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William of Norway (The Failed Conquest)

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William of Norway
King of Norway
Reign 1092 - 1100
Coronation July 3rd 1092
Predecessor Olaf III
Successor Louis
Duke of Nomandy
Reign 1035-1066
Predecessor Robert I, Duke of Normandy
Successor Robert Curthose
Spouse Matilda of Flanders
House Norman dynasty
Father Robert the first
Mother Herleva of Falaise
Born 1028
Falaise, Normandy
Died August 8th 1100
Burial August 18th 1100

William I (Old Norman: Williame I; Old Norde: Willelm I), usually known as William of Norway and sometimes William the Bastard, was the first Norman King of Norway, reigning from 1092 until his death in 1100. The descendant of Viking raiders, he had been Duke of Normandy since 1035. After a long struggle to establish his power, by 1060 his hold on Normandy was secure, and he launched the attempted Norman conquest of England in 1066. However, upon his failure, he was forced out of Normandy, and into eventual exile in Norway. The rest of his life was marked by his creation of the Norman Kingdom of Norway.

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