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Rollo "the Viking" Rognvaldsson

Birth0860
Occup0911-0927Count
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Leader of Viking settlements
Duke
Death0931
 
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Aged: 71 years
Rollo the Viking was granted land in Northwestern France in 911 AD by Charles the Simple, King of France. Charles hoped that Rollo would defend his new land, barring the length of the Seine River to other Viking groups. Rollo remained faithful to Charles and he and his son quickly expanded the original land grant at the expense of neighboring French lords and guarded it well against Viking rivals. Even before Rollo's grandson Richard took over the domain in 942, the descendants of the Vikings had accepted Christianity, intermarried with the local population and adopted the French language. Already they were being called Normans, a contraction of Northmen, and there territory became known as Normandy. Richard's great-grandson was King William I, conqueror of England. Rollo was also known as "Rolf."
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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William 

abt 090017 DEC 0942  France, Normandy, Seine-Inferieure, Rouen Sprota of Senlis 
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Robert Corbeil Count of 

abt 0903   
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Kathlin Of 

abt 0909   
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Adaele / Adele Gerloc Of 

091117 Dec 0942  France, Normandy, Seine-Inferieure, Rouen  
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Geirlaug (Adele) de 

0917aft 14 OCT 0962  France, Normandy, Seine-Inferieure, Rouen Guillaume I Count of Poitier 
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Crispina de 

abt 0920  France, Normandy, Seine-Inferieure, Rouen Grimald Prince of Monaco 
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    Sources
    1. Wikipedia
    2. Findagrave Rollo Rognvaldsson
    3. Book: The Kings and Queens of Great Britain; Taut, Anne; pub by Elm, Tree Books / Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Great Britain;
    4. Other: Freeman, Marsha Colleen (Scully). "Buell Genealogy" pub. 1 Dec, 1978.;
    5. Other: Microsoft Encarta 1994 ed.;
    6. Website: The Genealogy Forum;
    7. Website: Gary Lewis;
    8. Website: Jim Weber;
    1. Findagrave Poppa 'Duchess of Normandy' De Valois
    2. Book: The Kings and Queens of Great Britain; Taut, Anne; pub by Elm, Tree Books / Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Great Britain;
    3. Other: Microsoft Encarta 1994 ed.;
    4. Website: LDS FamilySearch;
    5. Website: The Genealogy Forum;
    6. Website: Gary Lewis;
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