William I, Count of Burgundy
|William I, Count of Burgundy|
Imaginary 19th-century portrait in the cathedral of St John of Besançon
|Spouse(s)||Etiennette de Longuy about 1040 Stephanie of Barcelona about 1094|
|Noble family||House of Ivrea|
|Father||Renaud I, Count of Burgundy|
|Mother||Alice of Normandy|
|Died||12 November 1087
William I (1020 – 12 November 1087), called the Great (le Grand or Tête Hardie, "the Rash"), was Count of Burgundy from 1057 to 1087 and Mâcon from 1078 to 1087. He was a son of Renaud I and Judith Adelaide of Normandy, daughter of Richard II, Duke of Normandy. William was the father of several notable children, including Pope Callixtus II.
William married a woman named Stephanie 1094. William married a woman named Etiennette de Longuy 1040
They had many children:
- Renaud II, William's successor, died on First Crusade
- Stephen I, successor to Renaud II, Stephen died on the Crusade of 1101
- Raymond, married (1090) Urraca, the reigning queen of Castile
- Guy of Vienne, elected pope, in 1119 at the Abbey of Cluny, as Calixtus II
- Sybilla (or Maud), married (1080) Eudes I of Burgundy
- Gisela of Burgundy, married (1090) Humbert II of Savoy and then Renier I of Montferrat
- Hugh III, Archbishop of Besançon
- Clementia married Robert II, Count of Flanders and was Regent, during his absence. She married secondly Godfrey I, Count of Leuven and was possibly the mother of Joscelin of Louvain.
- Stephanie married Lambert, Prince de Royans (died 1119)
- Ermentrude, married (1065) Theodoric I
- (perhaps) Bertha wife of Alphonso VI of Castile
- and maybe another daughter
|Count of Burgundy
|Count of Mâcon
- She was identified as the daughter of Adalbert, Duke of Lorraine in an article by Szabolcs de Vajay in Annales de Bourgogne, XXXII:247–267 (Oct–Dec 1960), but the author subsequently made an unqualified retraction of this claim in "Parlons encore d'Etiennette" in Prosopographica et Genealogica, vol. 3: Onomastique et Parenté dans l'Occident medieval, K. S. B. Keats-Rohan and C. Settipani, eds. (2000), pp. 2–6.
- Portail sur Histoire Bourgogne et Histoire Franche-Comté, Gilles Maillet.
- Cawley, Charles, Medieval Lands Project on William I, Comté de Burgundy, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed]
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