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Henri I & Anna

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Name:
Anna, Grand Duchess of Kiev
Date of Birth:
1036
Place:
Kiev, Ukraine
Date of Death:
1076/89
Place:
France
Parents:
Yaroslav I "The Wise"
Grand Duke of Kiev &
Ingrid Olafsdotter,
Princess of Sweden
Date of Marriage:
May 19, 1051
Place:
France
Name:
Henri I, King of France
Date of Birth:
May 4, 1008
Place:
Reims, Champagne, France
Date of Death:
August 4, 1060
Place:
Vitry, Brie, France
Parents:
Robert II "The Pious"
King of France &
Constance De Arles
Children:
Hughes, "The Grand"
Emma
Philippe I, King of France

Facts:
Henri I was crowned King of France at the Cathedral in Reims on May 14, 1027 and reigned until his death on August 4, 1060.

The reign of Henri I, like those of his predecessors, was marked by territorial struggles, including joining his brother Robert in a revolt against his father. In a strategic move, Henri 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 Henri secured the dukedom for William in their decisive victory over the vassals at a battle near Caen.

A few years later, when William, who was cousin to king Edward the Confessor of England, married the daughter of the count of Flanders, King Henri I feared William's potential power. In 1054 and again in 1058 Henri went to war to try to conquer Normandy from William, but on both occasions he was defeated. Despite his efforts, Henri's thirty-year reign saw feudal power in France reach its pinnacle.

Henir was succeeded by his son, Philippe I, who was 7 at the time of his death; for six years Henri'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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