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About Beatrice

Beatrix (?-23 Sep 1003), daughter of Hugues le Grand probably by his 2nd wife Eadhild of England, or by his third wife Hedwig of Germany. She was wife of Frederick I of Lorraine.

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BEATRIX (-23 Sep 1003). Flodoard refers to "Hugonis principis filiam" marrying "Fredericus, frater Adalberonis episcopi" in 954[118]. The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names "Beatricis, Hugonis Capitonis Francorum regis sororis" as wife of "ducis Frederici"[119]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "sororem [Otto filius Hugo rex…dux Burgundie]…Beatricem" as wife of "Fridericus dux Mosellanorum"[120]. There is no proof of the identity of the mother of Beatrix, although it is unlikely that she was the daughter of her father's first wife given the date of her marriage. She acted as regent of Upper Lotharingia for her son Duke Thierry I from 978 to 987, taking an active part in the government of the duchy. She intervened with her brother Hugues Capet over the capture of her son by French troops during the siege of Verdun in 985, and actively attempted to resolve the Franco/German conflict over Lotharingia by diplomatic means. She was imprisoned in an abbey by her son, impatient to assume personal rule, but the Pope obliged him to release her. She visited the monastery of Saint-Dié in 1003 with her family[121]. m (Betrothed 951, [10 Sep/12 Nov] 954) FREDERIC Comte, son of WIGERICH [III] Graf im Bidgau, Pfalzgraf & his wife Cunegondis --- ([910/15]-[Jun/Jul] 978). He was installed in 959 as FREDERIC I Duke of Upper Lotharingia.

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Beatrix de France's Timeline

948
948
Nancy, Lorraine, France
954
954
Ferrand Forest, Flanders, France
954
France
955
955
962
962
Lorraine, France
965
965
Lorraine, France
966
966
Verdun, France
967
967
Lorraine, France
970
970
Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France
1003
September 23, 1003