Rollo the Viking
|Rollo (Hrolfr) the Viking (baptised
brought his Vikings from Norway to the northwest of France. This is the Rollo,
or Rollon in the French spelling, who in the year 911 at the church in St. Clair
sur Epte signed the treaty with King Charles III the Simple of France. That
created him hereditary Count of Rouen; his descendants would call themselves
Dukes of the new Duchy of Normandy. He was probably descended from the Jarls of
Rollo's (Rollon's) tomb is in the Cathedrale Notre Dame de Rouen.
Dudo of St. Quentin wrote his history of the deeds of the Normans (Gesta Normannorum) around 1025, I have extracted those that refer to Rollo and those can be found here.
For a full text copy of Felice Lifshitz's (who holds the copyright of the best translation) of Dudo of St. Quentin's Gesta Normannorum see references to Felice Lifshitz at www.fiu.edu