Roy Eudes de France

Roy Eudes de France[1, 2]

Male 858 - 898  (40 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and 3 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Eudes de France 
    Prefix Roy 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 858 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jan 898 
    Person ID I7567  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2007 

    Father Robert, 'le Fort',   b. 820,   d. 15 Sep 866, Brisarthe Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Adelaide de Tours,   b. Abt 819, Tours, Indre-et-Loire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 866  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Abt 864 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F3457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Theoderata de Troyes,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 0881 
     1. Raoul d' Aquitaine,   b. Abt 882,   d. Aft 989  (Age ~ 108 years)
     2. Arnulf,   b. Abt 885,   d. 898  (Age ~ 13 years)
     3. Guy de France,   b. Abt 888,   d. Aft 903  (Age ~ 16 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2007 
    Family ID F212168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • King of France (888-898).
      Eudes, the eldest son of Robert the Strong, Marquis of Neustria, was given the title of Count of Paris c.882 A.D. He rose to fame by defending the capital when it was besieged by the Vikings from 885 to 887 A.D, although he failed to force them to lift the siege and King Charles the Fat was eventually obliged to pay them to leave. When Charles was deposed in 887 A.D, Eudes was elected and crowned King of France in Compiegne (888 A.D.) in preference to Charles the Simple, the son of Louis II the Stammerer and the last member of the Carolingian line. Eudes was the first non-Carolingian monarch since Pepin the Short. His reign marked the beginning of the struggle between Carolingians and Robertians for the thro­ne of France; it was to last until the end of the 10th century. Eudes continued to fight the Vikings, defeating them in Montfaucon-en-Argonne in 888 A.D. but losing to them in 891 A.D. He also had to defend his throne against the Carolingian claimant, Charles III the Simple, who had been crowned king in 893 A.D. After a struggle lasting three years, the two kings signed a peace treaty. Eudes gave Charles part of his kingdom and made him his heir (897 A.D). Eudes died in 898 A.D, leaving the French throne to the Carolingian.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4046] Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site, Paul Theroff, (Paul Theroff).

    2. [S5676] Die Nachkommen Karls des GroĂźen, Brandenburg, Erich, (Verlag Degener und Co, Neustadt an der Aisch, 1995 Bibliothek Klassischer Werke der Genealogie, Herausgegeben von Manfred), 89 (Reliability: 3).

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