Heribert I. (Vermandois)

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Heribert I (* probably 850; † November 6, 907) from the House of Carolingians was a grandson of King Bernhard of Italy through his father Pippin .


Heribert, who can be traced back to 877 in the sources, became Count of Soissons and lay abbot of the monastery of St. Crispinus in Soissons in 886/898, Count of Meaux and Madrie in 888/889 , and was during this time together with Archbishop Fulco of Reims , one of the leaders of the aristocratic opposition to the new King Odo of Paris , who was the first Robertin on the French throne from 888–898 .

On January 28, 893, the anniversary of Charlemagne's death, Heribert and Fulco crowned Karl the Simple-Minded , the son of Ludwig the Stalker, as the Counter-King, a measure that was only successful after Odo's death in 898, among other things because Odo gradually after the partisans of Charles on his side, including finally Heribert, to whom he handed over the important county of Vermandois in 896 . After acquiring the Vermandois, Heribert expanded his power to the Champagne region without being held accountable by the king.

On June 28th, 896, he killed Count Rodulfus from the House of Flanders in a dispute over Vermandois . Like Fulco von Reims, Heribert was murdered a few years later on November 6, 907 on behalf of Count Baldwin II of Flanders , an older brother of Rodulfus.

Heribert's wife is unknown. He may have had a son and three daughters, but there are no direct sources for this:


  • Eduard Hlawitschka , The ancestors of the high medieval German kings, emperors and their wives I / 2, Hanover 2006, pages 288 and 411
  • Rudolf Schieffer : The Carolingians. 3rd revised and expanded edition. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart et al. 2000, ISBN 3-17-016480-5 ( Kohlhammer-Urban-Taschenbücher 411).
  • Detlev Schwennicke, European Family Tables , New Series I / 1, Frankfurt am Main 1998, Table 7
  • Christian Settipani , La préhistoire des Capétiens (1993), pp. 220-222

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  1. So u. a. Eduard Hlawitschka . It is doubtful whether Heribert was married to a Bertha von Morvois . For the usefulness of this information cf. the article on Bertha. Settipani mentions the name Liutgardis (p. 227, footnote 265), see also the Medieval Lands website.
  2. So Schwennicke; Settipani does not name the mean nameless daughter. Whether Beatrix was Heribert's daughter is controversial, see there.
  3. cf. E. Hlawitschka, Die Ahnen I / 2, pp. 277f and 408 as well as comments by S. Baldwin in "Henry Project".
predecessor Office successor
Rodulfus Count of Vermandois
Heribert II.
newly built Count of Soissons
886 / 898–907
Heribert II (Vermandois)
Theodebert Count of Meaux
888 / 889-907
Heribert II (Vermandois)
Theodebert Count of Madrie
888 / 889–907