Posted on April 3, 2020 by james malcolm. He was the grandfather of William the Conqueror and as duke ruled Normandy from 996 to 1026. [11] It was clearly a work of propaganda designed to legitimize the Norman settlement, and while it contains numerous historically unreliable legends, as respects the reigns of his father and grandfather, Richard I and William I it is basically reliable. HRE Ferdinand I's 14-Great Grandfather. He was a Norman nobleman of the House of Normandy. Son of Richard I Duke of Normandy, also know as Richard I (The Fearless) Duke of Normandy. Robert was the son of Richard II of Normandy and Judith, daughter of Conan I, Duke of Brittany. [7], Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister Emma of Normandy's marriage to King Ethelred. At his death in 1026, Richard was succeeded in turn by his sons Richard III and Robert. He was the son of Richard II and brother of Richard III, who preceded him as the duke. [12], In 1025 and 1026 Richard confirmed gifts of his great-grandfather Rollo to Saint-Ouen at Rouen. * * Mauger, Earl of Corbeil, died after 1033; his alleged grandson (or perhaps great-grandson) was Robert Fitzhamon, an important Anglo-Norman baron. [1] During his minority, the first five years of his reign, his regent was Count Ralph of Ivry, his uncle, who wielded the power and put down a peasant insurrection at the beginning of Richard's reign. [3], Richard had deep religious interests and found he had much in common with Robert II of France, who he helped militarily against the duchy of Burgundy. He was a Norman nobleman of the House of Normandy. Richard I., of Normandy (933-996), also known as Richard the Fearless (Sans Peur, in French), was the Duke of Normandy from 942 to 996. Updates? He also pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries. Born in 963 died in 1027 ∼ Duke of Normandy Richard II also known as Richard II "The Good" Duke of Normandy. 23 August 963. She died young and unmarried. [4] As a result, Richard was forced to repel an English attack on the Cotentin Peninsula that was led by Ethelred. He held his own against a peasant insurrection, helped Robert II of France against the duchy of Burgundy, and repelled an English attack on the Cotentin Peninsula that was led by the Anglo-Saxon king Ethelred II the Unready. Richard succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy in 996. [5] Richard had contacts with Scandinavian Vikings throughout his reign. The entire wiki with photo and video galleries for each article [1][2] He was a Norman nobleman of the House of Normandy. RICHARD II THE GOOD (r. 966-1027) Richard II of Normandy was born on 23 August, 963, the eldest son of Richard I and Gunnor de Crepon. Rudolph, successor and later King of France Hugh the Black, later Duke of Burgundy Ermengard, married Gilbert, Duke of Burgundy Willa, married firstly Hugh, Count of Vienne, and secondly Boso, Count of Arles Adelaide, married Reginar II, Count of Hainaut Richilda, married Litaud I, Count of Mâcon ----- Richard 'the Justicer' d'Autun, Duc de Bourgogne M, #105194 Last Edited=10 Apr 2003 There was a story that tells of a large hollow stone located along a path that led to a doorway. He was born c. 1001. Date of birth. Omissions? Media in category "Richard III, Duke of Normandy" The following 2 files are in this category, out of 2 total. She died after 19 March 968, with no issue. Richard I, Duke of Normandy (933-996) 2. This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 22:59. Around the year 1120, Richard's father sent him in command of a large army to rescue his brother-in-law, Reginald I, Count of Burgundy. Robert the Magnificent (French: le Magnifique; 22 June 1000 – 1–3 July 1035), was the duke of Normandy from 1027 until his death in 1035.. Owing to uncertainty over the numbering of the dukes of Normandy he is usually called Robert I, but sometimes Robert II with his ancestor Rollo as Robert I. He suceedded his father in 966. Died 28 August 1026 Fecamp, Seine Inferieure, France. During the reign of Richard II’s grandson, William (1035 – 87), the ruler of Normandy had the choice of “prince, duke, and count of Normandy” if they were unsure what the title should be. By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Richard II (978/83 -1026), called the Good (French: Le Bon), was the eldest son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. He was a Norman nobleman of the House of Normandy. He stopped in Rouen and was well received and treated courteously by Richard, who concluded an alliance with him. Richard II (23 August 963 – 28 August 1026), called the Good (French: Le Bon), was the eldest son and heir of Richard I the Fearless and Gunnora. It was a distance … Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). [5] This marriage was significant in that it later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, the basis of his claim to the throne of England. Four or more generations of descendants of Richard I, Duke of Normandy (933-996) if they are properly linked: 1.