Count Bivin de Province - was born about 0810 and died in 0863 .
Count Bivin married Richilda de Arles.
Richilda was born about 0815.
She died in 0883 .
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King Boso I de Province - was born about 0840 and died on 11 Jan 0887 .
He was the son of Count Bivin de Province and Richilda de Arles.
Then King Boso married Ermengarde of Italy in 0876.
Ermengarde was born in 0855.
She died in 0896 .
|----- Third Generation -----|
King Louis "the Blind" of Italy - was born in 0878 and died in 0934 .
He was the son of King Boso I de Province and Ermengarde of Italy.
King Louis married Anna of Byzantium.
Anna was born in 0886/0888.
She was the daughter of Leo VI of Byzantium and Zoe Tzautzina.
She died about 0914 .
King Louis -
succeeded his father as king of Provence. In 900, in the midst of a period of political instability, the nobles of northwest Italy, led by Adalbert, Marquis Of Ivrea , elected Louis as their king. He went to Rome, where he was also crowned as Emporer. He lost his support and gave up the Italian throne to Berenger I of Friuli in 902. He tried again to take the throne in 905, but BERENGER captured him and had him blinded. In his book, "The Lost Kingdom of Burgundy", Christopher Cope says that since he died with no sons, his successor was his regent, Hugh, Count of Arles.
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Charles Constatine of Vienne - was born about 0901 and died in 0963 .
He was the son of King Louis "the Blind" of Italy and Anna of Byzantium.
Charles married Teutberga of Troyes.
Teutberga was born about 0895.
She was the daughter of Garnier of Sens and Teutberga de Arles.
She died after 0960 .
Charles Constantine is the documented son of Louis the Blind. He has traditionally been called illegitimate, but this was almost solely due to his failure to inherit his father's titles, ignoring the fact that his father was not in a position to pass anything to his son, having lost all to his enemies (and friends). It is his name that caused a reevaluation of this maternity. While the name Charles harkens back to his (by this time distant) ancestor, Charlemagne, but Constantine is a novelty. While one could (and people have) derive the use of this name to the late - Carolingian classicism which caused Hugh Count of Maine to use the name David, the alternative solution is really the simplest - that this name, while having a link to antiquity, relates more immediately to Emperor Constantine, son of Leo IV, and uncle of the child(ren) of Louis and Anna - that Charles Constantine was their legitimate son.
Last change (on this page): Monday, September 16, 2002
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