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Robert I de Dreux
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Birth: 1123
Reims
Departement de la Marne
Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death: Oct. 11, 1188
Braine
Departement de l'Aisne
Picardie, France

Robert I of Dreux, nicknamed the Great, was the fifth son of Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Through his mother he was related to the Carolingians and to the Marquess William V of Montferrat.
In 1137 he received the County of Dreux as an appanage from his father. He held this title until 1184 when he granted it to his son Robert II.
Through his marriages he also received the County of Braine-sur-Vesle, and the lordships of Fère-en-Tardenois, Pontarcy, Nesle, Longueville, Quincy-en-Tardenois, Savigny, and Baudemont.
Robert I participated in the Second Crusade and was at the Siege of Damascus in 1148. In 1158 he fought against the English and participated in the Siege of Séez in 1154.
In 1139 he married Agnes de Garlande. In 1145, he married Hawise of Salisbury. They had a daughter named Alix, who married Guy II de Châtillon
By his third marriage to Agnes de Baudemont in 1152, Robert and Agnes children were
Robert II (1154–1218), count of Dreux and Braine.
Henry (1155–1199), bishop of Orléans
Alix (1156 – aft. 1217), married Raoul I, lord of Coucy
Philippe (1158–1217), bishop of Beauvais.
Isabella (1160–1239), married Hugh III of Broyes
Peter (1161–1186)
William (1163 – aft. 1189), lord of Braye, Torcy, and Chilly
John (1164 – aft. 1189)
Mamilie (1166–1200)
Margaret (1167–?), nun 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
   Louis VI (1081 - 1137)
  Adelaide of Savoy (1092 - 1154)
 
 Spouses:
  Hawise de Salisbury de Dreux (1118 - 1151)*
  Agnes de Baudemont (1130 - 1204)*
 
 Children:
  Adèle de Dreux de Châtillon, de Nesle (1145 - 1210)*
  Robert II de Dreux (1154 - 1218)*
  Philippe de Dreux, de Beauvais (1158 - 1217)*
  Jean I de Dreux (1164 - 1208)*
 
 Siblings:
   Philippe de France (1116 - 1131)*
   King Louis VII (1120 - 1180)*
  Henry of France (1121 - 1175)*
  Robert I de Dreux (1123 - 1188)
  Peter I of France (1126 - 1183)*
  Philippe de France (1133 - 1161)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
L'église abbatiale Saint-Yved de Braine
Braine
Departement de l'Aisne
Picardie, France
 
Created by: Kat
Record added: Jun 09, 2012
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Robert I de Dreux
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Beloved Great grandparent we have not forgotten you. May you rest in Peace.
- RFB Jenkins 🌸
 Added: Aug. 19, 2017
Beloved Great grandparent we have not forgotten you. May you rest in Peace…
- RFB Jenkins 🌸
 Added: Jul. 29, 2017
30 Generations, Paternal Great Grandfather
- Laura Zimmerman
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