|Alain II "Le Barbetorte" DE BRETAGNE comte de Nantes
Alain II "Le Barbetorte" DE BRETAGNE comte de Nantes
- Born: 903
- Married (1): 943
- Married (2): Bef 951
- Died: 952
His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Nantes which records that "Mathuedoi comes de Poher" fled "ad regem Anglorum Adelstanum" with "filium suum
Alanum". Taken to England by his father, he was baptised there with Ĉthelstan King of Wessex acting as his godfather. As King Ĉthelstan succeeded to the throne in 924, it is likely that this baptism took place when Alain was already past infancy. It is probable that Alain was not younger than 15 years old, at the youngest, when he took part in the 931 uprising against the Danes in Brittany. If this is correct, he must have been born several years before his father's escape to England. He took part in a disastrous uprising against the Danes in Brittany in 931, and fled to England again. With the help of King Athelstan, he re-established himself as Comte de Vannes et de Nantes in 936, in effect succeeding as ALAIN II "Barbetorte" Duke of Brittany. Borderie dates the start of Duke Alain´s reign to 938. The Chronicon Floriacensi records the death in 952 of "Ugo Dux Burgundionum et Alanus Brittonum". The Chronicle of Nantes records the death of "Alanus dux" and his burial "apud ecclesiam Sanctorum Donatiani et Rogatiani".
Alain married Roscille D' ANJOU, daughter of Foulques I "Le Roux" D' ANJOU Count of Anjou and Roscille DE LOCHES, in 943. (Roscille D' ANJOU was born in Anjou/Pays-de-la-Loire, France and died between 943 and 951.)
Alain also married Unknown DE BLOIS Countess of Brittany, daughter of Vcte Thibault "l'Ancien" DE TROYES and Richilde DE BOURGES, before 951. (Unknown DE BLOIS Countess of Brittany died on an unknown date.)
Alain also married Judith.