Herbert III, Count of Meaux

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Herbert the Younger (circa 950–995) was the Count of Troyes and Meaux.[1] He was the son of Robert of Vermandois and Adelaide Werra, daughter of Gilbert, Duke of Burgundy.[1] He belonged to the Herbertien dynasty, an illegitimate branch of the Carolingian dynasty.

He inherited his father's domains in 966 and those of his uncle, Herbert III of Omois, in 984. He was a partisan and supporter of King Lothair and followed on his conquest of Upper Lorraine, after which he was guarded the captive Godfrey I of Verdun. After the death of Lothair's heir, Louis V, in 987, Herbert sided with Odo I of Blois and backed Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine, probably his brother-in-law.

Herbert's wife's name is unknown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln|Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band III Teilband 1 (Marburg, Germany: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, 1984), Tafel 49
Preceded by
Robert
Count of Troyes
966–995
Succeeded by
Stephen I
Count of Meaux
966–995
Preceded by
Herbert III
Count of Omois
984–995