Richard II "The Good" of Normandy
(0963-1026)
Judith of Brittany of Rennes
(0982-1017)
Duke Robert I The Magnificent of Normandy
(1000-1035/1035)
Herleva
King William "the Conqueror" of England
(1028-1087)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Matilda of Flanders

2. Matilda of Flanders

King William "the Conqueror" of England 996

  • Born: 14 Oct 1028, Falaise Castle, Normandy, France 996,998,999
  • Marriage (1): Matilda of Flanders in 1050 in Castle Angi, France 996
  • Marriage (2): Matilda of Flanders in 1053 in Cathedral Notre Dame d'eu, Normandy, France 997
  • Died: 9 Sep 1087, Rouen, Seine-Maritimes, Haute-Normandie, France at age 58 996,998,1000,1001

  Noted events in his life were:

• Parents, 1027 or 1028, Falaise. 999,1002 William's parents were not married. His father died while on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. His death was the signal for civil war and chaoes in Normandy.

Before leaving on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Robert made it known that his son by Herleva was to be his heir...; before the Duke left for the Holy Land, the Norman magnates swore an oath recognizing William as their future ruler.

Young William was often in personal danger and sometimes had to hide for his life.


William married Matilda of Flanders, daughter of Count Baldwin V of Flanders and Countess Adèle of Flanders The Holy of Messines, in 1050 in Castle Angi, France.996 (Matilda of Flanders was born 1031 or 1035 1000,1003 and died on 2 Nov 1083 1000,1003.)


William next married Matilda of Flanders, daughter of Count Baldwin V of Flanders and Countess Adèle of Flanders The Holy of Messines, in 1053 in Cathedral Notre Dame d'eu, Normandy, France.997 (Matilda of Flanders was born 1031 or 1035 1000,1003 and died on 2 Nov 1083 1000,1003.)




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