Henry I (Capet) France
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Henri (Capet) France (1008 - abt. 1060)

Henri (Henry I) "King of the Franks" France formerly Capet aka of France, de Vermandois
Born in Reims, Champagne, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 29 Jan 1050 in Reims, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Palais de Vitry-aux-Loges, Vitry-aux-Loges, Centre, Francemap
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Henry I (of France) (circa 1008-60), king of France (1031-60), son of King Robert II and grandson of Hugh Capet, founder of the Capetian dynasty. From the beginning of his reign he was occupied with putting down rebellions led by members of his family and other French nobles. Between 1035 and 1047 he assisted his nephew William, duke of Normandy, later William the Conqueror, king of England, in establishing William's authority over rebellious Norman nobles. Henry later grew jealous of William's power and waged unsuccessful war against him in 1054 and 1058. Henry was succeeded by his son Philip I.[1]

married 1051-05-19 Reims (Marne : 510454), France

Marriages and children

Henry was betrothed to Mathilde of Germany, the daughter of Emperor Konrad II, when she was about 6, but she died the following year, still unmarried at 7.

Henry then promptly married another German girl, also called Mathilde, but slightly older, about 8 or 9. She died 10 years later, soon after the death of their only child. She was a member of the complex Imperial family, but a description of exactly where she fitted in seems to have defeated the explanatory powers of the chroniclers.

This time Henry didn't rush to remarry; 7 years passed before he married a 15-year-old Russian princess. Their fourth and last child was born 6 years later.

Research Notes

  • Philippe Ier, roi de France, born 1053, died 1108-07-29 Melun (Seine-et-Marne : 770288), France, buried Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire (Loiret : 450270), France, married .. (France) 1071 or 1073 Berthe de HOLLANDE[2]


  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013 by Douglas Richardson, Vol. III. page 17 - 18


  1. Encarta® 98 Desk Encyclopedia © & 1996-97 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  2. Histoire de la maison royale de France (Père Anselme); Mémoires (Société généalogique canadienne-française)
  • Ataviµ regiµ consisting of sixty copies only. Florence: Printed by J. Marenigh, 1820.Original data: Note: Includes text in French and Italian. bibliographical references and index.
  • Vajay, S. Mathilde, reine de France inconnue (Journal des savants), 1971
  • Settipani, Christian (2000). "Les vicomtes de Châteaudun et leurs alliés [Viscounts of Chateaudun and their relatives]" (in French). Onomastique et Parenté dans l'Occident médiéval (Oxford: Prosopographica et genealogica): pp. 247-261. ISBN 1-900934-01-9.
  • Christian Settipani, "Les comtes d'Anjou et leur alliances aux Xe et XIe siècles", in K. S. B. Keats-Rohan, ed., Family Trees and the Roots of Politics (Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1997): 211-267.
  • FRANCE (de), Henri Ier (Robert II le Pieux & Constance de PROVENCE [10405]), roi de France, born about 1005, died 1060-08-04 Vitry-aux-Loges (Loiret : 450346), France, buried Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis : 930066), France
  • Roderick W. Stuart, "Royalty for Commoners."

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Betty is correct, Henri was born in Reims, Champagne, France (Champagne would be the historic province name; Reims is currently in the département Marne, in the Champagne-Ardenne region, but those did not exist at the time).

Wikipedia says he died in Vitry-aux-Loges. That would be: Vitry-aux-Loges, Orléanais, France.

Henry 1 King of France was born on 4 May 1008 in Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France and died on 4 Aug 1060 in Brie, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France at age 52.

Henry married Maude (Niece of Emperor Henry III) Frisia in 1043 in Bourgogne, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France. Maude was born in 1008 in Bourgogne, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France and died in 1044 in France at age 36. Henry next married Unknown about 1045. Children from this marriage were: Constance of France Burgandy was born in 1046 in France, Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France and died in Feb 1093 in Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain at age 47. Hildegarde Capet was born in 1049 in Bourgogne, France and died in 1104 in Bourgogne, France at age 55. Then Married Anna Kiev, Jan 1050 in Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France. They had 8 Children.

King Henry Capet is my 31st Great Grandfather
posted by Steven Chambers Sir
De Crepi-22 and Capet-341 appear to represent the same person because: both were married to "Matilda of Germany" (she is listed Capet-341's 2nd wife)

both were known as Henri 1 of France both had a son Hugh

posted by Shoshanah Luckie
Henry I (Capet) France is notable.
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posted by Doug Lockwood
I have edited this profile, and request that those with more knowledge edit the actual text of the profile. Thanks!
posted by Nae (Lockhart) X

Henry I is 31 degrees from Mary McCauley, 31 degrees from B. W. J. Molier and 15 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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