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Richard 'le Bon' de Normandie, Duc de Normandie

Nicknames: "Richard of Normandy", "Richard II de Normandie", "Richard ‘l'Irascible’", "Richard II ‘the Irascible’", "FitzRichard II the Good", "The Good", "The /Good/", "the Good", ""The Irascible" Duke of Normandy/ II /Richard/", ""The /Good"/", "Richard The Good", "Duc de Normandie", "..."
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Birthplace: Lot-et-Garonne, Aquitaine, France
Death: Died in Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Place of Burial: Fécamp, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard I, 'The Fearless', Duke of Normandy; Richard I "Sanspuer"; Gunnor, Duchess of Normandy and Gunnor Haraldsdatter
Husband of Judith de Bretagne and Papia, Duchesse de Envermeu
Fiancé of Estrid Margarete of Denmark
Father of Richard III, duc de Normandie; Robert "le Magnifique" fitz Richard, Duc de Normandie; Girard Tancred DeHautville; Adeliza, comtesse de Bourgogne; William of Normandy and 8 others
Brother of Sir William of Hiesmes, De Hiesmes; Mauger, Count of Corbeil; Robert d'Evreux, Archbishop of Rouen; Matilda de Normandie, Comtesse de Blois-Chartres; Alix de Normandie and 4 others
Half brother of Papia II de Normandie; Geoffrey (Godfrey) fitz Richard de Brionne, comte d'Eu; Guimara - Wymarche; Guillaume FitzRichard de Normandie, Comte d'Hiémois et Comte d'Eu; Beatrice of Normandy, Abbess of Montvilliers and 1 other

Occupation: Count of Rouen, Duke of Normandy, Hertig av Normandie, Hertig av Normandie 966-1027, Hertig i Normand, The Good Duke of Normandy, 4th Duke Of Normandy (996- ), ALIA: The /Good/ Title: Duke Of Normandy Note: Richard ruled Normandy 996-1026., Jarl, Herttua
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About Richard 'le Bon' de Normandie, Duc de Normandie

Richard II 'le Bon' Duc de Normandie

  • Parents: Richard I 'Sans-Peur and Gunnor de Crèpon
  • Spouses:

1. Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I de Bretagne Children:

   * Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy
   * Adelaide (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

2. Poppa d'Envermeu Children:

   * Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen
   * William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

Other marriages / children Richard was betrothed to Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. The engangement was broken

LINKS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II,_Duke_of_Normandy http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORMANDY.htm#_Toc148955359 ------------------- RICHARD, son of RICHARD I "Sans-Peur" Comte [de Normandie] & his second wife Gunnora --- (-23 Aug 1026). Ademar names Richard as son of "Richardus Rotomagensis"[145]. Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert, Mauger" as three of the five sons of Duke Richard and Gunnora[146]. Robert of Torigny names "Ricardum…qui ei successit et Robertum postea archiepiscopum Rothomagensium et Malgerium comitem Curbuliensem, aliosque duos" as the sons of "Ricardi primi ducis Normanniæ" and Gunnora[147]. He succeeded his father in 996 as RICHARD II "le Bon/l'Irascible" Comte de Normandie. An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni, filius eius Richardus et…mater Richardi comitis Gunnor, uxor comitis Richardi…"[148]. Duke of Normandy [1015]. He intervened on behalf of his son-in-law Renaud Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, who had been imprisoned by Hugues de Chalon, by sending troops to devastate Chalon in 1026 and procure his release. According to Adam of Bremen, after repudiating his betrothal to the sister of Knud King of Denmark, Duke Richard left for Jerusalem to escape the Danish king's wrath and died there[149], but this is inconsistent with the duke's third marriage. "Secundus nominis mei Normannorum dux Ricardus" confirmed donations to Fécamp abbey, for the soul of "conjugis mee…Judith", by charter dated 1027 (misdated), signed by "Ricardi filii Gulberti, Nigelli vicecomitis…Storstingi vicecomitis"[150]. Guillaume de Jumièges records his death in 1026[151]. The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "X Kal Sep" of "Ricardus comes"[152]. The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés records the death "X Kal Sep" of "[Ricar]dus Normannorum secundus"[153]. The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "X Kal Sep" of "Ricardus Rothomagensium comes"[154]. The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "X Kal Sep" of "Richardus comes"[155], although the connection between Duke Richard and Verdun has not been established.

m firstly (Mont Saint-Michel [1000]) JUDITH de Bretagne, daughter of CONAN I "le Tort" Duke of Brittany & his wife Ermengarde d'Anjou (982-16 Jun 1017). Guillaume de Jumièges records the marriage at Mont Saint-Michel of Duke Richard and Judith sister of "Geoffroi comte des Bretons"[156]. According to Orderic Vitalis, Judith founded the abbey of Bernay, Eure in 1025[157], but this date is inconsistent with her date of death and her husband's second marriage. An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni…Judith…"[158].

Betrothed (after 1017) to ESTRID [Margrete] Svendsdatter, daughter of SVEND I "Tveskæg/Forkbeard" King of Denmark & his second wife Sigrid “Storråda/the Haughty” (-9 May ----, bur Roskilde Cathedral). Adam of Bremen records that "Chnud…rex Danorum" gave "suam…germanam Margaretam pro foedere" to "comitis Nortmannorum Rikardi" and after, she was repudiated by Richard, to "Wolf duci Angliæ"[159]. Saxo Grammaticus also records her betrothal[160]. She later married Ulf Thrugilson Jarl [Wulfsige Sprakeling].

m secondly PAPIA [Poppa] [d'Envermeu], daughter of --- (-after 1047). Guillaume de Jumièges names Popa as second wife of Duke Richard[161]. She is named "Poppa", Duke Richard's second wife, by Orderic Vitalis[162]. The Chronicon Fontanellense names “Papia” as second wife of Duke Richard, adding that “cuius fratres Ansfredus et Osbernus” were monks at Fontanelle[163]. "Duke Richard [II]" donated property to the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1024/26], subscribed by "…Papie uxoris comitis"[164]. "Guillelmus Archensis comes et frater meus Malgerius Archiepiscopus" donated the vill of Periers sur Andelle to the monastery of Saint-Ouen at Rouen, at the request of "matris mee Paveie" and the consent of "Guilielmo Normannorum comite", by charter dated to [1047/50][165].

Duke Richard II & his first wife had six children:

1. ADELAIS [Judith] ([1000]-7 Jul [after 1030]). Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Richard and Judith had three daughters, of whom one named Adelise married "Renaud comte de Bourgogne"[170]. Orderic Vitalis records her marriage and calls her amita of William I King of England[171]. "Otto comes qui nominatur Willelmus" issued a charter dated 2 Nov 1023 subscribed by "Raynardi comitis, Adheleydis uxoris eius"[172]. "Raynaldi comitis, Adheleys uxoris eius" subscribed the charter dated 1030 by which "Robertus regis Roberti filius et regis Henrici filii eius germanus…Burgundie Dux" restored property to Cluny[173]. "Raginaldus comes comitis Guillelmi filius" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 18 May 1037 subscribed by "Iudid comitisse uxoris eius, Guillelmi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius…"[174]. "Iudid comitisse" is assumed in traditional genealogies[175] to have been the same person as Adelais. However, it is also possible that she was Comte Renaud's second wife, Adelais having died earlier. m (before 1 Sep 1016) [as his first wife,] RENAUD de Mâcon, son of OTHON I GUILLAUME Comte de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] & his first wife Ermentrude de Roucy ([990]-3/4 Sep 1057, bur Besançon). He succeeded his father in 1026 as RENAUD I Comte Palatin de Bourgogne.

2. RICHARD ([1001]-Rouen 6 Aug 1027). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert et Guillaume" as the three sons of Duke Richard II and Judith[176]. Ademar names Richard as son of "Ricardus Rotomagensis comes"[177]. An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni, filius eius Richardus…"[178]. He succeeded his father in 1026 as RICHARD III Duke of Normandy. Guillaume de Jumièges records the death of Duke Richard III, poisoned, at Rouen in 1028[179]. Orderic Vitalis also alleges that he was poisoned[180]. The Obituaire de Notre-Dame de Paris records the death "VIII Id Aug" of "Ricardus dux Normannie"[181]. Betrothed (Jan 1027) to ADELA de France, daughter of ROBERT II " le Pieux" King of France & his third wife Constance d'Arles [Provence] (-Messines 8 Jan 1079, bur Messines, Benedictine monastery). Kerrebrouck mentions her betrothal to Duke Richard "très jeune" but does not cite the corresponding primary source[182], which has yet to be identified. "Richardus Nortmannorum dux" agreed grants of property to "Adela" on the occasion of their marriage by charter dated Jan 1026, which does not specify her parentage[183]. She later married Baudouin V "Insulanus" Count of Flanders. Duke Richard III had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

a) NICOLAS (-27 Feb 1092, bur Rouen Saint-Ouen[184]). Robert of Torigny names "Nicolaum…duas filias Papiam…uxorem Walterii de Sancto Walerico et Aeliz uxorem Ranulfi vicecomitis de Baiocis" as the children of "Ricardo secundo duce Normannum filio primi Ricardi", specifying that Nicolas was "postea abbatum Sancti Audeni"[185]. Guillaume de Jumièges names Nicolas as "un fils très jeune" of Duke Richard III, records that he was deprived of his inheritance, brought up at the monastery of Saint-Ouen "dès sa plus tendre enfance", and succeeded abbé Herfast as abbot, ruling as such nearly fifty years before he died in Feb 1092[186]. Nicoias is named as the son of Duke Richard III by Orderic Vitalis, who specifies that he was compelled by his uncle Duke Robert to become an oblate monk at Fécamp while still a boy, but that some years later when still an adolescent he was installed by Duke Guillaume II as Abbot of St Ouen at Rouen which he ruled "for almost 60 years"[187]. The Brevis Relatio de Origine Willelmi Conquestoris records that "Nicolao abate de sancto Audoeno" contributed 15 ships and 100 knights towards the invasion of England in 1066[188].

b) ALIX . Robert of Torigny names "Nicolaum…duas filias Papiam…uxorem Walterii de Sancto Walerico et Aeliz uxorem Ranulfi vicecomitis de Baiocis" as the children of "Ricardo secundo duce Normannum filio primi Ricardi"[189]. As noted above, it is chronologically impossible for Papia, wife of Gilbert de Saint-Valéry, to have been his daughter. m RANULF Vicomte du Bessin, son of Vicomte ANSCHITIL & his wife --- (-killed in battle Val-es-Dunes 1047).

