Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Queen Susanna (Rozala), of Italy

Queen Susanna (Rozala), of Italy[1]

Female Abt 955 - 1003  (~ 48 years)

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  • Name Susanna (Rozala)  
    Prefix Queen 
    Suffix of Italy 
    Born Abt 955 
    Gender Female 
    History Rozala was born about 955, the daughter of Berengar II, king of Italy, and Willa of Tuscany. It is almost certain that Rozala (meaning \'little Red\') was a nickname, and that she was christened Susanna, the name by which she was known in and after her marriage in 968 to the seven year old Arnulf II, count of Flanders, son of Baudouin III, count of Flanders, and Mathilde of Saxony. They had a son Baudouin IV, born about 980, who would have progeny, and a daughter Mathilde. On her husband\'s death in 987, she acted as regent for her young son.

    Before 1 April 988 Rozala/Susanna married secondly the much younger Robert II \'le Pieux\', son of Hugues Capet, king of France, and his wife Aelis. The marriage had been arranged by his father. According to a disputed account she brought her husband Montreuil and Ponthieu as a dowry, but others assert that she was deprived of her right to that territory. She was the queen consort of the co-ruling king Robert, under senior king Hugues Capet. From 991/992 the couple lived basically separated as Rozala had become too old to have more children and they were not happy together.

    When her father-in-law died in 996, Robert repudiated her completely, desiring to marry Bertha de Bourgogne in her place. That marriage was not lawful because of too close a kinship so Robert married a third time about 1001 with Constance de Provence, who bore him seven children.

    Rozala retired to Flanders, where she died at Ghent, now a city in the Flemish region of Belgium, on 7 February 1003. Robert retained control of her \'dowry\' of Montreuil and Ponthieu. She was known as Queen Susanna for the rest of her life.  [2
    Died 7 Feb, 1003 
    Person ID I1455  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 

    Father Berengar II, King of Italy,   b. Bef 913,   d. 6 Aug, 966  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Willa 'Little Red', of Tuscany,   b. Abt 911,   d. Aft 966  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Married Bef 968 
    Family ID F873  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Arnulf II Graaf van Vlaanderen,   b. Abt 961,   d. 30 Mar, 987  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    +1. Baudouin IV Graaf van Viaanderen,   b. 980,   d. 30 May, 1035  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robert II \"le Pieux\", King of France,   b. 27 Mar, 972,   d. 20 Jul, 1031  (Age 59 years) 
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Queen Susanna
    Queen Susanna

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rozala_of_Italy.

    2. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00018655&tree=LEO.