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Emma of Normandy, Queen Consort of England; Queen Consort of Denmark and Norway

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Emma of Normandy, Queen Consort of England; Queen Consort of Denmark and Norway (daughter of Richard I, Leader of the Normans of Rouen and Gunnor).

    Family/Spouse: Canute, King of England, Denmark, and Norway. Canute (son of Swein Forkbeard, King of England and Denmark) died on 12 Nov 1035 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, England; was buried in Old Minster, Winchester, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Gunhilda of Denmark was born about 1020; died on 18 Jul 1038; was buried in Limburg Abbey, Bad Dürkheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

    Emma married Æthelred II "Unræd", King of England in 1002. Æthelred (son of Eadgar, King of England and Ælfthryth, Queen Consort of England) was born about 968; died on 23 Apr 1016 in London, England; was buried in St. Paul's, London, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Alfred Aetheling died on 5 Feb 1036 in Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
    2. Edward "The Confessor", King of England was born about 1004 in Islip, Oxfordshire, England; died on 5 Jan 1065.
    3. Godgifu of England was born about 1010; died before 1049.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Richard I, Leader of the Normans of Rouen was born between 931 and 932 in Fécamp, Normandy, France (son of Guillaume "Longue Epee", Leader of the Normans of Rouen and Sprota); died on 21 Nov 996 in Fécamp, Normandy, France.

    Notes:

    Also known as Richard the Fearless; Richard Sans Peur. Called in retrospect "Duke of Normandy," a title he did not use.

    From The Henry Project: "Richard is described by such a wide range of words (comes, marchio, consul, princeps, dux) by various sources (sometimes of dubious authority) that it would be difficult to argue that there is a specific 'title' by which he should be called."

    Richard married Gunnor. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Gunnor (daughter of (The Person Widely Known As "Unknown de Crepon")).
    Children:
    1. Hawise of Normandy died on 21 Feb 1034.
    2. 1. Emma of Normandy, Queen Consort of England; Queen Consort of Denmark and Norway
    3. Robert II, Archbishop of Rouen died in 1037.
    4. Richard II died on 23 Aug 1026 in Fécamp, Normandy, France.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Guillaume "Longue Epee", Leader of the Normans of Rouen was born in in Overseas (son of Rollo and Poppa); died on 16 Dec 942 in Picquigny, Picardy, France.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 17 Dec 942, Picquigny, Picardy, France

    Notes:

    William "Longsword".

    Says The Henry Project about his birth "overseas": "[I].e., not on the European mainland, and therefore possibly in Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, or one of the islands held by Vikings (Orkneys, Hebrides, Man, etc.), all plausible places for the son of a Viking to be born."

    Assassinated, possibly by or at the instigation of Arnulf/Arnulph/Arnoul "The Old", Count of Flanders.

    Guillaume married Sprota. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Sprota

    Notes:

    Sporta; Sprota de Senlis; Espriota de Bretagne; Sprota de St. Lis (most of these are probably apocryphal).

    Children:
    1. 2. Richard I, Leader of the Normans of Rouen was born between 931 and 932 in Fécamp, Normandy, France; died on 21 Nov 996 in Fécamp, Normandy, France.

  3. 6.  (The Person Widely Known As "Unknown de Crepon")

    Notes:

    Also called Herbastus, Forester of Arque; Arfastus. His actual name is unknown; he appears in history only as the father of several people known to have been siblings.

    Children:
    1. Herfast
    2. Senfrie
    3. Duvelina
    4. Wevia
    5. 3. Gunnor


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Rollo died between 928 and 933.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 929
    • Alternate death: 931

    Notes:

    Also called Robert (baptized); Robert I Duke of Normandy (retrospectively); Hrolfr (Old Norse) (disputed); Rouf (his fellow Normans); Rodulf, Rodulfus, Radulf, Radulfus (Frankish); Raoul (French); Rolf Ragnvaldsson (various modern genealogists and peerage-indexers).

    Rollo married Poppa. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Poppa

    Notes:

    Also called Poppa of Bayeux.

    "A wife or mistress of Rollo of Normandy, and mother of Rollo's son and successor William 'Longsword', her name is reported only by the often unreliable Dudo and by sources depending on him ... The only certain fact that is known about her comes from the contemporary (or nearly so) Planctus of her son William, which states (without naming her) that she was a Christian, and that her son William was born overseas." [The Henry Project, citation details below]

    Peter Stewart, 25 Jun 2010, on soc.genealogy.medieval:

    I'm inclined to believe that William's Christian mother named "Poppa" was invented by Dudo—it's very curious that this name is otherwise unexampled for a Frankish noblewoman of the time, but had recently been made famous by Widukind of Corvey as the name of the cleric who had baptised Harald I and converted the Danes (Rollo's people according to Dudo). "Poppa" was said to have been taken at the capture of Bayeux, a daughter of Count Brenger: however, the latter's son (Judical) Brenger was later one of the foresworn leaders of the Breton rebellion against William with no suggestion that he was the Norman ruler's uncle.

    Further, according to Dudo the sister of William was described as a "girl" ca 936, but her father Rollo had been purportedly free to marry a Carolingian princess named Gisla as part of the settlement when the Normans were converted to Christianity, so that if Adela/Gerloc had been born after that time she and William could not have had the same mother unless she was never regarded as Rollo's canonical wife. Yet, according to Dudo, William was born to Poppa at Rouen, where the Normans were settled after the conversion, and the stain of bastardy is not in any way imputed to him.

    Children:
    1. 4. Guillaume "Longue Epee", Leader of the Normans of Rouen was born in in Overseas; died on 16 Dec 942 in Picquigny, Picardy, France.
    2. Adèle of Normandy died after Feb 942.