Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois

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Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois
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Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois
Native name Adélaïde de Vermandois et de Valois
Died 1120 or 1124
Noble family Carolingian dynasty
Spouse(s) Hugh I, Count of Vermandois
Renaud II, Count of Clermont
Father Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois
Mother Adele of Valois and of the Vexin

Adelaide of Vermandois (died 1120 or 1124) was suo jure Countess of Vermandois and Valois from 1085 to 1102.

Life[edit]

Adelaide was the daughter of Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois, and Adele of Valois and of the Vexin.[1] Her brother was Odo I, whom she succeeded in 1085.

Adelaide first married Hugh I, Count of Vermandois, son of the Capetian King Henry I of France and younger brother of Philip I of France.[2]

In 1104, she married Renaud II, Count of Clermont.[3] By this marriage she had one daughter, Margaret, who first married Charles I, Count of Flanders and second Hugh II, Count of Saint-Pol.

In 1102, Adelaide was succeeded by her son, Ralph I. Adelaide died in 1120 or 1124.

Issue[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 64.
  2. ^ Suger, The Deeds of Louis the Fat, transl. Richard C. Cusimano and John Moorhead, (Catholic University of America Press, 1992), 191-192 note19.
  3. ^ Galbert (de Bruges), The Murder, Betrayal, and Slaughter of the Glorious Charles, Count of Flanders, transl. John Jeffrey Rider, (Yale University Press, 2013), 42 note131
Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois
French nobility
Preceded by
Odo
Countess of Vermandois;
Countess of Valois
with Hugh I
1085–1102
Succeeded by
Ralph I