858 - 898 (40 years)
Has more than 100 ancestors and 3 descendants in this family tree.
||Eudes de France |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||3 Jan 898
||10 Nov 2007 |
- 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.
- [S4046] Paul Theroff's Royal Genealogy Site, Paul Theroff, (Paul Theroff).
- [S5676] Die Nachkommen Karls des Großen, Brandenburg, Erich, (Verlag Degener und Co, Neustadt an der Aisch, 1995
Bibliothek Klassischer Werke der Genealogie, Herausgegeben von Manfred), 89 (Reliability: 3).