Bernard I ( French Bernard , d. 868 ) - Count of Auvergne from 846
|Bernard I of Auvergne|
|Bernard I d'Auvergne|
|Predecessor||Guillaume I of Auvergne|
|Successor||Bernard II Plantwell|
Almost nothing is known about him. At this time, there were several counts that had the name Bernard. And it is often difficult to determine to which particular Bernard this or that news relates.
The origin of Bernard is unknown. He could be the son of Guerin I , Count of Auvergne, or Guillaume I , Count of Auvergne. Around 846, the king of France, Charles II the Bald, appointed him Count of Auvergne. In 868, the county was transferred to Bernard Plantwell - most likely in connection with the death of Bernard I.
Marriage and children
The name of his wife is unknown. From children it is known that Bernard had one daughter:
- Irmengard (d. After June 881); husband: Bernard Plantwell  ( March 22, 841 , Hughes - June 20, 886 ), Count of Autun (Bernard II) 863 - 864 , Count of Rode 864–874, Count of Ormois 864–868, Count of Auvergne (Bernard II) from 868, Count of Ruerg , Toulouse (Bernard III) and Limousin from 872 , Count of Bourges and Marquises of Gothia (Bernard III) from 878 , Count of Macon (Bernard I) from 880 , Count of Lyon from 885 , Margrave of Aquitaine (Bernard I) from 885
- There is a version according to which Bernard Plantwell was not son-in-law, but the son of Bernard I.