Reginar II, Count of Hainaut
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Reginar II, Count of Hainaut
Reignar II
Count of Hainaut
Born890
Died932 (aged 42)
Noble familyReginar
Issue
Reginar III, Count of Hainaut
Rudolph, Count of the Maasgau
Liéthard
FatherReginar, Duke of Lorraine
MotherHersinda

Reginar (or Rainier) II (890-932) was Lotharingian magnate who was active from approximately 915 to 932. He was brother of Duke Gilbert of Lotharingia, who died at the Battle of Andernach in 939, and because his son and grandson claimed it, he probably already personally held the fort of Mons in Hainaut as the seat of a county.

History

He was the son of Reginar I Longneck, and this means his paternal grandmother was possibly a daughter of Charles the Bald and Ermentrude.

Flodoard's Annals, reports under the year 924 that Reginar the brother of Duke Gilbert of Lotharingia already had a son who was given as a hostage during conflicts between several of the Lotharingian magnates of the time.[1]

By 943 he was dead, because a charter made in favor of his widowed daughter was done partly in the name of atoning for his sins.[2]

Family

Reginar II had at least three children with Adelaide, daughter of Richard, Duke of Burgundy:

Upon his death, Reginar was succeeded as Count of Hainaut by his son and namesake.

Preceded by
Reginar I
Count of Hainaut Blason fr Hainaut ancien.svg
915–932
Succeeded by
Reginar III

References

  1. ^ The annals of Flodoard of Reims, 919-966, S. Fanning and David. S. Bachrach trans., in: Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures 9 (Peterborough etc. 2004) p.11. Also Latin edition available at dmgh.de, MGH SS 3, J. Heller and G. Waitz, eds (Hannover 1881).
  2. ^ Vanderkindere, Léon, 'A propos d´une charte de Baldéric d'Utrecht', in: Académie royale de Belgique Bulletin de la Classe des Lettres et des Sciences Morales et Politiques (1900)



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