||Héribert (Vermandois) de Vermandois was a member of aristocracy in Europe.|
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Heribert was a Carolingian aristocrat who played a significant role in Francia.
Charles Cawley (Medlands) estimates the birth in the time period 848-840.  Other writers often use an estimated birth year of 850. Stewart Baldwin (Henry Project) reminds us that Heribert's actual date and place of birth are unknown.
He was a younger son of Pepin of Vermandois. Cawley notes that if Regino's account gave the proper order for Pepin's the three children, Heribert would have been the youngest of them: "Bernardum, Pippinum et Heribertum" 
Baldwin states that Heribert's mother is unknown.  "The idea that she was a member of the "Nibelungen" family (descendants of Childebrand, son of Charles Martel) is a conjecture based on the fact that Heribert I's predecessors in some of his possessions belonged to that family, and on the presence of the name Heribert in that family [see Werner (1960), 101-6]." 
A contemporary of Baldwin II, Count of Flanders he had the advantage of being a Carolingian, a great-grandson of Pepin of Italy, a son of Charlemagne. 
There having been no issues regarding the legitimacy of his children, we know that Heribert was married. However, Baldwin, the source most unwilling to surmise, states that Heribert's wife or wives are unknown. 
Cawley notes that he married Lietgardis who died 27 May, year uncertain. 
Baldwin states very strongly, however, that Berthe, daughter of Guerri (Wedricus), count of Morvois, and his wife Eva is a falsely-attributed wife of Heribert, whose relationship is only fictional. Baldwin notes that the source of this fiction is the Historia Walciodorensis Monasterii, which includes a fabricated genealogy. The result of the fabrication is that the Historia's subject, Ybert, is falsely made a relative of Count Heribert, and Ybert's mother Berthe becomes Heribert's wife. 
In recognition of this fiction, Bertha has been delinked as a wife of Heribert, and his children are not shown as her children.
Heribert "first appears in records in 877, when he and his brother Pépin were among those sent by emperor Charles the Bald to prepare for a meeting between the pope and emperor." 
Herbert became count of Soissons before 889 and was probably charged with defending the Oise against Viking intrusions. 
Heribert succeeded Pepin, his predecessor, as Count of Vermandois, in 889. 
In 1893 Heribert and Pepin supported the accession of Charles III, the Simple, as King of the West Franks in opposition to King Eudes. Regino, who recorded this, does not specify Heribert and Pepin's relationship.  Regino does record that both Heribert and Pepin are present with Charles upon his elevation as king. 
He succeeded Theodebert as Count of Meaux in 896.
Baldwin reports that in 896, "Heribert killed Raoul, brother of count Baldwin II..., who had been expelled earlier that year from the countship of Vermandois, and it is probably in this year that Heribert became count of Vermandois and lay-abbot of Saint-Quentin."  As reported in Latin, Heribert killed "Rodulfum comitem filium Balduini comitis". 
"Heribert last appears in 900 (the year that Annales Vedastini end). Baldwin adds that "Regino of Prüm, writing ca. 906, in comments added to the obituary of king Bernard of Italy under the year 818, mentions that Bernard's grandson Heribert had killed count Rodulf, son of Baldwin, in Regino's own time, and that Heribert was killed not long after by a supporter (also named Baldwin) of Rodulf's brother Baldwin [II] of Flanders." 
Thus Heribert's death would have occurred between 900 and 906, place unknown. 
He died in 907. Herbert II, his successor, began his own reign in 907.
There is some uncertainty regarding Heribert's children. Cawley states he had two proven children and two speculative.  Baldwin considers all the children unproved, two of whom are highly probable (Heribert and an unnamed daughter), one conjectured (Adela), and one falsely attributed (Beatrix). 
There are several strong reasons why Baldwin regards Beatrix, as a daughter of Heribert, to be false, and her existence legendary. These are discussed on the page for Beatrix de Vermandois.
King Robert I did marry a Beatrix, however, but she was not a daughter of Heribert. The claim that Robert married a sister of Heribert II appears first in the twelfth century. Since Heribert II married a daughter of Robert, this may have originated the legend that Heribert Ii had a sister named Beatrix. 
As a legendary person who never existed, Beatrix is not linked to any parents, spouse or children, but her profile is cross-referenced here.
Douglas Richardson  provides one line of descent from Charlemagne to William the Conqueror and four lines of descent from Charlemagne to William's wife Maud.
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