The County of Amiens (also: Amiénois) was a feudal state centred on the city of Amiens, northern France, that existed from the 9th century until 1077 when the last count became a monk and the county reverted to the French crown. In 1185 the county was united with the French crown under King Philip II of France.[1]

County of Amiens
Comte de Amiens (French)
9th Century–1185
Status
CapitalAmiens
Common languages
Religion
Catholicism
GovernmentCounty
Count of Amiens 
Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established
9th Century
• County reverts to French crown
1077
• United with the French crown
1185
Preceded by
Succeeded by
West Francia
Kingdom of France
Today part ofSomme Department

List of counts of Amiens

In 1077 Simon became a monk and his possessions were distributed. Valois went to his brother-in-law Herbert IV, Count of Vermandois, Amiens reverted to the French king Philip I while Vexin was divided between William, Duke of Normandy, and the king of France. Bar-sur-Aube and Vitry were occupied by Theobald, Count of Blois.

House of Boves

Capetian House of Vermandois

Bibliography

References

  1. ^ Baldwin 1986, p. 261.

Coordinates: 49°54′N 2°18′E / 49.90°N 2.30°E / 49.90; 2.30