Pépin CAROLING, Comte de Péronne et de St-Quentin
(Chrothais) Rothais DU VEXIN
(Abt 820-857)
Cte Bérenger DE BAYEUX
(Abt 847-886)
Unnamed DU VEXIN


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Ganger Hrolf (Rollo) "Le Pieton" RÖGNVALDSSON Count of Normandy


  • Born: Evreux, Neustria
  • Married: 886
  • Died: 959, France

   Also called Poppa DE VALOIS and Poppa DE SENLIS. 1

  Research Notes:

Guillaume de Jumièges records that Rollo captured “Baiocasensem urbem” [Bayeux] along with "nobilissimam puellam...Popam filiam...Berengarii illustris viri" whom he married “more Danico” and by whom he had “Willelmum...filiamque...Gerloc”. Orderic Vitalis records that "xxx annis post cladem Hastingi..., Rollo dux cum valida Danorum juventute" entered “Neustriam”, captured Bayeux (“Baiocas”), killed “Berengarium comitem” and married “Popam...filiam eius”. The Chronico Rotomagensis records that "mortua a Gisla, accepit Rollo propriam uxorem filiam comitis Silvanectensis Widonis". Robert of Torigny combines the information, recording that "Rollo dux Northmannorum" married "Popam prius repudiatam uxorem…filiam…Berengarii comitis Baiocensis neptem vero Widonis comitis Silvanectensis". Another indication of Poppa’s family origin is provided by Guillaume of Jumièges who records that Louis IV King of the West Franks, after the death of the father [Poppa’s son Guillaume I “Longuespée”] of Richard I Comte [de Normandie], marched on Rouen, was received by “Rodulphus et Bernardus atque Anslech totius Normannici ducatus tutores”, and captured Richard, who was taken to Laon but was freed by “Osmundus...consilio cum Yvone patre Willelmi de Belismo” and taken to “Silvanectis” where “Bernardus...comes” [presumably identifiable as Bernard [II] Comte de Senlis [who] was Poppa’s uterine half-brother] protected “nepotem suum Richardum”.

Guillaume of Jumièges records that Rollo married "repudiatam Poppa" again after the death of his wife [Gisela]. 2

  Marriage Information:

Poppa married Ganger Hrolf (Rollo) RÖGNVALDSSON, 1st Count of Normandy, son of Rögnvaldr (Ragnvald) I "The Wise" EYSTEINSSON, Jarl of Marr, 1st Jarl of Orkney, and Ragnhild (Hilda) HROLFSDÓTTIR, about 886. (Ganger Hrolf RÖGNVALDSSON was born between 846 and 870 in Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway, died between 928 and 933 in Notre Dame, Rouen, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France and was buried in Chapel Of St. Romanus At Rouen, France.)


1 Ducs de Normandie, Normandie, Angleterre, Etienne Pattou, 2004, p. 2.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Poppa.

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