Richard III Duc de Normandy
- Born: Abt 997, Normandy
- Marriage (1): "Mistress of Richard III de Normandy"
- Marriage (2): Adèle Capet Princess des Francs
- Died: 5-6 Aug 1028, Normandy about age 31
~Weis's Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, , 132A:23, the eldest son Richard "the Good," of Normandy and Judith de Bretagne. 160
Noted events in his life were:
• Web Reference: Richard III, Duke of Normandy.
Richard III, Duke of Normandy, was married in Jan 1027 to Adela, a younger daughter of King Robert II of France. After Richard's death, 6 August 1027, Adela secondly married Baldwin V, Count of Flanders. Richard's two children, by an unknown mistress or mistresses were Alix who married Ranulf vicomte de Beyeux and Nicolas, Mon at Fecamp.
• Web Reference: Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands, Richard III Duc de Normandy.
Guillaume of Jumièges names "Richardum...atque Robertum et Willelmum" as the three sons of "dux Richardus" and his wife "Goiffredum Britannorum comitem... sororem... Iudith" [Willelmi Gemmetencis Historiæ (Du Chesne, 1619), Liber V, XIII, p. 255]. Guillaume of Jumièges records that Duke Richard III, after suppressing the rebellion of his brother Robert, returned to Rouen where he died poisoned in 1028[Willelmi Gemmetencis Historiæ (Du Chesne, 1619), Liber VI, II, p. 258]. Orderic Vitalis also alleges that he was poisoned [Orderic Vitalis, Vol. III, Book V, p. 85]. The Obituaire de Notre-Dame de Paris records the death "VIII Id Aug" of "Ricardus dux Normannie" [Obituaires de Sens Tome I.1, Obituaire de Notre-Dame de Paris, p. 229]
Richard had a relationship with the "Mistress of Richard III de Normandy." ("Mistress of Richard III de Normandy" was born circ 1000.)
Richard next married Adèle Capet Princess des Francs, daughter of Robert "le Pieux" Capet Roi des Francs and Constance de Toulouse. (Adèle Capet Princess des Francs was born in 1009 in France and died on 8 Jan 1079 in Flanders.)