Upper Burgundy

Transjuranien in the second half of the 9th century, the name given to the part of Burgundy, who (as seen from the west ) was beyond the law, but also in front of the main Alpine ridge, ie, essentially today's western Switzerland. Major towns in the area were Geneva, Lausanne and Sion, the north side of the Alps crossing at the Great St. Bernard was also included.

Transjuranien was the Carolingian period a duchy, later a margraviate. Duke was the Bosonide Hugbert, son of Boso of Arles and - through his sister Teutberga - brother of King Lothar II of Lorraine; as Lothar Teutberga 857 violated for alleged fornication, is Hugbert rose up against his brother and went to Charles the Bald on. 859 Lothar Transjuranien gave to his brother Ludwig II continues the Hugbert the insurgent military confronted in the person of Guelph Conrad II of Auxerre. Hugbert Konrad defeated and lost his life 864.

866 Konrad was appointed by Auxerre Margrave of Transjuranien, succeeding Hugberts; 872 was succeeded by his son Rudolf, who after the death of Charles the Fat benefited 888 of the decay process of the Carolingian Empire and had himself proclaimed in Saint -Maurice- d'Agaune by the barons to the king of Burgundy.

The Margraviate Transjuranien went on in the newly created Kingdom.

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