Richard II, vicomte de Millau

about 1003–1051 (Age 48)
Rodez, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France

The Life of Richard II

When Richard II, vicomte de Millau was born about 1003, in Rodez, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France, his father, Vicomte Richard de Rodès I, was 26 and his mother, Sénégonde de Béziers, was 24. He had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters with Rixinde de Narbonne. He died in 1051, in his hometown, at the age of 48.

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Richard II, vicomte de Millau
1003–1051
Rixinde de Narbonne
1015–1062
Rixinda de Narbonne Vescomtessa consort de Marselha
1008–1079
Bérenger de Millau, Vicomte de Carlat, de Millau et de Lodève
1030–1080
Bernard de Millau
1032–1079
Hugues de Millau
1038–
Raimond de Millau
1040–
Roger de Millau
1042–
Arsinde de MILLAU

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Name Meaning

One of the most enduringly successful of the Old French personal names introduced into Britain by the Normans. It is of Germanic (Frankish) origin, derived from rīc ‘power’ + hard ‘strong, hardy’. It has enjoyed continuous popularity in England from the Conquest to the present day, influenced by the fact that it was borne by three kings of England, in particular Richard I ( 1157–99 ). He was king for only ten years ( 1189–99 ), most of which he spent in warfare abroad, taking part in the Third Crusade and costing the people of England considerable sums in taxes. Nevertheless, he achieved the status of a folk hero, and was never in England long enough to disappoint popular faith in his goodness and justice. He was also Duke of Aquitaine and Normandy and Count of Anjou, fiefs which he held at a time of maximum English expansion in France. His exploits as a leader of the Third Crusade earned him the nickname ‘Coeur de Lion’ or ‘Lionheart’ and a permanent place in popular imagination, in which he was even more firmly enshrined by Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe ( 1820 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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When Richard de Millau was born about 1003, in Rodez, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France, his father, Richard De Rodès I, was 26 and his mother, Sénégonde de Béziers, was 24. He had at least 1 daughter wi …

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  • Wikipedia.org - Liste des vicomtes et comtes de Gévaudan (1.3 Vicomtes de Millau)

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