Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Gozelo I \'The Great\', Duke of Upper-Lorraine, Markgraf of Antwerpen

Male Abt 967 - 1044  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Gozelo I \'The Great\'  
    Suffix Duke of Upper-Lorraine, Markgraf of Antwerpen 
    Born Abt 967 
    Gender Male 
    History Gozelo, called \'the Great\', was born about 967, the youngest son of Godefroy, Graf von Verdun and Ardennes, and Mathilde von Sachsen. He was the duke of Lower Lorraine from 1023 and of Upper Lorraine from 1033. Gozelo was also the margrave of Antwerp from 1005 (or 1008) and count of Verdun.

    The name of Gozelo\'s wife is not known; he had six children by her, of whom Regilindis, Oda and Geoffroy would have progeny. Friedrich would become Pope Stephan IX.

    On his father\'s death he received the march of Antwerp and became a vassal of his brother Godefroy, who became duke of Lower Lorraine in 1012. He succeeded his brother in 1023 with the support of Emperor Heinrich II, but was opposed until Heinrich\'s successor Emperor Konrad II forced the rebels to submit in 1025. When the house of Bar, which ruled in Upper-Lorraine, became extinct in 1033 with the death of his cousin Friedrich III, duke of Upper-Lorraine, Emperor Konrad made Gozelo duke of both duchies, so that he could assist in the defence of the territory against Eudes II, comte de Blois, Chartres, Troyes et Champagne.

    In the Battle of Bar on 15 November 1037, Gozelo dealt a decisive blow to Eudes, who was trying to create an independent state between France and Germany. Eudes died in the battle.

    Gozelo died on 19 April 1044 and is buried in the Abbey Church of Bilsen. His son Geoffroy succeeded in Upper Lorraine, but Emperor Heinrich III refused to give him the duchy of Lower Lorraine as well. When Geoffroy showed disagreement with the imperial decision, Heinrich III threatened to pass the duchy to Geoffroy\'s incompetent brother Gozelo. This caused a long rebellion (1044-1056) in Lotharingia between the allies of Geoffroy (the counts of Flanders and Louvain) and imperial forces.  [1
    Died 19 Apr, 1044 
    Person ID I1495  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2018 

    Father Godefroy 'le Captif', Graf vin Verdun & Ardennes,   b. Abt 930,   d. Aft 3 Sep, 995  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Mathilde von Sachsen,   d. 25 May, 1008 
    Family ID F901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Oda, of Lower-Lorraine,   d. 23 Oct
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Regelindis de Lorraine,   d. Aft 1064
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00141433&tree=LEO.