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Bernard, son of Charles Martel

Bernard de Saint Quentin (d'Herstal), Abby of von St. Quentin

Bernard or Bernhard Bernard de Saint Quentin (d'Herstal), Abt von St. Quentin (born c. 720) was a son of Charles Martel by his mistress Ruodhaid. He is an obscure figure, rising out of the mists only to lead half of the Frankish army in his nephew Charlemagne's Lombard campaign. While Charlemagne led his contingent through the pass of Moncenisio, Bernard led his through the Great St. Bernard Pass.

He is known to have had two sons by "unknown' daughter of Claribert I de Laon. Bernard was prominent in the reign of Charlemagne's son Louis the Pious:


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