Robert II the Pious , King of France

M, #6851, (27 March 972 - 20 July 1031)
Robert II, King of France
Last Edited=18 Apr 2023
     Robert and Constance quarreled over which of their surviving sons should inherit the throne; Robert favored their second son Henry, while Constance favored their third son, Robert. Despite his mother's protests and her support by several bishops, Henry was crowned in 1027. Constance, however, was not graceful when she didn't get her way. The ailing Fulbert, bishop of Chartres told a colleague that he could attend the ceremony "if he traveled slowly to Reims—but he was too frightened of the queen to go at all".1 Robert II the Pious , King of France was born on 27 March 972 at Orléans, France.2,3,4,5 He was the son of Hugh Capet ~ King of the Franks and Adelainde of Poitou. Robert was crowned the King of France. on 1 January 988.2,3

Robert II the Pious , King of France married Rozala of Italy.

Robert II the Pious , King of France married Bertha of Burgundy. Robert and Bertha were divorced.

Robert II the Pious , King of France married Constance of Arles, daughter of William I , Count of Provence and Arles and Adelaide of Anjou, in 998. Constance was married to King Robert, after his divorce from his second wife, Bertha of Burgundy. The marriage was stormy; Bertha's family opposed her, and Constance was despised for importing her Provençal kinfolk and customs. Robert's friend, Hugh of Beauvais, count palatine, tried to convince the king to repudiate her in 1007. Possibly at her request 12 knights of her kinsman Fulk Nerra then murdered Beauvais in 1008.2,3,4,5,1 Robert went to Rome in 1010, followed by his former wife Bertha, to seek permission to divorce Constance and remarry Bertha. Pope Sergius IV was not about to allow a consanguineous marriage which had been formally condemned by Pope Gregory V and Robert had already repudiated two wives. So the request was denied. After his return according to one source Robert "loved his wife more."1 Robert II the Pious , King of France died on 20 July 1031 at Meulan-en-Yvelines, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France, at age 59.2,3,4,5,1 He was buried at Basilica of Saint-Denis, St. Denis, Île-de-France, France.2,1

Children of Robert II the Pious , King of France and Constance of Arles


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