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Also Known As: "Theobald", "Thibaud le Tricheur", "The Cheat", "Comte de Blois", "the Trickster", "Thibaud II Count of Blois & /Champagne/", "le Tricheur", "Count De Blois", "Theobald the /Cheat/", "Count Theobald II of /Blois/", "Le Tricheur", "The Cheat(er) o The Trickster", "El", "Theobald ..."
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Birthplace: Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France
Death: Died in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France
Place of Burial: France
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Son of Thibaud l'Ancien, comte de Blois and Richilde de Bourges
Husband of Luitgarde / Liegarde de Vermandois
Father of Hildegarde de Blois; Duke Bathel de Normandie; Thibaut III, comte de Blois; Hugo Of de Blois, Of Blois, Archbishop Of Bourges; Emma de Blois and 1 other
Brother of Gerlotte de Blois; Judith 'la noble', Mistress; Roscille Gerberge de Blois; ... de Blois and Liegarde de Tours

Occupation: Comte de Blois, de Rennes, de Chartres et de Châteaudun, vicomte de Tours, seigneur de Chinon, de Samur et de Beaugency, Count of Blois, Count of Champagne
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About Theobald I "le Tricheur" de Blois Count of Champagne

Thibaut II 'le Tricheur' (the Trickster) 910-977.

Parents: Thibaut l'Ancien &

Wife: Luitgarde de Vermandois

Children:

1. Thibaud III († 962)

2. Hugues, archevêque de Bourges († 985)

3. Eudes I (Odo), comte de Blois († 996)

4. Emma de Blois, (married Guillaume Fier-a-bras, comte de Poitiers et d'Aquitaine)

LINKS

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thibaud_Ier_de_Blois

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobald_I_of_Blois

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CENTRAL%20FRANCE.htm#ThibautIdied975

Thibaut Ier de Blois, dit le Tricheur, né vers 910, mort le 16 janvier 975, fut comte de Blois, de Chartres, proclamé comte de Tours, vicomte de Châteaudun, seigneur de Vierzon et de Sancerre, de Chinon, de Saumur et de Beaugency.

Généalogie

Il est le fils de Thibaud l'Ancien, vicomte de Tours et de Richilde.

Il épouse en 943 Liutgarde, fille d'Herbert II de Vermandois, et récente veuve de Guillaume Longue-Épée, duc de Normandie, qui lui donne 4 enfants :

   * Thibaud († 962)
   * Hugues, archevêque de Bourges († 985)
   * Eudes Ier, comte de Blois († 996)
   * Emma de Blois, épouse de Guillaume Fierabras, comte de Poitiers

Sa femme lui apporte le comté de Provins et procure à sa descendance la succession du comté de Champagne.

Lorsqu'en 952 meurt son beau-frère, le duc de Bretagne Alain dit Barbe-Torte, l'époux de sa sœur, c'est lui qui, pendant la minorité de son neveu, Drogon, exerçe sa tutelle sur le duché de Bretagne, créant une zone d'influence dans le comté de Rennes.

Règne

Initialement, Thibaud est un des vassaux d'Hugues le Grand, duc des Francs, l'un des hommes les plus puissant du royaume, pourvu du marquisat de Neustrie et qui a fait et défait les derniers rois carolingiens. Vers 945, ce dernier le charge de garder le roi Louis IV qu'il vient de faire prisonnier. En contrepartie de la liberté qu'il doit rendre au roi au bout d'une année de captivité, Hugues le Grand lui confie la cité de Laon.

Profitant de la mort en 956 du duc des Francs et de la minorité de son jeune fils Hugues Capet, Thibaud s'émancipe de son suzerain, s'intitule dès 960 comte de Blois et de Tours et augmente son domaine en occupant Chartres et Châteaudun.

Puis il remarie sa sœur au comte d'Anjou Foulque le Bon. En 958, lors d'une rencontre avec Foulques d'Anjou, dans le pays de Véron (région comprise entre Chinon et Bourgueil), les deux hommes se qualifient de « gouverneur et administrateur du royaume de Neustrie » et « comtes par la grâce de Dieu ».

Dans les années 960, il s'associe au roi Lothaire, fils de Louis IV d'Outremer, contre son suzerain Hugues Capet, et ne tarde pas à s'opposer à Richard Ier de Normandie. En 961, il attaque le comté d'Évreux. En réaction, les Normands attaquent le Dunois. En 962, il lance une puissante expédition contre Rouen, qui échoue ; en représailles les Normands pénétrent en Chartrains et brûlent Chartres.

De son vivant il s'assure le contrôle des forteresses de Saint-Aignan, de Vierzon, ainsi que peut-être celle de La Chapelle-d'Angillon, en Berry. Pendant la minorité d'Hugues Capet il renforce les défenses de Chartres et de Châteaudun et vers 960 construit la forteresse de Saumur. Sa principauté devient suffisamment puissante dans le val de la Loire, pour inquiéter Hugues Capet, qui juge nécessaire de s'allier avec l'Anjou.

