Emenon

Emenon (or Emeno) was the Count of Poitou (828–839), Périgord (863–866), and Angoulême (863–866).

It is unknown who nominated him count of Poitou, but it was probably Pepin I of Aquitaine, at whose side he had fought against the emperor Louis the Pious. During his tenure in Poitous, the Empress Judith was imprisoned in the abbey of Sainte-Croix at Poitiers for a while. The country of Herbauges was taken from him and given in benefice to Ragenold of Neustria. When Pepin died, Emenon joined the nobles who proclaimed Pepin II king. Louis invaded Aquitaine and took Poitiers, passing Christmas there in 839 and appointed Ranulf I in his place as count.

Emenon became count of Périgord and Angoulême in 863. He died in battle with Landri, Count of Saintes, who was also killed.

He married Sancha, daughter of Sancho II of Gascony, and left a son, Arnold, who became duke of Gascony. By a second wife, a daughter of Odo I, Count of Troyes, he left two sons: Adhemar, who inherited Poitou, and Adalelm, who later became Count of Troyes.

Counts of Poitiers
  • Guerin
  • Hatton
  • Renaud
  • Bernard I
  • Emenon
  • Ranulph I
  • Ranulph II
  • Gauzbert
  • Robert I
  • Ebalus
  • Aymar
  • Ebalus
  • William I
  • William II
  • William III
  • William IV
  • Eudes
  • William V
  • William VI
  • William VII
  • William VIII
  • Eleanor
  • Louis*
  • Henry*
  • William IX
  • Otto
  • Richard
  • Alphonse
  • Philip
  • John I
  • John II
  • John III
  • Charles
  • François
* Count through marriage
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Other articles related to "emenon":

Counts Of Périgord
... is a noble title in the peerage of France, first created for Emenon, who was also Count of Poitiers and Count of Angoulême ... Most likely, the title was bestowed on Emenon in 845 by Pepin I of Aquitaine as a reward for Emenon fighting with Pepin against Louis the Pious ...
Battle Of Albelda (851)
... by means of war, partly by treachery, Musa captured two Frankish leaders, Sancho and Emenon, whom he threw into a dungeon ... The date of Sancho and Emenon's capture is not given, but Sancho disappears suddenly from Gascony in 855, when his nephew, Arnold, a son of Emenon, appears as duke ... It is possible, on the other hand, that Sancho and Emenon were captured at the encounter of 851, where Gascons are known to have been present, or in 852, during a Frankish campaign to rescue ...