Definitions for "Abelard of Hauteville"
Abelard of HautevilleHis name is Ab̩lard in French and Abelardo or Abailardo in Italian. He is sometimes called Abagelard and it is sometimes asserted that his father was originally named Abagelard as well. (c.1044 Р1081) was the eldest son of Humphrey, count of Apulia and Calabria (1051 Р1057), and his Lombard wife, Gaitelgrima of Salerno, also known as Altrude. He was supposed to inherit his father's lands, but Robert Guiscard, his uncle and guardian, who was elected count on Humphrey's death, confiscated them.