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Eudes II de Blois-Champagne, Comte de Blois

Also Known As: "Eudes II Count of Blois & /Champagne/", "Le Chamenois", "Count Of Blois /Odo/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: of Blois, Loire-et-Cher, France
Death: Died in Bar-le-Duc, Meuse, Lorraine, France
Cause of death: killed in battle
Place of Burial: Tours, Abbaye de Saint-Martin, Marmoutier
Immediate Family:

Son of Odo I I de Blois, comte de Blois and Berthe de Bourgogne, Reine consort de France
Husband of Amelia of Swabia-Brunswick of Swabia-Brunswick; Ermengarde d'Auvergne, [wife of Eudes de Blois, daughter of Guillaume and Humberge] and Matilda de Normandie, Comtesse de Blois-Chartres
Father of Guinodeon DePorchoet; Thibaut III de Blois, Comte de Blois & Champagne; Berthe Countess Blois, Champagne de Blois; Étienne II, comte de Troyes; Almodis ou Almodie de Blois and 3 others
Brother of Héloïse de Blois, dame de Pithiviers; Gilbert de Venables; Thibaut de Blois; Grimolt (Grimould) de Plessis; Agnès (Aénor, Aldéarde) de Blois and 2 others
Half brother of Robert Caineis

Occupation: Comte de Blois & Champagne, Chartres, Châteaudun, Provins, Rheims, Tours, Troyes et Meaux, Count of Blois, and Tours 1004 - Nov. 15, 1037, Count of Troyes and Meaux 1022 - Nov. 15, Count Blois & Champagne Blois, Comte de Blois
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About Eudes/Odo II, Count of Blois, Champagne and Chartres

Eudes II de Blois

Parents: Eudes I Comte de Blois & Berthe de Bourgogne Spouses: 1. Matilde de Normandie (no children) 2. Ermengarde Children:

  • 1. Theobald III, who inherited the county of Blois and most of his other possessions
  • 2. Etienne (Stephen) II, who inherited the counties of Meaux and Troyes in Champagne
  • 3. Bertha, who married Alan III.
  • 4. Almodis, who married Geoffrey II of Preuilly

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MEDIEVAL LANDS

EUDES de Blois, son of EUDES I Comte de Blois & his wife Berthe de Bourgogne [Welf] ([982/83]-killed in battle Commercy 15 Nov 1037, bur Tours, Abbaye de Saint-Martin, Marmoutier). "Odo comes" restored "villam…Culturas" to the abbey of Marmoutier by charter dated 3 May 983, signed by "Berte comitisse uxoris eius, majoris filii eius Teutboldi, minoris filii eius Odonis adhuc in cunabulo quiescentis"[93]. "Odonis comitis, Rotberti filii eius, Tetbaldi filius eius, Odonis alterius filius, Hugonis vicecomitis Castridunensis, Raherii de Montigniaco" subscribed the charter dated 989 under which "Robert Vicomte de Blois" donated property to the abbey of Evron[94]. A charter dated 996 records the confirmation by "comitissæ Berthæ" of the donation by "Odo comes" of property for the construction of the abbey of Bourgeuil, with the consent of "filiorum suorum Teobaldi…atque Odonis"[95]. He succeeded his brother in [1004] as EUDES II Comte de Blois, de Chartres, de Châteaudun, de Tours, de Beauvais. "Bertæ reginæ, Odonis comitis filii eius…" subscribed the charter dated 1004 under which "Gislebertus prepositus" recorded a donation[96]. Rodulfus Glaber records that "secundus Odo filius…prioris Odonis" seized all the estates of "Stephanus comes Trecorum et Meldorum, Heriberti filius" after the latter died without an heir[97]. Comte de Sancerre, Seigneur de Chinon et de Saumur. Guillaume de Jumièges records that Comte Eudes refused to return the castle of Dreux to Richard II Duke of Normandy after the death of his first wife[98]. Rodulfus Glaber refers to the "perpetual quarrels and frequent wars" between "secundus Odo filius…prioris Odonis" and Foulques III Comte d'Anjou[99]. The Chronicon Sancti Petri Vivi Senonensis records that, after fleeing Sens in 1016, Renaud [II] Comte de Sens sought refuge with “Odonem Comitem” (presumably Eudes II Comte de Blois) with whom he built “castrum Monsteriolum…super Sequanæ fluvium” (Montereau)[100]. "Odo comes filius [Odonis comitis]" confirmed a donation of his father by charter dated to [1032/37], subscribed by "Tetbaldi filii eius, matris eius Ermengardis…Hervei vicecomitis"[101]. Rodulfus Glauber records the challenge by "Odo natus ex filia Chuonradi regis Austrasiorum, Berta nomine" to the accession by Emperor Konrad II to the kingdom of Burgundy after the death of his maternal uncle[102]. Herimannus names "Odo sororis eiusdem [=Roudolfus, ignavus Burgundiæ regulus] filium, princeps Gallicæ Campaniæ" when recording his challenge to the succession of Emperor Konrad II to the kingdom of Burgundy in 1032[103]. After the emperor agreed an alliance with Henri I King of France, comte Eudes besieged Toul but was forced to retreat by the emperor who arrived in the town 20 Aug 1033. In Spring 1034, he ravaged the Meuse valley. He captured Bar 14 Nov 1037, intending to continue to Aix-la-Chapelle where he would declare himself emperor. The Annales Sangallenses record the battle between "Gozelinum et Uotonem comittibus" in 1037 in which Comte Eudes was defeated at killed[104]. His forces were defeated at Commercy where Comte Eudes was killed[105]. Rodolfus Glaber records his place of burial[106]. The necrology of Saint-Cloud records the death "XII Kal Dec" of "Odo palacii comes"[107]. The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVII Kal Dec" of "Odo palatii comes"[108]. The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "XVII Kal Dec" of "Odo, Manasses, Euzuinus, Dudo comites ante Bar castrum prelio interempti"[109].

