Hawise de Bretagne, duchesse de Bretagne (c.1024 - 1072) MP

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Nicknames: "Havoise", "Hawise", "de Rennes", "de Bretagne", "Of Brittany"
Birthplace: Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
Death: Died in Bretagne, France
Occupation: Duquesa da Bretanha, Duchesse de Bretagne de 1066 à 1072, Comtesse de Rennes, Duchesse de Bretagne, Dutchess
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About Hawise de Bretagne, duchesse de Bretagne

www.wikipedia.org at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawise,_Duchess_of_Brittany

Hawise of Rennes (Breton: Hawiz Breizh; French: Havoise de Bretagne) (c. 1037 – August 19, 1072) was hereditary Duchess of Brittany from 1066 until her death.

She was the second child and heiress of Alan III, Duke of Brittany by his wife Berthe de Blois, and as such, a member of the House of Rennes. Hawise survived her older brother Conan II, Duke of Brittany, who was assassinated by poisoning on December 11, 1066.[1]

Little is known of the life of Hawise of Rennes. As with most noblewomen in the Middle Ages, hers may have been a political marriage with Hoel of Cornwall (French: Cornouaille; Breton: Kerne). A dynastic alliance between the house of Rennes in the east and the house of Cornwall in the west may have further strengthened and consolidated authority in Brittany. Hoel may have exercised authority jure uxoris, by right of his wife, and continued to control the government after her death in 1072 acting as regent for their son. Hawise and Hoel were succeeded to the ducal throne by their 18-year-old son Alan IV, Duke of Brittany in 1084.

Brittany, an independent Celtic duchy, had a traditional rivalry with neighboring Normandy. The 1064–1065 war between Brittany and Normandy was sparked after Duke William supported Rivallon I of Dol's rebellion against Conan II. By late 1065, preparing for his invasion of England, Duke William sent a communique to Conan II warning his neighbors not to attack Normandy while he invaded England, which Duke Conan II rebuffed.[2] A year latter, Conan II was killed after donning poisoned riding gloves in a campaign against Anjou.[1] Duke William of Normandy was widely suspected of having Conan II assassinated.[3]

From www.wikipedia.org at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawise,_Duchess_of_Brittany

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Hawise, Duchess of Brittany

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hawise of Rennes (Breton: Hawiz Breizh; French: Havoise de Bretagne) (c. 1037 – August 19, 1072) was hereditary Duchess of Brittany from 1066 until her death.

She was the second child and heiress of Alan III, Duke of Brittany by his wife Berthe de Blois, and as such, a member of the House of Rennes. Hawise survived her older brother Conan II, Duke of Brittany, who was assassinated by poisoning on December 11, 1066.[1]

Little is known of the life of Hawise of Rennes. As with most noblewomen in the Middle Ages, hers may have been a political marriage with Hoel of Cornwall (French: Cornouaille; Breton: Kerne). A dynastic alliance between the house of Rennes in the east and the house of Cornwall in the west may have further strengthened and consolidated authority in Brittany. Hoel may have exercised authority jure uxoris, by right of his wife, and continued to control the government after her death in 1072 acting as regent for their son. Hawise and Hoel were succeeded to the ducal throne by their 18-year-old son Alan IV, Duke of Brittany in 1084.

Brittany, an independent Celtic duchy, had a traditional rivalry with neighboring Normandy. The 1064–1065 war between Brittany and Normandy was sparked after Duke William supported Rivallon I of Dol's rebellion against Conan II. By late 1065, preparing for his invasion of England, Duke William sent a communique to Conan II warning his neighbors not to attack Normandy while he invaded England, which Duke Conan II rebuffed.[2] A year latter, Conan II was killed after donning poisoned riding gloves in a campaign against Anjou.[1] Duke William of Normandy was widely suspected of having Conan II assassinated.[3]

[edit]References

^ a b Brittany Genealogy extracted Feb 1, 2008

^ [Howarth, 1066: The Year of Conquest]

^ [Howarth, 1066: The Year of Conquest] -------------------- Hawise de Tours was heiress of her brother Conan II de Tours, duc de Bretagne.

Hawise de Tours married Hoël II, comte de Cornoüaille & de Dol, son of Alain Cangnard, comte de Cornoüaille and Judith de Nantes; they were first cousins. She was co-ruler with him in Brittany (she was Duchess of Brittany between 1066 and 1087).

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Hawise's Timeline

1024
1024
Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
1038
1038
Age 14
1042
1042
Age 18
1043
1043
Age 19
1044
1044
Age 20
1045
1045
Age 21
1046
1046
Age 22
1047
1047
Age 23
1048
1048
Age 24
Norfolk, England
1066
December 11, 1066
Age 42
Brittany, , , France