Gebhard, Count of the Lahngau
Gebhard (died 879) was a mid-9th-century count in the Lahngau and the first documented ancestor of the dynasty later known as the Conradines. He was a "leading man of the [East] Franks" and a brother-in-law of Ernest, margrave of the Bavarian Nordgau. Gebhard may be a son of Odo I, Count of Orléans, if identical with Udo the Elder, count in the Lahngau from 821 to 826.
He was the father of
- Udo, count in the Lahngau
- Waldo, abbot of St. Maximin's at Trier
- Bertulf, Bishop of Trier
- Berengar, count in the Hessengau
who all rose to prominent positions in West Francia.
- The Annals of Fulda. (Manchester Medieval series, Ninth-Century Histories, Volume II.) Reuter, Timothy (trans.) Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1992.