Ingerman, Count of Hesbaye

Ingerman (Ingram, Enguerrand) (c. 750-818), was a Frankish noble and Count of Hesbaye, son of a brother of Saint Chrodegang, the Bishop of Metz and therefore grandson of Sigramnus of Hesbaye.



Ingram came from a high noble family from Haspengouw near Liège. He was a nephew of Chrodegang, Bishop of Metz.

Ingerman married Rotrude, of unknown parentage. Ingerman and Rotrude had one daughter:

Primary sources mentioning Ingoram


There seems to be only one primary source directly mentioning Ingoram.

In a medieval life story of Emperor Louis the Pious, by Thegan of Trier, Louis's wife Ermengarde is said to be a daughter of the noble duke Ingorammus, who was son of a brother of Hruotgangi "sancti pontificis",[2] or in other words Saint Chrodegang.

Chrodegang in turn was named in one medieval record as having parents who were nobles from Hasbania (Hesbaye).[3] Paul the Deacon identified the parents of Chrodegang as Sigram and Landrada.


  1. ^ Riché 1993, p. 371.
  2. ^ MGH SS II p.591
  3. ^ Gesta Episcoporum Mettensis MGH SS II, p.267.


  • Riché, Pierre (1993). The Carolingians: a Family who Forged Europe. Translated by Allen, Michael Idomir. University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • The Henry Project - Sigram
  • Stewart Baldwin, FASG, Todd A. Farmerie, Peter Stewart (2001), The Henry Project The Ancestors of King Henry II of England: An experiment in a cooperative online database for scholarly medieval genealogy