m firstly ([1003/04]) MATHILDE de Normandie, daughter of RICHARD I "Sans-peur" Comte [de Normandie] & his second wife Gunnora --- (-[1005]). Guillaume de Jumièges names Mathilde, wife of "le comte Odon", as the third of the three daughters of Duke Richard and Gunnor, specifying in a later passage that her husband was "Eudes comte de Chartres" when recording their marriage after the death of her father, her dowry being half the castle of Dreux given to her by her brother Duke Richard II, and her death without children "quelques années après"[110]. The same source recounts that this difficulty was the basis for the dispute between Comte Eudes and Duke Richard which escalated into the construction of the château de Tillières {Verneuil, Eure} and Eudes's defeat while attempting to capture it[111].

m secondly (1005) ERMENGARDE d'Auvergne, daughter of [GUILLAUME [IV] Comte d'Auvergne & his wife Humberge de Brioude] (11 or 12 Mar --- -after 1042). The Flandria Generosa names "altera Ermengardis comitissa" as daughter of "Ermengardis comitissa Arvenensis", and mother of "Berta comitissa [=de Blois]", when outlining the basis for the consanguinity between Baudouin VII Count of Flanders and [Hawise] de Bretagne, which provided the grounds for the couple's separation[112]. As discussed fully in AQUITAINIAN NOBILITY, less chronological difficulties result if Ermengarde was in fact the daughter of Guillaume [IV] Comte d'Auvergne and his wife Humberge, although this is not without doubt. The date of Ermengarde's marriage is fixed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "comitissam Turonensem Ermengardem" as wife of "Odonem Campaniensem comitem" when recording in 1005 their joint restoration of "Turonis maioris monasterii"[113]. "Odonis comitis, Ermengardis uxoris eius, Bertæ reginæ…" subscribed the charter dated after 1005 under which "comitem Odonem" donated property "in comitatu Dunensi…Boscus Medius" to "Sancti Petri"[114]. The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "IV Id Mar" of "Ermengardis comitissa"[115]. The necrology of Pontlevoy records the death "V Id Mar" of "Ermengardis comitissa"[116].

Comte Eudes II & his second wife had four children:

1. THIBAUT de Blois ([1010]-29/30 Sep 1089). The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names "Tetbaudus et Stephanus" as the two sons of Comte Eudes, specifying that Thibaut succeeded in "Carnotensem et Turonensem"[117]. He succeeded his father in 1037 as THIBAUT III Comte de Blois, de Chartres, de Châteaudun, de Meaux, de Sancerre et de Troyes.

- see below.

2. ETIENNE de Blois (-19 May [1048]). The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names "Tetbaudus et Stephanus" as the two sons of Comte Eudes, specifying that Etienne succeeded in "Meldensium et Trecassinorum"[118]. Comte de Troyes.

- COMTES de TROYES.

