Name: Robert of France
Given Name: Robert of
Nickname: 'Anti King'
_AKA: Robert de Marvois, Rutpert
Birth: 15 Aug 0866 in Bourgogne, France
Death: 15 Jun 0923 in Soissons, Ile de France of Killed in Battle at Soissons, Ile de france
Marquis of Neustria
Change Date: 3 Apr 2011 at 13:47:53
In 922 he revolted against CHARLES III (the Simple) and was crowned king, but was soon killed in battle. His son-in-law, Raoul of Burgundy, succeeded him.
Robert I (after September 866 ? June 15, 923), king of West Francia (922 ? 923), was the younger son of Robert the Strong, count of Anjou, and the brother of Odo, who became king of the Western Franks in 888. West Francia evolved over time into France; under Odo, the capital was fixed on Paris, a large step in that direction.
He was present at the Siege of Paris in 885. Appointed by Odo ruler of several counties, including the county of Paris, and abbot in commendam of many abbeys, Robert also secured the office of Dux Francorum, a military dignity of high importance. He did not claim the crown of West Francia when his brother died in 898; but recognising the supremacy of the Carolingian king, Charles III, he was confirmed in his offices and possessions, after which he continued to defend northern Francia from the attacks of the Norsemen.
The peace between the king and his powerful vassal was not seriously disturbed until about 921. The rule of Charles, and especially his partiality for a certain Hagano, had aroused some irritation; and, supported by many of the clergy and by some of the most powerful of the Frankish nobles, Robert took up arms, drove Charles into Lorraine, and was himself crowned king of the Franks (rex Francorum) at Rheims on June 29, 922. Collecting an army, Charles marched against the usurper and, on June 15 923, in a stubborn and sanguinary battle near Soissons, Robert was killed, according to one tradition in single combat with his rival.
Robert was married twice. Through his first wife, Aelis, a descendant of Charlemagne, he had two daughters. Each married powerful lay vassals of their father: Emma (894?935) to Rudolph, Duke of Burgundy, and Hildebranda (895?931) to Herbert II of Vermandois. Through his second wife, Beatrice, daughter of Herbert I of Vermandois, he had his only son, Hugh the Great, who was later dux Francorum and father of King Hugh Capet, and a daughter Richilda. He may have had other daughter.
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Count and Earl of Paris, King of the West Franks; Count of Poitiers; Count of Paris; Marquis of Nuestra
Father: Robert III von Wormsgau b: 0820 in Anjou, France
Mother: Adelaide de Tours b: 0802 in Tours, Indre-et-loire, France
Beatrice de Vermandois b: 0870 in Vermandois France
- Hugh of Italy b: 0895/0898 in Paris, Isle de France,
- Adela Capet b: 0887 in Vermandois, Normandy, France
- Almaric of France b: in France