Odo of Vitry

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Odo of Vitry
Spouse(s) Matilda, Countess of Rethel
Issue
Died 1158

Odo of Vitry (Eudes) (d. 1158) was a French nobleman. Count of Rethel and Châtelain de Vitry. His parenthood is unclear. It is sometimes stated that he was a son of André, castellan of Vitré and of Agnès de Mortain, but this appears to be based on a confusion between Vitré in Brittany and Vitry in Champagne. On the death of his brother-in-law, Gervase, he received the county of Rethel.[1]

Odo was married to Matilda (d. 1151), the eldest daughter of Hugh I, Count of Rethel. They had at least four children:

  • Guitier of Rethel
  • Unnamed daughter who married Etienne Strabo de Neufchâtel-sur Aisne
  • Unnamed daughter who married a lord of Henalmont
  • Yvette, who married first a Milo and second Villian d'Arzillières.

From 1124 until his wife's death in 1151, he ruled Rethel jointly with her. After her death, he ruled alone. Odo died in 1158, and was succeeded by his son Guitier.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kingship, Identity and Name-giving in the Family of Baldwin of Bourcq, Alan V. Murray, Knighthoods of Christ: Essays on the History of the Crusades and the Knights Templar, ed. Norman Housely, (Ashgate Publishing, 2007), 31.


Odo of Vitry
Died: 1158
Preceded by
Gervais
Count of Rethel
1124-1158
With: Matilda (until 1151) 
Succeeded by
Ithier