3. BERTHE de Blois (-[11/13] Apr 1085). Her parentage and both her marriages are recorded by Orderic Vitalis[119]. The Chronicon Kemperlegiense records that "Alanus filius eius" succeeded "Gauffridus Dux Britanniæ filius Conani filii Iuhaëlis Berengarii" and married "Bertham filiam Odonis Comitis Carnotensis"[120]. The Flandria Generosa names "Berta comitissa" daughter of "altera Ermengardis comitissa", when outlining the basis for the consanguinity between Baudouin VII Count of Flanders and his wife [Hawise] de Bretagne which provided the grounds for the couple's separation[121]. The Actus pontificum Cenomannis records that Bishop Gervais arranged the marriage of "Hugonem…Herberti filium" and "Bertam…Alani Britannorum comitis olim coniugem"[122]. Her second marriage is confirmed by the Chronicon Ruyensis Cœnobii which records the death in 1062 of "Herbertus Cenomannensium Comes et frater uterinus Conani ducis"[123]. "Comitis Tedbaldi sorori…Berte" donated property by charter dated 12 May 1069[124]. The Chronicon Britannico records the death in 1084 of "Bertha Comitissa mater Conani"[125]. The Chronicon Britannico Alter records the death in 1085 of "Bertha religiosa Comitissa", stating that she restored "Monasterium S. Melanii"[126]. The Chronicon Ruyensis Cœnobii records the death in 1085 of "Berthæ comitissæ"[127]. The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "II Id Apr" of "Berta comitissa"[128]. The Chronicon Kemperlegiensis records the death "Kal Jun" in 1085 of "Bertha Comitissa Britanniæ, mater Conani Ducis, soror Fulconis"[129], although no other record has been found which confirms that Berthe had a brother named Foulques. m firstly (1018) ALAIN III Duke of Brittany, son of GEOFFROY I Duke of Brittany & his wife Havise de Normandie ([997]-poisoned 1 Oct 1040). m secondly (after 14 May 1046) HUGUES [IV] Comte de Maine, son of HERBERT [I] "Eveille-chien" Comte du Maine & his wife --- (-26 Mar 1051).

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WIKIPEDIA (Eng) Odo II (French: Eudes le Champenois; 983 – 15 November 1037), Count of Blois, Chartres, Châteaudun, Provins, Rheims, and Tours from 1004 and Count of Troyes and Meaux (as Odo I) from 1022, was the son of Odo I of Blois and Bertha, daughter of Conrad of Burgundy. His career was spent in endless feudal warfare with his neighbours and suzerains, whose territories he tried to annex, and in a quest for a crown in Italy and Burgundy. He was uncharacteristically warlike even for his era and he solidified a large principality on the Loire in central France by his aggressive policies.

His first wife was Matilda, a daughter of Richard I of Normandy. After her death in 1006, Odo started a quarrel with his brother-in-law, Richard II of Normandy, over the dowry: part of the town Dreux. King Robert II, who had married Odo's mother, imposed his arbitration on the contestants in 1007, leaving Odo in possession of Dreux.

He tried to overrun the Touraine, but was defeated at the Battle of Pontlevoy by Fulk III of Anjou and Herbert I of Maine on 6 July 1016. War continued with Anjou and Odo attempted to take Saumur in 1025 but failed.

In 1023, he seized control of Troyes after the death of his cousin Stephen I without heirs. From there he attacked Ebles, the archbishop of Reims, and Theodoric I, the duke of Lorraine. Only an alliance between the king and the Emperor Henry II could stop Odo. He was forced to relinquish the county of Rheims to the archbishop.

He was offered the crown of Italy by the Lombard barons, but the offer was quickly retracted in order not to upset relations with the king of France. In 1032, he invaded the Kingdom of Burgundy on the death of Rudolph III. He retreated in the face of a coalition of the Emperor Conrad II and the new king of France, Henry I.

He died in combat near Bar-le-Duc during another attack on Lorraine. By his second wife, Ermengarde, daughter of Robert I of Auvergne, he had four children (see above).

