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Billung

Also Known As: "Billung von Stubenskorn"
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Father of Amelung, Bischof von Verden (908-962); Wichmann Billung, I and Hermann I, duke of Saxony

Occupation: Count of Saxony, Greve av Stügeshorn, Duke of Saxony, markgraaf
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About Billung

[BILLUNG] . The Chronica Principum Saxoniæ names "vir…nomine Bilingus" as father of "Hermannum"[216], although the accuracy of this statement is not known. The name of the father of the brothers Amelung, Wichmann [I] and Hermann Billung has not so far been found in any other source. The possibility that some or all of them were uterine brothers cannot be excluded.

m ---. The name of [Billung]'s wife is not known.

[Billung] & his wife had [six] children:

1. AMELUNG (-5 May 962). Bishop of Verden 933. The Annalista Saxo records the death in 962 of "Amalungus Fardensis episcopus…frater Herimanni ducis"[217]. Thietmar also records that Amelung Bishop of Verden, "the duke's [Hermann Billung] brother", died on 5 May "at a good old age"[218].
2. WICHMANN [II] (-23 Apr 944). Widukind names "Wichmanni fratris sui [=Herimannum]", when recording his rebellion against King Otto[219].
3. HERMANN [Billung] ([905/10]-Quedlinburg 27 Mar 973, bur Lüneburg St Michael). The Cronica Principum Saxonie names "Bilingus…filium Hermannum"[220]. His birth date range is estimated on the assumption that he was adult when appointed military commander in 936. He was given military command in Saxony ("princeps militiæ") by Otto I King of Germany in 936, which triggered the revolt of his brother Wichmann[221]. Graf in Wetigau 940. Procurator of the king in Saxony 953, 961 and 966. "Otto…rex" granted property "Ozmina marcam…et Tarata marcam cum castello Grodista" to "vassallo Billing" by charter dated 26 Jun 952[222]. "Otto…rex" granted property to the church of St Moritz, Magdeburg by charter dated 953, which names "Billingus…noster miles"[223]. Graf in dem Gauen Tilithi und Marstem 955. Markgraf 956: "Otto…rex" granted rights to salt duties to Lüneburg St Mikhael at the request of "Herimanni marchionis" by charter dated 13 Aug 956[224]. "Otto…rex" gave property "in pago Usiti in comitatu comitis Willihelmi" to "nostro fideli vasallo comitique Billinc" by charter dated 2 Dec 958[225], which may refer to Hermann Billung although he is not titled Markgraf in the document. "Otto…rex" granted property "in locis Vurmerstat, Otunpach, Gozarstat, Haholtestat…in pago Usiti in comitatu comitis Uuillihelmi" to "vasallo comitisque…Billinc" by charter dated 2 Dec 958[226]. "Otto…rex" granted property "Asundorf marcam et Dornsteti marcam Liubissa…in pago Hassigeuui in comitatu comitis Sigiuuridi…loco Biscopstat…in pago Altgeuui in comitatu comitis Uuillihelmi" to "vassallo Billing" by charter dated 23 Apr 961[227]. "Otto…imperator augustus" granted property "in pago Neletici in comitatu Billingi comitis" to Magdeburg St Moritz by charter dated 28 Jul 965[228]. Dux in Saxony 965. He founded St Michaeliskloster at Lüneburg. The necrology of Fulda records the death in 973 of "Heriman dux"[229]. Thietmar records the death of Duke Hermann, father of Bernhard, at Quedlinburg on 1 Apr, the transportation of his body to Lüneburg, and the refusal by Bruno Bishop of Verden (maybe his nephew) to allow his burial in church because of his prior excommunication[230]. The necrology of Lüneburg records the death "27 Mar" of "Herimannus dux"[231]. m firstly ODA, daughter of --- (-15 Mar --). The primary source which confirms the name of Hermann's first wife has not so far been identified. m secondly HILDESUIT, daughter of ---. The primary source which confirms the name of Hermann's second wife has not so far been identified. "Otto…imperator augustus" confirmed the donation of property "aliquando Bilingo nostro comiti…in Neletici…quitquid coniunx sua hereditarii iuris habere" to Magdaburg St Moritz by charter dated 28 Jul 966[232]. Duke Hermann & his [first/second] wife had five children:
