For me subtracting is as good as adding. ES (Schwennicke) Volume II Tafel 68
makes him father of those four. Sad that they have it wrong.
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From: "Peter Stewart" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: Carcassonne and more?
"Leo van de Pas" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Bello, probably a Visigoth, was the first known count of
Carcassonne. He was probably born to a noble family of
Conflent (possibly the son of Siegebert V, count of Razes)
which was loyal to the Carolingians.
Bello stands at the head of a dynasty which reached its apex
in Wifredo I 'el Velloso' (the Hairy), conde de Barcelona,
himself usually regarded as the progenitor of the House of
Bello had four sons by an unknown wife(s) : Guisclafred, his
successor in Carcassonne, and Sunifred I, count of Barcelona,
Oliva I, count of Carcassonne and Synyer I of Ampurias, count
Bello is mentioned in 812, which may have been close toi the year
of his death. When Bello died, his sons partitioned his domains
between them, according to the eldest the chief city of Carcassonne.
He was succeeded after a short reign by his brother Oliva.
Can anyone add anything to the above?
I'm afraid it's more a question of subtracting from the above - we don't
know for certain that Sunifred I of Barcelona, Oliba I of Carcassonne and
Sunyer I of Empuries were sons of Bello. (Alaric of Empuries & Perelada is
another count sometimes added to the list of his supposed sons).
The origins of Sunifred I of Barcelona in particular have been much
debated, over centuries: he might for all we know have been a son-in-law
of Bello, or perhaps unrelated. The comital family descended from Sunifred
through his son Wifred the Hairy is often referred to as the "Bellonid"
dynasty, but this is not established from proof.
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