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Henri CAPET IAge: 5210081060

Name
Henri CAPET I
Birth 1008 35 22
Reims, Champagne, France

Birth of a sisterAdela DE CAPET
March 5, 1009 (Age 14 months)
Reims, France

Birth of a brotherRobert DE BURGUNDY I
1011 (Age 3)
Reims, Champagne

Birth of a brotherRobert DE BURGUNDY I
1011 (Age 3)

Birth of a sisterAdelaide Havoise CAPET
1012 (Age 4)
France

Birth of a sisterConstance DE FRANCE
1014 (Age 6)
Orleans, Loiret, Orleanais Centre, France

Death of a maternal grandmotherAdelaide DE ANJOU
1026 (Age 18)
Arles, Provence, France

Death of a maternal grandmotherAdelaide DE ANJOU
1026 (Age 18)

Death of a fatherRobert CAPET II
July 20, 1031 (Age 23)
Melun, France

Death of a fatherRobert CAPET II
July 20, 1031 (Age 23)
Melum, Seine Et Marne Dept, France

Death of a motherConstance DE ARLES
July 25, 1032 (Age 24)
Melun, France

Death of a sisterConstance DE FRANCE
1042 (Age 34)
Dampmartin, Ile De France, France

Birth of a son
#1
Philip CAPET I
May 23, 1052 (Age 44)
Reims, Marne, France

Birth of a son
#2
Hugh DE VERMANDOIS I
1053 (Age 45)
Vermandois, , Normandy, France

Death August 4, 1060 (Age 52)
Vitry, Brie, France

Family with parents - View family
father
Robert_II_of_France.jpg Robert CAPET II
Birth: March 27, 972 33 27Orleans, France
Death: July 20, 1031Melun, France
mother
Constance DE ARLES
Birth: 986 36 36Toulouse, France
Death: July 25, 1032Melun, France
1-Henri I of France.jpg Henri CAPET I
Birth: 1008 35 22Reims, Champagne, France
Death: August 4, 1060Vitry, Brie, France
4 years
younger brother
1-De Capet.jpg Robert DE BURGUNDY I
Birth: 1011 38 25Reims, Champagne
Death: March 21, 1076Vitry, Brie, France
4 years
younger sister
Constance DE FRANCE
Birth: 1014 41 28Orleans, Loiret, Orleanais Centre, France
Death: 1042Dampmartin, Ile De France, France
-5 years
younger sister
1-De Capet.jpg Adela DE CAPET
Birth: March 5, 1009 36 23Reims, France
Death: January 8, 1079Monastaire de l'Ordre St Benoit Messines France
-5 years
elder sister
Adela CAPET
Birth: 1003 30 17Nevers, Nièvre, Bourgogne, France
Death: June 5, 1063Nevers, Nièvre, Bourgogne, France
10 years
younger sister
Adelaide Havoise CAPET
Birth: 1012 39 26France
Death: January 8, 1078/79 CEMonastère De L'Ordre De St. Benoist, Messines, , France
Family with Anne of KIEV - View family
1-Henri I of France.jpg Henri CAPET I
Birth: 1008 35 22Reims, Champagne, France
Death: August 4, 1060Vitry, Brie, France
wife
Anne-Kiev.jpg Anne of KIEV
Birth: 1024 44 23Kiev, Ukraine
Death: 1075Paris, Seine, France
son
Philip CAPET I
Birth: May 23, 1052 44 28Reims, Marne, France
Death: July 29, 1108Meulan, France
19 months
son
1-DE Vermandois.jpg Hugh DE VERMANDOIS I
Birth: 1053 45 29Vermandois, , Normandy, France
Death: October 18, 1101Tarsus, Asia Minor

 
Shared note
Henry I (4 May 1008 - 4 August 1060) was King of France from 1031 to his death. The royal demesne of France reached its lowest point in terms of size during his reign and for this reason he is often seen as emblematic of the weakness of the early Capetians. This is not entirely agreed upon, however, as other historians regard him as a strong but realistic king, who was forced to conduct a policy mindful of the limitations of the French monarchy. A member of the House of Capet, Henry was born in Reims, the son of King Robert II (972-1031) and Constance of Arles (986-1034). He was crowned King of France at the Cathedral in Reims on May 14, 1027, in the Capetian tradition, while his father still lived. He had little influence and power until he became sole ruler on his father's death. The reign of Henry I, like those of his predecessors, was marked by territorial struggles. Initially, he joined his brother Robert, with the support of their mother, in a revolt against his father (1025). His mother, however, supported Robert as heir to the old king, on whose death Henry was left to deal with his rebel sibling. In 1032, he placated his brother by giving him the duchy of Burgundy which his father had given him in 1016. In an early strategic move, Henry came to the rescue of his very young nephew-in-law, the newly appointed Duke William of Normandy (who would go on to become William the Conqueror), to suppress a revolt by William's vassals. In 1047, Henry secured the dukedom for William in their decisive victory over the vassals at the Battle of Val-ès-Dunes near Caen. A few years later, when William, who was cousin to King Edward the Confessor of England (1042-66), married Matilda, the daughter of the count of Flanders, Henry feared William's potential power. In 1054, and again in 1057, Henry went to war to try to conquer Normandy from William, but on both occasions he was defeated. Despite his efforts, Henry I's twenty-nine-year reign saw feudal power in France reach its pinnacle. Henry had three meetings with Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor-all at Ivois. In early 1043, he met him to discuss the marriage of the emperor with Agnes of Poitou, the daughter of Henry's vassal. In October 1048, the two Henries met again, but the subject of this meeting eludes us. The final meeting took place in May 1056. It concerned disputes over Lorraine. The debate over the duchy became so heated that the king of France challenged his German counterpart to single combat. The emperor, however, was not so much a warrior and he fled in the night. But Henry did not get Lorraine. King Henry I died on August 4, 1060 in Vitry-en-Brie, France, and was interred in Saint Denis Basilica. He was succeeded by his son, Philip I of France, who was 7 at the time of his death; for six years Henry I's Queen, Anne of Kiev, ruled as regent. He was also Duke of Burgundy from 1016 to 1032, when he abdicated the duchy to his brother Robert Capet.
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