Robert "le Grand" DE FRANCE Seigneur de Dreux
- Born: 1124-1126, Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
- Married (1): Abt 1144
- Married (2): 1153
- Died: 12 Oct 1188, Braine, Aisne, Picardy, France
- Buried: église abbatiale de Saint-Ived, Braine, Aisne, Picardy, France
of the House of CAPET. Died 10/12 Oct 1188. From Robert the Comtes de Dreux.
The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "patruus regis Philippi, comes Robertus" when recording his marriages and children. William of Tyre names him as brother of Louis VII King of France. He left on the Second Crusade with his brother King Louis VII in Jun 1147. Regent and Comte du Perche, by right of his second wife, during the minority of her sons. Seigneur de Braine 1152, by right of his third wife. In compensation for the loss of Perche, his brother Louis VII installed him as Seigneur de Dreux in 1152. "Robertus…comes Drocarum et Brane et…et uxor mea Agnes comitissa Brane" donated revenue from property "apud Qualliacum" to Paris Hôtel-Dieu, with the consent of "Roberti filii nostri", by charter dated 1178. He resigned Dreux to his eldest son in 1184. The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "VI Id Oct" of "Robertus Drocensis comes frater Ludovici regis Francorum". The necrology of Orléans Cathedral records the death “IV Id Oct” of “Robertus comes”.
Robert married Havoise (Hawise) DE SALISBURY, daughter of Sir Walter Fitz Edward D' EVEREUX Sheriff of Wiltshire and Sibilla (Sybil) Maud DE CHAWORTH Heiress of Hesdin, about 1144. (Havoise (Hawise) DE SALISBURY was born in 1120 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England and died before 13 Jan 1152 in Braine, Aisne, Picardy, France.)
Robert also married Agnès DE BAUDÉMENT Dame de Braine, daughter of Guy DE BAUDÉMENT Seigneur de Baudément and Alix Dame de Braine, in 1153. (Agnès DE BAUDÉMENT Dame de Braine was born about 1130 in France, died in Jul 1204 and was buried in église abbatiale de Saint-Ived, Braine, Aisne, Picardy, France.)