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Geoffrey I, Duc de Bretagne

Geoffrey I, Duc de Bretagne[1]

Male Abt 980 - 1008  (~ 28 years)

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  • Name Geoffrey I  
    Suffix Duc de Bretagne 
    Born Abt 980 
    Gender Male 
    History Geoffrey was born about 980, the son of Conon I \'le Tort\', duc de Bretagne, and Ermengarde d\'Anjou. He was his father\'s heir to the duchy of Brittany and county of Rennes on the death of his father in 992. In 994 he defeated the young Judicael, comte de Nantes, and forced him to pay homage. In 995 he took the title of Duke of Brittany. To ensure his power over Nantes, after the death in 1004 of Bishop Hervé of Nantes and of Count Judicael, he had a knight Gauthier II elected as the new bishop of Nantes.

    In 996 Geoffrey married Hawise of Normandy, daughter of Richard I \'the Fearless\', duke of Normandy, and his wife Gunnor. They had at least four children, of whom Alain and Eudes would have progeny.

    Geoffrey was very religious. Wanting to restore the monasteries, he asked Gauzlin de Fleury, abbot of Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire and future archbishop of Bourges, to send him a monk able to accomplish this task. The abbot entrusted the task to a monk named Felix, who arrived in Brittany in 1008. When Geoffrey decided to undertake a pilgrimage to Rome and to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, he commended Felix to his wife and two sons.

    Geoffrey died on 20 November 1008 while returning from his pilgrimage to the tomb of the apostles in Rome.  [2
    Died 1008 
    Person ID I1373  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2018 

    Father Conon I 'le Tort' (Conan I) of Rennes,   b. Abt 927,   d. 27 Jun 992  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Ermengarde-Gerberga of Anjou, Countess of Rennes, Countess of Angouleme,   b. 958,   d. c 1024  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Married 973 
    Family ID F1706  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hawise of Normandy,   d. 21 Feb, 1034 
    +1. Eudes I (Odo of Rennes)(Eozen), Comte de Penthievre, Co-Regent of Bretagne,   b. Abt 999,   d. 1079  (Age ~ 80 years)  [putative]
    +2. Alain III, Duc de Bretagne,   b. 997,   d. 1 Oct 1040  (Age 43 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Geoffrey I, Duce de Rennes & Bretagne
    Geoffrey I, Duce de Rennes & Bretagne

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

    2. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00020199&tree=LEO.