|Rudolf II DE HAUTE-BOURGOGNE, King of Upper Burgundy
Rudolf II DE HAUTE-BOURGOGNE, King of Upper Burgundy
- Born: Burgundy, France
- Married: Abt 922
- Died: 11 Aug 937
Herimannus names "Roudolfus filius eius [=Roudolfus rex BurgundiŠ]" when recording his accession. He succeeded his father in 912 as RUDOLF II King of Upper Burgundy. He was invited to Italy by the magnates of north-west Italy who opposed King Berengario's use of Hungarian mercenaries, and in 922 was elected as RUDOLF I King of Italy. He defeated King Berengario at Firenzuola in 923 and forced the ex-king┤s retreat to Verona. However, the Italians rebelled against Rudolf in 925 and offered the crown to Hugues Comte d'Arles. Ugo King of Italy ceded the kingdom of Lower Burgundy, including Provence, to King Rudolf II in 930, after which Arles became the capital of the united kingdom, which was sometimes referred to in primary sources as the kingdom of Arles.
Flodoard records the death of "Rodulfus, Iurensis ac CisalpinŠ GalliŠ rex" and the succession of his "filius parvus Chonradus" at the end of his passage for 937. 1
Rudolph married Bertha VON SCHWABEN, daughter of Burchard II VON SCHWABEN, Margrave of Raetia in Swabia, and Reginlinde IM S▄LICHGAU, about 922. (Bertha VON SCHWABEN was born about 907 in Burgundy, France and died on 11 Aug 967.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Rudolf.