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Guimar III, Prince of Salerno

Male - 1027


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  • Name Guimar III  
    Suffix Prince of Salerno 
    Gender Male 
    Died Mar 1027 
    Notes 
    • “GUAIMAR (-Mar 1027). The Catalogus Principum Salerni record that "Weimarius princeps eius frater [=Wido] benignus et clemens" succeeded as Prince of Salerno and ruled for 43 years 9 months. He succeeded his father in 994 as GUAIMAR III Prince of Salerno. Normans returning from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem helped him defend Salerno from Muslim invaders [1000] and were invited to stay, the first Normans to settle in southern Italy. The Annals of Romoald record the death in 1030 of "Iohannes princeps Salerni" and the succession of his son "Guaimarius". m firstly PURPURA, daughter of --- (-after Jul 1010). "Guaimarius…Langobardorum gentis Princeps" donated property to "Luce Abbati Monasterium Sancte Barbare", with the consennt of "Purpure Principisse…coniugis nostre", by charter dated 1005. "Guaimarius…Langobardorum gentis Princeps" donated property to "Ecclesia Veati Michaëlis Arcangeli…in Monte…Aureo", with the consent of "Purpure Principisse…coniugis nostre", by charter dated Jul 1010. m secondly ([Jul 1010/May 1023]) GAITELGRIMA, daughter of PANDOLF III Prince of Capua and Benevento, Duke of Salerno & his wife ---. "Guaimarius et Guaimarius…Longobardorum gentis Principes" confirmed the rights of Salerno church, with the consent of "Gaitelgrime Principisse…coniugis nostre", by charter dated May 1023, the dating clause stating that the year was the 35th of "Domni Guaimarii Principis" and the 5th of "Domni Guaimarii eius filio", subscribed by "Gaitelgrimam Guaimarii III uxorem" and "uxorem Guaimarii IV…Gemmam". Amatus records that the wife of Guaimar [III] Prince of Salerno was the sister of Pandulf [IV] Prince of Capua and that the latter was released after the intervention of Prince Guaimar. Prince Guaimar & his first wife had four children:
      i) GUAIMAR (-murdered 3 Jun 1052). The Catalogus Principum Salerni record that "Weimarius alter eius filius [=Weimarius]" succeeded his father as GUAIMAR IV Prince of Salerno and ruled for 34 years and 17 days.
      ii) PANDULF [Landolf] (-murdered 3 Jun 1052). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not so far been identified. Lord of Capaccio 1040. Amatus records that "Pandulf" was killed at the same time as Prince Guaimar IV. m THEODORA, daughter of GREGORIUS [II] Count of Tusculanum & his wife ---. The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not so far been identified. Pandulf & his wife had four children:
      (a) GREGORIO . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not so far been identified.
      (b) 3 sons. The primary source which confirms their parentage has not so far been identified.
      iii) GUIDO (-after 3 Jun 1052). The Catalogus Principum Salerni record that "Wido alter, Weimarii frater" ruled in Salerno for two months. Amatus records that Guaimar IV Prince of Salerno gave the title Duke of Sorrento "to his blood brother GGuido". Conte di Conza. 1040. He escaped death when his brother Prince Guaimar was murdered, escaped to the Normans, and with their help expelled the conspirators from Salerno within a week. m RAINGARDA, daughter of Count LANDO & his wife --- (-after 1056). She is named as wife of Guido in a charter dated 1056, which also names her father. Guido & his wife had three children:
      (a) GUAIMAR . "Gisolfus filius quondam Joannis comitis qui clericus et abbas fuit" donated property to the church of Cavensi by charter dated Oct 1094, which names "quondam Guaimario…patruelis frater suprascripti Joannis Comitis…" and "Guaimarii…filius Domini Guidonis Ducis filii Domini Guaimarii Principis". m ---. The name of Guaimar's wife has not so far been identified. Guaimar & his wife had two children:
      (1) GUAIMAR . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not so far been identified. 1124.
      (b) GUIDA . Amatus records the marriage of "Guida the daughter of his [Guaimar IV Prince of Salerno] brother" to Guillaume d'Hauteville when the latter was installed as Count of Apulia. m ([Sep 1042]) GUILLAUME d'Hauteville "Bras-de-Fer", son of TANCRED d'Hauteville & his first wife Moriella --- ([1010/20]-[May/Sep] 1046, bur Venosa, Monastery of Santissima Trinità).
      (c) [MARIA] (-1085 or after). Amatus records the marriage of the daughter of Guido and Guillaume de Hauteville[274]. Europäische Stammtafeln confuses the two brothers named Guillaume, sons of Tancred de Hauteville, giving the same wife to eachh. According to Drell, Maria witnessed her husband's 1080 will. She is named as witness of a donation by her son Robert to the abbey of Holy Trinity Venosa dated 1085. m ([1059]) GUILLAUME d'Hauteville "Sanicandro", son of TANCRED d'Hauteville & his second wife Fressenda --- (-1080).
      iv) daughter . Amatus refers to the sister of Guaimar IV Prince of Salerno being captured and "imprisoned in a filthy and horrible prison", together with his nephew's wife, after her brother was murdered.”««s87»» [1]
    Person ID I15238  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 

    Father Ioannes III, Prince of Salerno 
    Mother Sichelgaita 
    Family ID F5250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Purpura 
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F5249  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gaitelgrima, of Capua 
    Children 
    +1. Guaimar IV, Prince of Salerno,   d. 3 Jun 1052
     2. Pandulf,   d. 3 Jun 1052
     3. Guido,   d. Aft 3 Jun 1052
     4. ?
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F5248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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