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Gount Gerold of Vinzgouw

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  • Name Gount Gerold of Vinzgouw  
    Birth 725 
    Gender Male 
    Death 799 
    • Gerold of Vinzgouw (also Vintzgau or Anglachgau; c. 725 – 799) was an Alamannian nobleman, serving the Frankish King as Margrave of the Avarian March and Prefect of Bavaria. Gerold played a significant role in the integration of Bavaria into the Frankish Kingdom. Being related to the family of the Agilofings, he was appointed Prefect of Bavaria after the deposition of Duke Tassilo III in 788. In 784 generous donations to the monastery of Lorsch by Gerold and Emma are recorded.
      In 799 he fell in a battle against the Avars, a short while after his son Eric was killed by the treachery of the same. He was succeeded by his surviving sons Gerold II and Udalrich I.
      Marriage and issue
      In 757, he married Emma of Alamannia (730–789), daughter of Hnabi, Duke of Alamannia. They had the following:
      • Eric of Friuli
      • Adrian, Count of Orléans, father of Odo I, Count of Orléans
      • Gerold
      • Udalrich
      • Hildegard, who in 771 married King Charlemagne.
      Through Udalrich, Gerold is reckoned as the founder of the family of the Udalrichians.
    Person ID I40794  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2008 

    Family Emma of Alamannia,   b. 730   d. 789 
    +1. Hildegard
    Family ID F14547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2008