Robert Curthose

1054 - 1134

Robert Curthose

Robert Curthose (c. 1051 – 3 February 1134), sometimes called Robert II, was the eldest son of William the Conqueror and succeeded his father as Duke of Normandy in 1087, reigning until 1106. Robert was also an unsuccessful claimant to the throne of the Kingdom of England. The epithet "Curthose" had its origins in the Norman French word courtheuse 'short stockings' and was apparently derived from a nickname given to Robert by his father; the chroniclers William of Malmesbury and Orderic Vitalis reported that William the Conqueror had derisively called Robert brevis-ocrea ("short boot").Robert's reign as Duke is noted for the discord with his brothers William II and Henry I in England. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Curthose has received more than 657,625 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 116th most popular nobleman.

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Among noblemen, Robert Curthose ranks 129 out of 559Before him are Setnakhte, Robert the Strong, Ramesses X, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia, and Maximilian Sforza. After him are Felipe VI of Spain, Ramesses IX, Harald II of Denmark, Leopold III, Duke of Austria, Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, and Galeazzo Maria Sforza.

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Among people born in 1054, Robert Curthose ranks 2Before him is Bohemond I of Antioch. After him are Judith of Swabia, Al-Hariri of Basra, Arnulf III, Count of Flanders, Berenguer Ramon II, Count of Barcelona, and George II of Georgia. Among people deceased in 1134, Robert Curthose ranks 4Before him are Norbert of Xanten, Alfonso the Battler, and Niels, King of Denmark. After him are Magnus I of Sweden, Irene of Hungary, and Stephen Harding.

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In France

Among people born in France, Robert Curthose ranks 738 out of 4,109Before him are Louis the Blind (880), Jean Sylvain Bailly (1736), Madame Roland (1754), François Fénelon (1651), Maurice Gamelin (1872), and Bertrand du Guesclin (1320). After him are Léonin (1135), Sophie Marceau (1966), Vincent Auriol (1884), Joanna of Bourbon (1338), Germaine of Foix (1488), and Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763).

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Among noblemen born in France, Robert Curthose ranks 24Before him are Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy (1383), Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (1464), Roger I of Sicily (1031), Hugh the Great (898), Chlodomer (495), and Claude of France (1547). After him are Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), Judith of Bavaria (797), Bertrada of Laon (720), Louise Élisabeth of France (1727), Princess Augusta of Bavaria (1788), and Claude, Duke of Guise (1496).

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