Alberada of Buonalbergo
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Who is Alberada of Buonalbergo?
Alberada of Buonalbergo was the first wife of Robert Guiscard, duke of Apulia, whom she married in 1051 or 1052, when he was still just a robber baron in Calabria. Alberada was the daughter of Reginald I, Count of Burgundy who wanted the support of the rising Guiscard at that moment. 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 against consanguinity and on that basis, Guiscard repudiated Alberada in favour of a then-more advantageous marriage to Sichelgaita, the sister of Prince Gisulf II of Salerno. Nevertheless, the split was amicable and Alberada showed no later ill will.
- born in (983 years ago), child of Reginald I, Count of Burgundy and Alice of Normandy
- with Robert Guiscard since
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- died in (893 years ago)
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