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Robert I of Dreux

French Monarchy
Direct Capetians
Louis VI
   Philip, Rex Filius
   Louis VII
   Henry, Archbishop of Reims
   Robert I, Count of Dreux
   Constance, Countess of Toulouse
   Philip, Archdeacon of Paris
   Peter I, Lord of Courtenay

Robert I of Dreux, nicknamed the Great (c. 1123 – 11 October 1188), was the fifth son of Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne.[1] Through his mother he was related to the Carolingians and to the Marquess William V of Montferrat.

In 1137 he received the County of Dreux as an appanage from his father. He held this title until 1184 when he granted it to his son Robert II.

In 1139 he married Agnes de Garlande.[2] In 1145, he married Hawise of Salisbury.[3] By his third marriage to Agnes de Baudemont in 1152, he received the County of Braine-sur-Vesle, and the lordships of Fère-en-Tardenois, Pontarcy, Nesle, Longueville, Quincy-en-Tardenois, Savigny, and Baudemont.[4]

Robert I participated in the Second Crusade and was at the Siege of Damascus in 1148. In 1158 he fought against the English and participated in the Siege of Séez in 1154.

Marriages and children

1.Agnes de Garlande (1122–1143), daughter of Anseau de Garlande, count of Rochefort.[5]

  • Simon (1141 – bef. 1182), lord of La Noue

2.Hawise of Salisbury (1118–1152), daughter of Walter Fitz Edward of Salisbury, Sheriff of Wiltshire

3.Agnes de Baudemont, Countess of Braine (1130 – c. 1202).[7]

  • Robert II (1154–1218), count of Dreux and Braine.[8]
  • Henry (1155–1199), bishop of Orléans
  • Alix (1156 – aft. 1217), married Raoul I, lord of Coucy
  • Philippe (1158–1217), bishop of Beauvais.[9]
  • Isabella (1160–1239), married Hugh III of Broyes
  • Peter (1161–1186)
  • William (1163 – aft. 1189), lord of Braye, Torcy, and Chilly
  • John (1164 – aft. 1189)
  • Mamilie (1166–1200)
  • Margaret (1167–?), nun

The Sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche may also have been a son (legitimate or not) of his.

Ancestry

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
16. Robert II of France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Henry I of France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17. Constance of Arles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Philip I of France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18. Yaroslav I of Kiev
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9. Anne of Kiev
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19. Ingegerd Olofsdotter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Louis VI of France
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20. Dirk III, Count of Holland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Floris I, Count of Holland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21. Othelendis of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. Bertha of Holland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22. Bernard II, Duke of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11. Gertrude of Saxony
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23. Eilika of Schweinfurt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Robert I of Dreux
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24. Otto, Count of Savoy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Amadeus II of Savoy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25. Adelaide of Susa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6. Humbert II of Savoy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26. Gerald, Count of Geneva
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13. Joan of Geneva
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27. Gisela of Geneva
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Adelaide of Maurienne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28. Reginald I, Count of Burgundy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14. William I, Count of Burgundy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29. Alice of Normandy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7. Gisela of Burgundy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. Etiennete
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes

References

  • Gislebertus of Mons, Chronicle of Hainaut, Trans. Laura Napran, Boydell Press, 2005.
  • Medieval France: an encyclopedia, Ed. William W. Kibler, Routledge, 1995.
  • Michel, Edmond, Histoire de la ville de Brie-Comte-Robert, Vol.1, Dujarric & Cie, 1902.
  • Power, Daniel, The Norman frontier in the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Robert I, Count of Dreux
Born: c. 1123 Died: 11 October 1188
New creation Count of Dreux
1137–1184
Succeeded by
Robert II
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