Person:Theobald III, Count of Blois (1)

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Name Theobald III , Count of Blois
Alt Name Thibaut
Alt Name Thibault
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1012 Blois,Loir Et Cher,Orleanais Centre,France
Alt Birth[3] ABT 1019
Ancestral File Number 91R3-WS
Other? House of Blois
Death[1][2][3] 1089 Tours,Indre Et Loire,Touraine Centre,France

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Theobald III of Blois (French: Thibaut) (1012–1089) was count of Blois, Meaux and Troyes. He was son of Odo II, Count of Blois and Ermengarde of Auvergne.

Theobald inherited amongst others the counties of Blois, Tours, Chartres. Châteaudun and Sancerre, and also in Champagne: Château-Thierry, Provins and St. Florentin. His brother Stephen inherited the counties of Meaux, Troyes and Vitry-le-François.

Theobald conspired against the king of France Henry I, was beaten in 1044 and had to give up the county of Tours to regain his freedom. From then on the centre of power for the House of Blois moved to Champagne. Theobald found ways to become close to the royal court again and gain influence. He got the title of Count Palatine, which his father had used before. He used this influence to get control over his brother's possessions in Champagne that were inherited by his minor nephew Odo, Count of Champagne. Odo later joined the army of William the Conqueror, participated in the battle of Hastings, married a sister of William and became count of Aumale and Holderness.

Theobald had a position of considerable power, that increased when he married the daughter of Raoul de Valois. From 1074 onward, he left his son Henry in control of Blois, Châteaudun and Chartres.

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