Person:Robert Curthose (1)

Robert III "Curthose" , Duke of Normandy
Facts and Events
Name Robert III "Curthose" , Duke of Normandy
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1054 Normandie, FranceHouse of Normandy
Marriage 1100 Puglia, Italyto Sibylle de Conversano
Death[1] 3 Feb 1134 Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Reference Number? Q220994?
Burial[3] Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England


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Robert Curthose ( – 3 February 1134), sometimes called Robert II, succeeded his father, William the Conqueror as Duke of Normandy in 1087 and reigned until 1106. Robert was also an unsuccessful claimant to the throne of the Kingdom of England. The epithet "Curthose" had its origins in the Norman French word courtheuse "short stockings" and was apparently derived from a nickname given to Robert by his father; the chroniclers William of Malmesbury and Orderic Vitalis reported that William the Conqueror had derisively called Robert brevis-ocrea ("short boot").

The eldest son of William the Conqueror, Robert's reign as duke is noted for the discord with his brothers William II and Henry I in England. Robert mortgaged his duchy to finance his participation in the First Crusade, where he was an important crusader commander. Eventually, his disagreements with Henry I led to his death in captivity and the absorption of Normandy as a possession of England.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Curthose, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   ROBERT de Normandie (Normandy 1052/54-Cardiff Castle Feb 1134, bur Gloucester Cathedral)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3. Robert "Curthose" de Normandie, in Find A Grave.
  4.   Robert III 'Curthose', 8th Duc de Normandie, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.