Adele of Valois

Adele of Valois was a daughter of Ralph IV of Valois and Adele of Bar-sur-Aube.[1]

She married firstly Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois, and they had:

  1. Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois, married to Hugh of Vermandois
  2. Odo I, Count of Vermandois

She was also the second wife of Theobald III, Count of Blois,[2] and they had:

  1. Philip, who became bishop of Châlons-sur-Marne[3]
  2. Odo, who inherited possessions in Champagne (Troyes). He died in 1093, leaving the possessions to his brother Hugh.
  3. Hugh,[3] who became the first to be called count of Champagne.
  4. Hawise, also known as Hawise of Guingamp, wife of Stephen, Count of Tréguier.[4]


  1. Bautier 1985, p. 554.
  2. Evergates 2007, p. 248.
  3. Evergates 2007, p. 268.
  4. Morin 2010, p. 184.


  • Evergates, Theodore (2007). The Aristocracy in the Count of Champagne, 1100-1300. University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Bautier, Robert-Henri (1985). "Anne de Kiev, Reine de France, et la Politique Royale au XIe Siècle: Étude Critique de la Documentation". Revue des Études Slaves (in French). 57 (4): 539–564.
  • Morin, Stéphane (2010). Trégor, Goëlo, Penthièvre. Le pouvoir des Comtes de Bretagne du XIIe au XIIIe siècle. Presses Universitaires de Rennes.
Preceded by
Countess of Vermandois
Succeeded by
Odo I
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