Herbert I, Count of Vermandois

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Herbert I, Count of Vermandois
Count of Vermandois
Count of Meaux
Count of Soissons
Count of Soissons
Reign 889-907
Predecessor position established
Successor Herbert II
Count of Vermandois
Reign 892-907
Predecessor Pepin
Successor Herbert II
Count of Meaux
Reign 896-907
Predecessor Theodebert
Successor Herbert II
Spouse Bertha
Issue Beatrice
Herbert II
Dynasty Carolingian dynasty
Father Pepin of Vermandois
Mother unknown

Herbert I of Vermandois (c. 848/850 – 907), Count of Vermandois, Count of Meaux, Count of Soissons, 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 great-grandson of Pepin of Italy, a son of Charlemagne.[1] Herbert controlled both St. Quentin and Péronne and his activities in the upper Somme river valley, such as the capture and murder (rather than ransom) of his brother Raoul in 896, may have caused Baldwin II to have him assassinated in 907.[2]

Herbert arranged a marriage alliance to Robert of Neustria by giving in marriage his daughter Beatrice as Robert's second wife.[1] As a part of this pact Herbert also agreed to his son Herbert II of Vermandois marrying Adela, Robert's daughter by his first wife.[1]

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married Bertha de Morvis and their children are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Jean Dunbabin, France in the making, 843-1180 (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), p. 95
  2. ^ Pierre Riché, The Carolingians; A Family who Forged Europe, trans. Michael Idomir Allen (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993), p. 236
  3. ^ a b c Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band III, Teilband 1 (Marburg, Germany: J. A. Stargardt, 1984), Tafel 49


Preceded by
Pepin
Count of Vermandois
896–907
Succeeded by
Herbert II
Preceded by
Theodebert
Counts of Meaux
896–902
Succeeded by
Herbert II



4 Ancestry.com. Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.