Anscar I, count of Oscheret, 1st marquis of Ivrea

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French: Anschaire, Latin: Anscarius, Italian: Anscario
Also Known As: "the Burgundian"
Birthplace: Toulouse, Languedoc, Haute Garonne, France
Death: March 902 (47-56)
Ivrea, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Amadeus, Comte de Oscheret von Ivrea von Langres von Dijon, Conde Borgoña Italia and .... de Nantes
Husband of N.N.
Father of Adelbert I, Margrave of Ivrea
Brother of Fulk the Venerable, Archbishop of Reims; Chrotrude, de Bourgogne and Wido Gui Widonen, comte de Pombia

Occupation: count of Oscheret (867-887), in the kingdom of Burgundy, and first marquis (margrave) of Ivrea, Italy, from 888 to 902. He is the founder of the house of Ivrea
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About Anscar I, count of Oscheret, 1st marquis of Ivrea


- ...secondo gli ultimi studi sull'argomento il padre fu un Amedeo, conte di Langres, che si unì in matrimonio con una sorella di quel Lamberto conte di Nantes che, venuto in Italia intorno all' 863 {typo836}, fu padre di Guido I di Spoleto (841-868) ed avo del futuro protettore di A. in Italia, Guido re (889-894). A. ebbe quindi legami di parentela con Guido re, ma non ne era fratello come per lungo tempo si credette sulla base d'una errata interpretazione d'un passo di Liutprando.

The origins and genealogy of Anscario's family are not yet fully clear. However, according to the latest studies on the subject, the father was an Amedeo, count of Langres, who married a sister of that Lamberto, count of Nantes who, who came to Italy around 863, was the father of Guido I of Spoleto ( 841-868) and ancestor of the future protector of A. in Italy, Guido king (889-894). A. therefore had family ties with Guido king, but he was not his brother as was believed for a long time on the basis of an erroneous interpretation of a passage by Liutprando.


1. ANSCHIER (-[1 Dec 898/Mar 902]). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified. Comte d’Oscheret 877-888. Counsellor of Boson King of [Provence]. Together with his brother and Foucher Archbishop of Reims, he invited Guido II Duke of Spoleto to become king of France in opposition to Emperor Karl III “der Dicke” who had delivered Burgundy to the Vikings after his accession in 884. Anschier accompanied Guido back to Italy after the election of Eudes as king of France in 888. In Italy, he remained as counsellor to Guido di Spoleto, took part in the campaigns against Arnulf King of Germany who invaded Italy in 894 and 896, and became Marchese di Ivrea in [898/902].

Anscar I (died March 902) was the margrave of Ivrea from 888[1] to his death. From 877 or 879, he was the count of Oscheret in Burgundy. He supported Guy III of Spoleto for the throne of France after the deposition of Charles the Fat in 887, but after Guy's failed attempt and the coronation of Odo, Count of Paris, he returned with Guy across the Alps, where the duke was elected King of Italy. In gratitude, he created the March of Ivrea in the northeast and invested his Burgundian supporter.

Anscar was a counsellor of Boso of Provence and brother of Fulk, Archbishop of Rheims, who strongly supported the Carolingian dynasty in France. With Fulk, he probably invited Guy to France. Anscar fought on behalf of Guy's kingship in Italy. He battled Arnulf of Carinthia during the latter's invasion of 894 and he supported Guy's son Lambert after Guy's death that year. In 896, he was one of the few in the north to oppose Arnulf second invasion. After Lambert's death, he supported Berengar of Friuli as king and became his chief counsellor.

Anscar's wife was unknown, but he had only one son, Adalbert, through whom he was the progenitor of a dynasty, the Anscarids.


   * Wickham, Chris. Early Medieval Italy: Central Power and Local Society 400-1000. MacMillan Press: 1981


{Data from W.H.Turton, "The Plantagenet Ancestry" (Balt.: Gen.Pub.Co.,1968),p.42.} Ivrea is episcopal see of Piedmont and is 27 miles NNE of Turin. It was a duchy and then a marquisate in the middle ages. Cf. "Voorouders in de Middeleeuen," Leo Lindemans, pp. 74, 76.

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Anscario I

Sosa : 2,903,308,288 (Anscario I (Margrave of Ivrea)) (Margrave of Ivrea)

Born about 840 - Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Baptized in 860 - France Deceased 15 March 902 - Torino, Piedmont, Italy, aged about 62 years old

Spouses, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Married in 865, Ivrea, Turin, Piedmont, Italy, to sosa Giselle Volsea Ivre, born in 855 - Ivrea, Torino, Piedmont, Italy, deceased 13 June 910 - Somme, Picardie, France aged 55 years old (Parents : M sosa Ludovico II x 825-875 & F sosa Engelberga di Spoleto 826-900) with M sosa Adalbert I x, (Margrave of Ivrea) ca 875- Married before 900, of Ivrea, Turin, Piedmont, Italy, to sosa Gisela of Italy ca 876- with F Bertha ?, (Abbess in Modena) ?898- M sosa Berengario II d'Ivrea, (King of Italy) ca 900-966 Married in 936 to sosa Willa of Arles /912-/970 with : F Gerberga of Italy ca 930- M sosa Adalberto d'Italia, (Joint King of Italy) 932-971 M Conrad of Italy, (Margrave of Ivrea , Spoleto, and Camerino) 935-1003 M Guido of Italy, (Margrave of Ivrea) ca 940-965 F Gisela of Italy, (Nun) /945- F Rozala x, d'Italie ca 960-1003 (hide)

Events about 840 : Birth - Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France 860 : Baptism - France --- : Title of Nobility --- : Occupation --- : Title of Nobility - Ouche, Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France 865 : Marriage (with Giselle Volsea Ivre) - Ivrea, Turin, Piedmont, Italy 15 March 902 : Death - Torino, Piedmont, Italy

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Anscar I, count of Oscheret, 1st marquis of Ivrea's Timeline

Toulouse, Languedoc, Haute Garonne, France
Age 26
Markgrave, Ivrea
Age 26
Markgrave, Ivrea
Age 26
Markgrave, Ivrea
- 887
Age 29
Contea di Oscheret, Oscheret, Borgogna, France
Ivrea, Torino, Piedmont, Italy
- 901
Age 41
Marca d'Ivrea, Ivrea, Italy
March 902
Age 52
Ivrea, Torino, Piemonte, Italy