- Adalric of Gascony
Adalric was a
Frankishor Basque [According to the " Vita Hludowici", he was "Wasconis, Adelerici". His name, however, is Frankish.] count in the late eighth centuryin Gascony. He has been called a possible Duke of Gasconyby some scholars.
He was a possible son of
Lupo II of Gascony. After Lupo's death, Adalric controlled western Gascony including Lower Navarre, Béarn, and Bigorre. [Monlezun, 302.] His brother Sancho controlled the east.
788, he captured Chorso of Toulouseand made him swear a humiliating oath, either to himself or to Lupo II. Upon this Chorso was released, but Charlemagnedismissed him from his post. This incident gives rise to the notion that Adalric was in fact an independent Basque duke in Gascony, though others interpret him as a rival Carolingiancount.
According to the spurious
Charte d'Alaon, Adalric was captured by forces of Charlemagne and exiled to Spain, later being killed in battle. [Ibid, 309.] This charter also makes him the father of Seguin I of Bordeaux and Centule. His relationships are, in fact, unknown.
*Collins, Roger. "The Basques". Blackwell Publishing: London, 1990.
*"Astronomus", " [http://www.intratext.com/X/LAT0459.HTM Vita Hludovici imperatoris] ", ed. G. Pertz, ch. 2, in Mon. Gen. Hist. Scriptores, II, 608.
* [http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/GASCONY.htm Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: Gascony.]
*Monlezun, Jean Justin. [http://books.google.com/books/pdf/Histoire_de_la_Gascogne.pdf?id=sHW_kCR87l8C&output=pdf&sig=KDJUp8tgj00AvnNhQuhkFl1Daow "Histoire de la Gascogne".] 1864.
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