Lady Poppa of Bayeux

Lady Poppa of Bayeux

Female (0850) -

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  • Name Poppa of Bayeux 
    Title Lady 
    Born (0850)  Bayeux, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence Place de Gaulle, Bayeux, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Rouen Cathedral, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I51066  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 

    Father Berengar II of Neustria, Count of Bayeux,   d. 0896 
    Mother unnamed spouse 
    Married Y  [3
    Residence (Family) Bayeux, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F19033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rollo,   b. 0846, (Denmark) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0931  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 3, 5
    • Poppa was captured in a raid and married to Rollo of Normandy.
    Residence (Family) Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William of Normandy, I, Duke of Normandy,   b. Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 0942
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F19013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - (0850) - Bayeux, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Place de Gaulle, Bayeux, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rouen Cathedral, Rouen, Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - - Normandie, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Statue of Poppa of Bayeux, Place de Gaulle, Bayeux, France
    Statue of Poppa of Bayeux, Place de Gaulle, Bayeux, France

  • Notes 
    • Poppa of Bayeux was the Christian wife or mistress[1] (perhaps more danico)[2] of the Viking conqueror Rollo.

      She was the mother of William I Longsword and grandmother of Richard the Fearless, who forged the Duchy of Normandy into a great fief of medieval France.[3]

      Dudo of Saint-Quentin, in his panegyric of the Norman dukes, describes her as the daughter of a "Count Berengar", the dominant prince of that region, who was captured at Bayeux by Rollo in 885 or 889.[4]

      This has led to speculation that she was the daughter of Berengar II of Neustria. Despite the uncertainty of her parentage, she undoubtedly was a member of the Frankish aristocracy.[5]

      A statue of Poppa stands at the Place de Gaulle in Bayeux. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S12470] "Richard I of Normandy", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_I_of_Normandy, abstracted by David A. Hennesse.

    2. [S12472] "Poppa of Bayeux", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppa_of_Bayeux, abstracted by David A. Hennessee, info@clas.

    3. [S12540] "Berengar II of Neustria", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berengar_II_of_Neustria, by David A. Hennessee, info.

    4. [S12541] "Neustria", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neustria, by David A. Hennessee, info@classroomfurniture.com, revisited or ret.

    5. [S12471] "Rollo", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollo, abstracted by David A. Hennessee, info@classroomfurniture.com,.