Son frère Richard devient archevêque de Bourges.

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Theobald I (died 16 January between 975 and 978), called the Cheat(er) or the Trickster (le Tricheur), was the first count of Blois, Chartres, and Châteaudun from 960, and Tours from 945.

Theobald was initially a vassal of Hugh the Great, Duke of France. Around 945, he captured King Louis IV to the benefit of Hugh. In return for freedom, the king granted him the city of Laon. He took the title of "count" in Tours. He seized Chartres and Châteaudun and remarried his sister to Fulk II of Anjou. In 958, he met Fulk in Verron and the two described themselves as "governor and administrator [of the] kingdom [of Neustria]" and comites Dei gratia ("counts by the grace of God").

Theobald's sister married Alan II of Brittany and Theobald governed the duchy during the minority of her son Drogo. Thus, Theobald extended his influence all the way to Rennes.

In 960, he began opposing Richard I of Normandy and entered into a long war with the Normans. In 961, he attacked Évreux. The Normans responded by attacking Dunois. In 962, he launched an assault on Rouen which failed. The Normans burned Chartres in response. He took control of the fortresses of Saint-Aignan in the Loir-et-Cher, Vierzon, and Anguillon in Berry.

During the minority of Hugh Capet, he reinforced Chartres and Châteaudun. Around 960, he built Saumur. By his death, he had built a vast power on the Loire, dominating central France.

His daughter Emma brought him the county of Provins, nucleus of the later county of Champagne.

Family

His wife, Luitgarde of Vermandois, was the widow of William I of Normandy. She married Theobald between 942 and 945 and bore him four children:

   * Theobald (d. 962)
   * Hugh, Archbishop of Bourges (d. 985)
   * Odo (d. 996), count of Blois
   * Emma (d. 1003), married William IV of Aquitaine

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THIBAUT [II] de Blois, son of THIBAUT [I] "l'Ancien" Vicomte de Tours & his first wife ---] ([910]-16 Jan [975/77]). "Le comte Thibault père de Thibault" relinquished rights relating to "les terres de Vancé, de Joué, de Martigny et de Berthenay" to Tours Saint-Martin and paid for his future burial in the abbey by charter dated to [944][25]. “Ledgardis comitissa necnon Hugo episcopus et filius meus et item filius meus Odo comes” donated property to Saint-Martin de Tours, for the souls of “Theobaldi comitis quondam senioris mei…Richildis quondam sanctimonialis, eiusque filii Richardi episcopi” (referring to “dicti comitis et fratris sui Theobaldi”, in relation to Bishop Richard), by charter dated to [980][26]. This confirms that Richildis was the mother of Richard and that Richard was the brother of Thibaut. However, the absence of a phrase in the text such as “matris sui” linking “Richildis” to “Theobaldi comitis” suggests that she was not the mother of Richard´s brother Thibaut, and that therefore the brothers were born from different marriages of the same father. He succeeded [his father] in [942] as THIBAUT I "le Tricheur" Comte de Blois, Vicomte de Tours. He dominated Brittany as guardian of his nephew Drogo, after the death of his brother-in-law Alain II Duke of Brittany in 952[27]. "Domnus Tetbaldus comes Turonis" withdrew his claims to a serf in favour of the monks of Saint-Martin de Tours by charter dated 957, signed by "domni Tetbaldi comitis, Tetbaldi filii ipsius…Alberici Aurelianensium vicecomitis…"[28]. "Teutbaldi comitis, Teutbaldi junioris, Gausfredi comitis, Hugonis comitis Cenomannorum…" subscribed the charter dated Sep 960 under which "Aremburgis" donated property to Saint-Florent de Saumur[29]. He gained control of the counties of Chartres and Châteaudun in [960], and became the vassal of Lothaire King of the West Franks in 963. He was excommunicated by Odalric Archbishop of Reims in 964 for taking Coucy and other estates from the archbishopric[30]. Seigneur de Chino, de Saumur et de Beaugency. He plotted against Richard I Comte [de Normandie], who defeated his forces in [955] after the French had captured Evreux[31]. A charter dated May 974 records a donation by "comes Teutbaldus" to Saint-Florent de Saumur[32].

