Duke Robert Orleans FRANCE
- Born: Abt 820, , , France
- Married: Bef 859-864, , , France
- Died: 25 Aug 866, Battle, Brissarthe, Anjou, France
- Buried: 25 Aug 866, Church, St Martin, Chateuneuf, France
Other names for Robert were MARMOUTIER Abbey Rector, ANJOU Count, BLOIS Count, "Fortis", NEUSTRIA Marquis, ORLEANS Count, "The Strong" and FRANCE Duke.
Ancestral File Number: 9G81-8L. User ID: 9681789466.
"Fortis", "The Strong", Rector of Abbey of MARMOUTIER, Marquis of NEUSTRIA,
Count of ORLEANS, Count of ANJOU, Count of BLOIS, Duke of FRANCE.
Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and GertrudeBarber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p80: "Robert, `The Strong', Count of Anjou, (Parents not known, F of 333); rector of the Abbey of Marmoutier in 856; made Count of Anjou by King Charles `The Bold' in 860 and entrusted with defense of the frontiers; killed in Battle of Brissarthe in 866; married Adelaide, daughter of Louis I, King of France."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1985, Micropaedia, Vol II, p532, Capet: "The surname of the Frankish and French kings `of the third race' (the first and the second `races' being the Merovingians and the Carolingians). The Capetians all descend from Robert the Strong (Died 866), count of Anjou and of Blois, whose two sons usually styled Robertian rather than Capetian, were both crowned kings of the Franks: Eudes in 888, Robert I in 922. Though Robert I's son Hugh the Great restored the Carolingian dynasty in 936, his son Hugh Capet was elected king in 987, thus removing the Carolingians forever..."
The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk IV, The Dark Ages, Ch XIX, The Decline of the West, Sec III, France, p475: "The last Carolingian kings- Louis IV, Lothaire IV, Louis V- were well meaning men, but they had not in their bloodthe iron needed to forge a living order out of the univeral desolation. When Louis V died without issue (987), the nobles and prelates of France sought leadership in some other line than the Carolingian. They found it in the descendants of a marquess of Neustria significantly named Robert the Strong (Died 866)."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 9G81-8L Mar ?864 France.
Robert married Princess Adelaide Tours HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, daughter of Emperor Louis I HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE and Empress Ermengarde Hesbaye HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, before 859-864 in , , France. (Princess Adelaide Tours HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE was born about 814-824 in Tours, Indre-Et-Loire, Alsace, France.)