I am having trouble retrieving this information. A duke or king of Burgundy took custody of, I'm pretty sure, Odo and Robert, sons of Robert the Strong. It's possible that it was some later Robertians, but I remember it being two sons. Which King of Burgundy was this?


It was Hugh the Abbot who became the regent and guardian for Robert's sons, Odo and Robert, after Robert the Strong was killed at the Battle of Brissarthe in 866.

Robert the Strong had been defending Francia against a joint Breton-Viking raiding party. At some point during the battle, he had removed his armour. At that point, the Vikings launched a surprise attack and Robert was killed in the course of the resulting melee.

As an adult, Odo (or Eudes) would become King of Francia from 888 to 898.

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    I confused him as king of upper Burgundy because he was an Elder Welf. In actuality though, he wasn't even a Burgundian Welf, but a Bavarian one. But... the Burgundy branch at that point was Count of Auxerre, where Hugh's abbey was, I wonder if there was any familial connection? – John Dee Apr 23 '18 at 20:22
  • Or if they had a relationship, I mean. @semipaiscuba – John Dee Apr 23 '18 at 20:29
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    @JohnDee Hugh was the son of Conrad I of Auxerre (who was Count of Auxerre from 859–864) and Adelaide of Tours. Adelaide married Robert the Strong after Conrad's death. – sempaiscuba Apr 23 '18 at 22:48

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