4. [BRUNO ([905/15]-after 16 Nov 958, maybe after 30 Dec 979). There is no proof that Bruno was the brother of Hermann Billung but this looks probable. It is assumed that Bruno's sons were adolescent or young adults when mentioned with their father in the two sources referred to below. This would place Bruno's birth in the range [905/15], which is too early for him to have been the son of Wichmann [II]. The reference to "pago Derlingum" in the [951/57] charter is a clear indication of a family connection as this territory appears several times in documents in which the supposed descendants of Wichmann [II] are named (see below). "Otto…rex" granted property "Hebesheim in pago Derlingum in comitatu Brunonis" to Moritzkirche, Magdeburg by undated charter, but dated to [951/57] as it names "coniugis nostræ Aelheidis…filii nostri Liudolfi", in the presence of "eiusdem Brunonis comitis filiique Liudolfi, Geronis marchionis, Cristiani comitis nec non Liutharii et Friderici comitum"[250]. "Otto…rex" gave property "in pago Hessi in comitatu comitis qui dicitur Bern in loco Uuestnetri" which "ibidem Bruninc comes filiusque eius Amalunc in beneficium habere visi sunt" to "fideli nostro Retolt" by charter dated 16 Nov 958[251]. "Otto…imperator augustus" gave judgment in a dispute between Werner Abbot of Fulda and Gozbert Abbot of Hersfeld, concerning ship travel along the Hörsel, by charter dated 30 Dec 979, which names "comites nostros Sigebertum, Sigefridum et Brunonem"[252], although if this refers to the same Count Bruno he would have been very old at the time. m ---. The name of Bruno's wife is not known.] Bruno & his wife had [two] children:
5. [son . The identity of the husband of Gerberga is unknown. The name of his son, Wichmann, suggests a close family relationship with the Billung family of dukes of Saxony. The connection appears confirmed by Widukind who records that Meinwerk Bishop of Paderborn was "materno a Wichmanno, Herimanni ducis nepote, propinquo Ottonis I"[256], the bishop's mother being corroborated in other sources as Adela, daughter of Wichmann [V]. There are so many uncertainties regarding the genealogy of the Billung family that detailed speculation on any precise relationship does not seem worthwhile. Gerberga's husband is shown as a possible son of Billung only for the purposes of making the hyperlink connection. m GERBERGA, daughter of MEGINHARD Graf van Hamaland & his wife ---. Her parentage is confirmed by the Necrologium of Elten which records the death of "Meginhard, pater Gerberch, cuius filius Wichmannus comes fundator ecclesia"[257]. One child:
6. [---. m ---.]

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Billung IV von Stubenskorn

Born around 890, or earlier, died 26 maj 967.


Billung von Stubenskorn, *ca 890 Alt. d.b, c. 860.

  • A1. Wichman; m.ca 930 Frédegunde of Franks, dau.of Charles III Simple of Franks
  • A2. Poppo, Ct of Thuringia, *ca 910
  • A3. Hermann Billung, Mkgf of Lower Elbe 936, Duke of Saxony (960-973), *ca 915, +27.3.973; m.Hildegarde von Westerburg (*ca 925)

[BILLUNG] . The Chronica Principum Saxoniæ names "vir…nomine Bilingus" as father of "Hermannum", although the accuracy of this statement is not known. The name of the father of the brothers Amelung, Wichmann [I] and Hermann Billung has not so far been found in any other source. The possibility that some or all of them were uterine brothers cannot be excluded.

Billung & his wife had 6 children:

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Billung's Timeline

908
908
Herzogtum Sachsen (Saxony), Ostenfrankenreich (Present Germany)
911
911
Herzogtum Sachsen, Ostenfrankenreich (Present Germany)
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Barden, Germany
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