Bishops and Borders



Anselm, Father

Approx. 950 - 1002

Burchard II, Archbishop of Lyon

Approx. 960 - Approx. 1033

Burhard born c. 960
Zuffrey, 77 Son of King Conrad and Aldiud born between 960-965 (note 58)
Archbishop of Lyon: 978
Zuffrey, 77 (978-979) (note 59 -- F. Gingins-la-Sarraz, Le trois Bourchard, p. 11-15.
Provost of Saint-Maurice: 979-983
Abbot of Saint Maurice: 1001
Zuffrey, 77 (note 61) Burcardus Lugdunensis ecclesie archiepiscopus et abbacie almi Mauricii abbas D. 149 (1001) p. 330, also D. 163 (1000-1025), D. 169 (1000-1031), and D. 170 (1000-1031).

Anselm, Bishop of Aosta and Archchancellor (later provost of Saint-Maruice)

Approx. 994 - Approx. 16 January 1026

Son of Alduid and Anselm
At council of Anse 994
died. 16 Jan 1026, Obituary of S. Ours, Aosta, MPH Scriptores III, 519)
At death County of Aosta in the hands of Humbert Whitehands.
- Early History of Savoy
14 Jan 1026 (14 not 16 listed at: -- also listed as such in Zuffrey, 78 (note 66; G. de Manteyer, page 468ff)
Zuffrey, 77 (note 64) by 1001 this power transferred from the Bishop of Lyon. Cites G. de Manteyer, ibid page 468 Text and Amm 1 and R. Walpen, ibid pg. 40 Text and Amm 2 - in particular page 79.

17 June 1025 in Le fonti per la storia della Valle d'Aosta, Volume 1, Part 1, p. 291

Synod in Anse mentions Anselm, Bishop of Aosta


Le fonti per la storia della Valle d'Aosta, Volume 1, Part 1, p. 291

Burchard, Archbishop of Vienne

Approx. 1001 - Approx. 1031

Son of Anselm and Alduid
Early History of the House of Savoy, 68

According to Zuffrey - died June 1030 p. 77 (or June 1031)
Note 62: following G. de Manteyer, Les origines de las Maison de Savoie, pp. 473 and R. Poupardin, Le royaume de Bourgogne, pg. 156 (Amm. 1).

"mort le 22 juin 1033" & Jacques Gadille, René Fédou, Henri Hours, Bernard de Vregille, S. J., Histoire des diocèses de France. 16 : le diocèse de Lyon, Paris, Beauchesne, Paris, 350 p., (ISBN 2-7010-1066-7)

22 June 1033
"mort le 22 juin 1033" & Jacques Gadille, René Fédou, Henri Hours, Bernard de Vregille, S. J., Histoire des diocèses de France. 16 : le diocèse de Lyon, Paris, Beauchesne, Paris, 350 p., (ISBN 2-7010-1066-7)

Frescoes in SS Pietro e Orso (Aosta)

Approx. 1015 - 1026

Burhcard III of Aosta

Approx. 1022 - Approx. 1068

Bishop of Aosta: 1022-1036
Bishop of Aosta 1025-1022 (Son of King Conrad of B and Alduid
10 March 1026
↑ Article de Cyrille Ducourthial, « Géographie du pouvoir en pays de Savoie au tournant de l’an mil », paru dans Christian Guilleré, Jean-Michel Poisson, Laurent Ripart et Cyrille Ducourthial, Le royaume de Bourgogne autour de l'an mil, Université de Savoie, coll. « Sociétés, Religions, Politiques »,‎ 2008, 286 p. (ISBN 978-2915797350), p. 223 et suivantes.
1026-1039 (or 1031). Zuffrey, 152. From the list of Provosts for Saint-Maurice

Provost of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune: 1022-1031

Archbishop of Lyon: 1033-1045, Wolfram, p. 245 -246. (or 1031-1036: Early History of the Savoy, 68)
From Wolfram
"Like his two like-named predecessors, Burchard III was closely related to the Burgundian king. He began his ecclesiastical career as the bishop of Aosta and during the abbacy of his uncle and immediate predecessor as archbishop Burchard II, served additionally as the prior of the wealthy monastery of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune in the present-day canton of Valais, Switerzerland. After Burchard of Lyon dies in the summer of 1031--predeceasing his brother Rudolph III of Burgundy by one year--the younger Burchard sought to succeed his archiepiscopal uncle. The count of Lyon viewed the royal candidate as a threat to his interests and countered by nominating his own--very young--son for the office. Burchard III behaved in such an ungodly manor as the bishop of Aosta--his evil reputation is recorded in chronicles penned at such diverse monasteries as Reichenau and Cluny (note 40; have looked at both of these texts, one downloaded the other ILL)--that reformers tried to convince Abbot Odilio of Cluny to accept the post. They gained the support of no less than Pope John XIX, who excoriated Odilio for proposing to ignore the results of the election and sent him the pallium and the bishop's ring. The abbot accepted the insignia, planning to hand them over once a worthy candidate had been chosen, but in Cluniac fashion, declined to move to Lyon. (note 41) By 1034 Burchard's hold over the metropolitan see was uncontested, even if he had not obtained the pallium and ring from either Rome of Cluny. Along with Count Gerald of Geneva, the archbishop of Lyon was one of the last holdouts against imperial troops that summer. However, in 1036, a war broke out between Burchard III and Udalrich over regional rivalries, not at Conrad's command, even though the archbishop continued to oppose the emperor and his removal might have served imperial interests. Burchard's capture in 1036--and more important--Odo's death in 1037 cleared the field." (note 42) "As one scholar put it, 'We know next to nothing about Conrad's rule of his Burgundian kingdom." (note 46) But did he in face ever "rule" Burgundy?" (Wolfram, p. 246)

