Herbert II, Count of Vermandois

Heribert II ( probably 880 *, † February 23 943 ) was the only son of Count Heribert of Vermandois, etc. I.

He was named after his father's death 900/907 Count of Meaux, Soissons Vermandois, 907 Abbot of Saint- Médard in Soissons. In the confrontation between the French kings, the deposed Charles the Simple, and his successor, Robert I, which culminated in the Battle of Soissons on 15 June 923, he stood at the side of his father Robert, who fell in this battle, and whose son Hugh the Great, together with the he struck the troops of Charles to flee.

A few weeks later succeeded Heribert, Karl to capture by a ruse, he not surrendered after this coup to the new King Rudolph, but only in Château- Thierry and later held in Peronne until his death in 929 as his personal prisoner to to pursue these objectives more effectively, such as the choice of his youngest son Hugo to the Archbishop of Reims, which he sat 925, as well as his own appointment as administrator of the estate of the Archdiocese.

When Rudolf 927, the county denied him Laon, Heribert had used the deposed King Charles again in alliance with the Duke of Normandy, William I, and dragged him 929 back when he still got Laon.

In the year of Charles' death a long-lasting feud between Heribert and his brother Hugo for power in the center of France broke out, in which he lost 931 Reims and was rescued 934 from destruction only by the diplomatic intervention of the East Frankish King Henry I, and 935 even after a ruling of the German king had regained most of its losses.

When King Rudolf 936 died without sons, Hugo put the choice of the Carolingian Louis IV, the eldest son of Charles the Simple, through, but soon got rid of Hugo's guardianship (937 ), which in turn led them to reconcile themselves to Heribert to jointly proceed against Ludwig. In the year 940 Hugo and Heribert together Reims conquered and worshiped towards the end of the same year in the royal palace Attigny formally and demonstratively the new German king Otto I, without that drew far-reaching consequences.

As Heribert died two years later, the position of power of the house of Vermandois went inside the West Frankish Empire in the inheritance dispute among his sons. Heribert was buried in Saint -Quentin.

He married before May 21 907 Adela, daughter of Duke Robert of Neustria (from 922 as Robert I King of France) ( Capetian ) and had seven children with her:

  • Odo ( probably * 910, † 946 after June 19 ) end 928 Count of Vienne, to 944 Count of Amiens, distributed
  • Adela (* 910/915, † 960) ∞ 934 Arnulf I the Great Count of Flanders († March 27 964 ) (House Flanders)
  • Heribert III. ( Meaux ) (* probably 910/915, † 980/984 ) 946 Abbot of St. Medard at Soissons and Count in northern France, at the end 967 Count of Meaux and Count Palatine, 968 Count of Troyes, ∞ 951 Eadgifu, daughter of King Edward I. of Wessex, widow of King Charles III. of France, to 951 Abbess of Notre -Dame in Laon
  • Robert ( * probably 910/915, † 19./29. August 967 ), 946 Count of Meaux, 956 also count of Troyes, ∞ ago 950 Adelheid (Werra ) ( † after August 967 ), daughter of the Duke of Burgundy Giselbert, Count of Chalon and Troyes ( Buviniden )
  • Adalbert I ( Albert) (* probably 915, September 8 † 987 ), 946 Count of Vermandois, ∞ ago 954 Gerberga ( probably * 935, † after September 7 978), daughter of the Duke of Lorraine Giselbert ( Reginare )
  • Ledgard (* probably 915/920, † 27 May after 978) I ∞ to 940 William I Longsword, Duke of Normandy, was murdered December 17 942 in Picquigny ( Rolloniden ); ∞ II 942/945 Tetbald I. Count of Blois, Chartres, Viscount of Tours († January 16 975 ) (House of Blois )
  • Hugo (* 920, † 962 ) 925 Archbishop of Reims, 932 sold, 940 reinstated, sold 946