Robert  (Normandie) de Normandie

Robert (Normandie) de Normandie (1000 - bef. 1035)

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Robert (Robert I) "le Magnifique, the Magnificent, Duc de Normandie" de Normandie formerly Normandie
Born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, Francemap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died before in Nicaea, Bithynia, Turkeymap
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Contents

Biography

Robert "the Magnificent", Duke of Normandy[1]
b. 22 June 1000
d. 01-03 Jul 1035 Nicaea[2]
bur. Nicaea

Parents

Richard II of Normandy and Judith[3]

Spouse and Issue

Herleva of Falaise. Issue:
  • William the Conqueror (c. 1028–1087).
Herleva or uknown mistress:
  • Adelaide of Normandy
m.1 Enguerrand II, Count of Ponthieu
m.2 Lambert II, Count of Lens
m.3 Odo II of Champagne

Sources

  1. "The Devil Duke Normandy"[citation needed]; Robert I; Robert II (Wikipedia)
  2. http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/r32.html#I1525; Wikipedia
  3. Father: Conan I, Duke of Brittany (Wikipedia)
  • Burke, John. The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, With Their Descendants, Sovereigns and Subjects. London, England: E. Churton, 1848-1851.
  • Souv. Gen., France 22, Tab. 32, 48
  • Dukes of Normandy, France 5, p. 115-27
  • Keiser und Koenig Hist., Gen. Hist. 25, pt 1, p. 100-01
  • Burke's Peerage, Eng. P, 1949, pref. p. 252
  • Wikipedia: Robert I, Duke of Normandy

Biography

aka: 6th Duke of Normandy

Note: ---Robert succeeded his brother Richard III to the Dutchy and reigned 1028 - 1035. ---He was also known as Robert II "The Devil of Normandy", 6th. Duke of Normandy. In 1831 the composer, Giacomo Meyerbeer, wrote an opera ROBERTLE DIABLE about this legendary character. ---Robert contributed to the restoration of Henry King of France to his throne and received from the gratitude of the monarch, the Vexin, as an addition to his patrimonial domains. In the 8th year of his reign, curiosity or devotion induced him to undertake a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where the fatigues of the journey and the heat of the climate so impaired his constitution that he died on the way home.

Wickipedia: Robert the Magnificent (22 June 1000 – 3 July 1035), also called Robert the Devil, was the Duke of Normandy from 1027 until his death. Owing to uncertainty over the numbering of the Dukes of Normandy he is usually called Robert I, but sometimes Robert II with his ancestor Rollo as Robert I. He was the son of Richard II of Normandy and Judith, daughter of Conan I of Rennes. He was the father of William the Conqueror.

When his father died, his elder brother Richard succeeded, whilst he became Count of Hiémois. When Richard died a year later, there were great suspicions that Robert had Richard murdered, hence his other nickname, Robert le diable ('the devil'). He is sometimes identified with the legendary Robert the Devil.

Robert aided King Henry I of France against Henry's rebellious brother and mother, and for his help he was given the territory of the Vexin. He also intervened in the affairs of Flanders, supported his cousin Edward the Confessor, who was then in exile at Robert's court, and sponsored monastic reform in Normandy.

By his mistress, Herleva of Falaise, he was father of the future William I of England (1028-1087). He also had an illegitimate daughter, but the only chronicler to explicitly address the issue, Robert of Torigny, contradicts himself, once indicating that she had a distinct mother from William, elsewhere stating that they shared the same mother. This daughter, Adelaide of Normandy (1030-c. 1083), married three times: to Enguerrand II, Count of Ponthieu, Lambert II, Count of Lens, and Odo II of Champagne.

After making his illegitimate son William his heir, he set out on pilgrimage to Jerusalem. According to the Gesta Normannorum Ducum he travelled by way of Constantinople, reached Jerusalem, and died on the return journey at Nicaea on 2 July 1035. Some sources attribute his death to poison and date it to 1 or 3 July. His son William, aged about eight, succeeded him.

According to the historian William of Malmesbury, around 1086 William sent a mission to Constantinople and Nicaea, charging it with bringing his father's body back to be buried in Normandy. Permission was granted, but, having travelled as far as Apulia (Italy) on the return journey, the envoys learned that William himself had meanwhile died. They then decided to re-inter Robert's body in Italy.

