Lambert I, Count of Louvain
|Count of Louvain|
17th century representation of Lambert I and Gerberga
The Count of Louvain
|Died||12 September 1015 (aged 65)|
|Noble family||House of Reginar|
|Spouse(s)||Gerberga of Lower Lorraine|
|Father||Reginar III, Count of Hainaut|
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 12 September 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' Eguisheim, daughter of Hugh V, Count of Eguisheim. 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
- Eustache I de Fiennes (ca. 1015-1084) was the Lord (Seigneur) of Fiennes.
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