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Reginar

Reginar may refer to:

  • Reginar, Duke of Lorraine (c. 850–915)
  • Reginar II, Count of Hainaut (c. 890–932)
  • Reginar III, Count of Hainaut (c. 920–973)
  • Reginar IV, Count of Mons (c. 950–1013)
  • Reginar V, Count of Mons (c. 995–1039)
  • House of Reginar

Reginar (died 818)

Reginar (Reginhere) (died 17 April 818), Frankish nobleman, son of Meginhere, confidant of Charlemagne, and grandson of the conspirator Hardrad.

Reginar allied himself with Bernard, King of Italy, grandson of Charlemagne. In 817, Louis the Pious issued the Ordinatio Imperii that detailed the future of the Frankish Empire. Under this, the bulk of the Frankish territory went to Louis' eldest son, Lothair. Bernard received no further territory beyond th kingship of Italy, and he was to be a vassal of Lothair. This was likely the handiwork of Empress Ermengarde, who wanted to displace Bernard in favor of her sons.

Bernard began plotting with a group of noblemen including the king’s friend Eggideo, the chamberlain Reginhard, and Reginar. Anshelm, Bishop of Milan and Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans, were also accused of being involved.

The rebels planned to dethrone Louis, putting he and his family to death, and to install Bernard as sole ruler of the Empire. Ratbold, Bishop of Verona, and Suppo, Count of Brescia, were among the first to warn Louis of the plot, reporting the belief that all of Italy would support the insurgents. Louis himself led his troops at Châlon, where Bernard and his chief partisans, ill supported, quickly surrendered.

The conspirators were sent to Aix-la-Chapelle where the town assembly sentenced all to death. The Emperor commuted their punishment to that of blinding. Both Bernard and Reginar died, on 17 April 818, just a few days after their punishment. Further details can be found in the article Bernard of Italy.