m ([943/44]) as her second husband, LUITGARDIS de Vermandois, widow of GUILLAUME I “Longuespée” Comte [de Normandie], daughter of HERIBERT [II] Comte de Vermandois [Carolingian] & his wife Adela [Capet] (before 925-14 Nov after 985, bur Chartres, Abbaye de Saint-Père). Rodulfus Glauber refers to the wife of Comte Guillaume as "sororem [Heribertum Trecorum comitem]", specifying that she was childless by her first husband, when recording her second marriage to "Tetbaldus"[33]. The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum refers to the wife of "Tetbaudi comitis" as "sorore Herberti Trecorum comitis"[34]. "Theobaldi comitis…Ledgardis comitisse" subscribed the charter dated 950 under which Ragnfred Bishop of Chartres donated property to Chartres Saint-Père, although the relationship between the two is not specified[35]. "Ledgardis" donated property to "Sancti Petri Carnotensis ecclesiam", for the souls of "senioris mei…comitis Tedbaldi…patris mei Heirberti, Trecassini comitis", with the consent of "archipresule…Hugone et…comite Odone, filiis meis", by charter dated 5 Feb 978, signed by "…Emma comitissa Pictavæ urbis…"[36]. “Ledgardis comitissa necnon Hugo episcopus et filius meus et item filius meus Odo comes” donated property to Saint-Martin de Tours, for the souls of “Theobaldi comitis quondam senioris mei…Richildis quondam sanctimonialis, eiusque filii Richardi episcopi” (referring to “dicti comitis et fratris sui Theobaldi”, in relation to Bishop Richard), by charter dated to [980][37]. "Hugonis ducis, Odonis comitis, Hugonis sanctæ Bituricensis archipræsulis, Letgardis comitissæ, Bertæ comitissæ, Gauzfridi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated 985 under which "Robertus" donated property to "Sancti Petri Carnotensis", on the advice of "Odonem, simul cum sua matre Ledgarde, pariterque dominam meam Bertam, ipsius æque coniugem"[38]. The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVIII Kal Dec" of "Letgardis comitissa"[39].

Comte Thibaut & his wife had five children:

1. THIBAUT de Blois (-killed in battle [Sep 960/962]). "Domnus Tetbaldus comes Turonis" withdrew his claims to a serf in favour of the monks of Saint-Martin de Tours by charter dated 957, signed by "domni Tetbaldi comitis, Tetbaldi filii ipsius…Alberici Aurelianensium vicecomitis…"[40]. "Teutbaldi comitis, Teutbaldi junioris, Gausfredi comitis, Hugonis comitis Cenomannorum…" subscribed the charter dated Sep 960 under which "Aremburgis" donated property to Saint-Florent de Saumur[41].

2. HUGUES de Blois (-2 Jan 986). "Hugonis archiepiscopi filii Theobaldi comitis" subscribed the charter dated 950 under which Ragnfred Bishop of Chartres donated property to Chartres Saint-Père[42]. The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "IV Non Jan" of "Hugo Bituricensis archiepiscopus filius comitisse Legardis", recording that they jointly donated "Gesiacum…predia"[43]. Archbishop of Bourges 965-985. "Ledgardis" donated property to "Sancti Petri Carnotensis ecclesiam", for the souls of "senioris mei…comitis Tedbaldi…patris mei Heirberti, Trecassini comitis", with the consent of "archipresule…Hugone et…comite Odone, filiis meis", by charter dated 5 Feb 978, signed by "…Emma comitissa Pictavæ urbis…"[44]. "Hugonis ducis, Odonis comitis, Hugonis sanctæ Bituricensis archipræsulis, Letgardis comitissæ, Bertæ comitissæ, Gauzfridi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated 985 under which "Robertus" donated property to "Sancti Petri Carnotensis", on the advice of "Odonem, simul cum sua matre Ledgarde, pariterque dominam meam Bertam, ipsius æque coniugem"[45]. The necrology of Chartres Cathedral records the death “IV Non Jan” of “Hugo Bituricensis archiepiscopus et canonicus Sanctæ Mariæ”[46].

