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Count of Orléans From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Count of Orléans was the ruler of an area of modern France around the city of Orléans. The title was most commonly used in the Merovingian and Carolingian eras.

When Hugh Capet became King of the Franks, the county of Orléans became a part of the royal domain. The lands formed part of the appanages granted to various younger sons of Kings of France with the title Duke of Orléans

Contents 1 Merovingian counts of Orléans 2 Carolingian counts of Orléans 3 Capetian counts of Orléans 4 See also Merovingian counts of Orléans Willachar, father-in-law of Chramn son of King Chlothar I Carolingian counts of Orléans Adrian (767-824) Matfrid, count from 818, frequently dispossessed Odo I Robert the Strong Odo II, later King Hugh Capet, later King Capetian counts of Orléans Philippe of France, elder son and heir of Saint Louis (later Philip III of France)