By his second wife, Ermengarde, daughter of Robert I of Auvergne, he had four children:

Theobald III, who inherited the county of Blois and most of his other possessions Stephen II, who inherited the counties of Meaux and Troyes in Champagne Bertha, who married Alan III. Almodis, who married Geoffrey II of Preuilly

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Battle over the custody of the castle of Tillières in 1013/14:

James Bulkeley, La Hougue Bie de Hambie: a tradition of Jersey. Volume 2. London: Gilbert & Rivington, Whitaker & Company, 1837. (Google Books)

Notes to Vol. 1 pp. 195-202 "p. 75 (55.) The constable Gislebert Crispin' Based on Roman de Rou, which is interspersed throughout... summary:

  • Count Eudes of Chartres married Maud, the sister of Duke Richard II, and received in dowry the seigneuries of Dreux and other domains. When Maud died with no children, Richard tried to retake the city Dreux and castle of Tillières back from Eudes by force.
  • He "confided his defences" to Néel de Saint-Sauveur, to Ralph, and to this son Roger de Toesny and de Couches
  • Eudes of Chartres allied himself to Valeran de Meulan, Hugh Count of Maine, and a reinforcement of French troops
  • Néel commanded the center, defending the main road into the castle; Ralph the right wing, and Roger the left.
  • Three divisions of Eudes' troops: (1) the troops of Chartres and Blois led by Eudes, (2) those of France and Maine by Count Hugh of Maine, and (3) those of Meulan by Valeran.
  • Néel's column was attacked, but with the aid of Roger's and Ralphs' forces, the Normans routed the Counts of Chartres and Meulan, causing the Count of Maine to flee. When his horse died, he disguised himself as a peasant and was able to escape capture.

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Eudes II of BLOIS Count of Blois [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was born 990 in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France. He died 7 15 Nov 1037 in Etain, Meuse, France. Eudes married Ermengarde d' AUVERGNE on 1010 in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France.

Ermengarde d' AUVERGNE [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 997 in Auvergne, France. She married Eudes II of BLOIS Count of Blois on 1010 in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France.

They had the following children:

     		M 	i 	Stephen II de CHAMPAGNE Count of Blois was born 1013 and died 1048.
     		F 	ii 	Berthe de CHARTRES was born 1015 and died 1084.
     		M 	iii 	Thibaut III of BLOIS Count of Blois was born 1018 and died 30 Sep 1089.
     		F 	iv 	Almodis of BLOIS was born 1020 and died 1097.
     		M 	v 	Gilbert de VENABLES was born 1023 and died 1087.

-------------------- Odo II, Count of Blois From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Odo II (French: Eudes le Champenois; 983 – 15 November 1037), Count of Blois, Chartres, Châteaudun, Provins, Rheims, and Tours from 1004 and Count of Troyes and Meaux (as Odo I) from 1022, was the son of Odo I of Blois and Bertha, daughter of Conrad of Burgundy. His career was spent in endless feudal warfare with his neighbours and suzerains, whose territories he tried to annex, and in a quest for a crown in Italy and Burgundy. He was uncharacteristically warlike even for his era and he solidified a large principality on the Loire in central France by his aggressive policies. His first wife was Matilda, a daughter of Richard I of Normandy and his second wife Gunnora. After her death in 1006, Odo started a quarrel with his brother-in-law, Richard II of Normandy, over the dowry: part of the town Dreux. King Robert II, who had married Odo's mother, imposed his arbitration on the contestants in 1007, leaving Odo in possession of Dreux. He tried to overrun the Touraine, but was defeated at the Battle of Pontlevoy by Fulk III of Anjou and Herbert I of Maine on 6 July 1016. War continued with Anjou and Odo attempted to take Saumur in 1025 but failed. In 1023, he seized control of Troyes after the death of his cousin Stephen I withour heirs. From there he attacked Ebles, the archbishop of Reims, and Theodoric I, the duke of Lorraine. Only an alliance between the king and the Emperor Henry II could stop Odo. He was forced to relinquish the county of Rheims to the archbishop. He was offered the crown of Italy by the Lombard barons, but the offer was quickly retracted in order not to upset relations with the king of France. In 1032, he invaded the Kingdom of Burgundy on the death of Rudolph III. He retreated in the face of a coalition of the Emperor Conrad II and the new king of France, Henry I. He died in combat near Bar-le-Duc during another attack on Lorraine. By his second wife, Ermengarde, daughter of Robert I of Auvergne, he had four children: Theobald III, who inherited the county of Blois and most of his other possessions Stephen II, who inherited the counties of Meaux and Troyes in Champagne Bertha, who married Alan III. Almodis, who married Geoffrey II of Preuilly -------------------- Odo II (French: Eudes le Champenois; 983 – 15 November 1037), Count of Blois, Chartres, Châteaudun, Provins, Rheims, and Tours from 1004 and Count of Troyes and Meaux (as Odo I) from 1022, was the son of Odo I of Blois and Bertha, daughter of Conrad of Burgundy. His career was spent in endless feudal warfare with his neighbours and suzerains, whose territories he tried to annex, and in a quest for a crown in Italy and Burgundy. He was uncharacteristically warlike even for his era and he solidified a large principality on the Loire in central France by his aggressive policies.

