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 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 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.