Robert III of Worms

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Robert III of Worms
Spouse(s) Waldrada of Worms


Robert the Strong
Noble family Robertians
Father Robert of Hesbaye
Born 800
Died 834

Robert III (800–834), also called Rutpert, was the Count of Worms and Rheingau of the illustrious Frankish family called the Robertians. He was the son of Robert of Hesbaye.

By his wife Waldrada d'Orleans he had his only recorded son Robert the Strong. His first cousin was Ermengard, wife of the Frankish emperor Louis the Pious. His cousin Chrodogang was Archbishop of Metz and abbot of the Lorsch Abbey. An uncle of Robert was Count Cancor, founder of the Lorsch Abbey. Via Robert the Strong he was grandfather of two kings of Western Francia named Odo and Robert. He was the great-great-grandfather of Hugo Capet, the founder of the Capetian dynasty that ruled France until the French Revolution in 1792, and then again from 1814 until 1848 with the exception of the Hundred Days in 1815.


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