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Eudes I, Comte de Blois

Male Abt 950 - 996  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name Eudes I  
    Suffix Comte de Blois 
    Born Abt 950 
    Gender Male 
    History Eudes was born about 950, the son of Thibaut I \'the Deceiver\', comte de Blois et Chartres, and Liutgarde/Ledgard de Vermandois. He received the title of Count Palatine, which was traditional in his family, from Lothar I, king of France. About 983 he married Bertha de Bourgogne, daughter of Conrad I, king of Bourgogne, and Mahaut de France. They had at least five children of whom Eudes II would have progeny.

    Like his relations, the counts of Vermandois, Eudes remained faithful to the Carolingians against the Capetians. Following the war between his father and Odalric, archbishop of Reims, over the castle of Coucy, he received the castle to hold it from the archbishop.

    In the wars of the 970s for control of Brittany, Eudes subjugated the county of Rennes, and Conon I \'le Tort\', duc de Bretagne, affirmed the rights of his family in the region. Around 977 his father died and he succeeded in his counties.

    In 988 Eudes assisted Charles, duc de Lorraine, in taking Laon. In 991 he abandoned the Lorrainers at Dreux and besieged Melun, belonging to Bouchard \'the Venerable\', a vassal of Hugues Capet, king of France. Hugues assembled against him with Richard I, duke of Normandy, and Foulques III \'Nerra\', comte d\'Anjou, and he had to lift the siege.

    About 995 Eudes entered into a war against Foulques III, who was already at war with Conon I of Brittany. Eudes allied with his brother-in-law Guillaume II-IV \'Fier a bras\', duc d\'Aquitaine, and Baudouin IV, Graaf van Vlaanderen. Even his old enemy Richard of Normandy joined in the war against Foulques. In the winter of 995-996 they besieged Langeais, but the arrival of the forces of the king forced their retreat. Eudes died on 12 March 996.  [1
    Died 12 Mar 996 
    Person ID I2591  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 

    Father Thibaut I \'The Deceiver\', Comte de Chartres,   b. Abt 913,   d. 16 Jan, 975  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Liutgarde (Ledgard), de Vermandois,   b. Abt 915/920,   d. Aft 16 Aug, 979, or 14 Nov, ? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Abt 943 
    Family ID F1672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertha de Bourgogne,   b. Abt 964/965,   d. Aft 1010  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Abt 983 
    Children 
    +1. Eudes II, Comte de Blois, Chartres, Troyed et Champagne,   b. 990,   d. 15 Nov 1037, Bar-le-Duc Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1670  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00020131&tree=LEO.