Robert DE VERMANDOIS, Comte de Meaux et de Troyes
- Born: Abt 918, Meaux, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
- Married: Bef 950
- Died: 29 Aug 968, Troyes, Aube, Champagne, France
Also called Cte Robert I DE MEAUX et de Troyes.
compiler's 28/30/31/32/33 x great grandfather
"Rodberti filium Heriberti comitis" witnessed a charter of "Gauzfredus comes" dated Jul 940.
Under the division of the territories organised subsequent to his father's death in 943, Robert became Comte de Meaux. He became Comte de Troyes in 956 on the death of his father-in-law, by right of his wife. Richer names "Robertus Trecarum princeps, Heriberti tiranni filius, Hugonis vero abdicate frater" when recording his rebellion against King Lothaire and capture of Dijon in 959. The Chronicon Sancti Petri Vivi Senonensis records that “Rotbertum comitem” expelled “Ansegisum Trecarum Episcopus” who sought refuge “in Saxoniam ad Ottonem Imperatorem”, dated to 959. Otto I King of Germany sent his son Bruno to besiege Troyes, and King Lothar attacked Dijon which capitulated in 960. "Gaufridus…Andecavorum comes" issued a charter dated 19 Jun 966 subscribed by "Roberti comitis Trecassinorum…". 1
Robert married Adelaïs (Wera) DE VERGY, daughter of Cte Giselbert DE CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE et de Troyes, Duc des Bourguignons, and Ermengarde DE BOURGOGNE, before 950. (Adelaïs DE VERGY was born in 914 in Auxerre, Yonne, Bourgogne, France and died after 19 Aug 967.)