3. EUDES de Blois (-Châteaudun [12 Feb/4 Jul][47] 995, bur Tours, Abbaye de Saint-Martin, Marmoutier). "Odonis comitis filii Theobaldi comitis" subscribed the charter dated 950 under which Ragnfred Bishop of Chartres donated property to Chartres Saint-Père[48]. Rodulfus Glaber names "Odo…filius Tetbaldi Carnotensis cognomento fallacis", recording that he was "chief among the rebels…who rebelled against the king [Robert I] from positions that should have made them humble"[49]. Rodulfus Glauber names "Odonem" son of "Tetbaldus [et] sororem [Heribertum Trecorum comitem]"[50]. Ademar names "Odonis Campanensis" as brother of "Emma", mother of Guillaume Duke of Aquitaine[51]. Odalric Archbishop of Reims granted him Coucy after recovering it from Eudes's father[52]. He succeeded his father as EUDES I Comte de Blois, de Chartres, de Châteaudun, de Tours, de Beauvais et de Dreux. "Odo comes…" signed a charter dated Feb 977 of Chartres Saint-Père[53]. "Odoni comitis…" signed a charter dated Oct 977 relating to Bourgeuil[54]. "Ledgardis" donated property to "Sancti Petri Carnotensis ecclesiam", for the souls of "senioris mei…comitis Tedbaldi…patris mei Heirberti, Trecassini comitis", with the consent of "archipresule…Hugone et…comite Odone, filiis meis", by charter dated 5 Feb 978, signed by "…Emma comitissa Pictavæ urbis…"[55]. Seigneur de Chinon et de Saumur. "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"[56]. A letter of Gerbert dated 983 records that "Heriberti Trecassini et Oddonis comitis filii Tedbaldi" were enemies of "Adelbero Remonis archiepiscopus"[57], while a letter dated to mid-985 records that "Ottonem, Heribertum" made peace with the archbishop[58]. A letter of Gerbert dated to [late 986/early 987] records that "O et Heribertus comites" were part of the council of Emma Queen of France[59]. It is assumed that "Oddonis/Ottonem/O" all refer to the same person. Rodolfus Glaber records his place of burial when stating that his son Eudes II was buried next to his father[60]. m ([978/80]) as her first husband, BERTHE of Burgundy, daughter of CONRAD I “le Pacifique” King of Burgundy [Welf] & his second wife Mathilde de France [Carolingian] ([964/965]-16 Jan after 1010). The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names "Berta filia Conradi regis Burgundiæ" wife of "Odone comite Carnotensium"[61]. Rodulfus Glauber names "Odo natus ex filia Chuonradi regis Austrasiorum, Berta nomine"[62]. The date of her marriage is suggested by the charter dated 3 May 983 under which "Odo comes" restored "villam…Culturas" to the abbey of Marmoutier, signed by "Berte comitisse uxoris eius, majoris filii eius Teutboldi, minoris filii eius Odonis adhuc in cunabulo quiescentis"[63]. "Hugonis ducis, Odonis comitis, Hugonis sanctæ Bituricensis archipræsulis, Letgardis comitissæ, Bertæ comitissæ, Gauzfridi vicecomitis…" subscribed the charter dated 985 under which "Robertus" donated property to "Sancti Petri Carnotensis", on the advice of "Odonem, simul cum sua matre Ledgarde, pariterque dominam meam Bertam, ipsius æque coniugem"[64]. 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"[65]. She married secondly ([late 996/early 997], divorced [1003/05]) as his second wife, Robert II King of France. Richer records that King Robert married "Berta Odonis uxor"[66]. "Bertæ reginæ, Odonis comitis filii eius…" subscribed the charter dated 1004 under which "Gislebertus prepositus" recorded a donation[67]. "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"[68]. The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVII Kal Feb" of "Berta mater Odonis comitis"[69]. Comte Eudes I & his wife had [six] children:

a) [ROBERT de Blois (-[989/95]). "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[70]. Lex suggests that this document was a 12th century falsification and that that this supposed eldest son Robert did not exist[71]. This position is supported by the charter dated 3 May 983 under which "Odo comes" restored "villam…Culturas" to the abbey of Marmoutier, signed by "Berte comitisse uxoris eius, majoris filii eius Teutboldi, minoris filii eius Odonis adhuc in cunabulo quiescentis"[72].]

b) THIBAUT de Blois ([979/81]-11 Jul 1004, bur Chartres Saint-Père). "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"[73]. "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[74]. He succeeded his father in 995 as THIBAUT II Comte de Blois. 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"[75]. He resigned in favour of his younger brother and became a priest. A charter dated to before 1024 records that "comes Tedbaldus" was buried "in capitulo Sancti Petri" at the feet of "fratris sui Teoderici"[76].

c) EUDES de Blois ([982/83]-15 Nov 1037). "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"[77]. He succeeded his brother as EUDES II Comte de Blois, de Chartres, de Châteaudun, de Tours, de Beauvais.

- see below.

d) AGNES de Blois . "La reine Berthe et ses enfants Thibaud, Eudes et Agnès" confirmed a donation to Bourgeuil by Emma Ctss de Poitiers dated Sep 1001[78]. A charter dated to before 1024 records that "Odonis comitis, Bertæ matris suæ, Agnetis filiæ ipsius" subscribed a charter dated to before 1024 recording a donation to Chartres Saint-Père "in capitulo Sancti Petri" at the feet of "fratris sui Teoderici"[79]. [A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records that "Wido…comes de Thoarcio, vicecomitis Ebles filius" married "Agnete" who brought him "terram…de Salmuriaco" from "Odone patre comite Turonensi"[80]. It should be noted that the genealogy of the vicomtes de Thouars which is included in this document cannot be fitted into the family which has been reconstructed from other primary sources and is shown in the document AQUITAINE NOBILITY. Its accuracy is therefore open to doubt. m GUY Vicomte de Thouars, son of EBLES Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Altrude de Limoges.]

e) THIERRY de Blois (-[996/Sep 1101], bur Chartres Saint-Père). A charter dated to before 1024 records that "comes Tedbaldus" was buried "in capitulo Sancti Petri" at the feet of "fratris sui Teoderici"[81].

f) LANDRY de Blois (-after 27 Sep 1007). A charter of Robert II King of France dated 1007 confirmed the properties of "ecclesia B. Mariæ Bellimontis…sita a castro Patris Martini" near Tours including the donation of "Liuziam" [Luzé] with the consent of "Odonis comitis et fratris sui Landrici"[82].

