Osbern de Crépon

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Osbern de Crépon († around 1040) was the seneschal of two dukes of Normandy .


Osbern de Crépon was the son of Herfast and nephew of Gunnora , the second wife of Duke Richard I. He was first mentioned towards the end of the reign of Duke Richard II in the 1020s. Under Duke Robert I (1027-1035) he held the office of seneschal, which he kept after his death. This made him one of the legitimate protectors of the eight-year-old Duke Wilhelm II (later William the Conqueror) from the rebelling barons of Normandy, but also from his own relatives.

Osbern was murdered around 1040. According to Wilhelm von Jumièges , his throat was cut by Wilhelm, a son of Roger I de Montgommery , in Vaudreuil . Barnon de Glos subsequently killed the killer.

Osbern's property was scattered in different parts of Normandy: in Bessin ( Crépon ), in Hiémois (near Falaise ), at the confluence of the Seine and Andelle , around Cormeilles , in the Talou , in the Pays d'Ouche ( Breteuil-sur-Iton , La Neuve-Lyre ). Historians dealing with Normandy argue about the origin of the Osbern property, whether it comes mainly from his father Herfast or from his marriage to Emma, ​​a daughter of the mighty Raoul d'Ivry , or even from Hugo von Bayeux , his son who rose up against Duke Robert and was expelled from the country.


He married Emma d'Ivry, daughter of Raoul d'Ivry. Your known children are:

See also


  1. Robert von Torigni calls him that
  2. Pierre Bauduin , David Douglas, David Bates, Élisabeth Van Houts.
  3. ^ Pierre Bauduin: La première Normandie . Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2002, pp. 220-223.

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