Pépin Carolingien Comte de Senilis, Quentin et Vermandois
(815/8-After 850)
Bérenger comté de Bayeux
Mademoiselle du Vexin
"Poppa" de Bayeux
(-Abt 872)


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Hrolf "Ganger" Rognvaldsson Princeps Nortmannorum

"Poppa" de Bayeux

  • Marriage: Hrolf "Ganger" Rognvaldsson Princeps Nortmannorum 167
  • Died: Abt 872

bullet  General Notes:

~Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 121E:18, 1st Count of Normandy, banished from Normandy to the Hebrides. Took part in the Viking attck on Bayeux, where Count Berenger of Bayeux was killed, and his daughter Poppa captured and taken in 886, by Rollo as his "Danish" wife. 160

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Dates & Events: Wife or mistress of Rollo "of Normandy", 10th century.
A wife or mistress of Rollo of Normandy, and mother of Rollo's son and successor William "Longsword", her name is reported only by the often unreliable Dudo [ii, 16 (pp. 38-9); iii, 36 (p. 57)] and by sources depending on him (hence the quotes around her name). The only certain fact that is known about her comes from the contemporary (or nearly so) Planctus of her son William, which states (without naming her) that she was a Christian, and that her son William was born overseas.

~Stewart Baldwin

• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Poppa.
Guillaume de Jumièges records that Rollo captured "Baiocasensem urbem" [Bayeux] along with "nobilissimam puellam...Popam filiam...Berengarii illustris viri" whom he married "more Danico" and by whom he had "Willelmum...filiamque...Gerloc" [Willelmi Gemmetencis Historiæ (Du Chesne, 1619), Liber II, XII, p. 229]. "Rollo dux cum valida Danorum juventute" entered "Neustriam," captured Bayeux ("Baiocas"), killed "Berengarium comitem" and married "Popam...filiam eius" [Le Prévost, A. (1845) Orderici Vitalis Historiæ Ecclesiasticæ (Paris) ("Orderic Vitalis (Prévost)"), Vol. II, Liber III, I, p. 7].

"Poppa" married Hrolf "Ganger" Rognvaldsson Princeps Nortmannorum, son of Ragnivald "the Wise" Eysteinsson Jarl of More and Ranghilda Hrólfsson.167 (Hrolf "Ganger" Rognvaldsson Princeps Nortmannorum was born in 846-870 in Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway, baptized in 912, died in 929 in Normandy 160 and was buried in 929 in Notre Dame, Rouen, Normandy, France 160.)


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