|Cte Albert I DE NAMUR
Cte Albert I DE NAMUR 1
- Married: Abt 990
- Died: Before 1011
Compiler's 26/28/29/30/31 x great-grandfather
Albert, Gislebert and Ratbod are named as sons of Comte Robert in a charter dated 981.
He succeeded as ALBERT I Comte de Namur. "Otto…rex" confirmed the privileges of Brogne abbey "in pago Lomacensis situm" by charter dated 992 which names "comiti…Namuci Adelberto".
His date of death is suggested by a record, dated to 1011, of a monk from St Vaast d'Arras dreaming of hell where he recognised "Albertum Namucensium comitatui" being tortured, the episode being incorporated into a circular letter from Richard Bishop of Verdun to all abbeys. 2
Albert married Ermengarde CAROLING de Lorraine, daughter of Charles CAROLING, Duc de Lorraine, and Adelais DE TROYES, about 990. (Ermengarde CAROLING was born between 970 and 975 in Lower Lorraine, France and died after 1013.)
1 Comtes de Namur, Basse-Lotharingie (duché d'Empire), comté puis marquisat (Margraviat), Etienne Pattou, 2008, p. 3.
2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Albert.