Bérenger DE RENNES
(-Bef 931)
Judicaël (Juhael) DE RENNES Count of Rennes
(-Abt 970)
Conan I "Le Tort" DE RENNES Duke of Brittany


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Ermengarde D' ANJOU

Conan I "Le Tort" DE RENNES Duke of Brittany

  • Born: Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
  • Married: 973
  • Died: 27 Jun 992, Battle of Conquereil

   Research Notes:

The Chronicle of Nantes names "Conano filio Judicael Berengarii Redonensi comite" when recording that he held a large part of Brittany from Thibaut [II] Comte de Blois and fought with Hoël Comte de Nantes. His parentage is confirmed by the Chronico Sancti Michaelis which records the death of his grandson "Gaufridus Dux Britanniæ filius Conani filii Juhelli Berengarii" in 1008.

Comte de Rennes. He succeeded in [970] as CONAN I "le Tort" Duke of Brittany. Rodulfus Glaber records that Conan "crowned himself with a royal diadem", was defeated by his brother-in-law Foulques Comte d'Anjou, and surrendered after his right hand had been cut off.

The Chronico Sancti Michaelis records that "Conanus Brito…filius Juhelli Berengarii" was killed in battle "V Kal Jul 992" against Foulques Comte d'Anjou. The Chronicle of Nantes reports that he was killed at the battle of Conquereuil, dated "992 V Kal Jul" in the Chronicon britannicum. The Chronicon Kemperlegiense records the death "in bello Conçurruç…V Kal Jul" of "Conanus comes, filius Iudicaëlis Berengarii Comitis Redonensis". 1

   Marriage Information:

Conan married Ermengarde D' ANJOU, daughter of Geoffroy I "Grisegonelle" D' ANJOU Count of Anjou and Adèle DE MEAUX Countess of Meaux & Troyes, in 973. (Ermengarde D' ANJOU was born before 965 in Anjou, France and died after 982.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/BRITTANY.htm#ConanIdied992.

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