Ramnulf I ( French Ramnulf (Ramnulfe) ; c. 820 - September 15, 866 ) - Count of Poitiers since 844 , Duke of Aquitaine from 845 ; the ancestor of the Ramnulfide dynasty.
|Ramnulf I de Poitiers|
|fr. Ramnulf i de poitiers|
|Successor||Bernard of Gotha|
|Death||September 15, 866 |
|Spouse||Billischild of Manx|
|Children||Ramnulf II , Able|
Ramnulf I, son of Count Auvergne Gerard and Rotruda, daughter of Emperor Louis I the Pious , in 844 received the after the death of Bernard II , marrying his widow Bilischild.
In 852, the king of the West Frankish state, Charles II the Lysy, captured Aquitaine , removing his nephew, King Pepin II . The new king of Aquitaine, Karl appointed another nephew, Louis the Young , the son of the king of the East Frankish kingdom of Louis II of Germany . In addition, he restored the title “Duke of Aquitaine”, which he gave to Count Poitiers Ramnulf I. In October 855, instead of Louis the Younger, Charles II appointed his young son Karl Diet , king of Aquitaine, whose guardian became Ramnulf.
Until 864, Rannulf I had to fight against Pepin II, who sought to regain his kingdom. In 866, Rannulf participated in the Battle of Brissarte against the Normans and died of wounds received in it. Since his son Ramnulf II was still a minor at this time, King Charles II transferred the county of Poitiers to his stepson Bernard of Gotha .
Marriage and children
Wife: Bilishilda , daughter of Count Maine Rorgon I  . Their kids:
- Ramnulf II (formerly 850 - August 5, 890), Count of Poitiers from 877 or 878, Duke of Aquitaine from 887
- Gozbert (died 892)
- Able (died October 2, 892), abbot of Saint-Denis
- In one of the texts, Ramnulf I is called the cousin of Renault II d'Erbo . However, another text indicates that the son of Ramnulf I, the abbot of Saint-Denis Able, was the nephew of Count Gozfried Manx . In the first case, Ramnulf was supposed to be the grandson of Rorgon I , then his mother indicates the illegal daughter of Rorgon from Rotruda named Adeltruda. In the second case, his wife was the daughter of Rorgon I. Both hypotheses are mutually exclusive. According to established tradition, it is believed that Bilishilda was the wife of Ramnulf.