3. ROBERT (-Nikaia 22 Jul 1035, bur Nikaia basilica St Mary, transferred [1187] to Apulia). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert et Guillaume" as the three sons of Duke Richard II and Judith[190]. Ademar names Robert as brother of Richard[191]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that he rebelled against his brother Duke Richard III from his stronghold at Falaise[192]. He succeeded his brother in 1027 as ROBERT II "le Diable" Duke of Normandy. "Rotbertus Normannorum dux, Ricardi filio" founded the abbey of Sainte-Trinité at Rouen in 1030[193]. He gave shelter to Henri, son of Robert II King of France, during his dispute with his mother Queen Constance, the king granting le Vexin to Robert after his accession to the French throne in 1031[194]. William of Malmesbury records that Robert went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1035[195]. Orderic Vitalis dates his departure to "after seven and a half years", but it is unclear from the context whether this is calculated based on his accession or his father's death[196]. The date of Robert´s departure can be estimated more precisely from his charter dated 13 Jan 1035 which announces his forthcoming departure for Jerusalem[197]. Guillaume de Jumièges records the death of Duke Robert 2 Jul 1035 at Nikea on his return from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and his burial in the basilica of St Mary at Nikaia[198]. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, he died while on pilgrimage in 1031[199]. Orderic Vitalis specifies that Duke Robert died "in the city of Nicæa in Bythinia"[200]. The Brevis Relatio de Origine Willelmi Conquestoris records that "Robertus…Ricardi filius" was buried "rediens de Hierusalem…in Nica civitate"[201]. William of Malmesbury recounts that his remains were disinterred from Nikaia on the orders of his son, but interred in Apulia on their way back to France after the messenger learnt of the death of William I King of England[202]. Mistress (1): ---. Robert de Torigny names "Aeliz" as daughter of Duke Robert II "de alia concubina" from Herleve[203]. The name of Duke Robert's first mistress is not known. Mistress (2): HERLEVE [Arlette], daughter of FULBERT [de Falaise] & his wife Doda [Duwa] ---. Guillaume de Jumièges names "Herlève fille le Fulbert valet de chamber du duc" as mother of Duke Guillaume II, recording that "un certain Herluin, brave chevalier, prit Herlève pour femme" after the death of Duke Robert[204]. Orderic Vitalis calls her "Duke Robert's concubine", and records her marriage, referring to her husband as stepfather to Duke Guillaume[205]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the mother of Duke Guillaume as "filia…Herbertus pelliparius et uxor eius Doda sive Duwa", specifying that they were from Chaumont in the diocese of Liège but moved to Falaise but that others said they were from Huy, and refers to her marriage to "Herlewino de Vado comitis"[206]. She married Herluin de Conteville.

Duke Robert II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

a) ADELAIS (-[1081/84]). Robert de Torigny names "Aeliz" as the daughter of Duke Robert II "de alia concubina" from Herleve[207]. She retained the title Comtesse d'Aumâle after her first marriage. The foundation charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy names “Engueranni consulis qui filius fuit Berte supradicti Guerinfridi filie et Adelidis comitisse uxoris sue sororis…Willelmi Regis Anglorum”[208]. Her second marriage is deduced from the same charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy which also names “Judita comitissa domine supradicte filia”[209]. Orderic Vitalis calls her "the king's sister" when referring to her marriage to Eudes Comte de Troyes[210]. m firstly ENGUERRAND [II] Comte de Montreuil, son of HUGUES de Ponthieu Comte de Montreuil & his wife Berthe d'Aumâle (-killed in battle Château d'Arques 25 Oct 1053). m secondly ([1053/54]) LAMBERT de Boulogne Comte de Lens, son of EUSTACHE [I] Comte de Boulogne & his wife Mathilde de Louvain (-killed in battle Phalampin 1054). m thirdly ([1060]) EUDES III Comte de Troyes et d'Aumâle, son of ETIENNE I Comte de Troyes [Blois] & his wife Adela --- (-after 1118).

Duke Robert II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):

b) GUILLAUME (Château de Falaise, Normandy [1027/28]-Rouen, Prioré de Saint-Gervais 9 Sep 1087, bur Caen, Abbé de Saint-Etienne). His birth date is estimated from William of Malmesbury, according to whom Guillaume was born of a concubine and was seven years old when his father left for Jerusalem[211], and Orderic Vitalis, who states that he was eight years old at the time[212]. Deville suggests that Guillaume´s birthdate can be fixed more precisely to [mid-1027], taking into account that his father Robert occupied Falaise immediately after the death of his father Duke Richard II (23 Aug 1026), not wishing to accept the authority of his older brother Duke Richard III, but that Robert´s stay was short as the two brothers were reconciled soon after, it being reasonable to suppose that Robert´s relationship with Guillaume´s mother occurred soon after his arrival at Falaise[213]. He succeeded his father in 1035 as GUILLAUME II Duke of Normandy.

- see below.

4. [ELEONORE] de Normandie. The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana refers to "filiam secundi Ricardi ducis Normannorum" as wife of "Balduinum Barbatum" after the death of Ogiva[214]. The Annalista Saxo states that the mother of Judith was "cognatione beati Ethmundi regis", without naming her or giving a more precise origin[215]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Richard and Judith had three daughters, of whom the second (unnamed) married "Baudouin de Flandre"[216]. The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. m (after 1030) as his second wife, BAUDOUIN IV "le Barbu/Pulchrae Barbae" Count of Flanders, son of ARNOUL II "le Jeune" Count of Flanders & his wife Rozala di Ivrea [Italy] ([980]-30 May 1035).

5. GUILLAUME (-5 Dec 1025). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert et Guillaume" as the three sons of Duke Richard II and Judith, specifying that Guillaume "dans son adolescence prit l'habit de moine à Fécamp"[217]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "unus monachus Fiscanii Gulielmus" as son of "dux Normannie Richardus II"[218]. Abbé de Fécamp. The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés records the death "Non Dec" of "Willelmus nostræ congregationis monachus Sancte Trinitatis, filius Richardi ducis"[219]. The Chronicle of Caen Saint-Etienne records the death in 1025 of "Willelmus monachus, filius Ricardi comitis"[220].

6. daughter . Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Richard and Judith had three daughters, of whom the third (unnamed) "mourut vierge étant déjà grande"[221]. same person as…? MATHILDE (-1033). The Chronicon Rothomagensi records the death in 1033 of "Mathildis filia Ricardi comitis"[222]. The Chronicle of Caen Saint-Etienne records the death in 1033 of "Mathildis, filia Ricardi comitis"[223].

Duke Richard II & his second wife had two children:

7. GUILLAUME ([1020/26]-[Boulogne] after 1054). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Mauger…et Guillaume d'Arques" as the two sons of Duke Richard II and his second wife Popa, specifying that Guillaume II Duke of Normandy installed Guillaume as Comte de Talou[224]. Orderic Vitalis calls him brother of Mauger, and specifies that Duke Guillaume II invested him as Comte de Talou[225]. "Vuillelmus Ricardi magni ducis Normannorum filius" donated property to the abbey of Jumièges by charter dated to [1040][226]. He built the fortress of Arques, becoming Comte d'Arques. "Guillelmus Archensis comes et frater meus Malgerius Archiepiscopus" donated the vill of Periers sur Andelle to the monastery of Saint-Ouen at Rouen, at the request of "matris mee Paveie" and the consent of "Guilielmo Normannorum comite", by charter dated to [1047/50][227]. Guillaume de Jumièges records his rebellion, stating that it was supported by Henri I King of France, and his subsequent exile in the household of Eustache Comte de Boulogne where he stayed until his death[228]. Guillaume II captured the fortress of Arques, and Guillaume went into exile in [1054][229]. m --- de Ponthieu, daughter of HUGUES II Comte de Ponthieu & his wife Berthe d'Aumâle. Guillaume de Jumièges records that the wife of Guillaume was "sœur de Guy comte de Ponthieu" but does not name her[230].

