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1st Duke of Normandy Rollo, duc de Normandie[1]

Male 846 - 932  (85 years)


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  • Name Rollo  
    Title 1st Duke of Normandy 
    Suffix duc de Normandie 
    Born 14 Oct 846  Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Between 911 and 932  [1
    duc de Normandie 
    Christened 912  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Life Sketch Duc de Normandie, Comte de Rouen, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Normandy (911 - 932), duc de Normandie, Earl of Normandy, Viking chief, Count of Normandy, 'Agongah-woekh' Aeuello (Rollo Rognvaldsson), First Duke of Normandy, Duke of Normandy 1st 
    Name Hrolph Ragnvaldsson 
    Name Robert (Rollo)  [2
    Name Rollo (Hrólf) Ragnvaldsson 
    Name Rollo Rognvaldssonn  [3
    Name Rollon ou Robert Ier De Normandie  [4
    Occupation Premier Duc de Normandie  [4
    _AMTID 330126063058:1030:114017017 
    _FSFTID LZDH-NFR 
    _UID 36A69CE3CB3E43D3A4B43EE5EDD4C0B228BB 
    Died From 16 Dec 931 to 932  Notre Dame, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Dec 932  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen 
    Notes 
    • Rollo, baptised Robert and so sometimes numbered Robert I to distinguishhim from his descendants, was a Norwegian or Danish nobleman and thefounder and first ruler of the Viking principality in what soon becameknown as Normandy. The name "Rollo" is a Frankish-Latin name probablytaken from the Old Norse name Hrólfr, modern Scandinavian name Rolf
      In 885, Rollo was one of the lesser leaders of the Viking fleet whichbesieged Paris under Sigfred second official king of the Danes. Legendhas it that an emissary was sent by the king to find the chieftain andnegotiate terms. When he asked for this information, the Vikings repliedthat they were all chieftains in their own right. In 886, when Sigfredretreated in return for tribute, Rollo stayed behind and was eventuallybought off and sent to harry Burgundy.
      Later, he returned to the Seine with his followers (known as Danes, orNorsemen). He invaded the area of northern France now known asNormandy.
      In 911 Rollo's forces were defeated at the Battle of Chartres by thetroops of King Charles III of France.In the aftermath of the battle,rather than pay Rollo to leave, as was customary, Charles the Simpleunderstood that he could no longer hold back their onslaught, anddecided to give Rollo the coastal lands they occupied under thecondition that he defend against other raiding Vikings. In the Treaty ofSaint-Clair-sur-Epte (911) with King Charles, Rollo pledged feudalallegiance to the king, changed his name to the Frankish version, andconverted to Christianity, probably with the baptismal name Robert. Inreturn, King Charles granted Rollo the lower Seine area (today's upperNormandy) and the titular rulership of Normandy, centred around the cityof Rouen. There exists some argument among historians as to whetherRollo was a "duke" (dux) or whether his position was equivalent to thatof a "count" under Charlemagne. According to legend, when required tokiss the foot of King Charles, as a condition of the treaty, he refusedto perform so great a humiliation, and when Charles extended his foot toRollo, Rollo ordered one of his warriors to do so in his place. Hiswarrior then lifted Charles' foot up to his mouth causing him to fall tothe ground.
    Person ID I4713  Work in progress june2018
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2018 

    Father Jarl Rognvald EYSTEINSSONN, I Earl of More and Romsdal,   b. Abt 830, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 890 and 894, Orkney Islands, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Abt 877  Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Poppa DE NEUSTRIA, Duchess of Normandy,   b. Abt 872, Evreux, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 925, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 891  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Gerloc, of Normandy,   d. Aft 14 Oct 962, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Adela Gerlac COUNTESS POITOU,   b. Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 962, Nevers, Nievre, Bourgogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Guillaume DE ROUEN,   b. Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 996, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Crespina ØYSTEINSSON DE NORVÈGE
     5. William LE DIABLE
     6. Kaðlin HRÓLFSDÓTTIR MØRE DE NORMANDIE,   b. Abt 890, Bayeux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1001, Iceland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 111 years)
     7. Cadlinear ROLFSDOTTER,   b. Abt 890, Hebrides, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hebrides, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Robert,   b. 891, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Guillaume I 'Longue épée',   b. 893, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 942, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     10. William LONGSWORD, Count of Rouen,   b. Abt 893, Bayeux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 942, Picquigny, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     11. William FITZROBERT,   b. 28 Aug 893, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 942, Island Picquigny, Somme River, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     12. Adèle DE NORMANDIE,   b. Abt 897, Normandie, NeustriaNormandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 962, Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     13. Crispina ROGNVALDSSON,   b. 899, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Crispina DE NORMANDIE,   b. 902
     15. Grimaldus I Prince MONACO,   b. Abt 902, Provence, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 968, Monaco Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     16. Kadlin ROGNVALDSSON,   b. 905, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     17. Guillaume Ier DE NORMANDIE,   b. Abt 910,   d. 17 Dec 942, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     18. Geirlaug Adele deNormandie FRANCE,   b. 911, Neustrie, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 940, Nevers, Nievre, Bourgogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     19. Adela OF NORMANDY, Duchess of Aquitaine,   b. Abt 912, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 962  (Age ~ 50 years)
     20. Adele Duchess Normandy GERLOC,   b. 912, Neustrie, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 962, Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     21. Adele GERLOC,   b. 912, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 962, Nevers, Nièvre, Burgundy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     22. Adele DE NORMANDIE,   b. 917,   d. Abt 969  (Age 52 years)
     23. Gerletta DUCHESS OF NORMANDY,   b. Abt 917, Notre Dame, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     24. Crespina RAGNVALDSSON, de Normandie,   b. Abt 920, Rouen, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1002, Monaco Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     25. Walter ROLFSSON,   b. 922, Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     26. Mainfred DEPERCY,   b. Abt 925, Caux, Allier, Auvergne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1009, Percy-en-Auge, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     27. Richard DE NORMANDIE, I Duke of Normandy,   b. 28 Aug 933, Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 996, Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     28. Good Normandy RICHARD, Ii,   b. 958, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1027, Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart