Herbert II ( Fr. Herbert , died March 9, 1062 ) - Count of Maine from 1051 , son of Hugo IV , Count of Maine, and Berthe de Blois, the last representative of the Hugonids .
|Herbert ii du maine|
|Successor||Biota du Maine and Gauthier I|
|Death||March 9, 1062 |
|Mother||Bertha de Blois|
After the death of his father, Maine was captured by Count Anjou Geoffrey II Martel , who actually became the ruler of the county. Geoffrey was persecuted by Herbert's mother, Berto de Blois, as well as Bishop Le Mans Gervais (Hervasius) , who were forced to take refuge at the Norman court . Herbert and his sister Margarita fled to Normandy, where he found refuge at the court of the Duke William .
Since Geoffrey of Anjou captured the castles of Domfron and Alanson , owned by the vassals of William Bellem , the Norman army, under the leadership of the duke, invaded Maine. The war continued until the death of Geoffrey in 1060 .
Herbert's sister, Margarita, was engaged to Wilhelm's eldest son, Robert Kurtgez , and Herbert himself became engaged to one of Wilhelm’s daughters. Herbert died on March 9, 1062, recognizing Duke William as his heir, which gave him reason to conquer Maine.
- Barlow F. William I and the Norman Conquest of England. - SPb. : Eurasia, 2007 .-- S. 320. - ISBN 978-5-8071-0240-1 .