Person:Alberada of Buonalbergo (1)

Alberada of Buonalbergo
b.Abt 1033
d.Jul 1122
m. Bef 1 Sep 1016
  1. Hugues de Bourgogne
  2. Guido de Bourgogne
  3. Guillaume Ier "le Grand" de Bourgogne1020 - 1087
  4. Alberada of BuonalbergoAbt 1033 - 1122
  • HRobert GuiscardAbt 1020 - 1085
  • WAlberada of BuonalbergoAbt 1033 - 1122
m. Abt 1051
  1. Emma of HautevilleBet abt 1045 & 1055 -
  2. Bohemond I of AntiochAbt 1058 - 1111
Facts and Events
Name Alberada of Buonalbergo
Gender Female
Birth[1] Abt 1033
Marriage Abt 1051 to Robert Guiscard
Death[1] Jul 1122
Reference Number? Q174452?

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Alberada of Buonalbergo was a duchess of Apulia as the first wife of Robert Guiscard, duke of Apulia (1059–1085).

She married Guiscard in 1051 or 1052, when he was still just a robber baron in Calabria. As her dowry, she brought Robert Guiscard 200 knights under command of her nephew Girard of Buonalbergo. She had two children with Guiscard: a daughter, Emma, mother of Tancred, Prince of Galilee, and a son, Prince Bohemond I of Antioch. In 1058, after Pope Nicholas II strengthened existing canon law against consanguinity and on that basis, Guiscard repudiated Alberada in favour of a then-more advantageous marriage to Sichelgaita, the sister of Prince Gisulf II of Salerno. Nevertheless, the split was amicable and Alberada showed no later ill will.

She was alive at the death of Bohemond in March 1111 and died very old, probably in July 1122 or thereabouts. She was buried near the Hauteville family mausoleum in the Abbey of Holy Trinity at Venosa. Her tomb is the only one remaining intact today.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Alberada of Buonalbergo, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   ALBERADA ([1032]-after 1058)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.