8. MAUGER ([1020/26]-drowned Guernsey 1055). Guillaume de Jumièges names "Mauger frère du duc Robert" as successor of Robert archbishop of Rouen, specifying that he was the son of Duke Richard II & his second wife Popa[231]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Malgerius Rothomagensis archiepiscopus" as son of "dux Normannie Richardus II"[232]. His parentage is given by Orderic Vitalis, who says he was "excessively addicted to the lusts of the flesh and distractions of the world"[233]. Robert of Torigny records that "Malgerius nepos eius" succeeded as archbishop of Rouen in 1037 on the death of his uncle Robert[234]. He governed the see for "18 years without receiving either apostolic blessing or the pallium", according to Orderic Vitalis who says that "Mauger too young received the seat of honour"[235]. "Malgerii arciepiscopi…" subscribed the charter dated to [1040] under which "Vuillelmus Ricardi magni ducis Normannorum filius" donated property to the abbey of Jumièges[236]. "Guillelmus Archensis comes et frater meus Malgerius Archiepiscopus" donated the vill of Periers sur Andelle to the monastery of Saint-Ouen at Rouen, at the request of "matris mee Paveie" and the consent of "Guilielmo Normannorum comite", by charter dated to [1047/50][237]. According to William of Malmsbury, he was deprived of his archbishopric by his nephew Duke Guillaume as "he gave too much attention to hunting and hawking, and consumed the treasures of the church in a splendid mode of living" or alternatively that he wished to annul Duke Guillaume's marriage for consanguinity[238]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Guillaume II banished Mauger to the island of Guernsey[239]. Orderic Vitalis says that he was deposed by Duke Guillaume for having aided the rebellion of his brother Guillaume[240]. Archbishop Mauger had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress.

a) MICHEL (-after 1127). He is named as son of Archbishop Mauger by Orderic Vitalis who describes him as "a brave and worthy knight, who is now in England, loved and treated with honour in his old age by King Henry"[241]. ---------------------------- WIKIPEDIA Richard II (23 August 963 – 28 August 1027), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, his claim to the throne of England.

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

-------------------- Richard II was born on August 23, 970, in Normandy, France. Called the Good, Richard was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries. . Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England. He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy Adelaide (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 Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue: Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

Other marriages / children -

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation. An illegitimate daughter of Richard I, sometimes called "Papia", is also at times given as a daughter of Richard II. Tancred de Hauteville's two wives Muriella and Fredensenda are likewise given as daughters of "Duke Richard of Normandy", referring to either Richard I or Richard II. -------------------- Grandfather of William the Conqueror through his second son Robert II "The Devil" of Normandy -------------------- Richard II of Normandy (b. August 23 in 963in Normandy, France - August 28th of 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the eldest son of Richard I and Gunnora of Crepon. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy in 996. Ricardo withstood a peasant insurrection, and helped the King Robert II of France against the Duchy of Burgundy. It also repelled an attack on English on the peninsula of Cotentin , which was led by Ethelred II of England. Also pursued a reform of the monasteries Normans. Ricardo tried to improve relations with England through the marriage of his sister Emma to King Ethelred, but she disliked the British. Anyway, this connection meant later one of the reasons she used her grandson William the Conqueror to claim the throne of England. In 996 he married Judith of Brittany (982-1017), daughter of Conan I, Duke of Brittany. Her offspring was as follows: Ricardo (997-1027), Duke of Normandy in 1027, the son of her grandmother Adelaide (b. 1003 / 5), married to Reginald I, Count of Burgundy Robert (c. 1005-1035), Duke of Normandy between 1027 and 1035 William (1007/9-1025), a monk of Fecamp Leonor (1011/3-1071), married to Baldwin IV of Flanders Matilde (1013/5-1033), a nun in Fecamp After the death of his first wife, Ricardo married Poppa of Envermeu, with whom he had two children: Mauger (nc 1019), Archbishop of Rouen between 1037 and 1054 William (b. 1020 / 5), Count of Arques -------------------- Wikipedia: Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries. Richard II (right), with the Abbot of Mont Saint Michel (middle) and Lothair of France (left).

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy
   * Adelaide (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

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen
   * William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

Other marriages / children

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

An illegitimate daughter of Richard I, sometimes called "Papia", is also at times given as a daughter of Richard II. Tancred de Hauteville's two wives Muriella and Fredensenda are likewise given as daughters of "Duke Richard of Normandy", referring to either Richard I or Richard II. -------------------- Richard II (born 23 August 970, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1026, in Normandy), called the Good (French: Le Bon), was the eldest son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora.[1]

Biography

Richard succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy in 996 but the first five years of his reign were spent with Count Ralph of Ivry wielding power and putting down a peasant insurrection[2].

When he took power he strengthened his alliance with the Capetians by helping Robert II of France against the duchy of Burgundy. He formed a new alliance with Brittany by marrying his sister Hawise to Geoffrey I, Duke of Brittany and by his own marriage to Geoffrey's sister, Judith.

He also repelled an English attack on the Cotentin Peninsula that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Marriages

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy
   * Alice (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

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen
   * William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

Other marriages / children

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

An illegitimate daughter of Richard I, sometimes called "Papia", is also at times given as a daughter of Richard II. Tancred of Hauteville's two wives Muriella and Fredensenda are likewise given as daughters of "Duke Richard of Normandy", referring to either Richard I or Richard II. -------------------- http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:gWzAgOiY80cJ:www.renderplus.com/hartgen/charts/de-normandie-de-bretagne_2.htm+richard+II+de+normandie&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&source=www.google.com -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II,_Duke_of_Normandy -------------------- Notes for RICHARD-II "THE GOOD" 4TH DUKE OF NORMANDY:

Richard II "The Good" 4th Duke Of Normandy

Richard II "the Good" of Normandy 4th Duke of Normandy (958-1026) [Pedigree]

Son of Richard I "The Fearless" of Normandy 3rd Duke of Normandy (933-996) and Gunnora of Denmark (936-1031)

REF RFC. "The Good". b. ABT 958, Normandy, France d. 28 Aug 1026, Fecamp, Seine Inferieure, France d. 28 Aug 1027, Fecamp, S-Infr, Francis Married first Pope (Papie) (997-) Children: Pope Papia of Normandy Guillaume Count of Talon And ARQ (1025-)

Married second Judith of Brittany (-1017) Children: Adelais (Judith) of Normandy Princess of Normandy (0990-1037) m. Renaud I Count of Burgundy (986-1057) Richard III of Normandy 5th Duke of Normandy (0997-1028) m(1) Adele-Alice (Aelicie) of_France (1009-1079) Robert II "the Devil" of Normandy 6th Duke of Normandy (1000-1035) m(1) Herleve de FALAISE (1003-) (Miss) of Normandy FITZRICHARD Eleanora of Normandy (1010-1071) m. Baldwin IV "Fair Beard" of Flanders Count of Flanders (980-1036) William of Normandy (-1025) Mauger the Younger Lord St. Clair Married third Adele-Alice (Aelicie) of_France (1009-1079) Married fourth Estritha (Margaret) of Denmark (967-)

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Rikard den gode som en del av statueserien de seks hertuger av Normandie i sentrum av byen Falaise.Rikard II av Normandie (født 963, død 28. august 1027) var hertug av Normandie. Han gikk under navnet «Rikard den gode» (fransk, Le Bon). Han var sønn av hertug Rikard I den frykteløse og hertuginne Gunnora. Han etterfulgte sin far som hertug av Normandie i 996.

Rikard huskes for å slå ned bondeoppstander og hjalp Robert II av Frankrike mot hertugdømmet Burgund. Han slo også tilbake et angelsaksisk angrep ledet av Ethelred II av England («den rådville») på Cotentin Peninsula, det vil si den halvøyen som stikker i den engelske kanal fra Normandie. Han forsøkte også igjennom en reform av de normanniske klostrene.

Rikard forsøkte å bedre forholdene til England ved å la sin søster Emma gifte seg med kong Ethelred, men hun var sterkt mislikt av engelskmennene. Dette ekteskapet fikk likevel stor betydning da det skaffet Rikards sønnesønn, Vilhelm Erobreren, et formelt krav på den engelske tronen.

Ekteskap [rediger]Rikard giftet seg først i 996 med Judith (982-1017), datter av Conan I av Bretagne, og som han fikk følgende barn med:

Richard III (ca 997), hertug av Normandie Robert I (999), hertug av Normandie William, munk ved Fécamp, død 1025 Adélaide, gift med Renaud I, grev av Burgund Eleanora av Normandie (også nevnt som Ainor(a) eller Judith), gift med grev Baldwin IV av Flandern Matilda, død 1033 Han giftet seg for andre gang med Poppa (eller Papia) som han hadde følgende barn med:

Mauger, erkebiskop av Rouen William av Talou, grev av Arques Han har også tradisjonelt blitt tilskrevet et tredje ekteskap med en Astrid (Estritha), datter av kongen av England og Danmark, Svein Tjugeskjegg, og Sigrid Storråde, men det er høyst usannsynlig på grunn av den politiske situasjonen.

-------------------- Richard II 'le Bon'

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and in French: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II_de_Normandie

Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy
   * Adelaide (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

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen
   * William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

[edit] Other marriages / children

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

An illegitimate daughter of Richard I, sometimes called "Papia", is also at times given as a daughter of Richard II. Tancred de Hauteville's two wives Muriella and Fredensenda are likewise given as daughters of "Duke Richard of Normandy", referring to either Richard I or Richard II.

