|Cte Aznar III DE COMMINGES
Cte Aznar III DE COMMINGES
- Born: Comminges, Haute Garonne, Midi Pyrenees, France
- Died: Abt 940
Compiler's 32/33 x great-grandfather
The county of Comminges was originally part of the duchy/county of Gascony and covered the diocesis of the same name (except for the part included in the county of Aure) as well as the diocesis of Couserans. Jaurgain traces their supposed descent from Aznar Sancho Duke of Gascony. However, he reconstructs the line based mainly on patronymics and it appears to be unsupported by other primary source evidence. If the line of descent is correct, the counts recognised the suzerainty of Raoul King of France in 932. They were later independent until the 13th century....
Jaurgain states that "Loup Aznar comte de Comminges" was the father of "Aznar III" but does not cite the primary source on which this is based.
"Vicecomes…Asnarius" founded the monastery of Peyrissas, on returning from pilgrimage to Rome, and placed it under the protection of "comiti Comunensis", by charter dated to . "Vicecomes…Asnarius" founded the monastery of Peyrissas, on returning from pilgrimage to Rome, and placed it under the protection of "comiti Comunensis", dated to  (by Jaurgain), as recorded in a charter of the abbey of Lézat dated to . [Comte de Comminges] 1
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Comtes de Comminges.