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Bernard Marquis de Septamanie y Conde de Barcelona


  • Born: Abt 803, Gascony
  • Marriage: Bernard Marquis de Septamanie y Conde de Barcelona

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• Web Reference: Dhuoda from Wikipedia.
was the author of Liber Manualis, which was a handbook she wrote for her son William. She married Bernard, Duke of Septimania, at Aachen on 24 June 824, the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Another source specifies the date of the 29th of June, 824. Bernard was the son of William of Gellone, Charlemagne's cousin, who was later named the patron saint of knights. [McKitterick, Rosamond, 1989, The Carolingians and the Written Word]

Their first son, William of Septimania, was born on the 29th of November, 826, and the second, Bernard Plantapilosa, on the 22nd of March, 841. In the interim, the couple probably lived apart most of the time: she in Uzes in the Rhone Valley of Southern France, and he at court in Aachen. Dhuoda herself mentions very little of him during this time. According to Dhuoda, she spent this time struggling to maintain her husband's authority in their land and on the border of Francia. She fulfilled the administrative and military responsibilities of Frankish Septimania of Louis the Pious' behalf. One scholar has suggested that a daughter was born in 844, as one chronicler reports the marriage of William's sister. [Gies, Frances and Joseph. Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages, p. 80]

Dhuoda married Bernard Marquis de Septamanie y Conde de Barcelona, son of Guillaume comté de Toulouse et Marquis de Septimania and Cunigundis. (Bernard Marquis de Septamanie y Conde de Barcelona was born about 795 and died in 844 in Toulouse Saint-Serin.)

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