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Raoul de Cambrai, comte et Abbé de Cambrai

French: Raoul “dit Taillefer“ de Flandres, comte & Abbé de Cambrai
Also Known As: "Rudolf van Kamerijk", "Rudolph Raoul Comte de /Cambrai/"
Birthplace: Flanders, Belgium
Death: June 17, 896 (25-29)
Origny Sainte Benoite, Aisne, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Picardie, France (Murdered by Herbert I de Vermandois)
Immediate Family:

Son of Baldwin I "Iron-Arm", 1st margrave of Flanders and Judith, countess of Flanders
Husband of Alaïdis de Cambrai
Father of Alaïdis d'Amiens, comtesse de Mantes et de Meulan and Bertha de Valenciennes, comtesse de Cambrai
Brother of Charles of Flanders and Baldwin II "the Bald", count of Flanders

Occupation: comte & Abbé de Cambrai (866)
Dynasty: Baudouinides
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RAOUL ([867/70]-murdered 17 Jun 896). "Rodolphus Cameracensis comes" is named as third of the three sons of Baudouin and his wife Judith in the list of counts of Flanders recorded in the Cartulaire de Saint-Bertin[88]. The Annales Blandinienses records "Rodulfus comes et abba factus est" in 882[89]. The date when he was installed as Comte de Cambrai is not known. However, his brother Baudouin II Count of Flanders supported the election of Eudes as king of France in 888, and it is suggested that Raoul's appointment must have taken place around that time. Baudouin quarrelled with King Eudes over the succession to the lay abbacy of Saint-Bertin in 892, so it is unlikely that the king would have favoured members of the count's family with a comital appointment after this episode. Raoul supported his brother's attack on the county of Vermandois and captured Arras, Saint-Quentin and Péronne after 5 Jan 892, but was captured by Héribert I Comte de Vermandois and killed[90]. The Annales Vedastini name "Balduinus…comes et Rodulfus frater eius necnon et Ragnerus" when recording that they joined Zwentibold Duke of Lotharingia in 895[91]. The History of Waulsort monastery records that "Cameracensis comes Rodulfus…regalis consanguinitatis" invaded the territory of "quatuor Heriberti filios" with the consent of "rege Francorum…avunculo suo" but was expelled[92], but this source confuses Raoul, son of Baudouin I, with Comte Raoul [II] de Gouy (see the document NORTHERN FRANCE). The Annales Vedastini record that "Rodulfus comes" disrupted the peace in 896 and took the property of "Heribertus et Erkingerus", that "Odo rex" besieged "castrum sancti Quintini et Peronam" and expelled Raoul's supporters, and that Héribert killed Raoul[93]. The Annales Blandinienses record that "Rodulfus comes" was killed "IV Kal Iul 896"[94].

[m ---.  The name of the possible wife of Comte Raoul is not known.]  Raoul & his wife had [one possible child]: 

a) [--- de Cambrai . According to Europäische Stammtafeln[95], Isaac was married to a daughter of Raoul. The primary source on which this is based has not been identified. It is possible that it is purely speculative designed to explain the transmission of the county of Cambrai between the two individuals. m ISAAC Comte de Cambrai, son of --- (-[946/30 Apr 948]).]

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Rudolf besetzte Peronne und St. Quentin während der französischen Thronkriege, huldigte dem König Zwentibold von Lothringen und wurde 896 von Vermandois verjagt. Er plünderte aus Wut die Abtei St. Quentin und wurde von Graf Heribert I. ermordet.


Raoul, Count de Cambray

seigneur de Gouy en Arrouaise , comte de Valois, de Cambrai et d'Amiens Rudolf (Raoul) van Kamerijk (Cambrai)

Rudolf van Kamerijk (870 - 896), ook gekend als Raoul van Cambrai, was een zoon van Boudewijn I van Vlaanderen en Judith van West-Francië. Hij was gehuwd met Aleida van Amiens (ca. 880 - ca. 909) en had een dochter met haar, Bertha van Kamerijk (ca. 897 - ca. 930).

Rond 888 werd Rudolf graaf van Kamerijk. In 896 vielen hij en zijn oudere broer Boudewijn het graafschap Vermandois aan en veroverden ze Arras, Saint-Quentin en Péronne. Later dat jaar, op 28 juni 896, werd Rudolf gevangen genomen door Herbert I van Vermandois, die hem vermoordde.

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