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William The Conqueror, King of England*[1]

Male 1027 - 1087  (60 years)


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  • Name William The Conqueror 
    Suffix King of England* 
    Born 1027  Falaise, Normandy, France (natural son of Robert) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The person known later as William the Conqueror, was the Norman son of duke Robert the Devil of Normandy, and Herleve, the dtr of the tanner. William, in French, would have been called Guillaume by his family.
    Gender Male 
    Died Sep 09, 1087  Rouen, France - reign from 1066 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • William the Conqueror was in battle in France near Mantes, his horse stumbled and threw him, and he died of the injuries. 1087.
    Buried Sep 09, 1087  Abbey St. Stephen, Caen, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Buried at the Church of St. Stephen, which William the Conqueror built for his own burial place.  (aka l'Abbaye aux Hommes).  In Caen, department of Calvados, France.
    Notes 
    • William the Conqueror:  Said to be of medium height, corpulent, but majestic in person, choleric, mendacious, greedy, a great soldier, governor, centralizer, legislator, and innovator. (Encyc. of World History page 191).
    Person ID I19134  mykindred
    Last Modified Mar 16, 2005 

    Father Robert I. of Normandy, *,   b. Abt 1001, Normandy (aka "la diable") son of Richard Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 22, 1035, Nicea on Pilgrimage to Holy Land Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Mother Herleve (Arletta) of Falaise, *,   b. Abt 1002, Falaise (Calvados, France) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1050, France - wife of Duke Robert of Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married (had natural son) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6809  Group Sheet

    Family Matilda of Flanders, *Queen of England,   b. 1032, Flanders (Queen Maud) - dtr of Baldwin V Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 02, 1083, France - Queen of Wm the Conqueror Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1053  Normandy (Her 2nd Marriage) Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • William of Normandy wed Matilda of Flanders against the wishes of the Pope.
    Children 
     1. Robert Courte'Heuse of Normandy,   b. 1054, Normandy (aka Duke Robert) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1134, Cardiff Castle (Wales) (age 80) a prisoner Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. King William Rufus II of England,   b. Abt 1056, Normandy (King England 1087) son of Wm. the Conq. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1100, New Forest (England) assassinated Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     3. Cicely of Normandy,   b. Abt 1058, Normandy son of dtr of Robert I Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     4. Agatha of Normandy,   b. Abt 1060, Normandy son of dtr of Robert I Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    +5. Adela of Normandy, *,   b. 1062, Normandy - dtr of William the Conqueror Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1137  (Age 75 years)
     6. Richard of Normandy,   b. Abt 1063, Normandy ? (died young) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
     7. Constance of Normandy,   b. Abt 1064, Normandy son of dtr of Robert I Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    +8. King Henry I. of England, *,   b. 1068, Normandy (or Selby ? England) aka Henry the Lion of Justice Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 01, 1135, Gisors, France (after 35 year reign) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +9. Henry Beauclerk, **,   b. 1068, Normandy (aka King Henry Ist of England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 01, 1135, Gisors, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     10. Adeliza of Normandy,   b. Abt 1070, Normandy (aka Adela) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    Family ID F6788  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Conqueror, William the, king of England (1027-1087
    Conqueror, William the, king of England (1027-1087

  • Sources 
    1. [S580] Gedcom - Rein-Shwayder, Carol.

    2. [S578] Webster's Biographical Dictionary, Page 1576.

    3. [S411] Rolfe & Crockett - A Satchel Guide to Europe, Rolfe & Crockett page 140.

    4. [S310] Ashley, Maurice - Great Britain to 1688 a Modern H, Ashley Vol. 1 page 62.



  
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