His first wife was Matilda, a daughter of Richard I of Normandy. After her death in 1006, Odo started a quarrel with his brother-in-law, Richard II of Normandy, over the dowry: part of the town Dreux. King Robert II, who had married Odo's mother, imposed his arbitration on the contestants in 1007, leaving Odo in possession of Dreux.

He tried to overrun the Touraine, but was defeated at the Battle of Pontlevoy by Fulk III of Anjou and Herbert I of Maine on 6 July 1016. War continued with Anjou and Odo attempted to take Saumur in 1025 but failed.

In 1023, he seized control of Troyes after the death of his cousin Stephen I without heirs. From there he attacked Ebles, the archbishop of Reims, and Theodoric I, the duke of Lorraine. Only an alliance between the king and the Emperor Henry II could stop Odo. He was forced to relinquish the county of Rheims to the archbishop.

He was offered the crown of Italy by the Lombard barons, but the offer was quickly retracted in order not to upset relations with the king of France. In 1032, he invaded the Kingdom of Burgundy on the death of Rudolph III. He retreated in the face of a coalition of the Emperor Conrad II and the new king of France, Henry I.

He died in combat near Bar-le-Duc during another attack on Lorraine. By his second wife, Ermengarde, daughter of Robert I of Auvergne, he had four children:

1.Theobald III, who inherited the county of Blois and most of his other possessions 2.Stephen II, who inherited the counties of Meaux and Troyes in Champagne 3.Bertha, who married Alan III. 4.Almodis, who married Geoffrey II of Preuilly Preceded by Theobald II Count of Blois 1004–1037 Succeeded by Theobald III Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odo_II,_Count_of_Blois" Categories: 983 births | 1037 deaths | Counts of Blois | Counts of Chartres | Counts of Châteaudun | Counts of Tours | Counts of Reims | Counts of Provins | Counts of Troyes | Counts of Meaux | Military personnel killed in action -------------------- Odo II (French: Eudes le Champenois; 983 – 15 November 1037), Count of Blois, Chartres, Châteaudun, Provins, Rheims, and Tours from 1004 and Count of Troyes and Meaux (as Odo I) from 1022, was the son of Odo I of Blois and Bertha, daughter of Conrad of Burgundy. His career was spent in endless feudal warfare with his neighbours and suzerains, whose territories he tried to annex, and in a quest for a crown in Italy and Burgundy. He was uncharacteristically warlike even for his era and he solidified a large principality on the Loire in central France by his aggressive policies.

His first wife was Matilda, a daughter of Richard I of Normandy and his second wife Gunnora. After her death in 1006, Odo started a quarrel with his brother-in-law, Richard II of Normandy, over the dowry: part of the town Dreux. King Robert II, who had married Odo's mother, imposed his arbitration on the contestants in 1007, leaving Odo in possession of Dreux.

He tried to overrun the Touraine, but was defeated at the Battle of Pontlevoy by Fulk III of Anjou and Herbert I of Maine on 6 July 1016. War continued with Anjou and Odo attempted to take Saumur in 1025 but failed.

In 1023, he seized control of Troyes after the death of his cousin Stephen I withour heirs. From there he attacked Ebles, the archbishop of Reims, and Theodoric I, the duke of Lorraine. Only an alliance between the king and the Emperor Henry II could stop Odo. He was forced to relinquish the county of Rheims to the archbishop.

He was offered the crown of Italy by the Lombard barons, but the offer was quickly retracted in order not to upset relations with the king of France. In 1032, he invaded the Kingdom of Burgundy on the death of Rudolph III. He retreated in the face of a coalition of the Emperor Conrad II and the new king of France, Henry I.

He died in combat near Bar-le-Duc during another attack on Lorraine. By his second wife, Ermengarde, daughter of Robert I of Auvergne, he had four children:

Theobald III, who inherited the county of Blois and most of his other possessions Stephen II, who inherited the counties of Meaux and Troyes in Champagne Bertha, who married Alan III. Almodis, who married Geoffrey II of Preuilly -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odo_II_of_Blois -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odo_II,_Count_of_Blois -------------------- Comte de Blois, de Troyes, de Tours et de Meaux

Comte de Chartres

Comte de Champagne -------------------- Als Odo l. Graf von Meaux-Troyes. -------------------- Als Odo l. Graf von Meaux-Troyes.

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Plouray, Morbihan, Brittany, France
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