The Conqueror's Roman Ancestors

And therefore ours also

William I of England & Duke of Normandy


William I ,2nd Duke of Normandy (ca.900-942)

''Long sword''

Richard I 3rd Duke of Normandy (933-996)

''The Fearless''


Richard II 4th Duke of Normandy (ca.963-1027) ''The Good''


Robert II 6th Duke of Normandy (ca.1003-1035) ''The Devil''


William 1, Duke of Normandy & King of England (1024-1087)

"The Conqueror"

b 9 sept 1027 Falaise France.


2 PIPPIN the Short King of the Franks= 3 BERTADA, au grand pied
4 CHARLES MARTEL Prince of the Franks= 5 CHRODTRUD
6 HERIBERT CARIBERT Count of Laon= 7?
12 ?= 13 BERTRADA the Elder
26 HUGOBERT, Senechall, Pfalzgraf= 27 IRMINA
32 ST ARNULF Bishop of Metz= 33?
34 PIPPIN the Elder, Major Domus= 35 ITTA Iduburga
70 ARNOLDUS Bishop of Metz= 71?
280 TONANTIUS= 281?
560 TONANTIUS FERREOLUS, Praetorian Prefect of Gaul= 561?
1120 FERREOLUS= 1121?
2242 AFRANIUS SYAGRIUS, Gallo-Roman Consul= 2243?

Charlemagne's Lineage

& His

Roman Ancestors

His Parents


Pippin 'The Short' King of The Franc


Bertrada au grand pied

Are descendants of The Roman Consul

Afranius Syagrius.


Afranius Syagrius
Gallo-Roman Consul

    Flavius Afranius Syagrius (floruit 369-382) was a Roman politician and administrator. He was a member of the Gallic-Roman aristocratic family of the Syagrii, which originated in Lyon. In the same years in which Flavius Afranius lived, another Syagrius is attested (he was consul in 381), but it is not always possible to distinguish the career of the two Syagrii. 

    In 369 he is attested as _notarius;_ in that year the Roman Emperor Valentinian I removed him from his office after a failed military operation, and Afranius dedicated himself to private life. 

    He continued his career under Emperor Gratian, possibly because of his friendship with the poet Ausonius. Afranius was _magister memoriae_ in 379, when a Theodorus succeeded him. However, that same year he became Proconsul of Africa. Between 18 June 380 and the spring of 382 he is attested as Praetorian prefect of Italy. In 381 he was also _praefectus urbi_ of Rome and Consul in 382. 

    A daughter with the rank of a _clarissima femina_ ('most illustrious woman') and her husband, named as Ferreolus, would have a son Tonantius Ferreolus, Praetorian Prefect of Gaul.

So The Dukes of Burgundy

are in our Lineage!


Robert de Vermandois


Adelais of Burgundy,

this is Adele of Vermandois's parents.

Her father was

Gilbert, Duke of Burgundy

How Line Goes to Charlemagne 


Judith of Brittany (982-1017)

Her father

Conan I of Rennes, Duke of Britanny

her mother 

Ermengarde-Gerberga of Anjou

Adele of Meux ( once married )

daughter of 

Geoffrey I, Count of Anjou 


Adele of Vermandois.

Who's Father was

Robert de Vermandois, Count of Meaux

Who's paternal lineage goes back to Charlemagne 

Bust of 

Flavius Afranius Syagrii

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