4. EMMA de Blois ([953]-1 Aug, 1004 or later). The Chronicle of Adémar de Chabannes records the marriage of "Willelmum" (son of "Willelmo Capite stupæ") and "filiam Tetbaldi Campenensis…Emmam"[83]. The Chronicle of Saint-Maxence names "filiam Tetbaudi Campanensis…Emmam sive Emelinam" as the wife of "Willelmu duce…Caput Stupæ…filium eius Willelmum"[84]. She inherited property near Vernon in eastern Normandy from her mother which she gave to the abbey of Bourgueil in Aquitaine[85]. Her dowry in 968 was Chinon. "Vuillelmus dux Aquitanorum" donated property to Saint-Jean d'Angély for the soul of "…uxore mea Emma…" by charter dated [971][86]. She fled Poitou between 976 and 988 because of the adulterous behaviour of her husband[87]. "Ledgardis" donated property to "Sancti Petri Carnotensis ecclesiam", for the souls of "senioris mei…comitis Tedbaldi…patris mei Heirberti, Trecassini comitis", with the consent of "archipresule…Hugone et…comite Odone, filiis meis", by charter dated 5 Feb 978, signed by "…Emma comitissa Pictavæ urbis…"[88]. "Willelmus Aquitanorum comes et dux et uxor mea Hemma et filius noster equivocus Willelmus" donated property to Saint-Maixent by charter dated Dec 992[89]. "Emme matris eius" subscribed the donation by "Willelmus dux Aquitanorum" of property to St Cyprien, Poitiers by charter dated [990/1004][90]. She confirmed her son's 27 Dec 1003 donation of Bretignolle to the Abbey of Bourgueil, but according to Richard she was still alive when her first grandson was born in 1004[91]. A necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "Kal Aug" of "Emma comitissa, Burgulii"[92]. m ([968]) GUILLAUME IV "Fier-à-Bras" Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME II Comte de Poitou], son of GUILLAUME III “Tête d'Etoupes” Duke of Aquitaine [GUILLAUME I Comte de Poitou] & his wife Adela [Gerloc] [de Normandie] ([937]-Saint-Maixent 995 after May, bur Abbaye de Saint-Maixent).

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Theobald I (died 16 January between 975 and 978), called the Cheat(er) or the Trickster (le Tricheur), was the first count of Blois, Chartres, and Châteaudun from 960, and Tours from 945.

Theobald was initially a vassal of Hugh the Great, Duke of France. Around 945, he captured King Louis IV to the benefit of Hugh. In return for freedom, the king granted him the city of Laon. He took the title of "count" in Tours. He seized Chartres and Châteaudun and remarried his sister to Fulk II of Anjou. In 958, he met Fulk in Verron and the two described themselves as "governor and administrator [of the] kingdom [of Neustria]" and comites Dei gratia ("counts by the grace of God").

Theobald's sister married Alan II of Brittany and Theobald governed the duchy during the minority of her son Drogo. Thus, Theobald extended his influence all the way to Rennes.

In 960, he began opposing Richard I of Normandy and entered into a long war with the Normans. In 961, he attacked Évreux. The Normans responded by attacking Dunois. In 962, he launched an assault on Rouen which failed. The Normans burned Chartres in response. He took control of the fortresses of Saint-Aignan in the Loir-et-Cher , Vierzon, and Anguillon in Berry.

During the minority of Hugh Capet, he reinforced Chartres and Châteaudun. Around 960, he built Saumur. By his death, he had built a vast power on the Loire, dominating central France.

His daughter Emma brought him the county of Provins, nucleus of the later county of Champagne.

His wife, Luitgarde of Vermandois, was the widow of William I of Normandy. She married Theobald between 942 and 945 and bore him four children:

Theobald (d. 962)

Hugh, Archbishop of Bourges (d. 985)

Odo (d. 996), count of Blois

Emma (d. 1003), married William IV of Aquitaine

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Theobald I of Blois

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Theobald I (died 16 January between 975 and 978), called the Cheat(er) or the Trickster (le Tricheur), was the first count of Blois, Chartres, and Châteaudun from 960, and Tours from 945.

