Relationship=26th great-grandfather of Cordelia Pickering.
Last Edited=24 Jun 2008
Arnulf II succeeded his grandfather, Arnulf I, and became Count of Flanders in 964 under the guardianship of his father's first cousin. Taking advantage of the weakness of the county during Arnulf's minority, his uncle Dirk II Count of Holland captured Gent and Waas, and Lothaire King of the West Franks occupied the south-east ostensibly in the role of protector of the young count. To counter the perceived threat from France, Emperor Otto II established marches on the right bank of the river Schelde from Valenciennes in the south to Antwerp in the north. Arnoul's majority was declared in 976. This uncle Dirk, who captured Ghent, was the husband of Arnulf's aunt Hildegard.1
Child of Arnulf II of Flanders and Rozala (Susanna) of Lombardy
- Baldwin IV Count of Flanders+ (980 - 1035)