Duke of Normandy

Predecessor Richard I

Successor Richard III

Born 23 August 963

Normandy

Died 28 August 1027

Normandy

Son of Richard I 'Sans-Peur and Gunnor de Crèpon

Married Judith de Bretagne (996), by whom he had the following issue:

   * Richard (c.997), duke of Normandy
   * Robert (999), duke of Normandy
   * William, monk at Fécamp, died 1025
   * Adélaide, married Renaud I, Count of Burgundy
   * Eleanor (or perhaps Ainor or Judith), married Count Baldwin IV of Flanders
   * Matilda, d.1033

Secondly he married Poppa, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Mauger, Archbishop of Rouen
   * William , count of Arques

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II,_Duke_of_Normandy

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RICHARD, son of RICHARD I "Sans-Peur" Comte [de Normandie] & his second wife Gunnora --- (-23 Aug 1026).

Ademar names Richard as son of "Richardus Rotomagensis"[145]. Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert, Mauger" as three of the five sons of Duke Richard and Gunnora[146]. Robert of Torigny names "Ricardum…qui ei successit et Robertum postea archiepiscopum Rothomagensium et Malgerium comitem Curbuliensem, aliosque duos" as the sons of "Ricardi primi ducis Normanniæ" and Gunnora[147].

He succeeded his father in 996 as RICHARD II "le Bon/l'Irascible" Comte de Normandie. An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni, filius eius Richardus et…mater Richardi comitis Gunnor, uxor comitis Richardi…"[148]. Duke of Normandy [1015]. He intervened on behalf of his son-in-law Renaud Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, who had been imprisoned by Hugues de Chalon, by sending troops to devastate Chalon in 1026 and procure his release. According to Adam of Bremen, after repudiating his betrothal to the sister of Knud King of Denmark, Duke Richard left for Jerusalem to escape the Danish king's wrath and died there[149], but this is inconsistent with the duke's third marriage. "Secundus nominis mei Normannorum dux Ricardus" confirmed donations to Fécamp abbey, for the soul of "conjugis mee…Judith", by charter dated 1027 (misdated), signed by "Ricardi filii Gulberti, Nigelli vicecomitis…Storstingi vicecomitis"[150]. Guillaume de Jumièges records his death in 1026[151]. The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "X Kal Sep" of "Ricardus comes"[152]. The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés records the death "X Kal Sep" of "[Ricar]dus Normannorum secundus"[153]. The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "X Kal Sep" of "Ricardus Rothomagensium comes"[154].

The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "X Kal Sep" of "Richardus comes"[155], although the connection between Duke Richard and Verdun has not been established.

m firstly (Mont Saint-Michel [1000]) JUDITH de Bretagne, daughter of CONAN I "le Tort" Duke of Brittany & his wife Ermengarde d'Anjou (982-16 Jun 1017). Guillaume de Jumièges records the marriage at Mont Saint-Michel of Duke Richard and Judith sister of "Geoffroi comte des Bretons"[156]. According to Orderic Vitalis, Judith founded the abbey of Bernay, Eure in 1025[157], but this date is inconsistent with her date of death and her husband's second marriage. An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni…Judith…"[158].

Betrothed (after 1017) to ESTRID [Margrete] Svendsdatter, daughter of SVEND I "Tveskæg/Forkbeard" King of Denmark & his second wife Sigrid “Storråda/the Haughty” (-9 May ----, bur Roskilde Cathedral). Adam of Bremen records that "Chnud…rex Danorum" gave "suam…germanam Margaretam pro foedere" to "comitis Nortmannorum Rikardi" and after, she was repudiated by Richard, to "Wolf duci Angliæ"[159]. Saxo Grammaticus also records her betrothal[160]. She later married Ulf Thrugilson Jarl [Wulfsige Sprakeling].

m secondly PAPIA [Poppa] [d'Envermeu], daughter of --- (-after 1047). Guillaume de Jumièges names Popa as second wife of Duke Richard[161]. She is named "Poppa", Duke Richard's second wife, by Orderic Vitalis[162]. The Chronicon Fontanellense names “Papia” as second wife of Duke Richard, adding that “cuius fratres Ansfredus et Osbernus” were monks at Fontanelle[163]. "Duke Richard [II]" donated property to the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1024/26], subscribed by "…Papie uxoris comitis"[164]. "Guillelmus Archensis comes et frater meus Malgerius Archiepiscopus" donated the vill of Periers sur Andelle to the monastery of Saint-Ouen at Rouen, at the request of "matris mee Paveie" and the consent of "Guilielmo Normannorum comite", by charter dated to [1047/50][165].

Duke Richard II & his first wife had six children:

1. ADELAIS [Judith] ([1000]-7 Jul [after 1030]). Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Richard and Judith had three daughters, of whom one named Adelise married "Renaud comte de Bourgogne"[170]. Orderic Vitalis records her marriage and calls her amita of William I King of England[171]. "Otto comes qui nominatur Willelmus" issued a charter dated 2 Nov 1023 subscribed by "Raynardi comitis, Adheleydis uxoris eius"[172]. "Raynaldi comitis, Adheleys uxoris eius" subscribed the charter dated 1030 by which "Robertus regis Roberti filius et regis Henrici filii eius germanus…Burgundie Dux" restored property to Cluny[173]. "Raginaldus comes comitis Guillelmi filius" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 18 May 1037 subscribed by "Iudid comitisse uxoris eius, Guillelmi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius…"[174]. "Iudid comitisse" is assumed in traditional genealogies[175] to have been the same person as Adelais. However, it is also possible that she was Comte Renaud's second wife, Adelais having died earlier.

m (before 1 Sep 1016) [as his first wife,] RENAUD de Mâcon, son of OTHON I GUILLAUME Comte de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] & his first wife Ermentrude de Roucy ([990]-3/4 Sep 1057, bur Besançon). He succeeded his father in 1026 as RENAUD I Comte Palatin de Bourgogne.

2. RICHARD ([1001]-Rouen 6 Aug 1027). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert et Guillaume" as the three sons of Duke Richard II and Judith[176]. Ademar names Richard as son of "Ricardus Rotomagensis comes"[177]. An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni, filius eius Richardus…"[178]. He succeeded his father in 1026 as RICHARD III Duke of Normandy. Guillaume de Jumièges records the death of Duke Richard III, poisoned, at Rouen in 1028[179]. Orderic Vitalis also alleges that he was poisoned[180]. The Obituaire de Notre-Dame de Paris records the death "VIII Id Aug" of "Ricardus dux Normannie"[181]. Betrothed (Jan 1027) to ADELA de France, daughter of ROBERT II " le Pieux" King of France & his third wife Constance d'Arles [Provence] (-Messines 8 Jan 1079, bur Messines, Benedictine monastery). Kerrebrouck mentions her betrothal to Duke Richard "très jeune" but does not cite the corresponding primary source[182], which has yet to be identified. "Richardus Nortmannorum dux" agreed grants of property to "Adela" on the occasion of their marriage by charter dated Jan 1026, which does not specify her parentage[183]. She later married Baudouin V "Insulanus" Count of Flanders. Duke Richard III had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

a) NICOLAS (-27 Feb 1092, bur Rouen Saint-Ouen[184]). Robert of Torigny names "Nicolaum…duas filias Papiam…uxorem Walterii de Sancto Walerico et Aeliz uxorem Ranulfi vicecomitis de Baiocis" as the children of "Ricardo secundo duce Normannum filio primi Ricardi", specifying that Nicolas was "postea abbatum Sancti Audeni"[185]. Guillaume de Jumièges names Nicolas as "un fils très jeune" of Duke Richard III, records that he was deprived of his inheritance, brought up at the monastery of Saint-Ouen "dès sa plus tendre enfance", and succeeded abbé Herfast as abbot, ruling as such nearly fifty years before he died in Feb 1092[186]. Nicoias is named as the son of Duke Richard III by Orderic Vitalis, who specifies that he was compelled by his uncle Duke Robert to become an oblate monk at Fécamp while still a boy, but that some years later when still an adolescent he was installed by Duke Guillaume II as Abbot of St Ouen at Rouen which he ruled "for almost 60 years"[187]. The Brevis Relatio de Origine Willelmi Conquestoris records that "Nicolao abate de sancto Audoeno" contributed 15 ships and 100 knights towards the invasion of England in 1066[188].

b) ALIX . Robert of Torigny names "Nicolaum…duas filias Papiam…uxorem Walterii de Sancto Walerico et Aeliz uxorem Ranulfi vicecomitis de Baiocis" as the children of "Ricardo secundo duce Normannum filio primi Ricardi"[189]. As noted above, it is chronologically impossible for Papia, wife of Gilbert de Saint-Valéry, to have been his daughter.

m RANULF Vicomte du Bessin, son of Vicomte ANSCHITIL & his wife --- (-killed in battle Val-es-Dunes 1047).

