Adelolf, Count of Boulogne

Male - 933

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  • Name Adelolf , Count of Boulogne  [1, 2
    Suffix Count of Boulogne 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Nov 933  [1, 2
    Buried Saint-Bertin  [2
    • Adelolf, Count of Boulogne (died 13 November 933) was a son of Baldwin II, Count of Flanders, and of Ælfthryth. He was probably named for his maternal great-grandfather, King Æthelwulf of Wessex.

      Baldwin II's extensive lands and many offices in what is now the north of modern France and the west of Belgium were divided among his sons on his death in 918. The elder, Arnulf, became Count of Flanders. Adelolf succeeded his father as count of Saint-Pol, Count of Boulogne and of Thérouanne. He was also the lay abbot of the Abbey of Saint Bertinus (Saint-Bertin) at Saint-Omer.

      In 926 Adelolf was sent as an ambassador to his maternal first cousin King Æthelstan of England by Count Hugh the Great, effective ruler of northern France under Rudolph, Duke of Burgundy, who had been elected king of France in 923. Adelolf was to seek the English king's agreement to a marriage between Hugh and another of Æthelstan's sisters. Among the lavish gifts sent to Æthelstan, an avid collector of relics, were said to be the sword of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great and the Holy Lance. The embassy was a success and Hugh was married to Æthelstan's half-sister Eadhild.

      Adelolf was the father of Arnulf II, Count of Boulogne (died 971), and of an illegitimate son named Baldwin (died 973) who was guardian of Arnulf II, Count of Flanders.

      According to Folcwine's Gesta abbatum Sancti Bertini Sithiensium (Deeds of the abbots of Saint-Bertin), Adelolf died on 13 November 933. He was buried at Saint-Bertin.
    Person ID I881  Bosdet Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 May 2013 

    Father Baldwin, II Count of Flanders,   b. Abt 863,   d. 10 Sep 918, Blandinberg, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Ælfthryth, Countess of Flanders,   d. 07 Jun 929, Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 884  [1, 3
    Family ID F616  Group Sheet

     1. Arnulf, II Count of Boulogne,   d. 971
    Family ID F1495  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (Name: The Bodley Head; Location: London, U.K.; Date: 1999;).

    2. [S174] Wikipedia,,_Count_of_Boulogne.

    3. [S174] Wikipedia,