Theobald was initially a vassal of Hugh the Great, Duke of France. Around 945, he captured King Louis IV to the benefit of Hugh. In return for freedom, the king granted him the city of Laon. He took the title of "count" in Tours. He seized Chartres and Châteaudun and remarried his sister to Fulk II of Anjou. In 958, he met Fulk in Verron and the two described themselves as "governor and administrator [of the] kingdom [of Neustria]" and comites Dei gratia ("counts by the grace of God").

Theobald's sister married Alan II of Brittany and Theobald governed the duchy during the minority of her son Drogo. Thus, Theobald extended his influence all the way to Rennes.

In 960, he began opposing Richard I of Normandy and entered into a long war with the Normans. In 961, he attacked Évreux. The Normans responded by attacking Dunois. In 962, he launched an assault on Rouen which failed. The Normans burned Chartres in response. He took control of the fortresses of Saint-Aignan in the Loir-et-Cher , Vierzon, and Anguillon in Berry.

During the minority of Hugh Capet, he reinforced Chartres and Châteaudun. Around 960, he built Saumur. By his death, he had built a vast power on the Loire, dominating central France.

His daughter Emma brought him the county of Provins, nucleus of the later county of Champagne.

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His wife, Luitgarde of Vermandois, was the widow of William I of Normandy. She married Theobald between 942 and 945 and bore him four children:

Theobald (d. 962)

Hugh, Archbishop of Bourges (d. 985)

Odo (d. 996), count of Blois

Emma (d. 1003), married William IV of Aquitaine

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Count Of Blois Theobald CHAMPAGNE I7,15,20,21,32,64,81,85,99,115,117,122,504,564 was born about 904 in Blois, France.20,28 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth] [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death] He died on 16 Jan 977/78.20,81,115 He was also known as Theobald I The Old Ct Of Blois.28,133,136,1020,2020 He was also known as Theobald I Of Blois.243,842 He was christened in Blois (Blesae) Loir Et Cher (North Central France). Name Prefix:<NPFX> Count of Blois

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Theobald I (died 16 January between 975 and 978), called the Cheat(er) or the Trickster (le Tricheur), was the first count of Blois, Chartres, and Châteaudun from 960, and Tours from 945.

Theobald was initially a vassal of Hugh the Great, Duke of France. Around 945, he captured King Louis IV to the benefit of Hugh. In return for freedom, the king granted him the city of Laon. He took the title of "count" in Tours. He seized Chartres and Châteaudun and remarried his sister to Fulk II of Anjou. In 958, he met Fulk in Verron and the two described themselves as "governor and administrator [of the] kingdom [of Neustria]" and comites Dei gratia ("counts by the grace of God").

Theobald's sister married Alan II of Brittany and Theobald governed the duchy during the minority of her son Drogo. Thus, Theobald extended his influence all the way to Rennes.

In 960, he began opposing Richard I of Normandy and entered into a long war with the Normans. In 961, he attacked Évreux. The Normans responded by attacking Dunois. In 962, he launched an assault on Rouen which failed. The Normans burned Chartres in response. He took control of the fortresses of Saint-Aignan in the Loir-et-Cher, Vierzon, and Anguillon in Berry.

During the minority of Hugh Capet, he reinforced Chartres and Châteaudun. Around 960, he built Saumur. By his death, he had built a vast power on the Loire, dominating central France.

His daughter Emma brought him the county of Provins, nucleus of the later county of Champagne.

[edit] Family

His wife, Luitgarde of Vermandois, was the widow of William I of Normandy. She married Theobald between 942 and 945 and bore him four children:

Theobald (d. 962)

Hugh, Archbishop of Bourges (d. 985)

Odo (d. 996), count of Blois

Emma (d. 1003), married William IV of Aquitaine

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Theobald the Trickster

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Thibaut I "le Tricheur" of BLOIS Count of Blois [Parents] 1, 2 was born 912 in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France. He died 16 Jan 978 in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France. Thibaut married Luitgarde de VERMANDOIS on 949 in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France.

Luitgarde de VERMANDOIS [Parents] 1, 2 was born 924 in Vermandois, Normandie, France. She died after 16 Aug 979. Luitgarde married Thibaut I "le Tricheur" of BLOIS Count of Blois on 949 in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France.

   Other marriages:
       NORMANDY, Guillaume I "Longue Epe" of

They had the following children:

     		M 	i 	Eudes I of BLOIS was born 950 and died 12 Mar 996.
     		F 	ii 	Emma of BLOIS was born 952.
     		F 	iii 	Hildegarde of BLOIS was born 954 and died 1020.

Sources:

Weis, Frederick Lewis, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (7th ed., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.), 49-19, 136-19, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 W426 1992.

