William FitzOsbern, 1st Earl of Hereford
d.22 Feb 1071 Cassel, Nord, France
m. ABT 1029
m. abt 1051
Facts and Events
William FitzOsbern (circa 1020 – 22 February 1071), Lord of Breteuil, in Normandy, was a relative and close counsellor of William the Conqueror and one of the great magnates of early Norman England. He was created Earl of Hereford before 22 February 1067, one of the first peerage titles in the English peerage.