Person:Ralph de Vermandois (1)

Ralph I of Vermandois, Count of Vermandois
b.Est 1088
d.14 Oct 1152
m. 1078
  1. Maud de VermandoisEst 1080 -
  2. Agnes de VermandoisEst 1082 - Aft 1127
  3. Constance de VermandoisEst 1084 - Aft 1118
  4. Isabelle de VermandoisAbt 1085 - 1131
  5. Ralph I of Vermandois, Count of VermandoisEst 1088 - 1152
  6. Henry de Vermandois, Lord of ChaumontEst 1090 - 1130
  7. Simon de VermandoisEst 1092 - 1148
  8. William de VermandoisEst 1094 - Aft 1096
  9. Beatrix de VermandoisEst 1096 - Aft 1144
  • HRalph I of Vermandois, Count of VermandoisEst 1088 - 1152
  • WEléonore of BloisAbt 1104 - 1147
m. Bet 1124 and 1125
m. 1142
  1. Ralph II _____, Count of Vermandois1145 - 1176
  2. Eleonore _____, de VermandoisAbt 1148 - 1213
  3. Elizabeth _____, Countess of Vermandois
m. 1152
Facts and Events
Name Ralph I of Vermandois, Count of Vermandois
Alt Name Raoul I de Vermandois
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] Est 1088
Marriage Bet 1124 and 1125 to Eléonore of Blois
Marriage 1142 to Petronilla _____, of Aquitaine
Marriage 1152 to Laurette of Flanders
Death[1] 14 Oct 1152
Burial[2] Crépy-en-Valois, Oise, FranceSaint Arnould
Reference Number[1] Q947423?

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Ralph I of Vermandois (French: Raoul Ier) (d. 14 October 1152) was Count of Vermandois. He was a son of Hugh, Count of Vermandois and his wife, Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois. Ralph was a grandson of Henry I of France, while Ralph‘s mother had been the heiress to Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois.

Ralph’s paternal uncle was Philip I of France. Through him Ralph was a first cousin of Louis VI of France and a first cousin once removed of Louis VII of France.

Ralph served as the seneschal of France during the reign of Louis VII. Under pressure from the queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Louis allowed Ralph to repudiate his wife, Eleanor of Champagne, sister of Stephen, King of England, in favor of Eleanor of Aquitaine's sister, Petronilla of Aquitaine. This led to a war with Theobald II of Champagne, who was the brother of Ralph's first wife Eleanor. The war lasted two years (1142–44) and ended with the occupation of Champagne by the royal army.

Ralph and Petronilla were excommunicated by Pope Innocent II for a marriage deemed illegitimate, overriding three bishops who had already annulled Ralph's prior marriage. In 1148, Pope Eugene III, legitimized the marriage at the Council of Reims.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ralph I, Count of Vermandois, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 RAOUL [I] "le Vaillant" de Vermandois ([1094]-13 Oct 1152, bur St Arnould in Crépy)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3. Birth year esimated earlier than estimated by Cawley and later than in Wikipedia, based on estimated birth years of siblings.