Richard was born to William Longsword, princeps (chieftain or ruler) of Normandy, and Sprota, a Breton concubine captured in war and bound to William by a more danico marriage. He was also the grandson of the famous Rollo.
Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine and Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, and Count of Poitiers, Anjou, Maine, and Nantes, and was overlord of Brittany at various times during the same period.
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Richard I of Normandy (933–996), also known as Richard the Fearless (French, Sans Peur), was the " Duke of Normandy " from 942 to 996. Richard made Normandy into a feudal society where he owned all the land. His followers held on to the lands given them by remaining loyal to him. He made Normandy a much stronger a power in western France.
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Richard was born to William Longsword, princeps (chieftain or ruler) of Normandy, and Sprota. His mother was a Breton concubine captured in war and bound to William by a more danico marriage. He was also the grandson of the famous Rollo. William was told of the birth of a son after the battle with Riouf and other Viking rebels, but his existence was kept secret until a few years later when William Longsword first met his son Richard. After kissing the boy and declaring him his heir, William sent Richard to be raised in Bayeux. Richard was about ten years old when his father was killed on 17 December 942. After William was killed, Sprota became the wife of Esperleng, a wealthy miller. Rodulf of Ivrywas their son and Richard's half-brother.
With the death of Richard's father in 942, King Louis IV of France installed the boy, Richard, in his father's office. Under the influence of Arnulf I, Count of Flanders the King took him into Frankish territory:32–4 and placing him in the custody of the count of Ponthieu before the King reneged and seized the lands of the Duchy of Normandy. He then split up the Duchy, giving its lands in lower Normandy to Hugh the Great. Louis IV thereafter kept Richard in close confinement at Lâon, but the youth escaped from imprisonment:36–7 with assistance of Osmond de Centville, Bernard de Senlis (who had been a companion of Rollo of Normandy), Ivo de Bellèsme, and Bernard the Dane (ancestor to the families of Harcourt and Beaumont).[a] In 946, at the age of 14, Richard allied himself with the Norman and Viking leaders in France and with men sent by King Harold of Denmark. A battle was fought after which Louis IV was captured. Hostages were taken and hel...
His first marriage in 960 was to Emma, daughter of Hugh "The Great" of France, and Hedwig von Sachsen.They were betrothed when both were very young. She died after 19 March 968, with no issue. According to Robert of Torigni, not long after Emma's death, Duke Richard went out hunting and stopped at the house of a local forester. He became enamored with the forester's wife, Seinfreda, but she was a virtuous woman and suggested he court her unmarried sister, Gunnor, instead. Gunnor became his mistress and her family rose to prominence. Her brother, Herfast de Crepon, may have been involved in a controversial heresy trial. Gunnor was, like Richard, of Viking descent, being a Dane by blood. Richard finally married her to legitimize their children:[b] 1. Richard II"the Good", Duke of Normandy 2. Robert, Archbishop of Rouen, Count of Evreux 3. Mauger, Count of Corbeil 4. Emma of Normandy, wife of two kings of England 5. Maud of Normandy, wife of Odo II...
Richard was known to have had several other mistresses and had children with many of them. Known children are: 1. Geoffrey, Count of Eu 2. William, Count of Eu (ca. 972-26 January 1057/58),m. Lasceline de Turqueville (d. 26 January 1057/58). 3. Beatrice of Normandy, Abbess of Montvilliers d.1034 m. Ebles of Turenne(d.1030 (divorced)
The Little Duke, a Victorian juvenile novel by Charlotte Mary Yonge, is a fictionalized account of Richard's boyhood and early struggles.
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Sep 07, 2020 · Wikipedia: Name in native language: Richard Ier de Normandie: Date of birth: 28 August 933 (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584) Fécamp: Date of death: 20 November 996 Fécamp: Occupation
Richard of Normandy may refer to: Richard I of Normandy, "the Fearless", count (942–996) Richard II of Normandy, "the Good", duke (996–1026) Richard, son of William the Conqueror, called "Duke of Bernay" (c. 1054 – c. 1072)
Richard I, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Normandy, was born 28 August 933 in Fécamp, Upper Normandy, France to William Longsword, 2nd Duke of Normandy (893-942) and Sprota and died 20 November 996 in Fécamp, Upper Normandy, France of unspecified causes. He married Emma de France (c943-968) 960 JL.
Richard was the eldest son and heir of Richard the Fearless and Gunnora. He succeeded his father as the ruler of Normandy in 996. During his minority, the first five years of his reign, his regent was Count Rodulf of Ivry, his uncle, who wielded the power and put down a peasant insurrection at the beginning of Richard's reign.