Duc Rainulf I D' AQUITAINE, Comte de Poitou
(Abt 817-866)
Bilichildis DU MAINE
Duc Rainulf II D' AQUITAINE, Comte de Poitou
(Abt 847-Aft 892)
Unknown Mistress
Cte Ebles II Mancer "le Bâtard" DE POITIERS
(Abt 873-Abt 933)


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Cte Ebles II Mancer "le Bâtard" DE POITIERS

  • Born: Between 870 and 875, Poitiers, Aquitaine
  • Married: Before Feb 911
  • Died: Between 932 and 934

   Also called Ebalus "Manzer" DE POITOU, "le Bâtard" 1

  General Notes:

Compiler's 31/32/33/34 great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Illegitimate son of Rainulf II Comte de Poitou, Duke of Aquitaine & his mistress...

The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes names "Eblum" as son of "Ramnulfus…comes Pictaviensis", another manuscript specifying that he was born "ex concubina". The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "Ramnulfus comes…Pictavensis…filium Eblum". The Chronico Richardi Pictavensis names "Ramnulfus Comes Pictavis filium…Eblum".

He succeeded his father in 890 as EBLE "Mancer" Comte de Poitou, his illegitimacy apparently presenting no obstacle to his succession, although he was opposed by Adémar, son of Comte Emenon. Comte Eble found refuge first with Géraud Seigneur d'Aurillac, later with Guillaume "le Pieux" Comte d'Auvergne, his uncles Gauzbert and Eble assuming the defence of his rights to Poitou until their deaths in late 892.

Betrothed before 10 Oct 1892 to Aremburge, daughter of ---. She is named as the betrothed of Eble in his charter dated 10 Oct 890. "Ebolus […comite] iuuenili adhuc ætate florens" donated "alodum…Aleriacum in pago Briocinse in vicaria Sauiniacinse super fluvium Carantum…Ciliacum…Curcolmum" to Tours Saint-Martin, for the souls of "genitoris mei Ramnulfi…ac avunculorum meorum Gauzberti et Eboli", and naming "sponsa eius…Aremburgis…in futuris nuptiis", by charter dated 10 Oct 892. This document is redated to 10 Oct 890 by Mabille. No document has been found which confirms that the marriage was ever finalised.

Poitou was captured by the forces of Eudes King of France, who gave the county to his brother Robert, who was expelled by Comte Aimar. Comte Eble expelled Comte Aimar in 902 and was restored as Comte de Poitou. He was recognised as Comte du Limousin in 904. Guillaume de Jumièges records that Rollo invaded “Leugas...montis” and that "Ebulus...Pictavensis comes" was unable to defeat him.

Acfred Duke of Aquitaine appointed Eble as his heir, who succeeded as Duke of Aquitaine and Comte d'Auvergne in 927. Raoul King of France transferred Aquitaine to Raymond Comte de Toulouse in 932.

"Ebolus…Pictavorum…comes" donated "in pago Alninse, Ingolinis, in villa…Verzeria" to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated Jan 934 ("anno XI regnante Radulfo rege")... 2

  Marriage Information:

Ebles married Emilienne before Feb 911.(Emilienne died between 932 and 936.)


1 Ducs d'Aquitaine & Comtes de Poitou, Poitou, Gascogne, Auvergne, Etienne Pattou, 2008, p. 6.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Eble "Mancer".

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