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Pandolf I “Capiferreus Ironhead”

Male - 981


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  • Name Pandolf I “Capiferreus Ironhead” 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 981 
    Notes 
    • “PANDOLF, son of LANDOLF IV Prince of Capua & his wife Ivantie --- (-Mar 981). The Annales Beneventani record that "Pandolfus filius eius [=Landolfus princeps]" was installed as Prince of Benevento in 944[412]. He succeeded his father in 961 as PANDOLF I "Capiferreus/Ironhead" Prince of Capua. According to the "Catalogus Principum Capuæ", "Landulfus III et Pandulfus Capiteferreus eius frateri" ruled jointly after the death of their father before dividing their territories, Pandolf ruling in Capua and Landolf in Benevento[413]. On his accession, Pope John XII sent a papal army south apparently with the intention of seizing Capua, but Gisulf I Prince of Salerno sent help to Capua and the papal forces dispersed[414]. Pandolf supported Emperor Otto I against the papacy, sheltering the emperor's nominee Pope John XIII when he was temporarily driven from Rome in [966], and was rewarded by being installed as Marchese of Camerino and Duke of Spoleto[415]. He led Empereror Otto's forces in the invasion of Apulia in 969 but was captured and briefly taken prisoner to Constantinople[416]. The bishoprics of Capua and Benevento were made into archbishoprics in [967] and 969 respectively[417]. He reinstated Gisulf I Prince of Salerno in [973/74] after the latter was deposed in a palace revolution[418]. On his death, the principality of Benevento separated from Capua. The Annales Beneventani record the death of Prince Pandolf in Mar 981[419].
      m ALOARA --- (-992). "Alvara genetrice sua [=Landolf VI]" succeeded jointly with Landenulf after the death of her son Landolf[420].
      Prince Pandolf & his wife had six children:
      1. LANDOLF (-killed in battle Calabria 982). He is named "Landolfi filii eius [=Pandolfi]" in the Annales Beneventani[421]. He succeeded his father in 981 as LANDOLF VI Prince of Capua. According to the Annales Beneventani, the BeBeneventans expelled "Landolfum filium domni Pandolfi" in 982 and installed his cousin Pandolf as their prince[422]. The Chronicon Comitum Capuæ records that he was killed fighting Saracens ("ab Agarenis"[423]) in Calabria with "Athnulph germano suo, Ingulph et Vadipert et Gudo de Suessia, nepotibus suis"[424].
      2. GISULF (-after 991). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not so far been identified. Conte di Teano.
      3. LANDENULF (-murdered [Easter] 993393, bur 21 Apr 993 Capua St Benedict). The Cronica de Monasterio Sanctissimi Benedicti records that "Landenolfus princeps filium Paldolfi eximii princeps" succeeded his brother in 982 as LANDENULF II Prince of Capua[425]. The Chronicon Comitum Capuæ records that he was murdered "sine causa…fraudolenter" and buried 21 Apr 993 in the church of St Benedict at Capua[426]. According to the "Catalogus Principum Capuæ", "Landenulfus…filius Capiteferrei" was killed by unjust citizens "per malam voluntatem Laydulfi eius fratris minoris"[427].
      4. LAIDULF (-after 999). The Cronica de Monasterio Sanctissimi Benedicti records that "Laydolfum frater eius [=Landenulf] quo Tianus erat comitem" succeeded his brother in 992 as LAIDULF Prince of Capua, and that he was deposed and exiled with his wife in 999[428], finding refuge with Emperor Otto III[429]. m MARIA ---. The Cronica de Monasterio Sanctissimi Benedicti names "Maria principissa" as "uxor Laydolfi"[430].
      5. PANDOLF (-after 981). The Catalogus Principum Salerni records that "Paldulfum filium Pandulfi Capuæ principis eius atfinis" was adopted by Gisulf I Duke of Salerno as his heir after Pandolf's father helped to restore him to the throne of Salerno in 973[431]. He succeeded his adoptive father in 977 as PANDOLF Prince of Salerno, under the guardianship of "Ioannis, filii Lambert comitis eius atfinis"[432]. Duke of Salerno 981. He was deposed in [Sep] 981 by Manso II Duke of Amalfi[433]. According to the "Catalogus Principum Capuæ", "Landulfus IV…et Paldulfus, qui fuit princeps Salerni cum patre, et mortuus est ibi post patrem suum", without specifying the relationship between the two[434].
      6. ATENOLF . The Chronicon Comitum Capuæ records that "Athnulph germano suo, Ingulph et Vadipert et Gudo de Suessia, nepotibus suis" were killed fighting in Calabria with "Landulph Audax filius Capiferreu"[435]. m ---. The name of Atenolf's wife has not so far been identified. Atenolf & his wife had three children.”««s87»» [1]
    Person ID I15194  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 

    Father Landolf IV, Prince of Capua 
    Mother Ivantie 
    Family ID F5235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aloara 
    Children 
     1. Landolf VI, Prince of Capua
     2. Gisulf, Conte di Teano,   d. Aft 991
     3. Landenulf II, Prince of Capua
     4. Pandolf, Prince of Salerno
    +5. Atenolf
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F5234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.