King Rudolph BURGUNDY, II
- Born: Abt 880-902, , Burgundy, France
- Married: Abt 924
- Died: 11 Aug 937, , Burgundy, France
Other names for Rudolph were BURGUNDY King, JURANE UPPER BURGUNDY King and ITALY King.
Ancestral File Number: FLHG-7C. User ID: 4840895724.
King of JURANE UPPER BURGUNDY Reigned 912-937, King of ITALY Reigned 922-926, King of BURGUNDY 931-937.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol VIII, p709, Rudolf II: "Died 937, King of Burgundy who ruled Italy for four years during the chaotic period at the end of the Carolingian era. "The son of Rudolf I, founder of the kingdom of Jurane (Upper) Burgundy (ie, the part of Burgundy north of Provence), and a descendant of the Welf (Guelf) family, Rudolf II was offered the throne of Italy by Italian nobles disaffected withtheir king, Berengar of Friuli. Crowned at Pavia in 922, Rudolf fought and defeated Berengar the next year near Piacenza. After Berengar's murder (924), Rudolf ruled both Jurane Burgundy and Italy, residing alternately in the two kingdoms. In926 Italian nobles, dissatisfied with his reign made overtures to Hugh of Provence, the actual master of Provence, which was only nominally held by the Emperor Louis III (the Blind). Rudolf recognizing the weakness of his position, returned toBurgundy, and Hugh became king of Italy. When Italian leaders proposed to recall Rudolf to the throne, Hugh concluded a treaty (Abt 931) ceding Provence to Rudolf in return for Rudolf's renunciation of all claims to the kingdom of Italy. All Burgundy was thus united under his rule."
Ancestral File Ver 4.13 FLHG-7C, 9HMZ-HV Born Abt 880, 9GW6-3D Born Abt 899.
Rudolph married Queen Bertha Von Swabia BURGUNDY, daughter of Richard Von SWABIA, I and Reginlinde De NULLENBURG, about 924. (Queen Bertha Von Swabia BURGUNDY was born about 901-907 in , Burgundy, France and died on 11 Aug 967.)