3. ROBERT (-Nikaia 22 Jul 1035, bur Nikaia basilica St Mary, transferred [1187] to Apulia). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert et Guillaume" as the three sons of Duke Richard II and Judith[190]. Ademar names Robert as brother of Richard[191]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that he rebelled against his brother Duke Richard III from his stronghold at Falaise[192]. He succeeded his brother in 1027 as ROBERT II "le Diable" Duke of Normandy. "Rotbertus Normannorum dux, Ricardi filio" founded the abbey of Sainte-Trinité at Rouen in 1030[193]. He gave shelter to Henri, son of Robert II King of France, during his dispute with his mother Queen Constance, the king granting le Vexin to Robert after his accession to the French throne in 1031[194]. William of Malmesbury records that Robert went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1035[195]. Orderic Vitalis dates his departure to "after seven and a half years", but it is unclear from the context whether this is calculated based on his accession or his father's death[196]. The date of Robert´s departure can be estimated more precisely from his charter dated 13 Jan 1035 which announces his forthcoming departure for Jerusalem[197]. Guillaume de Jumièges records the death of Duke Robert 2 Jul 1035 at Nikea on his return from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and his burial in the basilica of St Mary at Nikaia[198]. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, he died while on pilgrimage in 1031[199]. Orderic Vitalis specifies that Duke Robert died "in the city of Nicæa in Bythinia"[200]. The Brevis Relatio de Origine Willelmi Conquestoris records that "Robertus…Ricardi filius" was buried "rediens de Hierusalem…in Nica civitate"[201]. William of Malmesbury recounts that his remains were disinterred from Nikaia on the orders of his son, but interred in Apulia on their way back to France after the messenger learnt of the death of William I King of England[202].

Mistress (1): ---. Robert de Torigny names "Aeliz" as daughter of Duke Robert II "de alia concubina" from Herleve[203]. The name of Duke Robert's first mistress is not known.

Mistress (2): HERLEVE [Arlette], daughter of FULBERT [de Falaise] & his wife Doda [Duwa] ---. Guillaume de Jumièges names "Herlève fille le Fulbert valet de chamber du duc" as mother of Duke Guillaume II, recording that "un certain Herluin, brave chevalier, prit Herlève pour femme" after the death of Duke Robert[204].

Orderic Vitalis calls her "Duke Robert's concubine", and records her marriage, referring to her husband as stepfather to Duke Guillaume[205]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the mother of Duke Guillaume as "filia…Herbertus pelliparius et uxor eius Doda sive Duwa", specifying that they were from Chaumont in the diocese of Liège but moved to Falaise but that others said they were from Huy, and refers to her marriage to "Herlewino de Vado comitis"[206]. She married Herluin de Conteville.

Duke Robert II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

a) ADELAIS (-[1081/84]). Robert de Torigny names "Aeliz" as the daughter of Duke Robert II "de alia concubina" from Herleve[207]. She retained the title Comtesse d'Aumâle after her first marriage. The foundation charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy names “Engueranni consulis qui filius fuit Berte supradicti Guerinfridi filie et Adelidis comitisse uxoris sue sororis…Willelmi Regis Anglorum”[208]. Her second marriage is deduced from the same charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy which also names “Judita comitissa domine supradicte filia”[209]. Orderic Vitalis calls her "the king's sister" when referring to her marriage to Eudes Comte de Troyes[210].

m firstly ENGUERRAND [II] Comte de Montreuil, son of HUGUES de Ponthieu Comte de Montreuil & his wife Berthe d'Aumâle (-killed in battle Château d'Arques 25 Oct 1053).

m secondly ([1053/54]) LAMBERT de Boulogne Comte de Lens, son of EUSTACHE [I] Comte de Boulogne & his wife Mathilde de Louvain (-killed in battle Phalampin 1054).

m thirdly ([1060]) EUDES III Comte de Troyes et d'Aumâle, son of ETIENNE I Comte de Troyes [Blois] & his wife Adela --- (-after 1118).

Duke Robert II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):

b) GUILLAUME (Château de Falaise, Normandy [1027/28]-Rouen, Prioré de Saint-Gervais 9 Sep 1087, bur Caen, Abbé de Saint-Etienne). His birth date is estimated from William of Malmesbury, according to whom Guillaume was born of a concubine and was seven years old when his father left for Jerusalem[211], and Orderic Vitalis, who states that he was eight years old at the time[212]. Deville suggests that Guillaume´s birthdate can be fixed more precisely to [mid-1027], taking into account that his father Robert occupied Falaise immediately after the death of his father Duke Richard II (23 Aug 1026), not wishing to accept the authority of his older brother Duke Richard III, but that Robert´s stay was short as the two brothers were reconciled soon after, it being reasonable to suppose that Robert´s relationship with Guillaume´s mother occurred soon after his arrival at Falaise[213]. He succeeded his father in 1035 as GUILLAUME II Duke of Normandy.

- see below.

4. [ELEONORE] de Normandie. The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana refers to "filiam secundi Ricardi ducis Normannorum" as wife of "Balduinum Barbatum" after the death of Ogiva[214]. The Annalista Saxo states that the mother of Judith was "cognatione beati Ethmundi regis", without naming her or giving a more precise origin[215]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Richard and Judith had three daughters, of whom the second (unnamed) married "Baudouin de Flandre"[216]. The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.

m (after 1030) as his second wife, BAUDOUIN IV "le Barbu/Pulchrae Barbae" Count of Flanders, son of ARNOUL II "le Jeune" Count of Flanders & his wife Rozala di Ivrea [Italy] ([980]-30 May 1035).

5. GUILLAUME (-5 Dec 1025). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert et Guillaume" as the three sons of Duke Richard II and Judith, specifying that Guillaume "dans son adolescence prit l'habit de moine à Fécamp"[217]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "unus monachus Fiscanii Gulielmus" as son of "dux Normannie Richardus II"[218]. Abbé de Fécamp. The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés records the death "Non Dec" of "Willelmus nostræ congregationis monachus Sancte Trinitatis, filius Richardi ducis"[219]. The Chronicle of Caen Saint-Etienne records the death in 1025 of "Willelmus monachus, filius Ricardi comitis"[220].

6. daughter . Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Richard and Judith had three daughters, of whom the third (unnamed) "mourut vierge étant déjà grande"[221]. same person as…? MATHILDE (-1033). The Chronicon Rothomagensi records the death in 1033 of "Mathildis filia Ricardi comitis"[222]. The Chronicle of Caen Saint-Etienne records the death in 1033 of "Mathildis, filia Ricardi comitis"[223].

Duke Richard II & his second wife had two children:

7. GUILLAUME ([1020/26]-[Boulogne] after 1054). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Mauger…et Guillaume d'Arques" as the two sons of Duke Richard II and his second wife Popa, specifying that Guillaume II Duke of Normandy installed Guillaume as Comte de Talou[224]. Orderic Vitalis calls him brother of Mauger, and specifies that Duke Guillaume II invested him as Comte de Talou[225]. "Vuillelmus Ricardi magni ducis Normannorum filius" donated property to the abbey of Jumièges by charter dated to [1040][226]. He built the fortress of Arques, becoming Comte d'Arques. "Guillelmus Archensis comes et frater meus Malgerius Archiepiscopus" donated the vill of Periers sur Andelle to the monastery of Saint-Ouen at Rouen, at the request of "matris mee Paveie" and the consent of "Guilielmo Normannorum comite", by charter dated to [1047/50][227]. Guillaume de Jumièges records his rebellion, stating that it was supported by Henri I King of France, and his subsequent exile in the household of Eustache Comte de Boulogne where he stayed until his death[228]. Guillaume II captured the fortress of Arques, and Guillaume went into exile in [1054][229]. m --- de Ponthieu, daughter of HUGUES II Comte de Ponthieu & his wife Berthe d'Aumâle. Guillaume de Jumièges records that the wife of Guillaume was "sœur de Guy comte de Ponthieu" but does not name her[230].

8. MAUGER ([1020/26]-drowned Guernsey 1055). Guillaume de Jumièges names "Mauger frère du duc Robert" as successor of Robert archbishop of Rouen, specifying that he was the son of Duke Richard II & his second wife Popa[231]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Malgerius Rothomagensis archiepiscopus" as son of "dux Normannie Richardus II"[232]. His parentage is given by Orderic Vitalis, who says he was "excessively addicted to the lusts of the flesh and distractions of the world"[233]. Robert of Torigny records that "Malgerius nepos eius" succeeded as archbishop of Rouen in 1037 on the death of his uncle Robert[234]. He governed the see for "18 years without receiving either apostolic blessing or the pallium", according to Orderic Vitalis who says that "Mauger too young received the seat of honour"[235]. "Malgerii arciepiscopi…" subscribed the charter dated to [1040] under which "Vuillelmus Ricardi magni ducis Normannorum filius" donated property to the abbey of Jumièges[236]. "Guillelmus Archensis comes et frater meus Malgerius Archiepiscopus" donated the vill of Periers sur Andelle to the monastery of Saint-Ouen at Rouen, at the request of "matris mee Paveie" and the consent of "Guilielmo Normannorum comite", by charter dated to [1047/50][237]. According to William of Malmsbury, he was deprived of his archbishopric by his nephew Duke Guillaume as "he gave too much attention to hunting and hawking, and consumed the treasures of the church in a splendid mode of living" or alternatively that he wished to annul Duke Guillaume's marriage for consanguinity[238]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Guillaume II banished Mauger to the island of Guernsey[239]. Orderic Vitalis says that he was deposed by Duke Guillaume for having aided the rebellion of his brother Guillaume[240]. Archbishop Mauger had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress.

a) MICHEL (-after 1127). He is named as son of Archbishop Mauger by Orderic Vitalis who describes him as "a brave and worthy knight, who is now in England, loved and treated with honour in his old age by King Henry"[241].

