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Geoffrey, Count of EU, Count of Brionne

Geoffrey, Count of EU, Count of Brionne

Male 962 - 1010  (48 years)

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  • Name Geoffrey  
    Suffix Count of EU, Count of Brionne 
    Born 962 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1010 
    Notes 
    • Geoffrey of Brionne (962 - c.?1010), also called Godfrey was Count of Eu and Brionne[a] in the late tenth and early eleventh centuries.

      Life
      He was a son of Duke Richard I of Normandy,[1] by an unnamed wife or concubine.[b][5] The county of Eu was an appanage created for Geoffrey by his brother Richard II of Normandy in 996 as part of Richard's policy of granting honors and titles for cadet members of his family.[5] The citadel of Eu played a critical part of the defense of Normandy;[6] the castle and walled town were on the river Bresle, just two miles from the English Channel. It had long been an embarkation point for England and in time of war was often one of the first places attacked.[6]

      The castle of Brionne had been held by the Dukes of Normandy as one of their own homes but Richard II also made a gift of Brionne to his half-brother Geoffrey,[c] who held it for life passing it to his son Gilbert and was only returned to the demesne of the Duke after his murder.[7]

      Both Geoffrey (Godfrey) and his son Gilbert are styled counts in a diploma to Lisieux given by Duke Richard II, but without territorial designations.[8] Geoffrey died c.?1010.[9]
      Issue

      Geoffrey was the father of:

      Gilbert, Count of Brionne, who succeeded his father as Count of Eu & Brionne.[10]
    Person ID I672075695  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2015 

    Father Richard I, of Normandy,   b. 28 Aug 933, Fecamp, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 996, Fecamp, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Unknown Mistress 
    Family ID F565995876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Gilbert DE BRIONNE, Count of Brionne,   b. 1000, Duchy of Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1040, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F565995875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Coat of Arms of the Count of Eu, Count of Brionne
    Coat of Arms of the Count of Eu, Count of Brionne
    Arms of the Counts of Eu from the House of Normandy: D'azur, au lion d'or,l'écu semé de billettes d'or