Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Constance de Provence

Constance de Provence[1]

Female Abt 986 - 1032  (~ 46 years)

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  • Name Constance de Provence 
    Born Abt 986 
    Gender Female 
    History Daughter of Guillaume II, count of Arles and Provence and Adelaide of Anjou, Constance was born about 986 in Arles. About 1001 she married Robert II, king of France, who had repudiated his second wife Berthe of Burgundy. The Pope had already excommunicated the king for repudiating his first marriage to Rosela Roxana of Italy.

    Constance was little liked at court because of her intrigues and cruelty; she had her confessor blinded on the basis of an accusation of heresy. Robert II attempted several times to repudiate her and return to Berthe of Burgundy as he had never ceased loving and seeing her. The court was soon divided into those favouring Constance and those for Berthe.

    Constance and Robert II had six children. She preferred her younger son Robert and wanted him to be the heir to the throne, but her husband chose Henri the elder son to succeed him. After the death of Robert II she tried to kill Henri, but the attempt failed and he became king. Robert became count of Burgundy. Expelled from the court, Constance died in Melun on 25 July 1032.  [2
    Died 25 Jul, 1032 
    Person ID I1424  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2018 

    Father Guillaume II \"The Liberateur\", Comte de Provence et Aries,   b. Abt 950,   d. 994  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Adelaide dite Blanche d\'Anjou,   b. Abt 947,   d. 1026  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F848  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert II \"le Pieux\", King of France,   b. 27 Mar, 972,   d. 20 Jul, 1031  (Age 59 years) 
    +1. Sainte Adele De France,   b. 1009, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan, 1079, Messines, Flandres, Belguque, age 70 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constance_d%27Arles.

    2. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00007644&tree=LEO.