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Richard II (23 August 963 – 28 August 1027), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, his claim to the throne of England.

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

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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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, his claim to the throne of England.

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Duke Richard II "The Good" de Normandie - also known as: The Good - was born about 0963 in Normandy, France and died on 28 Aug 1027 in Fecamp, Normandie, France . He was the son of Duke Richard I de Normandie and Gunnor de Crepon.

Duke Richard married Judith de Bretagne about 1000 in Normandy, France. Judith was born in 0982, lived in Bretagne, France. She was the daughter of Duke Conan I of Bretagne and Ermangarde D'Anjou. She died on 16 Jun 1017 while living in Normandy, France .

 Then Duke Richard married Duchess Pope de Normandie about 1024 while living in Normandie, France. Duchess Pope was born about 0997 in Normandie.

Children with Judith de Bretagne (Quick Family Chart)

i. Duke Robert I "The Magnificent" de Normandie was born about 1003 in Normandy, France and died on 22 Jul 1035 in Nicea, Bithynia, Turkey . See #5. below.

ii. Richard III de Normandie was born about 1001 in Normandy, France and died on 6 Aug 1028 . See #6. below.

iii. Adelais de Normandie was born about 1007, lived in Normandie, France and died after 7 Jul 1037 in France .

Adelais married Count Palatine Renaud I de Bourgogne before 1023 in France. Count Palatine Renaud was born about 0986, lived in Bourgogne, France. He was the son of Count Otto Guillaume de Bourgogne and Countess Ermentrude of Rheims. He died on 4 Sep 1057 .

See Aldalbert family for children.

iv. Judith de Normandie was born about 1020 and died about Jul 1037 .

Judith married Count Baudouin IV "Le Barbu" of Flanders. Count Baudouin was born about 0967/0968, lived in Flanders, France. He was the son of Count Arnulph II of Flanders and Princess Rosela of Italy. He died on 30 May 1036/1039 in Flanders, France .

See Liderie family for children.

Children with Duchess Pope de Normandie (Quick Family Chart)

v. Guillaume de Normandie was born about 1025, lived in Normandie, France.

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RICHARD II "THE GOOD"

4th Duke of Normandy, d. 1026. Married (1st) 1008 JUDITH daughter of CONAN LE TORT Count of Rennes by 2nd wife ERMENGARDE daughter of GEOFFREY Count of Anjou.

Married (2nd) PAPIA DU MAULIN.

RICHARD, The Good reigned from 996 to 1026 and kept an unbroken friendship between Normandy and France. He established a nobility which became permanent.

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He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

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Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy
   * Adelaide (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

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen
   * William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

Richard II (right), with the Abbot of Mont Saint Michel (middle) and Lothair of France (left).

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

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Duke Richard II de Normandie - was born about 0930.

Duke Richard - - Duke of Normandy

Children:

i. Duke Godfrey de Brionne was born about 0955.

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Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

Richard (c. 997), duke of Normandy

Robert (c. 1000), duke of Normandy

William, monk at Fécamp, d. 1025

Adélaide, married Renaud I, Count of Burgundy

Eleanor, married to Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders

Matilda, d. 1033 - The only daughter of Richard and Judith who remained a virgin accouring to the Annals of Rouen.

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

Mauger, Archbishop of Rouen

William , count of Arques

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

From www.wikipedia.org at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II,_Duke_of_Normandy

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Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora.

He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy

Adelaide (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

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen

William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

Richard II (right), with the Abbot of Mont Saint Michel (middle) and Lothair of France (left).

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II,_Duke_of_Normandy

Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy
   * Adelaide (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

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen
   * William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

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Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Richard (c. 997), duke of Normandy
   * Robert (c. 1000), duke of Normandy
   * William, monk at Fécamp, d. 1025
   * Adélaide, married Renaud I, Count of Burgundy
   * Eleanor, married to Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders
   * Matilda, d. 1033 - The only daughter of Richard and Judith who remained a virgin accouring to the Annals of Rouen.

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Mauger, Archbishop of Rouen
   * William , count of Arques

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II,_Duke_of_Normandy

Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy
   * Adelaide (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

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen
   * William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

[edit] Other marriages / children

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

An illegitimate daughter of Richard I, sometimes called "Papia", is also at times given as a daughter of Richard II. Tancred de Hauteville's two wives Muriella and Fredensenda are likewise given as daughters of "Duke Richard of Normandy", referring to either Richard I or Richard II.

Richard II 'le Bon'

Son of Richard I 'Sans-Peur and Gunnor de Crèpon

Married Judith de Bretagne (996), by whom he had the following issue:

   * Richard (c.997), duke of Normandy
   * Robert (999), duke of Normandy
   * William, monk at Fécamp, died 1025
   * Adélaide, married Renaud I, Count of Burgundy
   * Eleanor (or perhaps Ainor or Judith), married Count Baldwin IV of Flanders
   * Matilda, d.1033

Secondly he married Poppa, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Mauger, Archbishop of Rouen
   * William , count of Arques

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II,_Duke_of_Normandy

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORMANDY.htm#_Toc148955359

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RICHARD, son of RICHARD I "Sans-Peur" Comte [de Normandie] & his second wife Gunnora --- (-23 Aug 1026).

Ademar names Richard as son of "Richardus Rotomagensis"[145]. Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert, Mauger" as three of the five sons of Duke Richard and Gunnora[146]. Robert of Torigny names "Ricardum…qui ei successit et Robertum postea archiepiscopum Rothomagensium et Malgerium comitem Curbuliensem, aliosque duos" as the sons of "Ricardi primi ducis Normanniæ" and Gunnora[147].

He succeeded his father in 996 as RICHARD II "le Bon/l'Irascible" Comte de Normandie. An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni, filius eius Richardus et…mater Richardi comitis Gunnor, uxor comitis Richardi…"[148]. Duke of Normandy [1015]. He intervened on behalf of his son-in-law Renaud Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, who had been imprisoned by Hugues de Chalon, by sending troops to devastate Chalon in 1026 and procure his release. According to Adam of Bremen, after repudiating his betrothal to the sister of Knud King of Denmark, Duke Richard left for Jerusalem to escape the Danish king's wrath and died there[149], but this is inconsistent with the duke's third marriage. "Secundus nominis mei Normannorum dux Ricardus" confirmed donations to Fécamp abbey, for the soul of "conjugis mee…Judith", by charter dated 1027 (misdated), signed by "Ricardi filii Gulberti, Nigelli vicecomitis…Storstingi vicecomitis"[150]. Guillaume de Jumièges records his death in 1026[151]. The necrology of Saint-Père-en-Vallée records the death "X Kal Sep" of "Ricardus comes"[152]. The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés records the death "X Kal Sep" of "[Ricar]dus Normannorum secundus"[153]. The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "X Kal Sep" of "Ricardus Rothomagensium comes"[154].

The necrology of Verdun Saint-Vanne records the death "X Kal Sep" of "Richardus comes"[155], although the connection between Duke Richard and Verdun has not been established.

m firstly (Mont Saint-Michel [1000]) JUDITH de Bretagne, daughter of CONAN I "le Tort" Duke of Brittany & his wife Ermengarde d'Anjou (982-16 Jun 1017). Guillaume de Jumièges records the marriage at Mont Saint-Michel of Duke Richard and Judith sister of "Geoffroi comte des Bretons"[156]. According to Orderic Vitalis, Judith founded the abbey of Bernay, Eure in 1025[157], but this date is inconsistent with her date of death and her husband's second marriage. An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni…Judith…"[158].

Betrothed (after 1017) to ESTRID [Margrete] Svendsdatter, daughter of SVEND I "Tveskæg/Forkbeard" King of Denmark & his second wife Sigrid “Storråda/the Haughty” (-9 May ----, bur Roskilde Cathedral). Adam of Bremen records that "Chnud…rex Danorum" gave "suam…germanam Margaretam pro foedere" to "comitis Nortmannorum Rikardi" and after, she was repudiated by Richard, to "Wolf duci Angliæ"[159]. Saxo Grammaticus also records her betrothal[160]. She later married Ulf Thrugilson Jarl [Wulfsige Sprakeling].

m secondly PAPIA [Poppa] [d'Envermeu], daughter of --- (-after 1047). Guillaume de Jumièges names Popa as second wife of Duke Richard[161]. She is named "Poppa", Duke Richard's second wife, by Orderic Vitalis[162]. The Chronicon Fontanellense names “Papia” as second wife of Duke Richard, adding that “cuius fratres Ansfredus et Osbernus” were monks at Fontanelle[163]. "Duke Richard [II]" donated property to the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1024/26], subscribed by "…Papie uxoris comitis"[164]. "Guillelmus Archensis comes et frater meus Malgerius Archiepiscopus" donated the vill of Periers sur Andelle to the monastery of Saint-Ouen at Rouen, at the request of "matris mee Paveie" and the consent of "Guilielmo Normannorum comite", by charter dated to [1047/50][165].

