Biography of Robert "Pious" II King France 972-1031

Paternal Family Tree: Capet

In or before 968 [his father] Hugh I King France (age 27) and [his mother] Adelaide Poitiers Queen Consort France (age 22) were married. She the daughter of William "Towhead" III Duke Aquitaine and Gerloc aka Adela Normandy Duchess Aquitaine. He the son of Hugh "Great" Capet Count Paris and Hedwig Saxon Ottonian.

On 27 Mar 972 Robert "Pious" II King France was born to Hugh I King France (age 31) and Adelaide Poitiers Queen Consort France (age 27) at Orléans.

Around 983 Odo Blois I Count Blois (age 33) and [his future wife] Bertha Welf Queen Consort France (age 19) were married. She by marriage Countess Blois. She the daughter of Conrad I King Burgundy (age 58) and Mathilde Carolingian Queen Consort Burgundy (age 40). He the son of Theobald "Trickster" Blois I Count Blois and Luitgarde Vermandois Duchess Normandy.

Before 30 Mar 987 Arnulf II Count Flanders (age 27) and [his future wife] Rozala of Italy (age 37) were married. She by marriage Countess Flanders. He the son of Baldwin III Count Flanders and Matilda Billung Countess Flanders (age 47).

Coronation of King Robert II of France

On 30 Dec 987 Robert "Pious" II King France (age 15) was crowned II King France: Capet.

In 988 Robert "Pious" II King France (age 15) and Rozala of Italy (age 38) were married. They separated around the time of coronation. The difference in their ages was 22 years; she, unusually, being older than him. He the son of Hugh I King France (age 47) and Adelaide Poitiers Queen Consort France (age 43).

On 24 Oct 996 [his father] Hugh I King France (age 55) died. His son Robert "Pious" II King France (age 24) succeeded II King France: Capet.

In 999 Robert "Pious" II King France (age 26) and Bertha Welf Queen Consort France (age 35) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort of France. They separated sometime before 1003 as a consequence of their consanguinity. She the daughter of Conrad I King Burgundy and Mathilde Carolingian Queen Consort Burgundy. He the son of Hugh I King France and Adelaide Poitiers Queen Consort France (age 54). They were second cousins.

In 1003 [his wife] Rozala of Italy (age 53) died.

Around 1003 [his daughter] Hedwig Capet Couness Nevers was born to Robert "Pious" II King France (age 30) and [his wife] Constance Arles Queen Consort France (age 17).

In 1003 Robert "Pious" II King France (age 30) and Constance Arles Queen Consort France (age 17) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort of France. She the daughter of William "Liberator" Arles 1st Count Provence 1st Count Arles and Adelaide Blanche Ingelger Queen Consort West Francia (age 63). He the son of Hugh I King France and Adelaide Poitiers Queen Consort France (age 58).

In 1004 [his mother] Adelaide Poitiers Queen Consort France (age 59) died.

Around 1004 [his step-son] Odo Blois II Count Blois (age 21) and Maud Normandy Countess Blois were married. She by marriage Countess Blois. She the daughter of Richard "Fearless" Normandy I Duke Normandy and Gunnora Countess Ponthieu. He the son of Odo Blois I Count Blois and Bertha Welf Queen Consort France (age 40).

On 11 Jul 1004 [his step-son] Theobald Blois II Count Blois (age 19) died. His brother [his step-son] Odo Blois II Count Blois (age 21) succeeded II Count Blois.

In 1007 [his step-son] Odo Blois II Count Blois (age 24) and Ermengarde Auvergne Countess Blois (age 37) were married. She by marriage Countess Blois. He the son of Odo Blois I Count Blois and Bertha Welf Queen Consort France (age 43).

In 1007 [his son] Hugh Magnus Capet was born to Robert "Pious" II King France (age 34) and [his wife] Constance Arles Queen Consort France (age 21).

On 04 May 1008 [his son] King Henry I of France was born to Robert "Pious" II King France (age 36) and [his wife] Constance Arles Queen Consort France (age 22) at Reims.

In 1009 [his daughter] Adela Capet Duchess Normandy was born to Robert "Pious" II King France (age 36) and [his wife] Constance Arles Queen Consort France (age 23).

On 16 Jan 1010 [his wife] Bertha Welf Queen Consort France (age 46) died.

In 1011 [his son] Robert I Duke Burgundy was born to Robert "Pious" II King France (age 38) and [his wife] Constance Arles Queen Consort France (age 25).

In 1012 [his former step-son] Baldwin "Bearded" IV Count Flanders (age 32) and Ogive Luxemburg Countess Flanders were married. She by marriage Countess Flanders. He the son of Arnulf II Count Flanders and Rozala of Italy.

In 1014 [his daughter] Constance Capet was born to Robert "Pious" II King France (age 41) and [his wife] Constance Arles Queen Consort France (age 28).

