William II King Of ENGLAND

Male 1060 - 1100  (~ 44 years)


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name William II King Of ENGLAND  [1, 2
    Born Between 1056 and 1060  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Rufus 
    Crowned 26 Sep 1087  Westminster Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence William the Red Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Unmarried Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence William II Rufus Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence Called Rufus because of his red coloring Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 02 Aug 1100  Killed while hunting in the New Forest Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Winchester Cathedral Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Called Rufus because of his red coloring; also called " William the Red". He was killed while hunting in the New Forest; possibley assassinated. He was never married.
    • The third son of William the Conqueror, William II was named heir by his father in place of his elder brother, Robert, who received the Duchy of Normand. He successful crushed a rebellion in Normandy early in his rule, as well as repulsing two invasions led by Malcolm III of Scotland. [3]
    Person ID I21383  Main Tree
    Last Modified 17 May 2018 

    Father William I The CONQUEROR,   b. 1028, Falaise, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 09 and 10 Sep 1087, Priory of St. Gervais, near Rouen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Matilda Of FLANDERS,   b. 1031/2, Flandres Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 02 and 03 Nov 1083, Caen, Normandy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Between 1051 and 1053  Cathedral of Notre Dame d'Eu Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Married 1053  [5, 6
    Family ID F02195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 02 Aug 1100 - Killed while hunting in the New Forest Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.

    2. [S02170] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Tompsett, Brian C.

    3. [S9498] Kings & Queens of England and Scotland, Plantagenet Somerset Fry.

    4. [S03311] Royalty For Commoners - Fourth Edition, Roderick W. Stuart, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc;;).

    5. [S02447] Hulett FTW from MC Scott.FTW.
      Date of Import: Oct 13, 2000

    6. [S5840] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis.