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Bernard or Bernhard (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 both disgraced and prominent in the reign of Charlemagne's son Louis the Pious:
- Adalard, disgraced and then became a steward of Louis the Pious
- Wala (d. 835), disgraced and then became the chief advisor of Lothair I in his rebellions
- Ingeltrude, a daughter who was the mistress of King Pippin of Italy and by whom she had King Bernard of Italy.
|Ancestors of Bernard, son of Charles Martel|
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