Normandy, Guillaume I 1

Birth Name Normandy, Guillaume I
Nick Name Longue Epaee
Gender male
Age at Death 42 years, 11 months, 16 days


# Note:

William I, "Longsword", b. ca. 891 probably Rouen, c. 927 succeeded to Duchy of Normandy, c. 930 the Bretons rebelled, he subdued them, taking Brittany, the Channel Islands, the Contentin, and the Averanchin; killed in treacherous ambush 17 Dec 942 by servants of Theobald of Blois and Arnulf of Flanders. He m. (1) (Danish wife) Sprota, a Breton; m. (2) Luitgarde de Vermandois, n.i. [no issue], killed 942 by Louis, son of Charles III "the Simple", daughter of Herbert II, Count of Vermandois and Troyes. [Ancestral Roots]

Note: There is an apparent error in Luitgarde's death date of 942. See notes under her. I think the clause ",killed 942 by Louis, son of Charles III "the simple" belongs to William's death and not to Luitgarde's, even though she is the subject of the sentence before & after the clause. I am going to remove the death date as a sourced alternative. It is an obvious error.

# Note: Assassinated by Arnulf/Arnulph/Arnoul "The Old", Count of Flanders, in 942, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1961 ed., Vol. 16, pg. 493, Article: NORMANDY


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 900 Rouen, Normandy, France   1
Death 942-12-17 Picardy, France    

Age: 42y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Rognvaldsson, Rollo872931
Mother de Bayeux, Poppa872
         Normandy, Guillaume I 900 942-12-17
    Sister     of Normandy, Gerletta 917
    Sister     D'Anjou, Arsinde 917 962-10-14
    Sister     , Kathlin 919
    Sister     De Normandy, Crispina 920
    Brother     of Corbeill, Robert 923
    Brother     Fowke of Normandy, David I


Family of Normandy, Guillaume I and de Senlis, Sprote Adela

Married Wife de Senlis, Sprote Adela ( * 911 + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 932 Normandy, France Religious Marriage 1
Event Note

M: Abt. 932

Name Birth Date Death Date
Normandy, Richard I933-08-28996-11-20