Lambert I, Count of Louvain
|Count of Louvain|
17th century representation of Lambert I and Gerberga
|Spouse(s)||Gerberga of Lower Lorraine|
The Count of Louvain
|Noble family||House of Reginar|
|Father||Reginar III, Count of Hainaut|
|Died||12 September 1015 (aged 65)
Lambert I of Louvain nicknamed "The Bearded" (born in Louvain, Duchy of Lotharingia, East Francia c. 950, died in Florennes, County of Namur, Duchy of Lower Lorraine, Holy Roman Empire on September 12, 1015) was the first Count of Louvain in 1003. He was killed by Godfrey II, Duke of Lower Lorraine in battle for Godfrey's claim of Count of Verdun.
He was the son of Reginar III, Count of Hainaut and Adela d' Equisheim, daughter of Hugh V, Count of Equisheim. His brother was Reginar IV, Count of Mons. He was the husband of Gerberga of Lower Lorraine, and father of:
- Henry I, Count of Louvain
- Lambert II, Count of Louvain, married Oda of Verdun.
- Matilda (Maud) of Louvain, countess consort of Boulogne as wife of Eustace I of Boulogne
- Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 148-20, 148-21, 155-20, 155-21.
- Jaarboek voor Middeleeuwse geschiedenis, Uitgeverij Verloren, 1998 Google Books
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