William I "The Grand" , Count of Burgundy
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William I (1020 – 12 November 1087), called the Great (le Grand or Tête Hardie, "the Stubborn"), was Count of Burgundy from 1057 to 1087 and Mâcon from 1078 to 1087. He was a son of Renaud I and Alice of Normandy, daughter of Richard II, Duke of Normandy. William was the father of several notable children, including Pope Callixtus II.
In 1057, he succeeded his father and reigned over a territory larger than that of the Franche-Comté itself. In 1087, he died in Besançon and was buried there in the cathedral of St John.
William married a woman named Stephanie before 1087.
William married a woman named Etiennette de Longuy circa 1040
They had many children:
- Renaud II, William's successor, died on First Crusade
- Stephen I, successor to Renaud II, Stephen died on the Crusade of 1101
- Raymond, married (1090) Urraca, the reigning queen of Castile
- Guy of Vienne, elected pope, in 1119 at the Abbey of Cluny, as Calixtus II
- Sybilla (or Maud), married (1080) Eudes I of Burgundy
- Gisela of Burgundy, married (1090) Humbert II of Savoy and then Renier I of Montferrat
- Hugh III, Archbishop of Besançon
- Clementia married Robert II, Count of Flanders and was Regent, during his absence. She married secondly Godfrey I, Count of Leuven and was possibly the mother of Joscelin of Louvain.
- Stephanie married Lambert, Prince de Royans (died 1119)
- Ermentrude, married (1065) Theodoric I
- (perhaps) Bertha wife of Alphonso VI of Castile
- and maybe another daughter
- William I, Count of Burgundy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- GUILLAUME de Bourgogne, son of RENAUD I Comte de Bourgogne & his [first] wife Adelais de Normandie (-12 Nov 1087, bur Besançon), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.