Raoul I, Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis

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Raoul I the Red of Clermont (before 1140 — killed 15 October 1191) was a French nobleman, and Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis from 1161 until his death. He was the eldest son of Renaud II, Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, and his second wife (Clemencia de Bar?) and thus a younger half-brother of Marguerite of Clermont.

He was Constable of France from 1174 under Phillip II, King of France.[1] During the Jacquerie of 1181, he followed the orders of the regent and led the soldiers to secure the abbey of Saint-Leu.[2] He accompanied Phillip in the Third Crusade and died during the Siege of Acre (1189–91).[1]

Raoul married Alix de Breteuil (d. 1196), daughter of Valerian III, Seigneur de Breteuil,[3] and his wife Haldeburge, lady of Tartigny. Raoul and Alix had:

Upon his death, his son-in-law Louis became Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis.


  1. ^ a b Baldwin 1986, p. 104.
  2. ^ Wright 1998, p. 84-85.
  3. ^ Dyggve 1935, p. 73.
  4. ^ Power 2004, p. 490.


  • Baldwin, John W. (1986). The Government of Philip Augustus: Foundations of French Royal Power in the. University of California Press.
  • Dyggve, Holger Petersen (1935). "Personnages historiques figurant dans la poésie lyrique française des XII e et XIII e siècles. III: Les dames du »Tournoiement» de Huon d'Oisi". Neuphilologische Mitteilungen. 36 (2).
  • Power, Daniel (2004). The Norman Frontier in the Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Centuries. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wright, Nicholas (1998). Knights and Peasants: The Hundred Years War in the French Countryside. The Boydell Press.

External linksEdit

  • Prime, Temple, Note on the County of Clermont, Notes Relative to Certain Matters Connected with French History, De Vinne Press, New York, 1903 (available on Google Books)
  • Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th Edition (archive)