Héribert II CAROLING, Comte de Vermandois et de Troyes
- Born: Abt 880, Vermandois, Normandy, France
- Married: Bef 21 May 907, Vermandois, Austrasia
- Died: 23 Feb 942/3, St Quentin, Aisne, France
- Buried: St Quentin, Pas-de-Calais, France
Usually called Cte Héribert II DE VERMANDOIS et de Troyes.
compiler's 29/31/32/33/34 x great grandfather
None of the sources so far consulted state explicitly that Héribert [II] and his sister Beatrix were the children of Héribert [I] but this looks probable.
He succeeded his father in [900/907] as Comte de Meaux, de Soissons et de Vermandois. Lay Abbot of St Crépin and St Médard at Soissons.
Comte Héribert took part in the rebellion against Charles III “le Simple” King of France in 922 and tricked the ex-king into capture after he fled following his defeat near Soissons in 923. Flodoard records in 923 that "Heribertus comes" sent “Bernardum consobrinum suum” with a delegation “ad Karolum” who was “in castello suo super Somnam apud Sanctum Quintinum”, and who was detained “in...munitionem suam...Castellum Theoderici super Maternam fluvium”. Héribert consolidated his power by arranging for his young son to be made Archbishop of Reims. Comte Héribert received Péronne from Raoul King of France in 924. Together with forces of Arnoul I Count of Flanders, Héribert captured the Viking stronghold of Eu. Following this he apparently forged an alliance with Comte Rollo in , leaving his son Eudes with Rollo as a hostage. Comte Héribert unsuccessfully attempted to capture Laon in 927. He accompanied the king into Burgundy in 928, when his son Eudes was granted the county of Vienne by Ugo King of Italy. With help from Hugues "le Grand" [Capet], King Raoul subdued Vermandois and Comte Héribert made his submission to the king. In 939. Héribert joined the alliance against Louis IV King of France led by Otto I "der Große" King of Germany, who raided Frankish territory and forced King Louis to renounce his claim to the throne of Lotharingia. Together with Hugues "le Grand" [Capet], Héribert besieged Reims, forcing the restoration of his son as archbishop, and also besieged King Louis at Laon.
Flodoard records the death of "Heribertus comes" in 943 and his burial at Saint-Quentin. The necrology of Reims Cathedral records the death "VII Kal Mar" of "Heribertus comes". On his death in 943, his territories were divided between his sons by their maternal uncle Hugues "le Grand". 1
Héribert married Adèla CAPET, daughter of Robert I DE BOURGOGNE King of the West Franks and Aelis DE FRANCE, before 21 May 907 in Vermandois, Austrasia. (Adèla CAPET was born before 898 in Vermandois, Neustria and died in 931.)