Duke of Normandy
August 23, 963-August 28, 1027
Father: Richard I, Duke of Normandy (August 28, 933-November 20, 996)
Mother: Gunnora (c.936-1031)
Wife 1: Judith of BRITTANY (982-1017)
Wife 2: Poppa of Envermeu (?-?)
- FACTS: He succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy in 996. Richard held his own against a peasant insurrection, and helped Robert II of France against the duchy of Burgundy. He also repelled an English attack on the Cotentin Peninsula that was led by Ethelred II of England. He pursued a reform of the Norman monasteries.
Richard attempted to improve relations with England through his sister's marriage to King Ethelred, but she was strongly disliked by the English. However, this connection later gave his grandson, William the Conqueror, part of his claim to the throne of England.
Children by Judith:
Richard III, Duke of Normandy (997-1027) *betrothed but never married to Adele of Corbie who later married BALDWIN V
Robert I of Normandy (June 22, 1000–July 3, 1035)
William (?-1025) *monk at Fécamp
Adélaide (?-?) *married Renaud I, Count of Burgundy
Eleanore, Countess of Normandy (c.1005-?)
Children by Poppa:
Mauger, Archbishop of Rouen (?-?)
William, Count of Arques (?-?)
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