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Adele of Vermandois

French noble woman
The basics
Occupation Politician
Date of death Oct 10, 960 Bruges, Arrondissement of Bruges, West Flanders, Flemish Region
Mother: Adela of France
Father: Herbert II Count of Vermandois
Spouse: Arnulf I Count of Flanders
Brother(s): Herbert III of Omois Adalbert I Count of Vermandois Eudes of Vermandois Robert of Vermandois Hugh of Vermandois
Children: Baldwin III Count of Flanders Liutgarde of Flanders Hildegard of Flanders
The details

Adele of Vermandois (bef. 915–960) was both a Carolingian as well as a Robertian Frankish noblewoman who was the Countess of Flanders (934–960).


Adele, born c. 910–915 was a daughter of Herbert II of Vermandois and his wife, Adele, daughter of Robert I of France. She died in 960 in Bruges.

In 934 Adele married Count Arnulf I of Flanders (c. 890 – 965). Together they had the following children:

  • Hildegarde, born c. 934, died 990; she married Dirk II, Count of Holland.
  • Liutgard, born in 935, died in 962; married Wichmann IV, Count of Hamaland.
  • Egbert, died 953.
  • Baldwin III of Flanders. (c. 940 – 962). Married Mathilde Billung of Saxony (c. 940 - 1008), daughter of Hermann Billung, and had issue, Arnulf II, Count of Flanders (c. 960 – 987), who succeeded as count after Arnulf I, skipping one generation.
  • Elftrude; married Siegfried, Count of Guînes.


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