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Hugues DE FRANCE, , Count of Vermandois b. Abt 1057 Normandie, France d. 18 Oct 1102 Tarsus, Cilicie, Icel, Turkey: Généalogie MORIN Roots

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Hugues DE FRANCE, , Count of Vermandois[1]

Male Abt 1057 - 1102  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name Hugues DE FRANCE 
    Suffix , Count of Vermandois 
    Born Abt 1057  Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Name 'Le Grand' de France  [1
    _AMTID 330126058296:1030:114017017 
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    _UID 0C2EEF5CAA9D491382B4CBCCED258319A368 
    Died 18 Oct 1102  Tarsus, Cilicie, Icel, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Saint Paul de Tarse, Tarsus, Cilicie, Icel, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • * REMARKS:
      Crusader 1099

      * BIOGRAPHY
      Hugues was born in 1057, the son of Henri I, king of France, andAnna of Kiev. He was the younger brother of King Philippe I. After 1067he married Adelaide, comtesse de Vermandois et de Valois, only child ofHeribert IV, comte de Vermandois et de Valois and Adèle, comtesse deValois. Hugues and Adelaide had five children of whom four would haveprogeny.

      In early 1096 Hugues and Philippe began discussing the FirstCrusade after news of the Council of Clermont reached them in Paris.Although Philippe could not participate, as he had been excommunicated,Hugues was said to have been influenced to join the Crusade after aneclipse of the moon on 11 February 1096.

      That summer Hugues' army left France for Italy, where they wouldcross the Adriatic Sea into territory of the Byzantine empire, unlikethe other Crusader armies which were travelling by land. On the way,many of the soldiers led by fellow Crusader Emicho von Leiningen joinedHugues' army after Emicho was defeated by the Hungarians, whose land hehad been pillaging. Hugues crossed the Adriatic from Bari in SouthernItaly, but many of his ships were destroyed in a storm off the Byzantineport of Dyrrhachium.

      Hugues and most of his army were rescued and escorted toConstantinople, where they arrived in November 1096. Prior to hisarrival, Hugues sent an arrogant, insulting letter to the Eastern RomanEmperor Alexius I Comnenos, according to the emperor's biography by hisdaughter (the _Alexiad_), demanding that Alexius meet with him.

      'Know, O King, that I am King of Kings, and superior to all whoare under the sky. You are now permitted to greet me, on my arrival, andto receive me with magnificence, as befits my nobility.'

      Alexius was already weary of the armies about to arrive, after theunruly mob led by Peter the Hermit had passed through earlier in theyear. Alexius kept Hugues in custody in a monastery until Hugues sworean oath of vassalage to him.

      After the Crusaders had successfully made their way across Seljukterritory and, in 1098, captured Antioch, Hugues was sent back toConstantinople to appeal for reinforcements from Alexius. Alexius wasuninterested, however, and Hugues, instead of returning to Antioch tohelp plan the siege of Jerusalem, went back to France. There he wasscorned for not having fulfilled his vow as a crusader to complete apilgrimage to Jerusalem, and Pope Paschal II threatened to excommunicatehim. He joined the minor Crusade of 1101, but was wounded in battle withthe Turks in Asia Minor about 5 September, and died of his wounds on 18October in Tarsus.

      In 1103 his widow Adelaide married Renaud, comte deClermont-en-Beauvaisis, and they had two children. Adelaide died on 28September 1120 or 1124.
    Person ID I6  May2018
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2010 

    Father Henri I, roi de France,   b. Abt 1008, Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1060, Vitry-en-Brie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Anna Agnesa YAROSLAVNA, , Grand Duchess of Kiev, Queen of,   b. Abt 1036, Kyyivs'ka, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1076 and 1089, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 19 May 1051  Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Isabel DE VERMANDOIS,   b. 1081, Vermandois, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1130, Lewes, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 16 May 2018 
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Adelaide, Comtesse de Vermandois et de Valoi,   b. Abt 1047, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 28 Sep 1120 and 1124, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married Aft 1067  [2
    Children 
     1. Elisabeth DE VERMANDOIS,   b. Abt 1047, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 31 Mar 1131  (Age ~ 84 years)
    Last Modified 16 May 2018 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Edward Fairchild, 4320 Washten.

    2. [S141] Leo van de Pas.