Ansa dei Longobardi (c.720 - 760) MP

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Nicknames: "Ansa", "Ansla", "Ansia", "di Lombardia", "de Lombardie", "of Lombardy", "van Lombardije"
Birthplace: Italy
Death: Died in Liège, Walloon Region, Belgium
Occupation: Reine, she founded the monastery of S. Michele and S. Pietro at Brescia.
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Ansa dei Longobardi

Sharon's Temporary Note Jan 2011: Sources please. The only source I can find in a quick Net search is [http://genealogiequebec.info/testphp/info.php?no=168888] It's not a good original source, so if you have better ones , please put them on so we can get it right.

From Justin Swanstrom: soc.genealogy.medieval has a discussion of the Lombard kings at http://tinyurl.com/6grxzk9/. It shows her father at Sigiprand, son of the Lombard king Ansprand.

Family

She was a daughter of Sigiprand, who was apparently also called Verissimo; a niece of king Liutprand; and a sister of king Ildeprand / Hildeprand (soc.genealogy.medieval).

Wikipedia

Ansa or Ansia was the wife of Desiderius, King of the Lombards. She was probably a Lombard, the daughter of Verissimo and sister of Arechis and Donnolo.

In or around 753, she founded the monastery of S. Michele and S. Pietro at Brescia. It later merged with that of S. Salvatore and S. Maria. After 759, she appeared frequently in Desiderius' diplomas and was probably the architect of his religious policy.

On 5 June 774, she was presented along with her husband to Charlemagne, who had conquered Pavia. She was sent with her husband and an unnamed daughter, probably Gerperga, to Liège or Corbie, but allowed to return in 775. Paul the Deacon wrote an Epitaphium Ansae reginae praising her politics, her piety, and her beauty: coniunx pulcherrima, "most beautiful wife".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansa,_Queen_of_the_Lombards

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Ansa of the Lombards's Timeline

720
720
Italy
741
741
Age 21
Lombardy - dtr of
745
745
Age 25
Italy
745
Age 25
Lombardy - son of Desiderous
745
Age 25
Lombardy,Italy
750
750
Age 30
Laon, Aisne, Picardie, France
755
755
Age 35
Italy
760
760
Age 40
Liège, Walloon Region, Belgium
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