Robert "the Strong", Count of Anjou and Blois[1, 2, 3]

Male - 866


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  • History birth to death 
    • Robert's name was also spelt Rutpert IV "der Tapfer" or "der Starke" in German. Robert's name was also spelt Robert "le Fort" in French. He is now often refereed to as Robert the Strong in English.
      [2, 4]
    • He was also the Rutpert IV, Count in Wormsgau. [2]
    • He was living in 836. [2]
    • In 852, he was appointed the Lay Abbot of St. Martin de Marmoutier near Tours. [4]
    • In 858/859, he revolted against Charles the Bald, inviting Charles' brother Ludwig to invade Neustria. After the brothers made peace, Robert was restored to favor and given the defense of Neustria against the Normans. [5]
    Died 15 Sep 866  [2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • He was killed in the Battle of Brissarthe against the Normans. [2, 6]
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Person ID I3002  | Boudreau Line, Roy Line
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2019 

    Father Rutpert III, Count of Wormsgau,   d. Abt 834 
    Mother Waldrada of OrlĂ©ans 
    Married 808 
    Family ID F2396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 unknown wife  [2
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F8068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Adelaide of Alsace and Tours,   b. Abt 819,   d. Abt 866  (Age ~ 47 years)  [2, 4, 7
    Married Abt 864  [7
    Children 
     1. Odo or Eudes, King of the Franks,   b. 856,   d. 898  (Age 42 years)
     2. Robert I, Duke of France,   b. 866, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 923, Soissons, Hauts-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Regilinda
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F2390  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death: Sewell gives his death date as 25 July 866. [6]
    • Death: Moriarty (1953) gives his death date as October 866. [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2002] ------------- Secondary Sources -------------.

    2. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982).

    3. [S2000] ------------- Sources Below not Reviewed -------------.

    4. [S1495] Rubincam, Milton. "Ancestry of Robert the Strong, Count of Anjou and Blois" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume CXVII, October 1963).

    5. [S1494] Moriarty, G. Andrews. "The Origin of Capet and Plantagenet" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume CVII, October 1953).

    6. [S65] Sewell, Robert James. Sewell: A History of the Sewell Family from the Earliest Times, (unknown: manuscript, March 2008).

    7. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002).



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