, Alberada Of Buonalbergo

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Alberada of Buonalbergo
d: ABT JUL 1122
Alberada of Buonalbergo was the first wife of Robert Guiscard, duke ofApulia (1059–1085), whom she married in 1051 or 1052, when he was stilljust a robber baron in Calabria. Alberada was the daughter of Reginald I,Count of Burgundy who wanted the support of the rising Guiscard at thatmoment. As her dowry, she brought Robert Guiscard, two hundred knights.She bore Guiscard two children: a daughter, Emma, mother of Tancred,Prince of Galilee, and a son, Prince Bohemond I of Antioch. In 1058,after Pope Nicholas II strengthened existing canon law againstconsanguinity and on that basis, Guiscard repudiated Alberada in favourof a then-more advantageous marriage to Sichelgaita, the sister of PrinceGisulf II of Salerno. Nevertheless, the split was amicable and Alberadashowed no later ill will.

She was alive at the death of Bohemond in March 1111 and died very old,probably in July 1122 or thereabouts. She was buried near the Hautevillefamily mausoleum in the Abbey of Holy Trinity at Venosa. Her tomb is theonly one remaining intact today.
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PARENT (M) Robert Guiscard
Marriage1051/1052to Alberada of Buonalbergo
FatherTancred of Hauteville
PARENT (F) Alberada of Buonalbergo
DeathABT JUL 1122
Marriage1051/1052to Robert Guiscard
FatherRenaud I, Count of Burgundy
MotherAlice of Normandy
MBohemond I of Antioch
Marriageto Constance of France, Princess of Antioch
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