William I "the Conqueror", King of England (1066-1087)

William I "the Conqueror", King of England (1066-1087)

Male 1027 - 1087  (60 years)

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  • Born 1027  Falaise, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    History He was also called William "the Bastard".

    In 1035, he succeeded as the Duke of Normandy.

    In 1066, William invaded England and defeated Harold II at the Battle of Hastings. [See picture below] in December of that year, he was crowned King of England in London.  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Reign 1066-1087 
    Died 9 Sep 1087  Convent of St Gervais, Rouen, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried Abbey of Saint-Étienne, Caen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Tomb of William I
    Tomb of William I
    Inscription on William's Tomb
    Inscription on William's Tomb
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    +1. William I "the Conqueror", King of England (1066-1087),   b. 1027, Falaise, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1087, Convent of St Gervais, Rouen, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +2. Adelaide of Normandy, Countess of Aumale,   b. 1029, Falaise, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1090  (Age 60 years)
     
    Person ID I2460  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2019 

    Father Robert I "the Devil", Duke of Normandy,   b. Abt 1000, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1035, Nicaea, Empire of the East Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Herleva de Falaise,   b. Abt 1012,   d. Abt 1050  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F1903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maltilda of Flanders,   b. 1032, Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1083, Caen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 1053  Eu, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Robert III "Curthose", Duke of Normandy,   b. Abt 1054, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1134  (Age ~ 80 years)
     2. Richard, Duke of Bernay,   b. 1055,   d. 1075  (Age 20 years)
     3. Cecily, Abbess of Sainte-Trinité,   b. 1056, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1127, Abbey of Sainte-Trinité, Caen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. Adeliza,   b. 1055, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. William II "Rufus", King of England (1087-1100),   b. 1057,   d. 1 Aug 1100, New Forest, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     6. Constance,   b. 1066
    +7. Adele of Normandy, Princess of England,   b. Abt 1062,   d. 8 Mar 1138, Maringuy Convent, Marcigny, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     8. Agatha,   b. Abt 1064, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Matilda
    +10. Henry I "Beauclerc", King of England (1100-1135),   b. 1070, Selby, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1135, Lyons-la-Forêt, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     11. daughter
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F1746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1027 - Falaise, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1053 - Eu, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Sep 1087 - Convent of St Gervais, Rouen, Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Abbey of Saint-Étienne, Caen, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William the Conqueror
    William the Conqueror
    Battle of Hastings
    Battle of Hastings

  • Sources 
    1. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982).

    2. [S1460] Norr, Vernon M. Some Early English Pedigrees , (Washington DC: by author, 1968).

    3. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002).

    4. [S65] Sewell, Robert James. Sewell: A History of the Sewell Family from the Earliest Times, (unknown: manuscript, March 2008).

    5. [S63] von Redlisch, Marcellus Donald Alexander R. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants volume 1 , (Cottonport, Louisiana: Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, 1941).

    6. [S309] Fraser, Antonia. The Lives of the Kings & Queens of England, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975).

    7. [S1461] Burke, John and John Bernard Burke. The Royal Families of England, Scotland and Wales with their Descendants, Sovereigns and Subjects , (London: E. Churton, 1848).



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