In fiction

* Lomer, Mary, "Robert of Normandy". A biographical novel cum adventure/romance. London: Headline, 1991.

Sources

  1. "The Devil Duke Normandy"[citation needed]; Robert I; Robert II (Wikipedia)
  2. http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/r32.html#I1525; Wikipedia
  3. Father: Conan I, Duke of Brittany (Wikipedia)


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On January 6, 2012 Paul Lee wrote:

from wikipedia

Robert the Magnificent[1] (French: le Magnifique) (22 June 1000 – 3 July 1035), also called Robert the Devil (French: le Diable), was the Duke of Normandy from 1027 until his death. Owing to uncertainty over the numbering of the Dukes of Normandy he is usually called Robert I, but sometimes Robert II with his ancestor Rollo as Robert I. He was the son of Richard II of Normandy and Judith, daughter of Conan I of Rennes. He was the father of William the Conqueror.

When his father died, his elder brother Richard succeeded, whilst he became Count of Hiémois. When Richard died a year later, there were great suspicions that Robert had Richard murdered, hence his other nickname, "the Devil". He is sometimes identified with the legendary Robert the Devil.[citation needed]

Robert aided King Henry I of France against Henry's rebellious brother and mother, and for his help he was given the territory of the Vexin (1032). He also intervened in the affairs of Flanders, supported his cousin Edward the Confessor, who was then in exile at Robert's court, and sponsored monastic reform in Normandy.

By his mistress, Herleva of Falaise, he was father of the future William I of England (1028–1087). He also had an illegitimate daughter, but the only chronicler to explicitly address the issue, Robert of Torigny, contradicts himself, once indicating that she had a distinct mother from William, elsewhere stating that they shared the same mother. This daughter, Adelaide of Normandy (1030 – c. 1083), married three times: to Enguerrand II, Count of Ponthieu, Lambert II, Count of Lens, and Odo II of Champagne.

After making his illegitimate son William his heir, he set out on pilgrimage to Jerusalem. According to the Gesta Normannorum Ducum he travelled by way of Constantinople, reached Jerusalem, and died on the return journey at Nicaea on 2 July 1035. Some sources attribute his death to poison and date it to 1 or 3 July. His son William, aged about eight, succeeded him.

According to the historian William of Malmesbury, William sent a mission to Constantinople and Nicaea, charging it with bringing his father's body back to be buried in Normandy. Permission was granted, but, having travelled as far as Apulia (Italy) on the return journey, the envoys learned that William himself had meanwhile died. They then decided to re-inter Robert's body in Italy.



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On January 26, 2016 at 01:29GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Wikipedia has removed the bit about "also called Robert the Devil" and added this footnote:

"He was also, although erroneously, said to have been called 'Robert the Devil' (French: le Diable). Robert I was never known by the nickname 'the devil' in his lifetime. 'Robert the Devil' was a fictional character who was confused with Robert I, Duke of Normandy sometime near the end of the Middle Ages."

On December 25, 2015 at 02:05GMT Maryann Hurt wrote:

Hi Profile Managers

There are two Memories attached to this profile containing the same info, one attributes the info to WikiPedia, so I'm deleting the other Memory.

Maryann

On October 16, 2015 at 21:07GMT Bob Wood wrote:

Of Normandy-116 and Normandie-43 appear to represent the same person because: names, dates, places match

On July 25, 2015 at 12:02GMT Maryann Hurt wrote:

Hi

Why is his second spouse private?

On October 31, 2014 at 15:38GMT RJ Horace wrote:

Looks like this was originally intended to be Bishop Odo's brother Robert de Conteville-2, Comte de Mortain, but he seems to have mutated into his mother's ex-lover Duke Robert.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert,_Count_of_Mortain

On September 23, 2014 at 19:59GMT Kyle Dane wrote:

UNKNOWN-2791 and Normandie-43 appear to represent the same person because: UNKNOWN-2791 also looks like an unnecessary duplicate

On September 23, 2014 at 19:57GMT Kyle Dane wrote:

Duke De Normandy-1 and Normandie-43 appear to represent the same person because: Duke_De_Normandy-1 looks like an unnecessary duplicate.

On February 6, 2012 at 18:41GMT Roger Travis wrote:

Hi; This profile should have white privacy. Please change it as soon as convenient, so we can carry out the expedited merges outlined here:

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Historically-significant_ancestors



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