Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Hoel II, Duke of Brittany

Male Abt 1031 - 1084  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Hoel II  
    Suffix Duke of Brittany 
    Born Abt 1031 
    Gender Male 
    History Hoel was born about 1031, the son of Alain Cagniart, comte de Cornouaille, and Judith de Nantes. He was comte de Cornouaille from 1058 as Hoel V, and after his marriage in 1066 to Havise, duchesse de Bretagne, daughter of Alain III, duc de Bretagne, and Berthe de Blois, he became duke-consort of Brittany until his death. Hoel started the Cornwall dynasty of Brittany, which ruled the duchy until 1156.

    Little is known of the lives of Havise and Hoel of Cornwall, but their political marriage between the house of Rennes in the east and the house of Cornwall in the west may have further strengthened Brittany against external interference by William \'the Conqueror\', king of England. Hoel may have exercised authority through the right of his wife, and continued to control the government after her death in 1072. On Hoel\'s death in 1084 Havise and Hoel were succeeded to the ducal throne by their 18-year-old son Alain IV Fergent.  [1
    Died 13 Apr 1084 
    Person ID I3140  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2018 

    Father Alain Cagniart, Comte de Cornouaille,   b. 995,   d. 1058  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Judith of Nantes,   b. Abt 1000, 27 Feb 1063 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1026 
    Family ID F1705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Havise, Heiress of Bretagne,   b. Abt 1037,   d. 19 Aug 1072  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 1066 
    Children 
    +1. Alain IV Fergent, Duc de Bretagne,   b. Abt 1066, Chateaulin in Finistere Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1119  (Age ~ 53 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F2057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00020209&tree=LEO.