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Héribert

French: Héribert
Also Known As: "Herbert de Vermandois", "Héribert", "Soissons et de Vermandois"
Birthdate:
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Saint-Quentin-sur-Isère, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Héribert I, count of Vermandois and Lietgardis de Troyes
Husband of Adèle de France and Sibylle, duchesse consort de Bourgogne
Father of Robert de Vermandois, comte de Meaux et de Troyes; Adelaide, Alice, Alix, countess of Vermandois; Eudes, count of Vienne & Amiens; Heribert III "le Vieux", Comte d'Omois, Comte de Meaux et Troyes; Albert I, comte de Vermandois and 7 others
Brother of Béatrice de Vermandois; Cunégonde de Vermandois and Adèle de Vermandois

Occupation: Comte de Vermandois, Count of Vermandois, Count, de Soissons et de Meaux, Herbert II
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About Héribert II, count of Vermandois

  • Herbert II comte de Vermandois, comte de Meaux, de Soissons et de Vermandois

Heribert II de Vermandois, comte de Meaux, de Soissons et de Vermandois

Parents: Heribert I & his wife Liedgardis

Spouse: Adèle de Neustrie, de France (daughter of Robert I King of France.)

Children:

1. Odo (Eudes)

2. Adele (married Arnoul I de Flandre)

3. Heribert III 'le Vieux'

4. Hugues

5. Luigardis

6. Robert

7. Adalbert

LINKS

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORTHERN%20FRANCE.htm#HeribertIIdied943

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_II,_Count_of_Vermandois

http://www.mathematical.com/vermandoisherbert2.html

http://www.thepeerage.com/p15039.htm#i150389

http://www.renderplus.com/hartgen/charts/de-vermandois-of-france.htm

http://www.geneajourney.com/vrmndois.html

http://fjaunais.free.fr/h0vermandois.htm

http://myriddellfamilytree.mysocialgeekspace.com/getperson.php?personID=I1500&tree=tree1

http://genmayle.corymaylett.com/gen/getperson.php?personID=I18310&tree=Test

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/z/e/Paul-Czerner/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0511.html

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http://genealogy.euweb.cz/carolin/carolin1.html

http://blog.enchantedfamily.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I1807&tree=enchanted -------------------- 6. HERBERT (II) DE VERMANDOIS, b. 880 Vermandois Picardie, d. Feb 23, 943 Saint Quentin, Aisne, m. his niece, Adèle (II) Princess de France, b. 895, d. 943, daughter of Robert I King of France (and Count of Paris, born in Bourgogne and died in Soissons, France) and his sister Beatrice de Vermandois, b. 876, d. 929, daughter of Herbert (I) Comte de Vermandois and Berthe de Paris


Herbert (III) de Vermandois, Comte de Tours, b. 907, d. 987


Robert Comte de Troyes and Meaux, b. 910, d. Jun 19, 966


Leutgarde de Vermandois, Duchess de Normandy, b. 911, d. Nov 14, 977 Chartres


Adele (ou Alix) de Vermandois, b. 913, d. 959 Bruges


Eudes de Vermandois, Comte de Viennois, b. 915, d. Jun 19, 946


Albert (I) le Pieux de Vermandois, Comte de Vermandois, b. 916, d. Sep 8, 987 Saint-Quentin


Hugues de Vermandois, Archbishop of Reims, b. 920, d. 962 Meaux

-------------------- Herbert was the son of Herbert I of Vermandois.[1] He was apparently well aware of his descent from Charlemagne.[2] Herbert inherited the domain of his father and in 907, added to it the Abbey of St. Medard, Soissons. He took the position of Lay abbot entitling him to the income of those estates.[1] His marriage with a daughter of king Robert I of France brought him the County of Meaux.[3]

In 922, when Seulf became Archbishop of Rheims, in an effort to appease Herbert II Seulf solemnly promised him he could nominate his successor.[4] In 923, Count Herbert took the bold step of imprisoning King Charles III, who died still a captive in 929.[a][3] Then, on the death of Seulf in 925, with the help of King Rudolph, he acquired for his second son Hugh (then five years old) the archbishopric of Rheims.[5] Herbert took the additional step of sending emissaries to Rome to Pope John X to gain his approval, which that pope gave in 926.[4] On his election young Hugh was sent to Auxerre to study.[2]

In 926, on the death of Count Roger of Laon, Herbert demanded this countship for Eudes, his eldest son.[6] He took the town in defiance of King Rudolph leading to a clash between the two in 927.[2] Using the threat of releasing King Charles III, who he held captive, Herbert managed to hold the city for four more years.[2] But after the death of Charles in 929, Rudolph again attacked Laon in 931 successfully defeating Herbert.[2] The same year the king entered Rheims and defeated archbishop Hugh, the son of Herbert.[7] Artaud became the new archbishop of Reims.[7] Herbert II then lost, in three years, Vitry, Laon, Château-Thierry, and Soissons.[8] The intervention of his ally, Henry the Fowler, allowed him to restore his domains (except Rheims and Laon) in exchange for his submission to King Rudolph.

Later Herbert allied with Hugh the Great and William Longsword, duke of Normandy against King Louis IV, who allocated the County of Laon to Roger II, the son of Roger I, in 941. Herbert and Hugh the Great took back Rheims and captured Artaud.[9] Hugh, the son of Herbert, was restored as archbishop.[9] Again the mediation of the German King Otto I in Visé, near Liège, in 942 allowed for the normalization of the situation.