1036-1039?: Burchard III, Archbishop of Lyon, imprisoned by Conrad (brought in by Udalrich)
Henry III allowed him to return (similar, Wolfram says, to how the Milanese AB was handled. p. 245) On the condition that he retire to: l'Abbaye territoriale de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune ( Alessandro Barbero Valle d'Aosta medievale Liguori Editore, Naples (2000), p. 8

Abbott of Saint Maurice 1057-1067 (or 1068, Early History of the Savoy, 68)

Unverified document gives powers of the Count to Bishop of Anselm


Zuffrey, 77:
"Nach ansicht von G. der Manteyer, der sich auf eine Urkunde stutz, deren Abfassungsdatum nicht gesichert scheint, soll Anselm als Bischof von Aosta in Jahre 1023 die graeflichen Rechte under seine Diozese erhalten haben."

Synod in Anse mentions Anslem, Bishop of Aosta


Le fonti per la storia della Valle d'Aosta, Volume 1, Part 1, p. 291

Frescoes in Santa Maria Assunta (Aosta)

1031 - 1050

Birth of Anslem of Bec


Archbishop Aribert of Milan and Margrave Bonface of Tuscany lead troops through Val d'Aosta.


Summer (Wolfram, 244) Through Great St. Bernard Pass and met up with German troops near Geneva. When the German Emperor entered Geneva, Burchard III of Lyon did him homage. This led to the final, imperial control over Burgundy.

False grant of Aosta to the Bishop of Aosta (supposed to be late 10th)

Approx. 1050

see Early History of Savoy, pg. 20).


Otto III celebrates Christmas in Pavia

Approx. 25 December 997

Then goes to Cremona, Ravenna, Rome (Wolf, p. 23)

St Georgskirche, Oberzell (Frescoes)

Approx. 1000

Death of Otto III

Approx. 24 January 1002

Burial of Otto III (Aachen)

Approx. 5 April 1002

Coronation of Henry II (Mainz)

Approx. 15 July 1002

Coronation of Emperor Henry II (Rome)

Approx. February 14, 1014

Death of Henry II

Approx. July 13, 1024

Coronation of Conrad II

Approx. September 1024


Kingdom of Burgundy

Rudolf III promises to leave the crown of Burgundy to Henry II

Approx. 1016

in Strasburg (Strasbourg?)
He reaffirms this in Mainz in 1018

Conrad affirmed as King of Burgundy


No date provided, fall (see Sergi 2005, n. 4)

Burchard II, Prior of Saint-Maurice d'Agaune

Approx. 10 July 1068

Libéré en 1039 par Henri III à condition qu'il se retire dans l'Abbaye territoriale de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, il en devient « Agannensis abbatia Abbas » 7, où il est cité pour la dernière fois dans un acte du 10 juillet 1068 bien que le nécrologue de la primatiale Saint-Jean de Lyon relève sa mort le 10 juin 1046. (↑ Édouard Aubert Trésor de l'abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Volume 1 p. 36-38.) from wikipedia

Kingdom of Italy

Arduin born

Approx. 955

Peter of Vercelli found dead in burned Cathedral

Approx. 15 February 997

Coronation of Arduin, King of Italy (Pavia?)

Approx. 15 February 1002

Coronation of Henry II, King of Italy (Pavia)

Approx. 14 May 1004

San Vincenzo a Galliano (dedicated)

Approx. 7 July 1007

Frescoes in San Tomasso (Briga Novarese)

Approx. 1020


Conrad crowned KIng of the Langobards

25 March 1026

This is the date suggested by H. Wolfram based on the Conrad's travels in Northern Italy, his titles as listed on imperial diploma, and Conrad's veneration of the Virgin Mary. (p. 97)

Civate (Frescoes)

Approx. 1080


Apse dedicated in Santa Maria Assunta (Aquileia)

13 July 1031

Concordia Sagittaria (frescoes)

Approx. 1089 - 1105

(where does this date come from)