King Henry FRANCE, I
- Born: Abt 1006-1008, Reims, Lorraine, France
- Married (1): Abt 1043
- Married (2): 29 Jan 1050, , , France
- Died: 4 Aug 1060, Vitry-Aux-Loges, Brie, France
- Buried: Abbey, St Denis, Paris, Seine, France
Other names for Henry were FRANCE King and Henri.
Ancestral File Number: 8XJC-GR. User ID: 302555952.
King of FRANCE Reigned 1026/Crowned 1031-1059/1060, Gisant Effigy Abbey Church of St Denis France.
ABBEY CHURCH OF SAINT-DENIS
Volume II The Royal Tombs, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg, Editions De la Lourelle, 7 Rue Dupuytren 75006 Paris
"15. Henry I d1060...In 1263 and 1264 at the request of Saint Louis, the tombs of the kings of France were disposed at St-Denis and buried between the pillars at the crossing of the transept, the Merovingians and Carolingians in the south, the Capetians in the north. To commemeorate the occasion, sixteen stone gisants were executed (that of Eudes and Hugh Capet disappeared during the French Revolution), all identically dressed and represented in the same fashion: with the eyes open and calm gestures. The face of the queens, emphasized by the play of light about their veils are the most beautiful. Those of Henry I and Robert the Pious are the most expressive. The work of three different artists can be recognized, each bringing a certain diversity to this sereies of gisants without upsetting its overall plan."
Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p85: "369G Henry I, King of France, (S of 359, F of 376 and 382); increased both the territory and power of France; fought with William, Duke of Normandy, but was defeated, crowned in 1031; died in 1060."
Kings and Queens of Europe, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1989: "Henri I, Son of Robert II and Constance Toulouse, King of France 1031-1060, Mar (2) Anna Daughter of Yaroslav Kiev, Died 1060."
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol IV, p1022, Henry I: "Born Abt 1008, Died 2 Aug 1060 Vitry-aux-Loges France, King of France from 1026, whose reignwas marked by struggles against rebellious vassals. The son of Robert II the Pious and grandson of Hugh, founder of the Capetian dynasty, Henry was anointed king at Reims (1026) in his father's lifetime, following the death of his elder brother Hugh. His mother Constance, however, favoured his younger brother Robert for the throne, and civil war broke out on King Robert II's death (1031). The younger Robert was given Burgundy in 1032, after Henry had sought refuge with Robert, dukeof Normandy. From 1033 to 1043 Henry struggled with his feudatories, notably Eudes of Blois and his brother Robert."
"Henry helped William of Normandy (the future William I of England) to quell his rebellious vassals at the Battle of Val-aux-Dunes (1047), but was therafter usually at war with him. Henry tried to resist papal interference but could not prevent Pope Leo IX from holding a council at Reims (1049). Philip, the elder son of Henry's marriage to a Russian princess, wascrowned in 1059."
The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk IV, The Dark Ages, Ch XIX, The Decline of the West, Sec III, France, p480: "...[On Robert the Pious'] death...a war of succession followed between his sons;the elder, Henry I (1031-1060), won, but only by the help of Robert, Duke of Normandy. When that long conflict (1031-1039) ended, the monarchy was so impoverished in money and men that it could no longer prevent the dismemberment of France bypowerful and independent lords..."
The Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, France 1031: "Henry I, Son of Robert II, King of France 1031-1060, Duello prevails..."
Europe in the Middle Ages, Robert S Hoyt, 1957, Harcourt Brace & Co, p623: "Genealogical Table III, The Capetian Dynasty, Henry I (1031-1060)..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 8XJC-GR Henry Born 1006 Mar 9FV2-R4 Anna KIEV Grand Duchess 29 Jan 1050, 952N-DN Henri Born Abt ?1034 Mar 952M-W4 Anna Agnesa Yaroslavna KIEV Princess 19 May 1051.
Henry married Mathilde De FRIESLAND about 1043. (Mathilde De FRIESLAND was born about 1008 and died in 1034-1044.)
Henry also married Queen Anna Yaroslavna Kiev FRANCE, daughter of Grand Duke Yaroslav KIEV, I and Princess Ingegerda Sweden KIEV, on 29 Jan 1050 in , , France. (Queen Anna Yaroslavna Kiev FRANCE was born about 1024-1036 in Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine, died in 1076-1089 in , , France and was buried in Abbey, Villiers, La-Ferte-Alais, Essonne, France.)