Duke Richard II & his first wife had six children:

1. ADELAIS [Judith] ([1000]-7 Jul [after 1030]). Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Richard and Judith had three daughters, of whom one named Adelise married "Renaud comte de Bourgogne"[170]. Orderic Vitalis records her marriage and calls her amita of William I King of England[171]. "Otto comes qui nominatur Willelmus" issued a charter dated 2 Nov 1023 subscribed by "Raynardi comitis, Adheleydis uxoris eius"[172]. "Raynaldi comitis, Adheleys uxoris eius" subscribed the charter dated 1030 by which "Robertus regis Roberti filius et regis Henrici filii eius germanus…Burgundie Dux" restored property to Cluny[173]. "Raginaldus comes comitis Guillelmi filius" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 18 May 1037 subscribed by "Iudid comitisse uxoris eius, Guillelmi filii eius, Hugonis filii eius…"[174]. "Iudid comitisse" is assumed in traditional genealogies[175] to have been the same person as Adelais. However, it is also possible that she was Comte Renaud's second wife, Adelais having died earlier.

m (before 1 Sep 1016) [as his first wife,] RENAUD de Mâcon, son of OTHON I GUILLAUME Comte de Mâcon [Bourgogne-Comté] & his first wife Ermentrude de Roucy ([990]-3/4 Sep 1057, bur Besançon). He succeeded his father in 1026 as RENAUD I Comte Palatin de Bourgogne.

2. RICHARD ([1001]-Rouen 6 Aug 1027). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert et Guillaume" as the three sons of Duke Richard II and Judith[176]. Ademar names Richard as son of "Ricardus Rotomagensis comes"[177]. An agreement between the abbots of Jumièges and Bougeuil concerning an exchange of land in Poitou, by charter dated [13 Apr/4 Apr] 1012, is subscribed by "Richardus…filius Ricardi principi magni, filius eius Richardus…"[178]. He succeeded his father in 1026 as RICHARD III Duke of Normandy. Guillaume de Jumièges records the death of Duke Richard III, poisoned, at Rouen in 1028[179]. Orderic Vitalis also alleges that he was poisoned[180]. The Obituaire de Notre-Dame de Paris records the death "VIII Id Aug" of "Ricardus dux Normannie"[181]. Betrothed (Jan 1027) to ADELA de France, daughter of ROBERT II " le Pieux" King of France & his third wife Constance d'Arles [Provence] (-Messines 8 Jan 1079, bur Messines, Benedictine monastery). Kerrebrouck mentions her betrothal to Duke Richard "très jeune" but does not cite the corresponding primary source[182], which has yet to be identified. "Richardus Nortmannorum dux" agreed grants of property to "Adela" on the occasion of their marriage by charter dated Jan 1026, which does not specify her parentage[183]. She later married Baudouin V "Insulanus" Count of Flanders. Duke Richard III had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:

a) NICOLAS (-27 Feb 1092, bur Rouen Saint-Ouen[184]). Robert of Torigny names "Nicolaum…duas filias Papiam…uxorem Walterii de Sancto Walerico et Aeliz uxorem Ranulfi vicecomitis de Baiocis" as the children of "Ricardo secundo duce Normannum filio primi Ricardi", specifying that Nicolas was "postea abbatum Sancti Audeni"[185]. Guillaume de Jumièges names Nicolas as "un fils très jeune" of Duke Richard III, records that he was deprived of his inheritance, brought up at the monastery of Saint-Ouen "dès sa plus tendre enfance", and succeeded abbé Herfast as abbot, ruling as such nearly fifty years before he died in Feb 1092[186]. Nicoias is named as the son of Duke Richard III by Orderic Vitalis, who specifies that he was compelled by his uncle Duke Robert to become an oblate monk at Fécamp while still a boy, but that some years later when still an adolescent he was installed by Duke Guillaume II as Abbot of St Ouen at Rouen which he ruled "for almost 60 years"[187]. The Brevis Relatio de Origine Willelmi Conquestoris records that "Nicolao abate de sancto Audoeno" contributed 15 ships and 100 knights towards the invasion of England in 1066[188].

b) ALIX . Robert of Torigny names "Nicolaum…duas filias Papiam…uxorem Walterii de Sancto Walerico et Aeliz uxorem Ranulfi vicecomitis de Baiocis" as the children of "Ricardo secundo duce Normannum filio primi Ricardi"[189]. As noted above, it is chronologically impossible for Papia, wife of Gilbert de Saint-Valéry, to have been his daughter.

m RANULF Vicomte du Bessin, son of Vicomte ANSCHITIL & his wife --- (-killed in battle Val-es-Dunes 1047).

3. ROBERT (-Nikaia 22 Jul 1035, bur Nikaia basilica St Mary, transferred [1187] to Apulia). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert et Guillaume" as the three sons of Duke Richard II and Judith[190]. Ademar names Robert as brother of Richard[191]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that he rebelled against his brother Duke Richard III from his stronghold at Falaise[192]. He succeeded his brother in 1027 as ROBERT II "le Diable" Duke of Normandy. "Rotbertus Normannorum dux, Ricardi filio" founded the abbey of Sainte-Trinité at Rouen in 1030[193]. He gave shelter to Henri, son of Robert II King of France, during his dispute with his mother Queen Constance, the king granting le Vexin to Robert after his accession to the French throne in 1031[194]. William of Malmesbury records that Robert went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 1035[195]. Orderic Vitalis dates his departure to "after seven and a half years", but it is unclear from the context whether this is calculated based on his accession or his father's death[196]. The date of Robert´s departure can be estimated more precisely from his charter dated 13 Jan 1035 which announces his forthcoming departure for Jerusalem[197]. Guillaume de Jumièges records the death of Duke Robert 2 Jul 1035 at Nikea on his return from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and his burial in the basilica of St Mary at Nikaia[198]. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, he died while on pilgrimage in 1031[199]. Orderic Vitalis specifies that Duke Robert died "in the city of Nicæa in Bythinia"[200]. The Brevis Relatio de Origine Willelmi Conquestoris records that "Robertus…Ricardi filius" was buried "rediens de Hierusalem…in Nica civitate"[201]. William of Malmesbury recounts that his remains were disinterred from Nikaia on the orders of his son, but interred in Apulia on their way back to France after the messenger learnt of the death of William I King of England[202].

Mistress (1): ---. Robert de Torigny names "Aeliz" as daughter of Duke Robert II "de alia concubina" from Herleve[203]. The name of Duke Robert's first mistress is not known.

Mistress (2): HERLEVE [Arlette], daughter of FULBERT [de Falaise] & his wife Doda [Duwa] ---. Guillaume de Jumièges names "Herlève fille le Fulbert valet de chamber du duc" as mother of Duke Guillaume II, recording that "un certain Herluin, brave chevalier, prit Herlève pour femme" after the death of Duke Robert[204].

Orderic Vitalis calls her "Duke Robert's concubine", and records her marriage, referring to her husband as stepfather to Duke Guillaume[205]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the mother of Duke Guillaume as "filia…Herbertus pelliparius et uxor eius Doda sive Duwa", specifying that they were from Chaumont in the diocese of Liège but moved to Falaise but that others said they were from Huy, and refers to her marriage to "Herlewino de Vado comitis"[206]. She married Herluin de Conteville.

Duke Robert II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

a) ADELAIS (-[1081/84]). Robert de Torigny names "Aeliz" as the daughter of Duke Robert II "de alia concubina" from Herleve[207]. She retained the title Comtesse d'Aumâle after her first marriage. The foundation charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy names “Engueranni consulis qui filius fuit Berte supradicti Guerinfridi filie et Adelidis comitisse uxoris sue sororis…Willelmi Regis Anglorum”[208]. Her second marriage is deduced from the same charter of Saint-Martin d´Auchy which also names “Judita comitissa domine supradicte filia”[209]. Orderic Vitalis calls her "the king's sister" when referring to her marriage to Eudes Comte de Troyes[210].

m firstly ENGUERRAND [II] Comte de Montreuil, son of HUGUES de Ponthieu Comte de Montreuil & his wife Berthe d'Aumâle (-killed in battle Château d'Arques 25 Oct 1053).

m secondly ([1053/54]) LAMBERT de Boulogne Comte de Lens, son of EUSTACHE [I] Comte de Boulogne & his wife Mathilde de Louvain (-killed in battle Phalampin 1054).

m thirdly ([1060]) EUDES III Comte de Troyes et d'Aumâle, son of ETIENNE I Comte de Troyes [Blois] & his wife Adela --- (-after 1118).

Duke Robert II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):

b) GUILLAUME (Château de Falaise, Normandy [1027/28]-Rouen, Prioré de Saint-Gervais 9 Sep 1087, bur Caen, Abbé de Saint-Etienne). His birth date is estimated from William of Malmesbury, according to whom Guillaume was born of a concubine and was seven years old when his father left for Jerusalem[211], and Orderic Vitalis, who states that he was eight years old at the time[212]. Deville suggests that Guillaume´s birthdate can be fixed more precisely to [mid-1027], taking into account that his father Robert occupied Falaise immediately after the death of his father Duke Richard II (23 Aug 1026), not wishing to accept the authority of his older brother Duke Richard III, but that Robert´s stay was short as the two brothers were reconciled soon after, it being reasonable to suppose that Robert´s relationship with Guillaume´s mother occurred soon after his arrival at Falaise[213]. He succeeded his father in 1035 as GUILLAUME II Duke of Normandy.

- see below.

