Herbert I, Count of Vermandois
Herbert I of Vermandois (c. 848/850 – 907),Count of Soissons, Count of Meaux,Count of Vermandois, and lay abbot of Saint Quentin. He was a Carolingian aristocrat who played a significant role in Francia.
Herbert was the son of Pepin of Vermandois. Herbert became count of Soissons before 889 and was probably charged with defending the Oise against Viking intrusions. A contemporary of Baldwin II, Count of Flanders he had the advantage of being a Carolingian, a grandson of Pippin, King of Italy. Herbert controlled both St. Quentin and Péronne and his activities in the upper Somme river valley may have caused Baldwin II to have him assassinated in 907.
Herbert arranged a marriage alliance to Robert of Neustria by giving in marriage his daughter Beatrice as Robert's second wife. In turn, he agreed to his son Herbert II of Vermandois marrying Robert's daughter by his first wife, Adela.
Marriage and issue 
His wife is said to have been Bertha de Morvois. They had the following children:
- Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, succeeded his father.
- Béatrice of Vermandois (c. 880–931), married King Robert I of France.
- An unnamed daughter († aft. 943) who married Eudo, Count in the Wetterau.
- Frederick Lewis Weis, et al., Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, 8th Edition (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), lines 50:16, 50:17
- Jean Dunbabin, France in the making, 843-1180 (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), p. 95
- Pierre Riché, The Carolingians; A Family who Forged Europe, trans. Michael Idomir Allen (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993), p. 236
- Frederick Lewis Weis, et al., Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, , 8th Edition (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), line 50:17
- Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band III, Teilband 1 (Marburg, Germany: J. A. Stargardt, 1984), Tafel 49
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