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Comte Rotrou De Mortagne, Sire De Nogent-Le-Rotrou

Male - 1080


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  • Name Comte Rotrou De Mortagne, Sire De Nogent-Le-Rotrou 
    Born France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Rotrou was the second son of Geoffroy III, vicomte de Châteaudun, comte de Mortagne, and his wife Helvis. He was seigneur de Mortagne-au-Perche, seigneur de Nogent-le-Rotrou and vicomte de Châteaudun from 1044 to his death. In 1058 he is recorded as comte de Mortagne.

    He is mentioned with his elder brother Hugues in 1031 in a charter signed by their father during the foundation of the Abbey of Saint-Denis de Nogent. He was also a witness, with his brother, to another charter of their father, making a donation to this monastery in 1040. Their father was killed shortly afterwards in a riot at Chartres, and his brother survived him only a few years.

    Rotrou began his rule by avenging the death of his father, attacking the properties of Thierry, bishop of Chartres, and for this he was briefly excommunicated.

    At that time the count of Blois created a fief for one of his supporters, Guillaume Gouët, around Brou and Bazoche-Gouët, which became the county of Perche-Gouët. For Rotrou this fief had the disadvantage of being between two of his fiefs. This led to regular wars between Rotrou and Guillaume. Rotrou also fought against another of his neighbours, Roger II de Montgomery, seigneur d\'Alençon, and against Roger\'s overlord William \'the Conqueror\'.

    A few years later he made peace with William and, in 1079, fought under his banner during the rebellion of his eldest son Robert II Curthose.

    With his wife Adeliz de Bellême, daughter of Guerin de Bellême, lord of Domfront, Rotrou had five children of whom Geoffrey II, Rotrou and Hugues III would have progeny.   [1
    Died 1 Mar, 1080  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I284  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2018 

    Father Geoffroy III, Vicomte de Chateaudun, Comte de Mortagne,   b. Abt 980,   d. 1040, Chartres Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Helvis or Elisabeth,   d. yes 
    Family ID F1075  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adele (Adeliz) De Belleme,   b. Abt 1020, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Comte Geoffroy II De Mortagne, Comte Du Perche,   b. Montagne, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1100, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [putative]
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00120942&tree=LEO.