Cte Raoul III "Le Grand" DE VALOIS et de Crépy...
- Born: Abt 1015, Vexin, Seine Inferieure, Normandie, France
- Married (1): Between 1041 and 1045
- Married (2): Abt 1061
- Died: 23 Feb 1073/4, Péronne, Somme, Picardy, France
- Buried: Montdidier, later transferred to Crépy-en-Valois, église collégiale Saint-Arnoul
Compiler's 28/29/34 x great-grandfather
The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Rodulfum" as son of "Rodulfum [filii Gauteri Albus de Albamarla]".
He succeeded [1030/35] as Comte de Valois. He headed the resistance to Henri I King of France from the death of Eudes II Comte de Blois in 1038, and as such led the campaigns of Beauvaisis in 1041. He succeeded his cousin Gauthier [III] as Comte d'Amiens et du Vexin. "Comes Rodulfus et filius meus Walterus et Simon…" donated property to Montiérender by undated charter. First conseiller in the royal council, he was one of the most powerful and influential nobles in the kingdom. He was excommunicated because of the scandal of his third marriage, he reappeared at court only in 1070. "Rodulphus…Ambianensis comes" donated property “ad Conteiense castellum” to Sainte-Marie d'Amiens, with the consent of "Simon filius meus et Gualterus, Gualteri Tyrelli natus", by charter dated 1069, subscribed by "Radulphus comes, Anna uxor eius, Gualterus Tirelli filius, Symon comitis filius...". The consent given by Gauthier Tirell suggests that he and Comte Raoul [III] held an interest in the property at Conty jointly, but if this is correct the family relationship between them has not been traced.
"Symon comes Barrensium" donated property to the abbey of Molesme for the souls of "parentum suorum Radulfi…comitis et Walterii fratris suis et matris sue Adele" by undated charter, the entry stating that "Radulfus comes" died "VIII Kal Mar". 1
Raoul married Ctse Aelis DE BAR-SUR-AUBE, daughter of Cte Nocher II DE BAR-SUR-AUBE, between 1041 and 1045. (Aelis DE BAR-SUR-AUBE was born between 1020 and 1025 in Bar-sur-Aube, Aube, Champagne, France and died on 11 Sep 1053.
Raoul also married Anna Agnesa Yaroslavna RURIK, Grand Duchess of Kiev, daughter of Yaroslav I "Mudriy" RURIK, Grandduke of Kiev, and Ingrid (Ingegerda) OLAFSDÓTTIR, Princess of Sweden, about 1061. (Anna Agnesa Yaroslavna RURIK was born in 1036 in Kiev, Ukraine, died on 5 Sep 1075/8 and was buried in Abbaye De Villiers, La-Ferte-Alais, France.)