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  1. Adelheid Van Vlaanderen: Birth: Abt 1065 in Flandern. Death: Apr 1115 in Sicilia

  2. Philip Van Vlaanderen: Birth: Abt 1067 in Vlaams Gewest, Vlaanderen, Belgium. Death: ABT 1127 TO ABT 1127

  3. Gertrude Of Flanders: Birth: Abt 1070 in Flanders. Death: 1117 in Ch�atenois, Vosges, Lorraine, France

  4. Geertruida Van Vlaanderen: Birth: 1070 in Of Flanders, Belgium. Death: 1117 in Alsace, Lorraine, France

  5. Otgiva Of Flanders, Abbess Of Messines: Birth: Bef 1071. Death: Aft 1127

  6. Robert II 'Le Hi erosolymitain' De Flandre: Birth: Abt 1111 in , Flanders, Belgium. Death: 5 Oct 1111 in Meaux, St Vaast, Arras


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a. Note:   "LE FRISON"; COUNT OF FLANDERS RESEARCH NOTES: Count of Flanders [Ref: Weis AR7 #164, ES I.1 #11, Tapsell Dynasties p198, Brandenburg 1995 p9] Count of Holland [Ref: ES I.1 #11] 1062: Count of Holland [Ref: ES I.1 #11] 1071: Count of Flanders [Ref: Tapsell Dynasties p198, ES I.1 #11, Brandenburg 1995 p9] ------------- Robert I of Flanders (1029/1032 � 13 October 1093 in Kassel), known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flanders from 1071 to 1092. Robrecht I, bygenoamd de Fries (ca. 1029/1032|32 � Kassel (Vrankryk), 13 oktober 1093) was groaf van Vloandern van 1071 tout an zyn d�ood. Je was de twidde zeune van Boudewyn V van Vloandern en Adela van M�eesn. Robert Ier de Flandre[1] dit le Frison (vers 1035 - � 13 octobre 1093, ch�ateau de Wijnendale), fils cadet du comte Baudouin V et d'Ad�ele de France. Fr�ere cadet du de Baudouin VI de Flandre, il d�eposs�ede le fils de ce dernier et devient comte de Flandre de 1071 �a 1093. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_I,_Count_of_Flanders http://vls.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robrecht_I_van_Vloandern http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ier_de_Flandre History He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Ad�ele, a daughter of King Robert II of France. Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Saxony, Dowager Countess of Holland, but after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders. Family By Gertrude of Saxony he had five children: * Robert II * Adela (d. 1115), who first married king Canute IV of Denmark, and was the mother of Charles the Good, later count of Flanders. She then married Roger Borsa, duke of Apulia. * Gertrude, who married 1) Henry III, Count of Louvain and had 4 children.[1] 2) Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine, and was the mother of Thierry of Alsace, also later count of Flanders * Philip of Loo, whose illegitimate son William of Ypres was also a claimant to the county of Flanders * Ogiva, abbess of Messines Count of Flanders Robert's nephew Arnulf III (son of Baldwin VI of Flanders) succeeded his father in 1070 and was supported by his mother Richilde, Countess of Mons and Hainaut. However, Robert challenged Arnulf's succession to the throne of Flanders and began rallying support mainly in northern Flanders (where the bulk of Arnulf's forces were located). Arnulf's ranks contained individuals such as Count Eustace II of Boulogne, Count Eustace III of Boulogne, and Godfrey of Bouillon. Moreover, Arnulf was supported by King Philip I of France since Philip's aunt, Adela, married Baldwin V of Flanders. A contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn were among the forces sent by Philip to aid Arnulf.Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize. Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn while Richilde was captured by Robert's forces. However, Robert himself was captured by Eustace II. Ultimately, Richilde was exchanged for Robert's freedom.[1] As a result of the battle Robert became count of Flanders. -------------------- RESIDENCE: 5 barn: Robert, Ad�ele, Gertrude, Philippe, Ogive BIRTH: 1031, 'Robert le Frison' DEATH: OKT 1093, Chateau de Winendale -------------------- Robert I of Flanders, known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flanders from 1070 to 1092. He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Adela Capet, a daughter of king Robert I of France. Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Holland. But after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders. By Gertrude of Holland he had 5 children: Robert II of Flanders Adela (d.1115), who first married king Canute IV of Denmark, and was the mother of Charles the Good, later count of Flanders. She then married Roger Borsa, duke of Apulia. Gertrude, who married Thierry II, duke of Upper Lorraine, and was the mother of Thierry of Alsace, also later count of Flanders Philip of Loo, whose illegitimate son William of Ypres was also a claimant to the county of Flanders Ogiva, abbess of Messines -------------------- Robert I of Flanders (b. between 1029 and 1032� October 13, 1093, Kassel), known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flanders from 1071 to 1092. He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Ad�ele, a daughter of King Robert II of France. Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Saxony, Dowager Countess of Holland, but after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders. By Gertrude of Saxony he had five children: Robert II Adela (d. 1115), who first married king Canute IV of Denmark, and was the mother of Charles the Good, later count of Flanders. She then married Roger Borsa, duke of Apulia. Gertrude, who married 1) Henry III, Count of Louvain and had 4 children.[1] 2) Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine, and was the mother of Thierry of Alsace, also later count of Flanders Philip of Loo, whose illegitimate son William of Ypres was also a claimant to the county of Flanders Ogiva, abbess of Messines -------------------- Count Robrecht I "De Fries" of FLANDERS Count of Flanders -------------------- Boudewijn V av Flanderns nest eldste s�nn Robrecht av Flandern, ogs�a kjent som . Robrecht ga Dirk det keiserlige Flandern som apanasje, inklusive �yene vest for Schelde i Zeeland. F�odd: 1035 �Aktenskap: Prinsessa Gertrud AV SACHSEN D�od: 3 Oktober 1093 i en �alder av 58 �ar Robert gifte sig med Prinsessa Gertrud AV SACHSEN, dotter till Hertig Bernhard II Billung VON SACHSEN och Eilica Von Schweinfurt. (Prinsessa Gertrud AV SACHSEN f�oddes under 1030 i Schweinfurt, Bayern, Tyskland och dog den 4 Augusti 1113.) Robert I of Flanders (b. between 1029 and 1032 � October 13, 1093, Kassel), known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flanders from 1070 to 1092. He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Ad�ele, a daughter of King Robert II of France. Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Saxony, Dowager Countess of Holland, but after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders. By Gertrude of Saxony he had five children: Robert II Adela (d. 1115), who first married king Canute IV of Denmark, and was the mother of Charles the Good, later count of Flanders. She then married Roger Borsa, duke of Apulia. Gertrude, who married Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine, and was the mother of Thierry of Alsace, also later count of Flanders Philip of Loo, whose illegitimate son William of Ypres was also a claimant to the county of Flanders Ogiva, abbess of Messines Preceded by Arnulf III Count of Flanders 1070� 1092 Succeeded by Robert II -------------------- Robert I of Flanders (1029/1032 � 13 October 1093 in Kassel), known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flanders from 1071 to 1092. -------------------- Boudewijn V av Flanderns nest eldste s�nn Robrecht av Flandern, ogs�a kjent som . Robrecht ga Dirk det keiserlige Flandern som apanasje, inklusive �yene vest for Schelde i Zeeland. F�odd: 1035 �Aktenskap: Prinsessa Gertrud AV SACHSEN D�od: 3 Oktober 1093 i en �alder av 58 �ar Robert gifte sig med Prinsessa Gertrud AV SACHSEN, dotter till Hertig Bernhard II Billung VON SACHSEN och Eilica Von Schweinfurt. (Prinsessa Gertrud AV SACHSEN f�oddes under 1030 i Schweinfurt, Bayern, Tyskland och dog den 4 Augusti 1113.) Robert I of Flanders (b. between 1029 and 1032 � October 13, 1093, Kassel), known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flanders from 1070 to 1092. He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Ad�ele, a daughter of King Robert II of France. Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Saxony, Dowager Countess of Holland, but after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders. By Gertrude of Saxony he had five children: Robert II Adela (d. 1115), who first married king Canute IV of Denmark, and was the mother of Charles the Good, later count of Flanders. She then married Roger Borsa, duke of Apulia. Gertrude, who married Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine, and was the mother of Thierry of Alsace, also later count of Flanders Philip of Loo, whose illegitimate son William of Ypres was also a claimant to the county of Flanders Ogiva, abbess of Messines Preceded by Arnulf III Count of Flanders 1070� 1092 Succeeded by Robert II -------------------- Friseren. Greve av Flandern. -------------------- Robert I of Flanders (1029/1032 � 13 October 1093 in Kassel), known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flanders from 1071 to 1092. Contents [hide] 1 History 2 Family 3 Count of Flanders 4 Ancestry 5 References [edit] History He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Ad�ele, a daughter of King Robert II of France. Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Saxony, Dowager Countess of Holland, but after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders. [edit] Family By Gertrude of Saxony he had five children: Robert II Adela (d. 1115), who first married king Canute IV of Denmark, and was the mother of Charles the Good, later count of Flanders. She then married Roger Borsa, duke of Apulia. Gertrude, who married 1) Henry III, Count of Louvain and had 4 children.[1] 2) Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine, and was the mother of Thierry of Alsace, also later count of Flanders Philip of Loo, whose illegitimate son William of Ypres was also a claimant to the county of Flanders Ogiva, abbess of Messines [edit] Count of Flanders Robert's nephew Arnulf III (son of Baldwin VI of Flanders) succeeded his father in 1070 and was supported by his mother Richilde, Countess of Mons and Hainaut. However, Robert challenged Arnulf's succession to the throne of Flanders and began rallying support mainly in northern Flanders (where the bulk of Arnulf's forces were located). Arnulf's ranks contained individuals such as Count Eustace II of Boulogne, Count Eustace III of Boulogne, and Godfrey of Bouillon. Moreover, Arnulf was supported by King Philip I of France since Philip's aunt, Adela, married Baldwin V of Flanders. A contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn were among the forces sent by Philip to aid Arnulf.Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize. Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn while Richilde was captured by Robert's forces. However, Robert himself was captured by Eustace II. Ultimately, Richilde was exchanged for Robert's freedom.[1] As a result of the battle Robert became count of Flanders. [edit] Ancestry [hide]v �W d �W eAncestors of Robert I, Count of Flanders 16. Baldwin III, Count of Flanders 8. Arnulf II, Count of Flanders 17. Mathilde Billung of Saxony 4. Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders 18. Berengar II of Italy 9. Rozala of Italy 19. Willa of Tuscany 2. Baldwin V, Count of Flanders 20. Siegfried, Count of Luxembourg 10. Frederick of Luxembourg 21. Hedwig of Nordgau 5. Ogive of Luxembourg 22. Heribert von der Wetterau 11. Ermentrude, Countess of Gleiberg 23. Irmintrudis von Avalgau 1. Robert I, Count of Flanders 24. Hugh the Great 12. Hugh Capet 25. Hedwige of Saxony 6. Robert II of France 26. William III, Duke of Aquitaine 13. Adelaide of Aquitaine 27. Ad�ele of Normandy 3. Adela of France 28. Boso II, Count of Arles 14. William I, Count of Provence 29. Constance 7. Constance of Arles 30. Fulk II, Count of Anjou 15. Adelaide of Anjou 31. Gerberga [edit] References 1.^ France, John. Victory in the East: A Military History of the First Crusade. Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN 0521589878. p. 55. Preceded by Arnulf III Count of Flanders 1071� 1093 Succeeded by Robert II Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_I,_Count_of_Flanders" Categories: 11th-century births | 1093 deaths | House of Flanders | Counts of Flanders | Counts of Aalst | Lords of The Four Amts | Counts of Zeeland -------------------- http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_I._%28Flandern%29 Robert I. (Flandern) aus Wikipedia, der freien Enzyklop�adie Wechseln zu: Navigation, Suche Robert I. der Friese (* um 1035; � 13. Oktober 1093 in Cassel) war 1062� 1071 Graf von Holland, ab 1071 Graf von Flandern; er war der j�ungere Sohn des Grafen Balduin V. von Flandern und der Adela (Alix) von Frankreich, einer Tochter des K�onigs Robert II. Er heiratete 1063 Gertrud von Sachsen (� 4. August 1089 oder 1093), Tochter des Herzogs Bernhard II. (Billunger), Witwe des Grafen Florens I. von Holland. Mit dieser Ehe sollte die Nordgrenze Flanderns gesichert werden. Nach dem Tod seines Bruders im Jahre 1070 setzte er seine Neffen ab und machte sich selbst zum Grafen von Flandern. Robert und Gertrud hatten (mindestens) f�unf Kinder: * Robert II., Graf von Flandern * Adela (� 1115) 1. �z Knut IV. der Heilige K�onig von D�anemark (� 1086) (die Eltern des sp�ateren Grafen Karl der Gute) 2. �z Roger Borsa (� 1109) Herzog von Apulien (Hauteville) * Gertrude, �z Dietrich II., Herzog von Lothringen (die Eltern des sp�ateren Grafen Dietrich I.) * Philipp von Loo, dessen unehelicher Sohn Wilhelm von Ypern die Grafschaft Flandern ebenfalls beanspruchte * Ogiva, �Abtissin von Messines Literatur [Bearbeiten] * Pieter Lodewijk Muller: Robert I. der Friese. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Band 28. Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1889, S. 717� 720. Weblink [Bearbeiten] * Robert der Friese bei mittelalter-genealogie Vorg�anger Arnulf III. Graf von Flandern 1071� 1093 Nachfolger Robert II. Normdaten: PND: 124547486 � weitere Informationen Diese Seite wurde zuletzt am 14. April 2010 um 20:20 Uhr ge�andert -------------------- Robert I of Flanders (1029/1032 � 13 October 1093 in Kassel), known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flanders from 1071 to 1092. Contents [hide] 1 History 2 Family 3 Count of Flanders 4 Ancestry 5 References [edit] History He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Ad�ele, a daughter of King Robert II of France. Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Saxony, Dowager Countess of Holland, but after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders. [edit] Family By Gertrude of Saxony he had five children: Robert II Adela (d. 1115), who first married king Canute IV of Denmark, and was the mother of Charles the Good, later count of Flanders. She then married Roger Borsa, duke of Apulia. Gertrude, who married 1) Henry III, Count of Louvain and had 4 children.[1] 2) Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine, and was the mother of Thierry of Alsace, also later count of Flanders Philip of Loo, whose illegitimate son William of Ypres was also a claimant to the county of Flanders Ogiva, abbess of Messines [edit] Count of Flanders Robert's nephew Arnulf III (son of Baldwin VI of Flanders) succeeded his father in 1070 and was supported by his mother Richilde, Countess of Mons and Hainaut. However, Robert challenged Arnulf's succession to the throne of Flanders and began rallying support mainly in northern Flanders (where the bulk of Arnulf's forces were located). Arnulf's ranks contained individuals such as Count Eustace II of Boulogne, Count Eustace III of Boulogne, and Godfrey of Bouillon. Moreover, Arnulf was supported by King Philip I of France since Philip's aunt, Adela, married Baldwin V of Flanders. A contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn were among the forces sent by Philip to aid Arnulf.Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize. Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn while Richilde was captured by Robert's forces. However, Robert himself was captured by Eustace II. Ultimately, Richilde was exchanged for Robert's freedom.[1] As a result of the battle Robert became count of Flanders. [edit] Ancestry [hide]v �W d �W eAncestors of Robert I, Count of Flanders 16. Baldwin III, Count of Flanders 8. Arnulf II, Count of Flanders 17. Mathilde Billung of Saxony 4. Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders 18. Berengar II of Italy 9. Rozala of Italy 19. Willa of Tuscany 2. Baldwin V, Count of Flanders 20. Siegfried, Count of Luxembourg 10. Frederick of Luxembourg 21. Hedwig of Nordgau 5. Ogive of Luxembourg 22. Heribert von der Wetterau 11. Ermentrude, Countess of Gleiberg 23. Irmintrudis von Avalgau 1. Robert I, Count of Flanders 24. Hugh the Great 12. Hugh Capet 25. Hedwige of Saxony 6. Robert II of France 26. William III, Duke of Aquitaine 13. Adelaide of Aquitaine 27. Ad�ele of Normandy 3. Adela of France 28. Boso II, Count of Arles 14. William I, Count of Provence 29. Constance 7. Constance of Arles 30. Fulk II, Count of Anjou 15. Adelaide of Anjou 31. Gerberga [edit] References 1.