Reginar III, Count of Hainaut
Reginar III (c. 920 – 973) was a Count of Hainaut from approximately 940 until his exile in 958.
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|Count of Hainaut|
|Father||Reginar II, Count of Hainaut|
|Mother||Adelaide of Burgundy|
He was the son of Reginar II, Count of Hainaut.
Otto appointed Conrad the Red as duke of Lotharingia, who tried to diminish the power of Reginar. However, when Conrad rose against Otto, Reginar supported him. In an anarchic situation, Reginar appropriated the dowry of Gerberga of Saxony, Otto's sister and mother of the French king, and also church property.
In 957, Bruno, Archbishop of Cologne, who had also been appointed duke of Lotharingia, restored order and defeated Reginar.
As Reginar refused to submit, he was exiled to Bohemia, where he died before 973.