV, Count of Maine. Hugh was succeeded as Count of Maine by his son Hugh III.

References

  1. ^ Kim Hjardar & Vegard Vike. Vikings at War. Casemate Publishers & Book Distributors, LLC, 2016. p 334
  2. ^ Barton 2004, p. 44.

Sources

  • Riché, Pierre, The Carolingians; A Family who Forged Europe, Trans. Michael Idomir Allen, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1993
  • K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, Two Studies in North French Prosopography, Journal of Medieval History, Vol. 20 (1994), p. 10
  • Barton, Richard E. (2004). Lordship in the County of Maine, c. 890-1160. The Boydell Press.

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