2Moriarty, George Andrews, The Plantagenet Ancestry of King Edward III and Queen Philippa (Salt Lake City: Mormon Pioneer Genealogy Society, 1985.), p. 36, Family History Library, 929.242 P694m.

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Theobald I (died 16 January between 975 and 978), called the Cheat(er) or the Trickster (le Tricheur), was the first count of Blois, Chartres, and Châteaudun from 960, and Tours from 945.

Theobald was initially a vassal of Hugh the Great, Duke of France. Around 945, he captured King Louis IV to the benefit of Hugh. In return for freedom, the king granted him the city of Laon. He took the title of "count" in Tours. He seized Chartres and Châteaudun and remarried his sister to Fulk II of Anjou. In 958, he met Fulk in Verron and the two described themselves as "governor and administrator [of the] kingdom [of Neustria]" and comites Dei gratia ("counts by the grace of God").

Theobald's sister married Alan II of Brittany and Theobald governed the duchy during the minority of her son Drogo. Thus, Theobald extended his influence all the way to Rennes.

In 960, he began opposing Richard I of Normandy and entered into a long war with the Normans. In 961, he attacked Évreux. The Normans responded by attacking Dunois. In 962, he launched an assault on Rouen which failed. The Normans burned Chartres in response. He took control of the fortresses of Saint-Aignan in the Loir-et-Cher , Vierzon, and Anguillon in Berry.

During the minority of Hugh Capet, he reinforced Chartres and Châteaudun. Around 960, he built Saumur. By his death, he had built a vast power on the Loire, dominating central France.

His daughter Emma brought him the county of Provins, nucleus of the later county of Champagne.

His wife, Luitgarde of Vermandois, was the widow of William I of Normandy. She married Theobald between 942 and 945 and bore him four children:

Theobald (d. 962)

Hugh, Archbishop of Bourges (d. 985)

Odo (d. 996), count of Blois

Emma (d. 1003), married William IV of Aquitaine -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobald_I_of_Blois -------------------- (Vi)comte de Tours

Comte de Blois, de Chateaudun et de Chartres

Seigneur de Montau en Laonois, de Vierzon et de Sancerre en Berry -------------------- Known as Theobald I de Blois on this site -http://cybergata.com/roots/1040.htm

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobald_I,_Count_of_Blois

Theobald I (913–978), called the Cheat(er) or the Trickster (le Tricheur), was the first count of Blois, Chartres, and Châteaudun from 960, and Tours from 945.


Theobald was initially a vassal of Hugh the Great, Duke of France. Around 945, he captured King Louis IV to the benefit of Hugh. In return for freedom, the king granted him the city of Laon. He took the title of "count" in Tours. He seized Chartres and Châteaudun and remarried his sister to Fulk II of Anjou. In 958, he met Fulk in Verron and the two described themselves as "governor and administrator [of the] kingdom [of Neustria]" and comites Dei gratia ("counts by the grace of God").


Theobald's sister married Alan II of Brittany and Theobald governed the duchy during the minority of her son Drogo. Thus, Theobald extended his influence all the way to Rennes.


In 960, he began opposing Richard I of Normandy and entered into a long war with the Normans. In 961, he attacked Évreux. The Normans responded by attacking Dunois. In 962, he launched an assault on Rouen which failed. The Normans burned Chartres in response. He took control of the fortresses of Saint-Aignan in the Loir-et-Cher, Vierzon, and Anguillon in Berry.


During the minority of Hugh Capet, he reinforced Chartres and Châteaudun. Around 960, he built Saumur. By his death, he had built a vast power on the Loire, dominating central France.


His daughter Emma brought him the county of Provins, nucleus of the later county of Champagne.


Family


His wife, Luitgarde of Vermandois, was the widow of William I of Normandy. She married Theobald between 942 and 945 and bore him four children:

Theobald (d. 962)
Hugh, Archbishop of Bourges (d. 985)
Odo (d. 996), count of Blois
Emma (d. 1003), married William IV of Aquitaine

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobald_I_of_Blois

And in French: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thibaud_Ier_de_Blois

Theobald I (died 16 January between 975 and 978), called the Cheat(er) or the Trickster (le Tricheur), was the first count of Blois, Chartres, and Châteaudun from 960, and Tours from 945.

Theobald was initially a vassal of Hugh the Great, Duke of France. Around 945, he captured King Louis IV to the benefit of Hugh. In return for freedom, the king granted him the city of Laon. He took the title of "count" in Tours. He seized Chartres and Châteaudun and remarried his sister to Fulk II of Anjou. In 958, he met Fulk in Verron and the two described themselves as "governor and administrator [of the] kingdom [of Neustria]" and comites Dei gratia ("counts by the grace of God").

Theobald's sister married Alan II of Brittany and Theobald governed the duchy during the minority of her son Drogo. Thus, Theobald extended his influence all the way to Rennes.