On 25 Jan 1016 [his son-in-law] Renauld I Count of Nevers (age 11) and [his daughter] Hedwig Capet Couness Nevers (age 13) were married. She the daughter of Robert "Pious" II King France (age 43) and Constance Arles Queen Consort France (age 30).

On 17 Sep 1025 [his son] Hugh Magnus Capet (age 18) died at Compiègne, Oise.

In 1028 [his son-in-law] Baldwin "The Good" V Count Flanders (age 15) and [his daughter] Adela Capet Duchess Normandy (age 19) were married. She the daughter of Robert "Pious" II King France (age 55) and Constance Arles Queen Consort France (age 42). He the son of Baldwin "Bearded" IV Count Flanders (age 48) and Ogive Luxemburg Countess Flanders.

On 20 Jul 1031 Robert "Pious" II King France (age 59) died at Melun, Seine et Marne. His son [his son] King Henry I of France (age 23) succeeded I King France: Capet.

In 1034 [his former wife] Constance Arles Queen Consort France (age 48) died.

Evelyn's Diary. 24 Dec 1643. On Christmas eve, I went to see the Cathedral at Nôtre Dame [Map], erected by Philip Augustus, but begun by King Robert, son of [his father] Hugh Capet. It consists of a Gothic fabric, sustained with 120 pillars, which make two aisles in the church round about the choir, without comprehending the chapels, being 174 paces long, 60 wide, and 100 high. The choir is inclosed with stonework graven with the sacred history, and contains forty-five chapels chancelled with iron. At the front of the chief entrance are statues in relievo of the kings, twenty-eight in number, from Childebert to the founder, Philip; and above them are two high square towers, and another of a smaller size, bearing a spire in the middle, where the body of the church forms a cross. The great tower is ascended by 389 steps, having twelve galleries from one to the other. They greatly reverence the crucifix over the screen of the choir, with an image of the Blessed Virgin. There are some good modern paintings hanging on the pillars. The most conspicuous statute is the huge colossal one of St. Christopher; with divers other figures of men, houses, prospects and rocks, about this gigantic piece; being of one stone, and more remarkable for its bulk than any other perfection. This is the prime church of France for dignity, having archdeacons, vicars, canons, priests, and chaplains in good store, to the number of 127. It is also the palace of the archbishop. The young king was there with a great and martial guard, who entered the nave of the church with drums and fifes, at the ceasing of which I was entertained with the church music; and so I left him.

Robert "Pious" II King France 972-1031 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

Rollo Normandy Duke Normandy 846-930

Royal Ancestors of Robert "Pious" II King France 972-1031

Kings Franks: Great x 6 Grand Son of Charles "Charlemagne aka Great" King Franks King Lombardy Holy Roman Emperor

