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Henry I, King of France

Male Abt 1010 - 1060  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Henry I  
    Suffix King of France 
    Born Abt 1010 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Aug 1060 
    Notes 
    • “HENRI de France, son of ROBERT II "le Pieux" King of France & his third wife Constance d'Arles [Provence] ([end 1009/May 1010]-Palais de Vitry-aux-Loges, forêt d’Orléans, Loiret 4 Aug 1060, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis). The Historia Francorum names (in order) "Hugonem qui cognominatus est Magnus, Henricum, Robertum, Odonem" as the four sons of King Robert and Constance[176]. His father installed him as Duke of Burgundy 25 Jan 1016 after completing his conquest of the duchy. He was consecrated associate-king 14 May 1027, at Notre-Dame, Reims, despite the opposition of his mother. He rebelled against his father, together with his brother Robert, 1029-1031, and captured Dreux, Beaune and Avallon. He succeeded his father in 1031 as HENRI I King of France, at which time the duchy of Burgundy was given to his younger brother Robert. In light of his mother’s continuing opposition to his succession, he was obliged to take refuge briefly in Normandy in 1033. He regained control with the help of Robert II Duke of Normandy. The Annales Nivernenses record the death "1060 II Non Aug" of "Henricus rex, Rotberti regis filius". The necrology of the Eglise Cathédrale de Paris records the death "IV Non Aug" of "Henrici regis Francorum". The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "II Non Aug" of "Henricus rex".
      Betrothed (May 1033) to MATHILDE of Germany, daughter of Emperor KONRAD II King of Germany & his wife Gisela of Swabia ([Oosterbecke] 1027-Worms 1034, bur Worms Cathedral). Wipo names "filia imperatoris Chuonradi et Giselæ, Mahthilda" when recocording her death and burial at Worms in 1034, specifying that she was betrothed to "Heinrico regi Francorum". Her marriage was arranged to confirm a peace compact agreed between King Henri and Emperor Konrad at Deville in May 1033. Her absence from the list of deceased relatives in the donation of "Chuonradus…Romanorum imperator augustus" to the church of Worms by charter dated 30 Jan 1034 suggests that Mathilde died after that date, while her absence from the list of the children of Emperor Konrad named in the same charter is explicable on the basis of her youth.
      m firstly (1034) MATHILDE, daughter of [LIUDOLF Markgraf von Friesland [Braunschweig] & his wife Gertrud von Egisheim] ([1025/26]-Paris 1044, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis). She was described as "ex Cæsarum progenie" in the Miracles de Saint-Benoît, and as "neptis Henrici Alemanniæ imperatoris" by the continuator of Monk Aimon, from which her origin is reconstructed by Szabolcs de Vajay her supposed father being the uterine half-brother of Emperor Heinrich III. Rodolfus Glaber records that King Henri married "Mathildem…de regno eius ex Germanie nobilioribus". The primary source which confirms her origin more precisely has not yet been identified.
      m secondly (Reims 19 May 1051) as her first husband, ANNA Iaroslavna, daughter of IAROSLAV I Vladimirovich "Mudriy/the Wise" Grand Prince of Kiev & his second wife Ingigerd Olafsdottir of Sweden (1036-5 Sep ([1075/78], bur Abbaye Villiers near LLa-Ferté-Alais). The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum records the marriage of "filiam regis Russorum Annam" with King Henri. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Anna filia Georgii regis Sclavonum" as wife of King Henri. She was consecrated Queen Consort at Reims on her wedding day. She caused a scandal by marrying secondly ([1061]) as his third wife, Raoul III “le Grand” Comte de Valois, and was forced to leave the court, although she returned after his death in 1074. The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum records the marriage of "Anna, Henrici relicta" and "Rodulfo comitis".
      King Henri I & his first wife had one child:
      1. daughter ([1040]-1044 or before). She died before her mother, under 5 years old.
      King Henry I & his second wife had four children:
      2. PHILIPPE de France (1052-Château de Melun, Seine-et-Marne 30 Jul 1108, bur Abbaye Saint Benoît-sur-Loire). The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names (in order) "Philippum, Hugonem atque Rotbertum" as the three sons of King Henri and Anna[195]. He was consecrated Associate-King 23 May 1059, Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims. He succeeded his father in 1060 as PHILIPPE I King of France.
      3. EMMA de France (1054-). The Historia Francorum names "Emmamque filiam" in addition to the three sons of King Henri and Anna.
      4. ROBERT de France (before Jun 1054-[1063]). The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names (in order) "Philippum, Hugonem atque Rotbertum" as the three sons of King Henri & Anna, specifying that "Rotbertus inmatura morte decessit". This is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names (in order) "Philippum, Robertum et Hugonam" as the three sons of King Henri, specifying that "Robertus iuvenis mortuus est".
      5. HUGUES de France (1057-Tarsus 18 Oct 1102, bur Tarsus, church of St Paul). The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names (in order) "Philippum, Hugonem atque Rotbertum" as the three sons of King Henri and Anna. William of Tyre records "dominus Hugo Magnus" as brother of Philippe I King of France. Comte de Vermandois et de Valois by right of his wife. Leader of the French contingent in the First Crusade Aug 1096, returning to France after the victory of Antioch 1098 to raise another army. The Alexeiad names "a certain Hugh, brother of the king of France" when recording that he "sent an absurd message to the emperor proposing that he should be given a magnificent reception" after arriving in Constantinople. He set out agagain Mar 1101, but died from wounds received fighting the Greeks at Tarsus in Cilicia. m (after 1067) as her first husband, ADELAIS Ctss de Vermandois, de Valois et de Crépy, daughter and heiress of HERIBERT IV Comte de Vermandois [Carolingian] & his wife Alix Ctss de Crépy ([1062]-28 Sep [1120/24]). The De Genere Comitum Flandrensium, Notæ Parisienses names "Odonem et Adelam sororem" as the two children of "comes Herbertus", specifying that the husband of Adela was "Hugoni le Magne", referring to her second husband "comes de Claromonte" and specifying that her daughter by the latter married Charles Count of Flanders. The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Adelidem comitissam Viromandensium, defuncto priore viro, scilicet Hugone Magno" as wife of "comes Rainaldus [de Claromonte]". She succeeded her father in [1080] as Ctss de Vermandois, de Valois et de Crépy. She married secondly (1103) as his first wife, Renaud de Clermont [en-Beauvaisis].”«s87» [1]
    Person ID I11466  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2020 

    Father Robert II “The Pious”, King of France,   b. 27 Mar 972, Orléans, Loiret, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1031  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Constance, of Arles,   b. 986,   d. 25 Jul 1034  (Age 48 years) 
    Family ID F4335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mathilde 
    Children 
     1. ?,   b. Abt 1040,   d. Bef 1044  (Age ~ 3 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F4664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Iaroslavna 
    Children 
    +1. Philippe I, King of France,   b. 1052,   d. 30 Jul 1108  (Age 56 years)
     2. Emma, de France,   b. 1054
     3. Robert, de France
    +4. Hugues “Le Maisné” DE FRANCE, Comte de Vermandois,   b. 1057,   d. 18 Oct 1102  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F3988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.