Spirit guide to Colin, Rollo was born in 846 AD and died in 932 AD aged 86 years. Rollo or Rollon (French) was the King of the Vikings, being the son of Rognvald the Mighty and Hilda Hrolfsdatter of Norway. While most of his men were Danes, it is uncertain whether Rollo himself was Norwegian or Danish.
In year 911 AD. Rollo concluded and signed a treaty at St-Clare-sur-Ept in France which effectively helped to end nearly 50 years of violent Viking attacks upon the French. Charles the Simple the new Frankish King agreed to give some western territory to Rollo, who in return swore homage to Charles, accepted baptism and Christianity and agreed to defend Charles' kingdom against future Viking assaults
Normandy, The Duchy of Northmen, or Normans was thus created. King Rollo thereby became a landowner and his Viking Warriors became Farmers, with each one receiving the tenure of a Mannshlutr or his "man's share".
The Duchy was organised around the principal towns of Rouen and Bayeux. King Rollo married Popa the daughter of Count Beranger in 891 AD. and had a son who was named William Long-sword and a daughter who they named Adele-Gerloc. Popa herself was born in 848 AD. and died in 912 AD. Aged 64 years.
Under King Rollo's encouragement there was a general conversion to Christianity and marriages between Norsemen and Frankish women increased. Therefore little by little Viking and Christian society began to blend together. The Normans as they came to be called made the Duchy of Normandy the first modern state in the West.