(Est 910-Aft 959)


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Cte Arnaud I DE COMMINGES et de Couserans


  • Born: Between 905 and 920, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc, France
  • Married: Between 925 and 935
  • Died: After 959

  General Notes:

Compiler's 31/32 x great-grandmother

  Research Notes:

The parentage of the wife of Arnaud Comte de Comminges is not known. Settipani highlights that the obvious way of explaining the transmission of the county of Carcassonne to the family of the Comtes de Comminges is that Arsinde, wife of Comte Arnaud, was the daughter of Acfred Comte de Carcassonne. This is also assumed to be correct by the Histoire Générale de Languedoc. However, the chronology is not ideal.... [It] is likely that her son Roger [I] Comte de Carcassonne was born in the later part of the date range [930/40]. If this is correct, it is likely that Arsinde married in [925/35] which would place her own birth in the range [905/20]. Another difficulty is that there is no indication who held the county of Carcassonne between the death of Comte Acfred [II] in [933] and the time when Arsinde's son Roger was comte, the date of which is uncertain but is unlikely to precede the 950s at the earliest. In particular, no proof has yet been found that the county was inherited by Arsinde's husband, Comte Arnaud, which would have been normal if his wife had been the heiress of Carcassonne. According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Arsinde was the daughter of Acfred Duke of Aquitaine. The primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified. It is assumed that it is also speculative based on onomastics. A third possibility is proposed by Stasser, who suggests that she was the sister of Raymond [I] Comte de Rouergue, on the grounds that it is better supported from the onomastic point of view. 1

  Marriage Information:

Arsinde married Cte Arnaud I DE COMMINGES et de Couserans, son of Cte Aznar III DE COMMINGES and Unknown, between 925 and 935. (Cte Arnaud I DE COMMINGES et de Couserans died before 27 Nov 957.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Arsinde.

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