Odo, Count of Paris

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Odo (or Eudes I) (c. 860 – January 1, 898) was a king of the Franks (888 - 898). He was a son of Robert the Strong, count of Anjou, and is sometimes referred to as duke of France and also as count of Paris. His family is known as the Robertians.

For his skill and bravery in resisting the attacks of the Normans at the Siege of Paris, Odo was chosen king by the western Franks when the emperor Charles the Fat was deposed in 887, and was crowned at Compiègne in February 888.

He continued to battle against the Normans, whom he defeated at Montfaucon and elsewhere, but was soon involved in a struggle with some powerful nobles, who supported the claim of Charles, afterwards King Charles III, to the Frankish kingdom.

In 889 and 890 Odo granted special privileges to the County of Manresa in Osona. Because of its position on the front line against Moorish aggression, it was given the right to build towers of defence called manresanas or manresanes. This privilege was respondible for giving Manresa its unique character separate from the rest of Osona for the next two centuries.

To gain prestige and support, Odo paid homage to the Eastern Frankish King Arnulf of Carinthia, but in 894 Arnulf declared for Charles. Eventually, after a struggle which lasted for three years, Odo was compelled to come to terms with his rival, and to surrender to him a district north of the Seine. He died at La Fère on January 1, 898.

Odo married Théodrate of Troyes and had two known sons, Arnulf (born probably about 885) and Guy (born probably about 888), neither of whom lived past the age of fifteen.

References

  • Ernest Lavisse, Histoire de France, tome ii. (Paris, 1903)
  • E. Favre, Eudes, comte de Paris et roi de France (Paris, 1893).
Preceded by
Charles the Fat
King of Western Francia
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Charles III
Odo of Paris (944–February 22 965) was duke of Burgundy from 956 to his death. Odo was son of Hugh the Great, count of Paris and brother of king Hugh I of France.

He became duke through his wife Liutgarde of Chalon, heiress of Burgundy. He had no known descendants.
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Franks or Frankish people (Latin: Franci or gens Francorum) were West Germanic tribes first identified in the 3rd century as an ethnic group living north and east of the Lower Rhine.
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Robert the Strong (also known as Rutpert) (died September 15, 866), was Margrave in Neustria. His familly is named after him and called Robertians. He was first nominated by Charles the Bald missus dominicus in 853.
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    Fulk I
  • Geoffrey V Plantagenet (1129–1151)
  • Henry I (1151–1189), also king of England as Henry II
  • Henry II the Young, co-ruler (1170–1183)
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Motto
Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
Anthem
"La Marseillaise"


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Ville de Paris

City flag City coat of arms

Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur
(Latin: "Tossed by the waves, she does not sink")

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro.
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The Robertians, or Robertines, were a Frankish family that obtained their name form a Frank called Robert the Strong. They figured prominently amongst Carolingian nobillity and married into this royal family.
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Normans were a people from medieval northern France, deriving to a large extent their aristocratic origins from Scandinavia (the name is adapted from the name "Northmen" or "Norsemen").
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Siege of Paris of 885 to 886 was a Viking siege of Paris, then capital of the kingdom of the West Franks. It was, in hindsight, the most important event of the reign of the Emperor Charles the Fat and a turning point in the fortunes of the Carolingian dynasty and the history of
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Charles the Fat (Latin: Carolus Pinguis[1]; 13 June 839 – 13 January 888) was the King of Alemannia from 876, King of Italy from 879, Holy Roman Emperor (as Charles III
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Commune of
Compiègne

Town hall of Compiègne


Location
Longitude 02° 49' 23" E
Latitude 49° 24' 53" N

Administration
Country  France

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Montfaucon may refer to:

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  • Bernard de Montfaucon (1655-1741), French archaeologist

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  • In Switzerland
  • Montfaucon, Switzerland, in the canton of Jura

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Charles III (September 17, 879 – October 7, 929), called the Simple or the Straightforward (from the contemporary Latin: Karolus Simplex), was a member of the Carolingian dynasty who ruled as King of France (or Western Francia) from 893 to 922/923.
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The County of Manresa or Manressa is a term which refers to the western extremity of the County of Ausona, divided into the Moianès and Bages. Through the Reconquista, Manresa was extended as far as Anoia, Segarra, and Urgell.
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Osona, or Ausona (in Latin and Castilian), was one of the Catalan counties of the marca Hispanica in the Early and High Middle Ages. It was based around the capital city of Vic (Vicus
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During the medieval period, Moor became a common term to refer to the Muslims of Islamic Spain and North Africa, who were of Arab or Berber descent. The name remains associated with the Muslims of Spain even today, despite being archaic and inaccurate, as it lumps Muslim and
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Eastern Francia was the land of Louis the German after the Treaty of Verdun of 843, which divided the Carolingian Empire of the Franks into an East, West, and Middle. It is the precursor of the Holy Roman Empire and modern Germany.
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Arnulf of Carinthia (Slovenian Arnulf Koroški, German Arnulf von Kärnten) (850 – December 8 899) was the Carolingian King of East Francia[1] from 887 and Holy Roman Emperor from 896 to his death.
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Théodrate of Troyes (868 – 903) was the wife of Odo, Count of Paris. She was Queen consort of Western Francia.

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Richardis Queen of Western Francia
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Frederonne
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Ernest Lavisse (December 17, 1842 - August 18, 1922) was a French historian.

He was born at Le Nouvion-en-Thiérache, Aisne. In 1865 he obtained a fellowship in history, and in 1875 became a doctor of letters; he was appointed maître de conférence
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Charles the Fat (Latin: Carolus Pinguis[1]; 13 June 839 – 13 January 888) was the King of Alemannia from 876, King of Italy from 879, Holy Roman Emperor (as Charles III
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