Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Richard II, 'The Good', Duke of Normandy

Richard II, 'The Good', Duke of Normandy

Male 963 - 1026  (63 years)

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  • Name Richard II, 'The Good'  
    Suffix Duke of Normandy 
    Nickname The Good 
    Born 23 Aug 963 
    Gender Male 
    History Richard was born in Normandy on 23 August 963, the son and heir of Richard I \'the Fearless\' and Gunnor. He succeeded as Duke of Normandy on his father\'s death in 996. Richard held his own against a peasant insurrection, and helped Robert II of France against the duchy of Burgundy. He also repelled an English attack on the Cotentin Peninsula led by Aethelred II \'the Unready\', king of England. He pursued the reform of the Norman monasteries.

    Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister Emma\'s marriage to King Aethelred. This connection later gave his grandson, William \'the Conqueror\', his claim to the throne of England.

    In 1000 he married Judith de Bretagne, daughter of Conon I \'le Tort\', duc de Bretagne, and Ermengarde d\'Anjou. Richard and Judith had six children of whom four would have progeny.

    In 1017, Richard married Estrid Svendsdatter of Denmark, daughter of Svend I \'Forkbeard\', king in Denmark, Norway and England, and Gunhild/Swjatoslawa/Sygryda of Poland. This marriage ended in divorce, with no progeny.

    Richard\'s third wife was Poppa, by whom he had a son Guillaume, comte d\'Arquens, who did not have progeny. Richard also had two illegitimate children, Mauger of Normandy who became Archbishop of Rouen, and Papie, who would have progeny.

    Richard died on 28 August 1027, and was succeeded by his son Richard III. However, when Richard III died in 1028 he was succeeded by his younger brother Robert.   [1
    Died 28 Aug 1026 
    Person ID I569  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father Richard I 'the Fearless', Duke of Normandy,   b. Abt 933,   d. 21 Nov, 996, Fecamp Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Gunnor,   b. Abt 945,   d. 4 Jan, 1031  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Family ID F705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Judith of Brittany, Duchess of Normandy,   b. 982,   d. 28 Aug 1017  (Age 35 years) 
    +1. Robert I 'The Devil', Duke of Normandy,   b. 22 Jun 1000,   d. 1-3 Jul 1035  (Age 35 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 19 May 2017 
    Family ID F304  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Judith of Brittany, Duchess of Normandy,   b. 982,   d. 28 Aug 1017  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 1000 
    +1. Adeliza (Adelais), of Normandy,   d. Aft 27 Jul, 1037
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F1043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    +1. Papie of Normandy
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Richard II Duke of Normandy
    Richard II Duke of Normandy

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00020046&tree=LEO.