Kings France: Son of Hugh I King France

Royal Descendants of Robert "Pious" II King France 972-1031

Isabella Burgundy Queen Consort Germany x 2

Agnes La Marck Queen Consort Navarre x 22

King Henry I of France x 1

Matilda Flanders Queen Consort England x 1

Constance Burgundy Queen Consort Castile and Leon x 1

Adela Flanders Queen Consort Denmark x 1

Agnes Poitiers Queen Consort Aragon Queen Consort Pamplona x 1

Agnes Poitiers Queen Consort Aragon x 1

Afonso "Conqueror Founder Great" I King Portugal x 1

Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England x 1

Isabelle Flanders Queen Consort France x 2

Isabella of Angoulême Queen Consort England x 1

Matilda Dammartin Queen Consort Portugal x 1

Joan Dammartin Queen Consort Castile and Leon x 1

Blanche Capet Queen Navarre x 1

Constance Hohenstaufen Queen Consort Aragon x 1

Maria Reginar Queen Consort France x 5

Henry Luxemburg VII Holy Roman Emperor x 3

Edward Balliol I King Scotland x 1

Margaret of Burgundy Queen Consort France x 4

Joan of Burgundy Queen Consort France x 3

Joan "Lame" Burgundy Queen Consort France x 4

Blanche of Burgundy Queen Consort France x 3

Philip "Noble" III King Navarre x 3

Joan Évreux Queen Consort France x 3

Margaret Hainault Holy Roman Empress x 4

Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England x 4

King Robert II of Scotland x 1

Blanche Valois Holy Roman Empress Luxemburg x 2

Blanche Dampierre Queen Consort Norway and Sweden x 6

Joan Auvergne Queen Consort France x 4

Joanna Bourbon Queen Consort France x 10

Blanche Bourbon Queen Consort Castile x 10

Yolande of Bar Queen Consort Aragon x 14

King Richard II of England x 1

King Louis of Naples x 9

King Henry V of England x 4

Philippa Lancaster Queen Consort Denmark x 4

Joan Beaufort Queen Consort Scotland x 5

Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford x 10

Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England x 5

Mary of Guelders Queen Consort Scotland x 22

Charlotte Savoy Queen Consort France x 16

King Edward IV of England x 15

King Richard III of England x 15

Anne Neville Queen Consort England x 20

King Henry VII of England and Ireland x 7

Christina Queen Consort Denmark Norway and Sweden x 2

Louis XII King France x 22

Jean III King Navarre x 9

Bianca Maria Sforza Holy Roman Empress x 16

Anne of Brittany Queen Consort France x 9

Philip "Handsome Fair" King Castile x 42

Germaine Foix Queen Consort Aragon x 22

Marguerite Valois Orléans Queen Consort Navarre x 42

King Francis I of France x 42

Queen Anne Boleyn of England x 19

Anne Jagiellon Holy Roman Empress x 14

Queen Jane Seymour x 25

Catherine Parr Queen Consort England x 29

Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England x 41

Mary of Guise Queen Consort Scotland x 111

Antoine King Navarre x 72

Queen Catherine Howard of England x 16

Jane "Nine Days Queen" Grey I Queen England and Ireland x 38

Louis VI Elector Palatine x 22

Louise Lorraine Queen Consort France x 68

King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland x 2

Maximilian "The Great" Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria I Elector Bavaria x 93

Maria Anna Wittelsbach Holy Roman Empress x 93

Electress Louise Juliana of the Palatine Rhine x 25

Ferdinand of Spain II Holy Roman Emperor x 23

Margaret of Austria Queen Consort Spain x 23

Anna of Austria Holy Roman Empress x 2

Eleonora Gonzaga Queen Consort Bohemia x 29

Maria Leopoldine Habsburg Spain Queen Consort Bohemia x 23

Marie Françoise Élisabeth of Savoy Queen Consort of Portugal x 142

Victor Amadeus King Sardinia x 167

Maria Anna Neuburg Queen Consort Spain x 41

Joseph I Holy Roman Emperor x 41

Charles Habsburg Spain VI Holy Roman Emperor x 41

Francis I Holy Roman Emperor x 70

Elisabeth Therese Lorraine Queen Consort Sardinia x 70

President George Washington x 11

King George III of Great Britain and Ireland x 45

Caroline Matilda Hanover Queen Consort Denmark and Norway x 45

Caroline of Brunswick Queen Consort England x 45

King Christian I of Norway and VIII of Denmark x 90

Caroline Amalie Oldenburg Queen Norway x 4

Frederick VII King Denmark x 135

Queen Louise Hesse-Kassel of Denmark x 90

King Christian IX of Denmark x 6

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom x 90

Queen Sophia of Sweden and Norway x 47

Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia x 270

King Edward VII of the United Kingdom x 270

Frederick Charles I King Finland x 90

Constantine I King Greece x 2

Alexandrine Mecklenburg-Schwerin Queen Consort Denmark x 137

Victoria Eugénie Mountbatten Queen Consort Spain x 270

Louise Mountbatten Queen Consort Sweden x 270

Ingrid Bernadotte Queen Consort Denmark x 270

Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh x 272

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 3686

Sophia Glücksburg Queen Consort Spain x 4

Constantine II King Hellenes x 4

Carl XVI King Sweden x 550

Queen Consort Camilla Shand x 1375

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 11665

Catherine Middleton Princess of Wales x 43

Ancestors of Robert "Pious" II King France 972-1031

Great x 2 Grandfather: Robert "Strong" King West Francia

Great x 1 Grandfather: Robert I King West Francia

GrandFather: Hugh "Great" Capet Count Paris

Great x 4 Grandfather: Bernard King Lombardy

Great x 3 Grandfather: Pepin Vermandois I Count Vermandois

Great x 4 Grandmother: Cunigunda Laon Queen Consort Lombardy

Great x 2 Grandfather: Herbert Vermandois I Count Vermandois

Great x 1 Grandmother: Beatrice Vermandois

Father: Hugh I King France

Great x 1 Grandfather: Henry "Fowler" I King East Francia

GrandMother: Hedwig Saxon Ottonian

Great x 1 Grandmother: Matilda Ringelheim Queen Consort East Francia

Robert "Pious" II King France

Great x 3 Grandfather: Ranulf I Duke Aquitaine

Great x 2 Grandfather: Ranulf II Duke Aquitaine

Great x 1 Grandfather: Ebles "Manzer aka Bastard" III Duke Aquitaine

GrandFather: William "Towhead" III Duke Aquitaine

Mother: Adelaide Poitiers Queen Consort France

Great x 1 Grandfather: Rollo Normandy Duke Normandy

GrandMother: Gerloc aka Adela Normandy Duchess Aquitaine

Great x 1 Grandmother: Poppa Unknown Duchess Normandy