^ France, John. Victory in the East: A Military History of the First Crusade. Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN 0521589878. p. 55. Preceded by Arnulf III Count of Flanders 1071� 1093 Succeeded by Robert II Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_I,_Count_of_Flanders" Categories: 11th-century births | 1093 deaths | House of Flanders | Counts of Flanders | Counts of Aalst | Lords of The Four Amts | Counts of Zeeland -------------------- Robert I of Flanders (1029/1032 � 13 October 1093 in Kassel), known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flanders from 1071 to 1092. Contents [hide] 1 History 2 Family 3 Count of Flanders 4 Ancestry 5 References [edit] History He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Ad�ele, a daughter of King Robert II of France. Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Saxony, Dowager Countess of Holland, but after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders. [edit] Family By Gertrude of Saxony he had five children: Robert II Adela (d. 1115), who first married king Canute IV of Denmark, and was the mother of Charles the Good, later count of Flanders. She then married Roger Borsa, duke of Apulia. Gertrude, who married 1) Henry III, Count of Louvain and had 4 children.[1] 2) Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine, and was the mother of Thierry of Alsace, also later count of Flanders Philip of Loo, whose illegitimate son William of Ypres was also a claimant to the county of Flanders Ogiva, abbess of Messines [edit] Count of Flanders Robert's nephew Arnulf III (son of Baldwin VI of Flanders) succeeded his father in 1070 and was supported by his mother Richilde, Countess of Mons and Hainaut. However, Robert challenged Arnulf's succession to the throne of Flanders and began rallying support mainly in northern Flanders (where the bulk of Arnulf's forces were located). Arnulf's ranks contained individuals such as Count Eustace II of Boulogne, Count Eustace III of Boulogne, and Godfrey of Bouillon. Moreover, Arnulf was supported by King Philip I of France since Philip's aunt, Adela, married Baldwin V of Flanders. A contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn were among the forces sent by Philip to aid Arnulf.Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize. Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn while Richilde was captured by Robert's forces. However, Robert himself was captured by Eustace II. Ultimately, Richilde was exchanged for Robert's freedom.[1] As a result of the battle Robert became count of Flanders. [edit] Ancestry [hide]v �W d �W eAncestors of Robert I, Count of Flanders 16. Baldwin III, Count of Flanders 8. Arnulf II, Count of Flanders 17. Mathilde Billung of Saxony 4. Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders 18. Berengar II of Italy 9. Rozala of Italy 19. Willa of Tuscany 2. Baldwin V, Count of Flanders 20. Siegfried, Count of Luxembourg 10. Frederick of Luxembourg 21. Hedwig of Nordgau 5. Ogive of Luxembourg 22. Heribert von der Wetterau 11. Ermentrude, Countess of Gleiberg 23. Irmintrudis von Avalgau 1. Robert I, Count of Flanders 24. Hugh the Great 12. Hugh Capet 25. Hedwige of Saxony 6. Robert II of France 26. William III, Duke of Aquitaine 13. Adelaide of Aquitaine 27. Ad�ele of Normandy 3. Adela of France 28. Boso II, Count of Arles 14. William I, Count of Provence 29. Constance 7. Constance of Arles 30. Fulk II, Count of Anjou 15. Adelaide of Anjou 31. Gerberga [edit] References 1.^ France, John. Victory in the East: A Military History of the First Crusade. Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN 0521589878. p. 55. Preceded by Arnulf III Count of Flanders 1071� 1093 Succeeded by Robert II Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_I,_Count_of_Flanders" Categories: 11th-century births | 1093 deaths | House of Flanders | Counts of Flanders | Counts of Aalst | Lords of The Four Amts | Counts of Zeeland -------------------- Robert I of Flanders (b. between 1029 and 1032� October 13, 1093, Kassel), known as Robert the Frisian, was count of Flanders from 1071 to 1092. He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Ad�ele, a daughter of King Robert II of France. Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Saxony, Dowager Countess of Holland, but after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders. By Gertrude of Saxony he had five children: Robert II Adela (d. 1115), who first married king Canute IV of Denmark, and was the mother of Charles the Good, later count of Flanders. She then married Roger Borsa, duke of Apulia. Gertrude, who married 1) Henry III, Count of Louvain and had 4 children.[1] 2) Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine, and was the mother of Thierry of Alsace, also later count of Flanders Philip of Loo, whose illegitimate son William of Ypres was also a claimant to the county of Flanders Ogiva, abbess of Messines -------------------- Robert I, Count of Flanders From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia History He was the younger son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Ad�ele, a daughter of King Robert II of France. Robert was originally intended to secure the northern borders of Flanders by his marriage to Gertrude of Saxony, Dowager Countess of Holland, but after his brother's death in 1070 he displaced his nephews and became count of Flanders. [edit]Family By Gertrude of Saxony he had five children: Robert II Adela (d. 1115), who first married king Canute IV of Denmark, and was the mother of Charles the Good, later count of Flanders. She then married Roger Borsa, duke of Apulia. Gertrude, who married 1) Henry III, Count of Louvain and had 4 children.[1] 2) Thierry II, Duke of Lorraine, and was the mother of Thierry of Alsace, also later count of Flanders Philip of Loo, whose illegitimate son William of Ypres was also a claimant to the county of Flanders Ogiva, abbess of Messines [edit]Count of Flanders Robert's nephew Arnulf III (son of Baldwin VI of Flanders) succeeded his father in 1070 and was supported by his mother Richilde, Countess of Mons and Hainaut. However, Robert challenged Arnulf's succession to the throne of Flanders and began rallying support mainly in northern Flanders (where the bulk of Arnulf's forces were located). Arnulf's ranks contained individuals such as Count Eustace II of Boulogne, Count Eustace III of Boulogne, and Godfrey of Bouillon. Moreover, Arnulf was supported by King Philip I of France since Philip's aunt, Adela, married Baldwin V of Flanders. A contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn were among the forces sent by Philip to aid Arnulf.Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize. Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn while Richilde was captured by Robert's forces. However, Robert himself was captured by Eustace II. Ultimately, Richilde was exchanged for Robert's freedom.[1] As a result of the battle Robert became count of Flanders. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_I,_Count_of_Flanders
b. Note:   BI15322
Note:   Sources for this Information: date: (1035) [Ref: ES II #5] abt 1035 [Ref: Brandenburg 1995 p9, Moriarty Plantagenet p130, Moriarty Plantagenet p15, Moriarty Plantagenet p56, Weis AR7 #164], parents: [Ref: Brandenburg 1995 p9, ES II #5, Moriarty Plantagenet p15, Watney WALLOP #408, Weis AR7 #164], father: [Ref: Tapsell Dynasties p198]
c. Note:   DI15322
Note:   Sources for this Information: date: [Ref: ES I.1 #11, ES II #5] (1093) [Ref: ES I #8] 1092 [Ref: Watney WALLOP #408, Watney WALLOP #880] 3 Oct 1093 [Ref: Brandenburg 1995 p9, Moriarty Plantagenet p130, Moriarty Plantagenet p15, Moriarty Plantagenet p56, Weis AR7 #164]
d. Note:   NF4468
Note:   Sources for this Information: date: [Ref: Brandenburg 1995 p9, ES I #8, ES I.1 #11, ES II #2, ES II #5, Moriarty Plantagenet p130, Weis AR7 #164] abt 1063 [Ref: Moriarty Plantagenet p56] second marriage of Gertrude [Ref: Brandenburg 1995 p11], names: [Ref: Watney WALLOP #880], child: [Ref: ES II #5, Moriarty Plantagenet p130, Watney WALLOP #408, Weis AR7 #164] Sources with Inaccurate Information: child: Baldwin VII Count of Flanders (#329) [Ref: Tapsell Dynasties p198]


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