List of counts of Vermandois

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This is a list of counts of Vermandois.

Beneficiary counts of Vermandois[edit]

  • Leodegarius (ca. 484).
  • Emerannus (ca. 511), son of previous.
  • Wagon I (ca. 550).
  • Wagon II (ca. 600), son of previous.
  • Beretrude daughter of previous and wife of Clotaire II, added Vermandois to the royal domain.
  • Garifrede (ca. 660).
  • Ingomare (ca. 680).

Beneficiary counts of Vermandois and abbots of Saint Quentin de Monte[edit]

  • Bernard, son of Charles Martel, abbot of St Quentin de Monte (now Mont-Saint-Quentin near Péronne).
  • Jerome brother of previous, count of Vermandois and abbot of St Quentin de Monte (714–771).
  • Fulrad son of previous, abbot of St Quentin de Monte (after 771).
  • Guntard count of Vermandois (771–833) and then abbot of St Quentin de Monte (till 833).
  • Hugh, son of Charlemagne, abbot of St Quentin de Monte (833–844).
  • Adelard son of Gisla, granddaughter of Charlemagne, count of Vermandois (833–864) and then abbot of St Quentin de Monte (844–864).
  • Baldwin Iron Arm abbot of St Quentin de Monte (864–879).
  • Teutricius (864–886) and then abbot of St Quentin de Monte (879–886) or Theodoric Nibelung (ca. 876), Count of Vermandois, a descendant of Childebrand, brother of Charles Martel.

Carolingian counts[edit]

  • Pepin I of Vermandois (ca. 886–892), son of Bernard, King of Italy
  • Herbert I of Vermandois (892–907), also count of Senlis, son of previous.
  • Herbert II (907–943), Count of Vermandois by marriage, lord of Péronne and St Quentin de Monte, and count of Meaux, son of previous.
  • Albert I the Pious (943–988), Count of Vermandois, lord of Péronne and St Quentin de Monte, son of previous. In 964 he founded the monastery of St Quentin de Insula near Augusta Veruomanduorum (now St Quentin).
  • Herbert III (987–997), Count of Vermandois, son of previous.
  • Albert II (997–1035), Count of Vermandois, son of previous.
  • Otto (1035–1045), Count of Vermandois, brother of previous.
  • Herbert IV (1045–1080), son of previous, Count of Vermandois and by marriage of Valois .
  • Odo I the Insane (1080–1085), Count of Vermandois and of Valois, son of previous, he was disinherited by the council of Barons of France and then he was lord of Saint-Simon by marriage.
  • Adelaide (d. 1122) (1085–1101), Countess of Vermandois and of Valois, sister of previous, wife of Hugh I the Great. The last remaining Carolingian.

Capetian counts[edit]

  • Hugh I the Great (1085–1101), Count of Vermandois and of Valois, by marriage, son of Henry I and Anne of Kiev.
  • Ralph I the Valiant (1102–1152), also known as Le Borgne, Count of Vermandois and of Valois, son of previous.
  • Hugh II (1152–1160), Count of Vermandois and of Valois, son of Raoul I and Eléonore of Blois.
  • Ralph II (1160–1167), Count of Vermandois and of Valois, son of Raoul I and of Petronilla of Aquitaine.
  • Elisabeth (1167–1183), Countess of Vermandois and of Valois, daughter of Ralph I and of Petronilla of Aquitaine; wife of Philip of Alsace.
  • Eleanor (1183–1214), Countess of Vermandois and of Valois, daughter of Raoul I and of Petronilla of Aquitaine; died childless, lands passed to French crown

Philip II of France added Vermandois to the royal domain.

Non-dynastic counts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Anselme, Histoire Genealogique de la Maison royale de France, 1726.
  • M. Fouquier-Cholet, Histoire des Comtes héréditaires du Vermandois, Saint-Quentin, 1832.
  • Ioh. Mabillon, Annales ord. Sancti Benedicti. Ticinense. Lucae, 1739.
  • Louis Moreri, Le Gran Dictionnaire Historique, Paris, 1743–1749.

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