Normandy, Richard I

Birth Name Normandy, Richard I
Nick Name San Peur, The Fearless
Gender male
Age at Death 63 years, 2 months, 23 days


# Note: Sources: RC 24, 89, 166, 168, 222; Coe; AF; Kings and Queens of Britain;Norr (pages 46, 60); The Dukes of Normandy by Onslow; Butler; Pfafman;

A. Roots 1-19, 39, 121E; Kraentzler 1153, 1156, 1174, 1176, 1180, 1194, 1211,1218, 1265, 1432, 1443; Davis; Magna Charta Sureties 157-1.Roots: Richard I, "the Fearless," b. Fecamp, ca. 933; named father's heir 29 May 942. Married first (Danish wife) Gunnor but betrothed ca. 945 and

# Note: eventually married 960 to Emma. After Emma's death he married (Christian marriage) Gunnor to legitimize their children.
# Note: Sureties: Richard I, the Fearless, Duke of Normandy.
# Note: Richard "sans Peur," Third Duke of Normandy, 942-996.

The line to the dukes of Normandy comes through Isabel St. Liz, and the line to Charlemagne comes through her husband, William Mauduit. The lines merge again with the marriage of Richard I, Duke of Normandy, and Emma, daughter of Hugh "The Grand," who was--in all but name--King of France. His son, Hugh Capet, later assumed the title, and primogeniture began in the French line of kings.The two lines met again later with the marriage of Adele, daughter of King Robert II, and Richard III, Duke of Normandy.Richard was betrothed to Emma for some time but did not marry her until about 960, after the death of her father, Hugh the Great, in 956. Richard was the guardian of Hugh's son, the Duke of Paris, and eventually married Emma to strengthen his position. He did not treat her unkindly, he merely loved Gunnor."Poor Emma passed her life at Rouen alone and solitary, and eventually she pined away and died about the year 962," Onslow says.

Davis: Richard I, the Fearless, Duke of Normandy from 942-996.Norr: Richard I, the Fearless (san Peur), born about 933, 3rd duke. Married (1) Agnes, daughter of Hugh le Grand and had issue. Married (2) Gunora, born about 952, sister of a forester's wife whom Richard desired but who tricked him with her younger sister.

# Note: Richard I, "the Fearless" (sans Peur), 3rd Duke of Normandy (942/3-996), son of William Longsword and Sprote de Bretagne.

# Note: SOURCES:
# Note: 1. Stuart, Roderick W. _Royalty for Commoners_. 2nd Edition. Baltimore,
# Note: MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1992; line 166-33. Only says that he was born about 933. Died 20 Nov 996 at Fecamp. Married after 962, (1) Emma (Agnes), daughter of Hugh le Grand, Count of Paris.
# Note: 2. Taute, Anne. "Kings and Queens of Great Britain" chart. __ Edition.
# Note: Gives her date of death as 996.
# Note:

3. Norr, Vernon M. _Some Early English Pedigrees_, page 60, generation 38.Gives his death date as 996. This source states that he married (1)Agnes, daughter of Hugh le Grand; had issue by and later married (2),after Agnes' death, Gunora, born 952.4. Ancestral File (AFN:9HMD-VF). Gives his birth date as 28 Aug 933. Death date agrees with that given in Stuart.




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 933-08-28 Faecamp, Normandie   1
Death 996-11-20 Faecamp, Normandie   1

Age: 63y 2m 23d


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Normandy, Guillaume I900942-12-17
Mother de Senlis, Sprote Adela911
         Normandy, Richard I 933-08-28 996-11-20


Family of Normandy, Richard I and de Normandy, Papia

Unknown Partner de Normandy, Papia ( * 935 + ... )
Name Birth Date Death Date
de Normandy, Sprota951
Brionne, Geoffroy FitzRichard9531015
de Hieme, William955
de Normandy, Fredesende964
De Normandy, Muriella970
Normandy, Hawise973
Normandy, Pappia980

Family of Normandy, Richard I and de Crepon, Gonnor

Unknown Partner de Crepon, Gonnor ( * 945 + 1031 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
de Brienne, Godfrey9531015
Normandy, Richard II9581026-08-28
de Normandie, Robert9651037
d'Eu, Geoffrey967
Rouen, Havlive9681034-02-21
de Corbeil, Mauger9741040
de Normandy, Beatriceabout 975
Normandy, Emma9821052-03-06
of Normandy, Matilda9901015

Family of Normandy, Richard I and Comtesse, Emma

Unknown Partner Comtesse, Emma ( * 933 + ... )
Name Birth Date Death Date
D'Eu, William I9681052-01-02
of Normandy, Beatrice990