Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Guillaume I, 'Longsword', Duke of Normandy

Guillaume I, 'Longsword', Duke of Normandy

Male Abt 900 - 942  (~ 42 years)

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  • Name Guillaume I, 'Longsword'  
    Suffix Duke of Normandy 
    Nickname Longsword 
    Born Abt 900 
    Gender Male 
    History BIOGRAPHY
    Guillaume was born in Bayeux about 900 (possibly in 893), the son of Rollo, Normandy\'s first duke, whom he succeeded, and Poppa/Papie of Bayeux. All that is known of Poppa is that she was a Christian, and the daughter of Berengar, comte de Bayeux, the previous lord of what became Normandy. According to Planctus, he was baptised a Christian.

    Guillaume succeeded Rollo sometime around 928. It appears that he faced a rebellion early in his reign, from Normans who felt he had become too Frankified. When the Bretons rebelled he subdued them, taking Brittany, the Channel Islands, the Cotentin, and the Averanchin.

    The following years are obscure. In 939 Guillaume became involved in a war with Arnulf I of Flanders, which soon became intertwined with the other conflicts of the reign of Louis IV of France. He was killed on 17 December 942 by the followers of Arnulf and Thibaut de Blois, while at a meeting to settle their conflict. His son Richard I of Normandy succeeded him.

    [S00011] ~Burke\'s Guide to the Royal Family, London, 1973 .

    [S02828] Biogr. details drawn from Wikipedia .  [1
    Died 17 Dec, 942 
    Person ID I1129  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father Rollo, Duke of Normandy,   b. Abt 846,   d. 932  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Poppa (Papie), of Bayeux,   b. Abt 872,   d. Abt 925, Rouen Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F676  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sprota,   d. yes 
    +1. Richard I 'the Fearless', Duke of Normandy,   b. Abt 933,   d. 21 Nov, 996, Fecamp Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Guillaume I, Longsword
    Guillaume I, Longsword

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00020058&tree=LEO.