Category: William I, “The Conqueror,” King of England

  William I of Normandy was born 9 September 1027 in Falaise, Normandy (France) to Robert II, Duke of Normandy (1000-1035) and Herleva of Falaise in  (1003-1050). He married Matilda of Flanders (c1031-1083) 1050  and died 1086 in “Rouen“ of unspecified causes. William was a descendant of the Viking chieftain Rollo ((860-930), who is his 3rd great-great grandfather. Rollo became the founder and first ruler of the […]