Robert I "The Magnificent" Duke of Normandy, son of Richard II "The Good" Duke of Normandy and Judith of "@N54404@" Brittany.
Born ± 999 at Rouen, Seine-Inferieure, Normandy, France, died Jul 2, 1035 at Nicaea, Bithynia, Turkey (on pilgrimage to Jerusalem), approximately 36 years
Robert I, byname ROBERT The MAGNIFICENT, or The DEVIL, French ROBERT le MAGNIFIQUE, or le DIABLE (d. July 1035, Nicaea), duke of Normandy (1027-35), the younger son of Richard II of Normandy and the father, by his mistress Arlette, of William the Conqueror of England. On the death of his father (1026/27), Robert contested the duchy with his elder brother Richard III, legally the heir, until the latter's opportune death a few years later. A strong ruler, Robert succeeded in exacting the obedience of his vassals. On the death of Robert II the Pious, king of France (1031), a crisis arose over the succession to the French throne. The Duke gave his support to Henry I against the party favouring his younger brother; in reward for his services he demanded and received the Vexin Fran
Married 1023 at France (not married) (11 or 12 years married) to:
Herleve (Arlette) de Falaise, daughter of Fulbert de Falaise and Doda.
Born ± 1003 at Falaise, Calvados, France, died 1050, approximately 47 years, 1st marriage to: Robert I "The Magnificent" Duke of Normandy, 2nd marriage to: Harlevin (Herlouin) Vicomte de Conteville
1. William I "The Conqueror" King of England
Born Oct 14, 1027 at Falais, Calvados, France, died Sep 9, 1087 at Hermenbraville, Seine-Maritime, France, 59 years, buried at Abbey of St Step, Caen, Calvados, France
William I, byname WILLIAM The CONQUEROR, or The BASTARD, or WILLIAM of NORMANDY, French GUILLAUME le CONQU
2. Adelaide of Normandy , Countess of Aumale
Born before 1030 at Normandy, France, died before 1090
Adelaide, sister of William the Conqueror. She is styled Countess of Aumale, d. before 1090. [Complete Peerage I:351 chart]