Gerold, Count, d. Pannonia, Sept. 1, 799, brother-in-law of Emperor Charlemagne, member of an aristocratic family which supported Frankish rule in Bavaria. From 791 governor in Bavaria, then prefect of the eastern provinces, died in battle against the Avars.
Literature#M. Mitterauer, Karolingische Markgrafen im SO, Archiv f. oe. Geschichte 123, 1963; NDB.