Rudolph de Boulogne

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Rudolph de Boulogne (van Aalst)

Also Known As: "Radulf", "Raoul de Gant"
Birthplace: Boulogne Sur Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
Death: circa 1056 (52-70)
Aalst Sint-Pieter, Ghent, Belgium
Place of Burial: Chapel Of St. Lawrence, Ghent
Immediate Family:

Husband of Gisela van Gent Aalst
Father of Boudewijn I van Gent, heer van Aalst; Gislebert dit “Le Grand” van Gent, baron de Folkingham, seigneur de Hunmanby; Isabel van Gent Aalst and Rudolph van Aalst

Occupation: Voogd van de St. Pietersabdij te Gent;, Lord of Aalst, Comte, de Boulogne, Châtelain, de Gand, Sieur, d'Alost
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Rudolph de Boulogne

Vital Statistics

  • Rudolf van Gent died in 1052 or after. According to Charles Cawley (Medieval Lands Database), the relationship between Rudolf van Gent and the family of the Burggraven van Gent is not determined, but the two families appear to be closely related.
  • Lambert I [de Gand] > Folkard I > Lambert II Buggraf van Gent > Wenemar I Buggraf van Gent > 5 children: Arnoul I van Gent, Siger I, Wenemar II, Boudewijn, Margareta.
  • Rudolf van Gent married Gisela de Luxembourg, daughter of Frederic Graf im Moselgau & his wife [--- von Hammerstein]. She died on 21 May, 1058 or after.

Notes and Sources

The use of the names Siger and Wenemar suggests that the following family group was closely related to the family of the Burggraven van Gent but the precise relationship has not been established.

1. RUDOLF van Gent (-1052 or after). "…Rodulfus, Balduinus filii eius, Arnoldus de Aldenarda, Reingodus, Folcardus castellanus et Lambertus filius eius…" signed the charter dated 1050 under which several individuals submitted themselves to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[398]. "…Rodulfus Gandensis et filius eius Balduuinus…" signed the charter dated 1052 under which "Reineuuif…cum filio meo Arnulfo" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand[399]. m GISELA de Luxembourg, daughter of FREDERIC Graf im Moselgau & his wife [--- von Hammerstein] (-21 May, 1058 or after). Baudouin V Count of Flanders approved the donation by "matrona Gisla" of "Ronneka" to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated 1056, signed by "Balduini de Warnastum, Hugonis de Oldenaerde, Roberti et Wenemari de Lens, Balduini filii ipsius Gisle, item filiorum eius Rodulphi, Gisleberti…"[400]. "Gisla" granted a serf to the abbey of Saint-Pierre de Gand by charter dated Apr 1058, signed by "Balduuini filii ipsius Gislæ, item filiorum eius Rodulfi, Gisleberti…"[401]. The Memorial of "femina Gisla" records her death "Iunii X II ante Kal"[402].

Ralph was born in 1022 in Belgium. Ralph's father was Adalbert de Ghent and his mother was Ermengarde de Flanders. His paternal grandparents were Arnoul de Ghent and Luetgrade de Cleves; his maternal grandparents were Baudouin de Flanders IV and Eleanore de Normondy. He was an only child.

The parentage of Raoul de Gand, seigneur d'Alost, is unknown, but it seems likely that he was a descendant of the Ralph the Advocate, who appeared in the abbey's records in 994.

He was also called Herr zu Alost Rudolf von Gent.

Raoul was one of the advocates of St. Peter of Mount Blandin between 1026 and 1058 at Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium.

He married Gisela von Lothringen, daughter of Friedrich I, Graf von Luxemburg and Irmtrud, Erbin von Gleiberg und Gräfin von Luxemburg, before 1030.

Raoul made a gift to the abbey of St. Peter of Mount Blandin in 1036 at Ghent, East Flanders.

He died between 1052 and 1056.

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Voogd van de St. Pietersabdij te Gent; vermeld 1031/34-1052

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Rudolph de Boulogne's Timeline

Boulogne Sur Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Vlaanderen, Belgium
Aalst, East Flanders, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
Age 61
Aalst Sint-Pieter, Ghent, Belgium