4. [ELEONORE] de Normandie. The Genealogica Comitum Flandriæ Bertiniana refers to "filiam secundi Ricardi ducis Normannorum" as wife of "Balduinum Barbatum" after the death of Ogiva[214]. The Annalista Saxo states that the mother of Judith was "cognatione beati Ethmundi regis", without naming her or giving a more precise origin[215]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Richard and Judith had three daughters, of whom the second (unnamed) married "Baudouin de Flandre"[216]. The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.

m (after 1030) as his second wife, BAUDOUIN IV "le Barbu/Pulchrae Barbae" Count of Flanders, son of ARNOUL II "le Jeune" Count of Flanders & his wife Rozala di Ivrea [Italy] ([980]-30 May 1035).

5. GUILLAUME (-5 Dec 1025). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Richard, Robert et Guillaume" as the three sons of Duke Richard II and Judith, specifying that Guillaume "dans son adolescence prit l'habit de moine à Fécamp"[217]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "unus monachus Fiscanii Gulielmus" as son of "dux Normannie Richardus II"[218]. Abbé de Fécamp. The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés records the death "Non Dec" of "Willelmus nostræ congregationis monachus Sancte Trinitatis, filius Richardi ducis"[219]. The Chronicle of Caen Saint-Etienne records the death in 1025 of "Willelmus monachus, filius Ricardi comitis"[220].

6. daughter . Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Richard and Judith had three daughters, of whom the third (unnamed) "mourut vierge étant déjà grande"[221]. same person as…? MATHILDE (-1033). The Chronicon Rothomagensi records the death in 1033 of "Mathildis filia Ricardi comitis"[222]. The Chronicle of Caen Saint-Etienne records the death in 1033 of "Mathildis, filia Ricardi comitis"[223].

Duke Richard II & his second wife had two children:

7. GUILLAUME ([1020/26]-[Boulogne] after 1054). Guillaume de Jumièges names (in order) "Mauger…et Guillaume d'Arques" as the two sons of Duke Richard II and his second wife Popa, specifying that Guillaume II Duke of Normandy installed Guillaume as Comte de Talou[224]. Orderic Vitalis calls him brother of Mauger, and specifies that Duke Guillaume II invested him as Comte de Talou[225]. "Vuillelmus Ricardi magni ducis Normannorum filius" donated property to the abbey of Jumièges by charter dated to [1040][226]. He built the fortress of Arques, becoming Comte d'Arques. "Guillelmus Archensis comes et frater meus Malgerius Archiepiscopus" donated the vill of Periers sur Andelle to the monastery of Saint-Ouen at Rouen, at the request of "matris mee Paveie" and the consent of "Guilielmo Normannorum comite", by charter dated to [1047/50][227]. Guillaume de Jumièges records his rebellion, stating that it was supported by Henri I King of France, and his subsequent exile in the household of Eustache Comte de Boulogne where he stayed until his death[228]. Guillaume II captured the fortress of Arques, and Guillaume went into exile in [1054][229]. m --- de Ponthieu, daughter of HUGUES II Comte de Ponthieu & his wife Berthe d'Aumâle. Guillaume de Jumièges records that the wife of Guillaume was "sœur de Guy comte de Ponthieu" but does not name her[230].

8. MAUGER ([1020/26]-drowned Guernsey 1055). Guillaume de Jumièges names "Mauger frère du duc Robert" as successor of Robert archbishop of Rouen, specifying that he was the son of Duke Richard II & his second wife Popa[231]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Malgerius Rothomagensis archiepiscopus" as son of "dux Normannie Richardus II"[232]. His parentage is given by Orderic Vitalis, who says he was "excessively addicted to the lusts of the flesh and distractions of the world"[233]. Robert of Torigny records that "Malgerius nepos eius" succeeded as archbishop of Rouen in 1037 on the death of his uncle Robert[234]. He governed the see for "18 years without receiving either apostolic blessing or the pallium", according to Orderic Vitalis who says that "Mauger too young received the seat of honour"[235]. "Malgerii arciepiscopi…" subscribed the charter dated to [1040] under which "Vuillelmus Ricardi magni ducis Normannorum filius" donated property to the abbey of Jumièges[236]. "Guillelmus Archensis comes et frater meus Malgerius Archiepiscopus" donated the vill of Periers sur Andelle to the monastery of Saint-Ouen at Rouen, at the request of "matris mee Paveie" and the consent of "Guilielmo Normannorum comite", by charter dated to [1047/50][237]. According to William of Malmsbury, he was deprived of his archbishopric by his nephew Duke Guillaume as "he gave too much attention to hunting and hawking, and consumed the treasures of the church in a splendid mode of living" or alternatively that he wished to annul Duke Guillaume's marriage for consanguinity[238]. Guillaume de Jumièges records that Duke Guillaume II banished Mauger to the island of Guernsey[239]. Orderic Vitalis says that he was deposed by Duke Guillaume for having aided the rebellion of his brother Guillaume[240]. Archbishop Mauger had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress.

a) MICHEL (-after 1127). He is named as son of Archbishop Mauger by Orderic Vitalis who describes him as "a brave and worthy knight, who is now in England, loved and treated with honour in his old age by King Henry"[241].

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Richard II (23 August 963 – 28 August 1027), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, his claim to the throne of England.

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

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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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, his claim to the throne of England.

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Duke Richard II "The Good" de Normandie - also known as: The Good - was born about 0963 in Normandy, France and died on 28 Aug 1027 in Fecamp, Normandie, France . He was the son of Duke Richard I de Normandie and Gunnor de Crepon.

Duke Richard married Judith de Bretagne about 1000 in Normandy, France. Judith was born in 0982, lived in Bretagne, France. She was the daughter of Duke Conan I of Bretagne and Ermangarde D'Anjou. She died on 16 Jun 1017 while living in Normandy, France .

 Then Duke Richard married Duchess Pope de Normandie about 1024 while living in Normandie, France. Duchess Pope was born about 0997 in Normandie.

Children with Judith de Bretagne (Quick Family Chart)

i. Duke Robert I "The Magnificent" de Normandie was born about 1003 in Normandy, France and died on 22 Jul 1035 in Nicea, Bithynia, Turkey . See #5. below.

ii. Richard III de Normandie was born about 1001 in Normandy, France and died on 6 Aug 1028 . See #6. below.

iii. Adelais de Normandie was born about 1007, lived in Normandie, France and died after 7 Jul 1037 in France .

Adelais married Count Palatine Renaud I de Bourgogne before 1023 in France. Count Palatine Renaud was born about 0986, lived in Bourgogne, France. He was the son of Count Otto Guillaume de Bourgogne and Countess Ermentrude of Rheims. He died on 4 Sep 1057 .

See Aldalbert family for children.

iv. Judith de Normandie was born about 1020 and died about Jul 1037 .

Judith married Count Baudouin IV "Le Barbu" of Flanders. Count Baudouin was born about 0967/0968, lived in Flanders, France. He was the son of Count Arnulph II of Flanders and Princess Rosela of Italy. He died on 30 May 1036/1039 in Flanders, France .

See Liderie family for children.

Children with Duchess Pope de Normandie (Quick Family Chart)

v. Guillaume de Normandie was born about 1025, lived in Normandie, France.

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RICHARD II "THE GOOD"

4th Duke of Normandy, d. 1026. Married (1st) 1008 JUDITH daughter of CONAN LE TORT Count of Rennes by 2nd wife ERMENGARDE daughter of GEOFFREY Count of Anjou.

Married (2nd) PAPIA DU MAULIN.

RICHARD, The Good reigned from 996 to 1026 and kept an unbroken friendship between Normandy and France. He established a nobility which became permanent.

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He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

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Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy
   * Adelaide (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

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen
   * William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

Richard II (right), with the Abbot of Mont Saint Michel (middle) and Lothair of France (left).

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

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Duke Richard II de Normandie - was born about 0930.

Duke Richard - - Duke of Normandy

Children:

i. Duke Godfrey de Brionne was born about 0955.

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Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

Richard (c. 997), duke of Normandy

Robert (c. 1000), duke of Normandy

William, monk at Fécamp, d. 1025

Adélaide, married Renaud I, Count of Burgundy

Eleanor, married to Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders

Matilda, d. 1033 - The only daughter of Richard and Judith who remained a virgin accouring to the Annals of Rouen.

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

Mauger, Archbishop of Rouen

William , count of Arques

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

From www.wikipedia.org at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II,_Duke_of_Normandy

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Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora.

He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy

Adelaide (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

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen

William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

Richard II (right), with the Abbot of Mont Saint Michel (middle) and Lothair of France (left).

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_II,_Duke_of_Normandy

Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.

Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.

He married firstly (996) Judith (982-1017), daughter of Conan I of Brittany, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Richard (c. 1002/4), duke of Normandy
   * Adelaide (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

Secondly he married Poppa of Envermeu, by whom he had the following issue:

   * Mauger (c. 1019), Archbishop of Rouen
   * William (c. 1020/5), count of Arques

Traditionally, Richard had a third wife named Astrid (Estritha), daughter of Sweyn Forkbeard, King of England, Denmark, and Norway, and Sigrid the Haughty. This is extremely unlikely, however, given the political situation.

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Richard II (born 23 August 963, in Normandy, France – 28 August 1027, in Normandy), called the Good, was the son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy 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 attac

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Aquitaine, France
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Age 4
France
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Age 38
Normandie, France
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Age 38
Plouigneau, Brittany, France

Succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy.

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Age 38
Normandie, France
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August 28, 997
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Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
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Rouen, Seine Inferieure, Haute-Normandie, France
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Conquereuil, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
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Plouigneau, Brittany, France
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