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William I 'The Conqueror' OF NORMANDY, King of England[1]

Male 1024 - 1087  (62 years)


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  • Name William I 'The Conqueror' OF NORMANDY 
    Suffix King of England 
    Born 14 Oct 1024  Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 22 Jul 1035  [3
    Duc de Normandie 
    Occupation 1063  [4
    Comte de Maine (par conquête) 
    Christened 1066  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1066 and 1087  [1
    King of England 
    Anecdote 14 Oct 1066  [4
    • defeats Harold II at the Battle of Hastings
    crowned 25 Dec 1066  London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Westminster Abbey 
    • King of England
    Name 'Le Conquerant' of Normandy  [2
    Name Guillaume 'le conquerant' de Normandie  [1
    Name Guillaume de Normandie  [2
    _AMTID 330126062757:1030:114017017 
    _FSFTID 9H17-VTZ 
    _UID E9AA1842801B43D5A086132CFE723158FE74 
    Died 9 Sep 1087  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Address:
    Prieuré de St-Gervais 
    • de blessures reçues au siège de Nantes
    Buried Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • He was born at Falaise, the bastard son of Robert, Duke of Normandy, byArlette, a tanner's daughter. On his father's death in 1035, the noblesaccepted him as duke, but his youth was passed in difficulty and danger.When in 1047 the lords of the western part of the duchy rebelled, HenriI of France came to his help and the rebels were defeated atVal-des-Dunes. In 1051 he visited his cousin, Edward the Confessor, andreceived the promise of the English succession. He married Matilda,daughter of Baudouin V, Count of Flanders, in 1053. In the next tenyears William repulsed two French invasions, and in 1063 conqueredMaine. Although he was never keen on actual capital punishment, Williamthe Bastard could get touchy about jokes too near the bone and, when hecaptured the town of Alencon that had displayed flayed skins on itswalls in allusion to the tanner's trade (his maternal grandfather,Fulbert, had been a tanner), he chopped the right hand and left foot offeach citizen to teach them a lesson about laughing last. Probably in1064, Harold was at his court and swore to help him gain the Englishcrown on Edward's death. When, however, Edward died in 1066, Haroldbecame king. William laid his claim and, on October 14, defeated Haroldat the battle of Hastings or Senlac. Harold was slain and William wascrowned on December 25. The west and north of England were subdued in1068; but next year the north revolted, and William devastated thecountry between York and Durham. The constitution under William assumeda feudal aspect, the old national assembly becoming a council of theking's tenants-in-chief, and all title to land being derived from hisgrant. The Domesday Book contains the land settlement. He also broughtthe English Church into closer relations with Rome. The Conqueror's rulewas stern and orderly. In 1070 there was a rebellion in the Fen Countryand, under the leadership of Hereward the Wake, the rebels held out forsome time in the Isle of Ely. English exiles were sheltered by theScottish king, Malcolm, who plundered the northern shires; but Williamin 1072 compelled Malcolm to do him homage at Abernethy. In 1073 hereconquered Maine. He also made a successful expedition into SouthWales. His eldest son, Robert, rebelled against him in Normandy in 1079.Having entered on a war with Philippe I of France in 1087, Williamburned Mantes. As he rode through the burning town, his horse stumbledand he received an injury of which he died at Rouen on September 9. Heleft Normandy to his son Robert, and England to William.
    Person ID I4418  Work in progress june2018
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2010 

    Father Robert 'the devil', duc de Normandie,   b. Abt 1003, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1035, Bithynia, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Mother Harlette,   b. Abt 1012, Falaise, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1050  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Family ID F2469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Matilda OF FLANDERS,   b. Abt 1031, Vlaanderen, Belgique Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1083  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1051  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Address:
    Abbaye Notre Dame d'Eu 
    Children 
     1. Robert DE NORMANDIE,   b. Abt 1052, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 10 Feb 1134, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     2. Richard DE NORMANDIE,   b. Bef 1054, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. EITHER 1075 OR 1081, New Forest, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
     3. Cecilia DE NORMANDIE,   b. Abt 1054, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1126  (Age ~ 72 years)
     4. Adèle DE NORMANDIE,   b. Abt 1062, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1138, Marcigny-sur-Loire, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     5. Henry I, of England,   b. 1068, Selby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1135, Saint-Denis-le-Fermont, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eadgyth Ætheling DUNKELD OF SCOTLAND, Queen of England,   b. 1 May 1080, Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1118, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F12733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart