Reginar III, Count of Hainaut
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Reginar III (c. 920 – 973) was Count of Hainaut from 940 to 958.
|Count of Hainaut|
The Count of Hainaut
|Died||973 (aged 53)|
|Father||Reginar II, Count of Hainaut|
|Mother||Adelaide of Burgundy|
He was the son of Reginar II, Count of Hainaut.
Otto appointed Conrad the Red as duke of Lotharingia, who tried to diminish the power of Reginar. However, when Conrad rose against Otto, Reginar supported him. In an anarchic situation, Reginar appropriated the dowry of Gerberga of Saxony, Otto's sister and mother of the French king, and also church property.
In 953, Bruno, Archbishop of Cologne, who had also been appointed duke of Lotharingia, restored order and defeated Reginar.
As Reginar refused to submit, he was exiled to Bohemia, where he died.