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La Famille de Berthelot

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Re: La Famille de Berthelot

Posted: 16 Jul 2011 4:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Aug 2011 5:04AM GMT
Hello from France,
The only problem with Charlemagne's sister Berthe, his brother-in-law Milon and his nephew Berthelot, is that they're only mentioned in legends, and several centuries after Charlemagne's time. Berthe and Milon appear first in a text from around 1200, at best. Berthelot (more exactly "Bertolai" in the first version) appears in a chanson de geste from the 12th Century, "Renaud de Montauban" (and it's unclear if he's supposed to be the son of Berthe, or of some other sister/brother of Charlemagne). So more likely at some point someone in the Berthelot family read/heard those legends and thought "oh, that's fun, there are people called Berthe and Berthelot in there, what if we were their descendants? That would make us related to Charlemagne."
Regards
Vincent
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
BrianSheffey 13 Jun 2011 1:37PM GMT 
Christopher B... 6 Jul 2011 2:57AM GMT 
BrianSheffey 6 Jul 2011 9:22AM GMT 
vincentmollet 16 Jul 2011 10:04PM GMT 
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