Death and legacy[edit]

Herbert II died on 23 February 943 at Saint-Quentin, Aisne (the capital of the county of Vermandois).[1] His vast estates and territories were divided among his sons.[10] Vermandois and Amiens went to the two elder sons while Robert and Herbert, the younger sons, were given the valuable holdings scattered throughout Champagne.[10] On Robert's death his brother's son Herbert III inherited them all. Herbert III's only son Stephen died childless in 1019–20 thus ending the male line of Herbert II.[10]

Family[edit]

Herbert married Adele, daughter of Robert I of France.[11] Together they had the following children: Eudes of Vermandois, Count of Amiens and of Vienne, (c. 910–946)[1] Adalbert I, Count of Vermandois (c. 915–987), married Gerberge of Lorraine[1] Adela of Vermandois (910–960), married 934 Count Arnulf I of Flanders[1] Herbert 'the Old' (c. 910–980), Count of Omois, Meaux and Troyes, and abbot of St. Medard, Soissons, married 951 Eadgifu of Wessex daughter of Edward the Elder King of England and widow of Charles III King of France.[b][1] Robert of Vermandois, Count of Meaux and Châlons († 967)[1] Luitgarde of Vermandois (c. 915-20–978), married 940 William I, Duke of Normandy;[1] married secondly, c. 943–44, Theobald I of Blois[c][12] Their son was Odo I, Count of Blois.[10] Hugh of Vermandois (920–962), Archbishop of Reims

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Herbert II (884 – February 23, 943), Count of Vermandois and Count of Troyes, was the son of Herbert I of Vermandois.

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   * 1 Life
   * 2 Death and legacy
   * 3 Family
   * 4 External links

[edit] Life

He inherited the domain of his father and in 907, added to it the Saint de Soissons abbey. His marriage with Adela of France (also known as Liégarde) brought him the County of Meaux. In 918, he was also named Count of Mézerais and of the Véxin. With his cousin Bernard, Count of Beauvais and Senlis, he constituted a powerful group in the west of France, to the north and east of Paris. In 923, he imprisoned King Charles III in Chateau-Thierry, then in Péronne.

In 922, the Archbishop of Rheims, Seulf, called on Herbert II to reduce some of his vassals who were in rebellion against him. On the death of Seulf, in 925, with the help of King Rudolph, he acquired for his second son Hugh (then five years old) the archbishopric of Rheims, which had a large inheritance in France and Germany. In 926, on the death of Count Roger of Laon, Herbert demanded this County for Eudes, his eldest son. He settled there, initially against the will of King Rudolph and constructed a fortress there. Rudolph yielded to pressure to free king Charles III, whom Herbert still held in prison. In 930, Herbert took the castle of Vitry in Perthois at the expense of Boso, the brother of King Rudolph. Rudolph united his army with the army of Hugh, marquis of Neustria, and in 931, they entered Rheims and defeated Hugh, the son of Herbert. Artaud became the new archbishop of Reims. Herbert II then lost, in three years, Vitry, Laon, Chateau-Thierry, and Soissons. The intervention of his ally, Henry the Fowler, allowed him to restore his domains (except Rheims and Laon) in exchange for his submission to King Rudolph.

Later Herbert allied with Hugh the Great and William Longsword, duke of Normandy against King Louis IV, who allocated the County of Laon to Roger II, the son of Roger I, in 941. Herbert and Hugh the Great took back Rheims and captured Artaud. Hugh, the son of Herbert, was restored as archbishop. Again the mediation of the German King Otto I in Visé, near Liège, in 942 allowed for the normalization of the situation.

[edit] Death and legacy

Herbert II died on 23 February 943 without having succeeded in building the principality of which he dreamed. His succession was reconciled by Hugh the Great, maternal uncle of his children. It took place in 946 and led to an equitable distribution between the sons of Herbert II: Herbert III, Robert, Albert, and Hugh (his other son Eudes died before 946). As for his girls, Adela was married to Arnulf I, count of Flanders, Luitgarde (widow of William Longsword) was married to Theobald I, count of Blois, the first lieutenant of Hugh. She brought to Theobald Provins and domains in the Mézerais.

[edit] Family

He was first married to Adela, and then to Hildebrante of France (895-931), daughter of Robert I of France.

With Adela, he had 7 children:

   * Adele of Vermandois (910-960), married 934 Count Arnulf I of Flanders, also a descendant of Charlemagne
   * Eudes of Vermandois, Count of Amiens and of Vienne, (910-946)
   * Herbert "the Elder", Count of Meaux and of Troyes (-993)
   * Robert of Vermandois, Count of Meaux and Chalons (-968)
   * Adalbert I, Count of Vermandois (915-987), married Gerberga of Lorraine, also a descendant of Charlemagne
   * Luitgarde of Vermandois (ca 920-978), married 943 Theobald I of Blois
   * Hugh of Vermandois (died 962), Archbishop of Reims
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Héribert II, count of Vermandois's Timeline

880
880
910
910
Age 30
Comté de Vermandois (Present Département de l'Aisne), (Present région Picardie), Royaume des Francs de l'Ouest (Present France)
910
Age 30
Meaux, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France
910
Age 30
France
915
915
Age 35
Vermandois (present Picardie), France
915
Age 35
Vermandois, France
920
920
Age 40
Vermandois, Normandy, France
920
Age 40
Vermandois, Normandy, France
925
925
Age 45
Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou, France
925
Age 45
Vermandois, Aisne, Picardy, France