Gervais de Château-du-Loir
His father was Aimon de Château-du-Loir, whilst his mother was Hildeburge de Bellême, daughter of Yves de Bellême. His maternal uncle Avesgaud de Bellême, Bishop of Le Mans raised Gervais and groomed him to succeed to the Bishopric of Le Mans. He was a strong supporter of the family of Blois, and opposed to the Angevins. At one point he had to seek refuge at the court of William, Duke of Normandy. Henry I appointed him Archbishop of Reims in 1055. As Archbishop, he crowned Philip I of France in 1059. Philip's father Henry I of France was then alive, but died in 1060. Gervais was then regent, with Baldwin V, Count of Flanders, until 1066. Gervais died in 1067 and was buried in Reims Cathedral.
- Julien Remi Pesche, Biographie et bibliographie du Maine et du département de la Sarthe (Le Mans, Paris, 1828), p. xxx
- Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band III Teilband 4 (Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, Germany, 1989), Tafel 636
- Richard Ewing Barton, Lordship in the County of Maine, c. 890-1160 (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2004), p. 42, n. 57
- David Bates, William the Conqueror (Stroud: Tempus, 2004), p. 60.
- Ott. John S. (2015). Bishops, Authority and Community in Northwestern Europe, c.1050–1150. Cambridge University Press. pp. 160–171. ISBN 978-1-107-01781-8.