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Name: Gunnor of Arques Determine relationship to...
Birth: Father: Mother:
Married: Richard I "the Fearless" of Normandy
Children Born Died
Emma of Normandy 6 MAR 1051/1052 Winchester, Hampshire, England
Richard II "the Good" of Normandy ABT 963 Normandy, France 28 AUG 1026 Fecamp, Normandy
B Normandy
Robert de Rouen dÕEvreux 16 MAR 1037 Normandy
Frasende of Normandy Normandy ABT 1057
Hawise of Normandy 21 FEB 1034
Death: bet 1027 - 1031
She was Danish, and has been called the daughter of the forester of Arques, but there is no source that names her father. Although Richard married her he had been betrothed about 945 to Emma, daughter of Hugh Capet, Count of Paris. He married Emma in 960. After Emma's death about 968, he married Gunnor in a Christian marriage in order to legitimize their children. The story is that he saw GunnorÕs mother, the wife of the local forester, when he was out riding, possibly hunting, and became infatuated with her. The wife substituted her sister, Gunnor.

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