Southern Anthology

Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Constance d'Arles[1]

Female Abt 986 - 1032  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name Constance d'Arles 
    • "Constance, widow of the King of France, was a woman of depraved heart and infamous character; but such was her ascendancy over her husband, that she committed crimes of the blackest dye with impunity." She conspired to have her younger son displace the elder on the throne of their father. Henry fled to Fecamp, enlisting the aid of Robert, Duke of Normany. Robert secured Henry's crown by falling on France with great slaughter. [2]
    Nickname Constance of Provence 
    Born Abt 986 
    Gender Female 
    Died 28 Jul 1032  Château de Melun Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Saint-Denis Basilica, Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Henry I, Robert II and Constance d'Arles
    Henry I, Robert II and Constance d'Arles
    Effigies at Saint-Denis
    Basilica of St. Denis
    Basilica of St. Denis
    Paris, France
    Person ID I11162  Dickinson
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2014 

    Father Guillaume II de Provence, Count and Marquis Provence,   b. ca. 955,   d. 993, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Mother Adelais d'Anjou,   b. Abt 940,   d. 29 May 1026  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married ca. 985 
    Family ID F3923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert II the Pious, King of the Franks,   b. 27 Mar 972, Orléans, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1031, Melun, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married ca. 1005  [3
    Children 
    +1. Henry I of France, King of the Franks,   b. 4 May 1008, Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1060, Vitry-aux-Loges, Loiret, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Adèle of France, Countess of Flanders,   b. 1009,   d. 8 Jan 1079, Messines, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +3. Robert I de France, Duke of Burgundy,   b. ca. 1011,   d. 21 Mar 1076, Fleury-sur-Ouche, Côte d'Or, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F3160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saint-Denis Basilica, Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/., fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/PROVENCE.htm#ConstanceArlesMRobertIIFrancedied1031.

    2. [S336477] The Dukes of Normandy: From the Time of Rollo to the Expulsion of King John by Philip Augustus of France, Jonathan Duncan, (London: J. Rickerby, 1839), 66.

    3. [S336466] Medieval France: An Encyclopedia, John Bell Henneman, Jr., Lawrence Earp, William W. Kibler, Grover A. Zinn, (New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1995), 802.