In 960, he began opposing Richard I of Normandy and entered into a long war with the Normans. In 961, he attacked Évreux. The Normans responded by attacking Dunois. In 962, he launched an assault on Rouen which failed. The Normans burned Chartres in response. He took control of the fortresses of Saint-Aignan in the Loir-et-Cher, Vierzon, and Anguillon in Berry.

During the minority of Hugh Capet, he reinforced Chartres and Châteaudun. Around 960, he built Saumur. By his death, he had built a vast power on the Loire, dominating central France.

His daughter Emma brought him the county of Provins, nucleus of the later county of Champagne.

[edit] Family

His wife, Luitgarde of Vermandois, was the widow of William I of Normandy. She married Theobald between 942 and 945 and bore him four children:

   * Theobald (d. 962)
   * Hugh, Archbishop of Bourges (d. 985)
   * Odo (d. 996), count of Blois
   * Emma (d. 1003), married William IV of Aquitaine

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/590538/Theobald-I

Theobald earned his nickname “the Cheat” fighting with his neighbours, among them the kings of France, the dukes of Normandy, and the church of Reims. He seized the area around Blois about 940 and later augmented his holdings with the counties of Chartres and Châteaudun. In 945 Hugh the Great made Theobald responsible for holding the French king Louis IV prisoner.

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CENTRAL%20FRANCE.htm#ThibautIdied975 -------------------- Theobald I (913–975), called the Trickster (le Tricheur meaning cheater), was the first count of Blois, Chartres, and Châteaudun as well as count of Tours.

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Life[edit]

Theobald I was the son of Theobald le Vieux of Blois,[a][1] who from 908 on was viscomte of Tours.[2] His wife, and the mother of Theobald was Richildis, a great-granddaughter of Rorgon I, Count of Maine.[1] Theobald I was initially a vassal of Hugh the Great, Duke of France.[3] Around 945, Louis IV was captured by Northmen and given over to Hugh the Great, who placed the king in Theobald's custody.[3] After about a year in his vassal's custody king Louis negotiated his freedom by offering Hugh the city of Laon which Hugh then gave to Theobald.[4] Theobald was the count of Tours from 942, was also count of Blois and in 960 count of Châteaudun and Chartres.[5]

Theobald's sister had married Alan II of Nantes, the Duke of Brittany, giving Theobald influence all the way to Rennes.[6] However the death of Alan II left a void in Brittany and left it vulnerable to encroachment by either the Normans or the Angevins.[7] Theobald made an alliance with Fulk II of Anjou which gave him control of Saumur a strategic citadel located between the Loire and Thouet rivers guarding the Angevin march.[7] This included control of the monastery of Saint-Florent inside the walls of Saumur.[7] In turn the recently widowed Fulk married Theobald's sister, the widow of Alan II of Nantes.[7]

In 960, he began opposing Richard I of Normandy and entered into a long war with the Normans. In 961, he attacked Évreux. The Normans responded by attacking Dunois. In 962, he launched an assault on Rouen which failed. The Normans burned Chartres in response. He took control of the fortresses of Saint-Aignan in the Loir-et-Cher, Vierzon, and Anguillon in Berry. During the minority of Hugh Capet, he reinforced Chartres and Châteaudun. By his death, he had built a vast power on the Loire, dominating central France.

About 943-44,[8] he married Luitgarde of Vermandois, widow of William I of Normandy.[9] She was the daughter of Herbert II, Count of Vermandois and Hildebrand of France, daughter of king Robert I of France.[10] Her half-brother was Hugh the Great Duke of France.[11]

Family[edit]

He and his wife Luitgarde of Vermandois had four children: Theobald (d. 962).[8] Hugh, Archbishop of Bourges (d. 985).[8] Odo (d. 995), succeeded his father as Count of Blois.[8] Emma (d. aft. 1003), married William IV of Aquitaine.[b][8]

Notes[edit]

a.Jump up ^ Theobald was also called Theobald 'the Elder' who in 878 replaced Warnegald as viscount in Maine, quite probably on the basis of his marriage to a Rorgonid cousin Richildis. See: Pierre Riché, The Carolingians (1993), p. 237. b.Jump up ^ His daughter Emma brought him the county of Provins, nucleus of the later county of Champagne.

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Theobald I "le Tricheur" de Blois Count of Champagne's Timeline

913
913
Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France
938
938
Age 25
Champagne, France
940
940
Age 27
Blois,Loir-Et-Cher,Orleanais Centre,France
942
942
Age 29
Ouilly Basset,Normandie,,France
943
943
Age 30
Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
944
944
Age 31
Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France
947
947
Age 34
Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
950
950
Age 37
Marmoutier, Alsace, France
976
January 16, 976
Age 63
Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France
977
977
Age 63
France