Theobald I, Count of Bar
Bornc. 1158
Died(1214-02-13)13 February 1214
Noble familyHouse of Montbéliard
Spouse(s)Laurette of Loon (de Looz)
Ermesinde of Bar-sur-Seine
Ermesinde of Luxembourg
FatherReginald II of Bar
MotherAgnès of Champagne

Theobald I (French: Thibaut or Thibauld de Bar) (born c. 1158 – died 13 February 1214) was Count of Bar from 1190 until his death, and a Count of Luxemburg from 1197 until his death.[1] He was the son of Reginald II of Bar and his wife Agnès de Champagne.[2] He became count when his brother, Henry, was killed in the siege of Acre.[3]

After his third marriage, he sought to reclaim his wife's lands of Luxembourg, Durbuy and Laroche with the approval of Philip of Swabia.[4] Theobold therefore besieged the castle at Namur, whereupon a conference was held in which Philip of Namur and his brother Baldwin renounced the disputed territories of Luxembourg, Durbuy and Laroche.[4] The Treaty of Dinant signed 6 July 1199 at Saint Medard, later made it official.[4]

During the Albigensian Crusade, Theobald led an army to reinforce Simon de Montfort at the siege of Toulouse in June 1211.[1]

After his death in 1214, his eldest son Henry II, from his second marriage; succeeded him as count. His eldest daughter Agnes, from his first marriage, married Frederick II, Duke of Lorraine. His lands in Luxembourg reverted to Waleran III of Limburg, who married Theobald's widow Ermesinde of Namur.[5] Theobald was buried at St. Mihiel.


Theobald I was married three times; in 1176 he married Laurette of Loon (de Looz), daughter of Louis I, Count of Loon and Agnes of Metz; They had one daughter. Secondly, he married Ermensinde de Bar-sur-Seine, daughter of Guy II of Brienne and Petronille de Chacenay, circa 1189;[6] They had one son and two daughters. Theobald and Ermensinde divorced circa 1195.[6] He then, married Ermensinde of Luxembourg, daughter of Henry Coecus "the Blind" of Luxembourg and Agnes of Gueldres, in 1197; They had two sons and three daughters.


Children from his marriage to Laurette of Loon (de Looz):

Children from his marriage to Ermesinde (Isabella) of Bar-sur-Seine:

Children from his marriage to Ermesinde (Ermesinda) of Luxembourg:[8]


  1. ^ a b Pegg 2008, p. 114.
  2. ^ Fassler 2010, p. 457 note6.
  3. ^ Ambroise 2003, p. 74 note 227.
  4. ^ a b c Gade 1951, p. 74-75.
  5. ^ Gade 1951, p. 76.
  6. ^ a b c Evergates 1999, p. 99-100.
  7. ^ Evergates 2007, p. 223.
  8. ^ Péporté 2011, p. 109-110.


Theobald I, Count of Bar House of MontbeliardBorn: 1158 Died: 13 February 1214 Preceded byOtto Count of Luxemburg with Ermesinde 1197–1214 Succeeded byErmesinde and Waleran