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Judith of Brittany

French: Judith de Bretagne
Also Known As: "Judith de Rennes", "Judith de Bretagne", "Judith of Brittany", "Judith /Normandy/", "Of Brittany /Judith/"
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Death: Died
Place of Burial: Bernay, Eure, Upper Normandy, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Conan I "the Strong", duke of Brittany and Ermangarde d'Anjou, Duchess of Bretagne
Wife of Richard II "the Good", Duke of Normandy
Mother of Richard III, duke of Normandy; Robert I "the Magnificent", Duke of Normandy; Girard Tancred De Hautville; Adeliza, comtesse de Bourgogne; Mauger, Archbishop de Rouen and 8 others
Sister of Geoffroy I, duc de Bretagne; Judicaël, comte de Porhoët; Viscount de Chateautro; Catuallon de Bretagne and Hernod de Bretagne
Half sister of Robert de Ivry; Alain Glanderius and Judicaël

Occupation: princess, Prinsessa, Duchesse de Normandie dite de Rennes, Duchesse de Normandie, Princess
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About Judith of Brittany

Judith of Brittany (982–1017) was the daughter of Conan I, Duke of Brittany and Ermengarde of Anjou, and the mother of Robert the Magnificent.

She was the first wife of Richard the Good, Duke of Normandy, whom she married in 996. They had six children:

  • Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy
  • Alice of Normandy (c. 1003/5), married Renaud I, Count of Burgundy
  • Robert (c. 1005/7), duke of Normandy
  • William (c. 1007/9), monk at Fécamp, d. 1025
  • Eleanor (c. 1011/3), married to Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders
  • Matilda (c. 1013/5), nun at Fecamp, d. 1033

The duchess Judith died in 1017 and was buried in the abbey of Bernay, which she had founded.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_of_Brittany

-------------------- See http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25067072/person/12798619207 -------------------- Judith of Brittany also called Judith of Rennes (982–1017) Duchess of Normandy from c. 1000 until her death.

Judith, born in 982, was the daughter of Conan I, Duke of Brittany and Ermengarde-Gerberga of Anjou.[1] She was the mother of Robert I, Duke of Normandy and paternal grandmother of William the Conqueror.[2]

She was a part of an important double marriage alliance between Normandy and Brittany first recorded by William of Jumièges.[3] In 996 her brother Geoffrey I, Duke of Brittany married Hawise of Normandy, daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy while in c. 1000 Judith married Richard II, Duke of Normandy, Hawise's brother.[4] The duchess Judith died on 28 August 1017[1] and was buried in the abbey of Bernay, which she had founded in 1013.[5]

Family[edit]

Judith married Richard II, Duke of Normandy[6] c. 1000.[2] They had six children: Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy.[2] Alice of Normandy (c. 1003/5), married Renaud I, Count of Burgundy.[2] Robert (c. 1005/7), duke of Normandy.[2] William (c. 1007/9), monk at Fécamp, d. 1025.[2] Eleanor (c. 1011/3), married to Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders.[2] Matilda (c. 1013/5), nun at Fecamp, d. 1033. She died young and unmarried.[7]

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References[edit]

1.^ Jump up to: a b Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band II (Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, Germany, 1984). Tafel 75 2.^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band II (Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, Germany, 1984). Tafel 79 3.Jump up ^ K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, 'Poppa of Bayeux And Her Family', The American Genealogist, Vol. 72 No.4 (July/October 1997), p. 192 n. 12 4.Jump up ^ David C. Douglas, William the Conqueror (University of California Press,1964), p. 29 5.Jump up ^ Edward Bell, 'The Abbey Church of Bernay', The Archaeological Review, Vol. IV (August, 1899–January, 1890), p. 57 6.Jump up ^ K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, 'Poppa of Bayeux And Her Family', The American Genealogist, Vol. 72 No.4 (July/October 1997), p.. 192 (here calling her Judith of Rennes) 7.Jump up ^ David C. Douglas, William the Conqueror (University of California Press, 1964), p. 31

-------------------- Judith of Brittany

Judith of Brittany

Spouse(s)


Richard II, Duke of Normandy

Noble family


House of Rennes

Father


Conan I, Duke of Brittany

Mother

Ermengarde of Anjou

Born


982


Died


1017


Burial


Abbey of Bernay


Judith of Brittany (982–1017) was the daughter of Conan I, Duke of Brittany and Ermengarde of Anjou, and the mother of Robert the Magnificent.


She was the first wife of Richard the Good, Duke of Normandy, whom she married in 996. They had six children:

Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy
Alice of Normandy (c. 1003/5), married Renaud I, Count of Burgundy
Robert (c. 1005/7), duke of Normandy
William (c. 1007/9), monk at Fécamp, d. 1025
Eleanor (c. 1011/3), married to Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders
Matilda (c. 1013/5), nun at Fecamp, d. 1033

The duchess Judith died in 1017 and was buried in the abbey of Bernay, which she had founded.

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Judith of Brittany's Timeline

982
982
997
August 28, 997
Age 15
Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
999
999
Age 17
Rouen, Seine Inferieure, Haute-Normandie, France
1000
1000
Age 18
Conquereuil, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
1001
1001
Age 19
Plouigneau, Brittany, France
1002
1002
Age 20
1002
Age 20
Normandie, France
1004
1004
Age 22
Rouen, Normandie, France
1007
1007
Age 25
Of Normandie
1010
1010
Age 28
Rouen, Normandy, France