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Robert I Normandie

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



  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)


Sources

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


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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.


On October 28, 2011 Roger Wehr wrote:

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, "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 (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 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