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Also Known As: "Gisela", "Gisla"
Birthplace: France
Death: before circa 933
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Iii "the Simple", king of The Franks and Frederuna
Wife of Gange-Hrólfr 'Rollo' of Normandy
Sister of Rothrudis; Ermentrudis; Hildegarde; Adelais and Frederuna
Half sister of Alpaïs; Arnulph; Rorico, Bishop of Laon; Drogo and Louis IV, king of West Francia

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About Gisèle

Gisla, said to be daughter of Charles the Simple, king of France [Dudo, 46-7, 53]. She is unknown in the Frankish sources. The fact that Charles the Simple's kinsman Charles the Fat had a daughter also named Gisla who married a Viking (Godefridus) in the ninth century has led to the natural suspicion that this Gisla is an invention based on the earlier woman of the name. If she existed at all, there is no reason to believe that she was a mother of any of Rollo's children.

Parents: Charles 'le Simple' de West Francie & Frederuna

Partner: betrothed to Rollo de Normandie

Died young, no children.




m thirdly (912) GISELA, daughter of CHARLES III "le Simple" King of the West Franks & his first wife Frederuna --- ([908/16]-before her husband).

The Genealogica Arnulfi Comitis names (in order) "Hyrmintrudim, Frederunam, Adelheidim, Gislam, Rotrudim et Hildegardim" as the children of "Karolus rex…ex Frederuna regina"[40]. Guillaume of Jumièges records that Charles III "le Simple" King of the West Franks granted Rollo "tout le territoire maritime qui s´étend depuis la rivière d´Epte jusqu´aux confines de la Bretagne" together with "sa fille…Gisèle", and their marriage which took place after Rollo´s baptism[41]. Her marriage is recorded in the Norman annals for 912, which state that she died without issue, presumably soon after the marriage when Gisla must still have been an infant.

The chronicle of Dudo of Saint-Quentin[42] describes her as of "tall stature, most elegant…", which is of course inconsistent with her supposed birth date range. The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum records the marriage of "filiam suam [=rex Karolus] nomine Gillam" to "Rollo"[43]. Settipani considers that the marriage did not occur, and that the Norman sources confused it with the marriage of Gisela, daughter of Lothaire II King of Lotharingia, to the Viking leader Gotfrid[44].

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Gisèle's Timeline

Age 25
February 2, 1933
Age 25
February 17, 1933
Age 25
June 27, 1938
Age 25
August 16, 1938
Age 25
January 23, 1945
Age 25
November 10, 1953
Age 25