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Lithuanian: Gerberga iš Saksonijos, Frankų Karalienė
Also Known As: "Gerberga", "Gerberge", "of Saxony"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nordhausen, Thüringia, Germany
Death: Died in Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Place of Burial: Rheims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry I "The Fowler", King of Germany; Heinrich I (the Fowler) von Sachsen, Emperor Elect of the Holy Roman Empire, King of Germany; Matilda of Ringelheim and Saint Mathilde de Ringelheim, von Ringelheim
Wife of Giselbert de Lotaringia, Duc de Lorraine; Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine and Louis IV, king of the Franks
Mother of Hedwige, von Lothringen; Alberade of Roucy; Gerberga, duchess of Lorraine; Henry; Lothair IV, roi de France and 5 others
Sister of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor; Henry I, Duke of Bavaria; Bruno "the Great", Duke of Lorraine and Hedwige of Saxony
Half sister of Thankmar

Occupation: Duchesse de Lorraine, Queen of France (Franks), Queen of the Franks, 956/66 Regentin von Westfranken, 959 Äbt von Nôtre-Dame su Laon, geboren 913/914 te Nordhausen, Saxony Queen of France, Abadesa de Notre Dame, Régente de France, PRINCESS, Princess
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About Gerberga of Saxony

Gerberga von Sachsen born in Nordhausen 913-14, died in Reims 5 May 984.

Parents

Henry the Fowler, king of Germany, and Matilda of Ringelheim

Spouses

1. Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine. Children:

  • Alberade of Lorraine b. about 929. Married Renaud (originally as Ragenold), a Viking chieftain who became the Count of Roucy [1]
  • Henri, Duke of Lorraine b. about 932
  • Gerberge of Lorraine b. about 935. Married Adalbert I of Vermandois.
  • Wiltrude, b. about 937.

2. Louis IV of France in 939. Children:

  • Lothair of France (941-986)
  • Mathilde b. about 943; married Conrad of Burgundy
  • Hildegarde b. about 944
  • Carloman b. about 945
  • Louis b. about 948
  • Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953-993)
  • Alberade b. before 953
  • Henri b. about 953

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GERBERGA (Nordhausen [913/14]-Reims 5 May 984, bur Abbaye de Reims). Liutprand states that the wife of "Gislebertum Lotharingorum ducem" was "regis sororem"[164]. Flodoard names her "Gerbergam" when recording her second marriage[165]. Her first husband had been a rival of King Heinrich I and maybe planned to establish himself as independent ruler in Lotharingia in 920[166]. As the marriage coincided with Giselbert being created dux, it was presumably arranged to confirm Giselbert's submission to King Heinrich. King Louis married Gerberga without the permission of her brother Otto I King of Germany, probably to increase his hold on Lotharingia (ruled by her first husband). Gerberga was active in the defence of Laon in 941 and of Reims in 946, accompanied her husband on expeditions to Aquitaine in 944 and Burgundy in 949, and was active during his period of imprisonment in 945/46[167]. An educated person, she commissioned from Adso of Moutier-en-Der the De ortu et tempore antichristi[168]. Her second husband gave her the abbey of Notre-Dame de Laon in 951, taken from his mother on her second marriage. Abbess of Notre Dame de Soissons in 959[169].

m firstly ([928/29]) GISELBERT Graf [von Maasgau], son of REGINAR [I] "Langhals" Graaf [van Maasgau] Comte de Hainaut & his wife Alberada --- (-drowned in the River Rhine Oct 929). He was created dux in 928 by Heinrich I King of Germany, which effectively created him GISELBERT Duke of Lotharingia.

m secondly (end 939) LOUIS IV "d'Outremer" King of the West Franks, son of CHARLES III "le Simple" King of the West Franks & his second wife Eadgifu [Ogive] of England ([10 Sep 920/10 Sep 921]-Reims Oct 954, bur Reims St Remy).


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We know Gerberga was the great-great-great grand daughter of Charlesmagne, and her birthplace and inheritance of Saxony would seem to indicate she was of high Royal standing.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerberga_of_Saxony

Gerberga is the daughter of Henry the Fowler and Matilda of Ringelheim found here : Henry I "The Fowler", King of Germany


Gerberga von Sachsen born in Nordhausen 913-14, died in Reims 5 May 984.

Parents

Henry the Fowler, king of Germany, and Matilda of Ringelheim

Spouses

1. Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine. Children:

Alberade of Lorraine b. about 929. Married Renaud (originally as Ragenold), a Viking chieftain who became the Count of Roucy [1] Henri, Duke of Lorraine b. about 932 Gerberge of Lorraine b. about 935. Married Adalbert I of Vermandois. Wiltrude, b. about 937. 2. Louis IV of France in 939. Children:

Lothair of France (941-986) Mathilde b. about 943; married Conrad of Burgundy Hildegarde b. about 944 Carloman b. about 945 Louis b. about 948 Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953-993) Alberade b. before 953 Henri b. about 953 Resources

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GERBERGA (Nordhausen [913/14]-Reims 5 May 984, bur Abbaye de Reims). Liutprand states that the wife of "Gislebertum Lotharingorum ducem" was "regis sororem"[164]. Flodoard names her "Gerbergam" when recording her second marriage[165]. Her first husband had been a rival of King Heinrich I and maybe planned to establish himself as independent ruler in Lotharingia in 920[166]. As the marriage coincided with Giselbert being created dux, it was presumably arranged to confirm Giselbert's submission to King Heinrich. King Louis married Gerberga without the permission of her brother Otto I King of Germany, probably to increase his hold on Lotharingia (ruled by her first husband). Gerberga was active in the defence of Laon in 941 and of Reims in 946, accompanied her husband on expeditions to Aquitaine in 944 and Burgundy in 949, and was active during his period of imprisonment in 945/46[167]. An educated person, she commissioned from Adso of Moutier-en-Der the De ortu et tempore antichristi[168]. Her second husband gave her the abbey of Notre-Dame de Laon in 951, taken from his mother on her second marriage. Abbess of Notre Dame de Soissons in 959[169].

m firstly ([928/29]) GISELBERT Graf [von Maasgau], son of REGINAR [I] "Langhals" Graaf [van Maasgau] Comte de Hainaut & his wife Alberada --- (-drowned in the River Rhine Oct 929). He was created dux in 928 by Heinrich I King of Germany, which effectively created him GISELBERT Duke of Lotharingia.

m secondly (end 939) LOUIS IV "d'Outremer" King of the West Franks, son of CHARLES III "le Simple" King of the West Franks & his second wife Eadgifu [Ogive] of England ([10 Sep 920/10 Sep 921]-Reims Oct 954, bur Reims St Remy).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerberga_of_Saxony -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerberga_of_Saxony -------------------- We know Gerberga was the great-great-great grand daughter of Charlesmagne, and her birthplace and inheritance of Saxony would seem to indicate she was of high Royal standing.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerberga_of_Saxony

Gerberga is the daughter of Henry the Fowler and Matilda of Ringelheim found here : Henry I "The Fowler", King of Germany

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Gerberga von Sachsen born in Nordhausen 913-14, died in Reims 5 May 984.

Parents

Henry the Fowler, king of Germany, and Matilda of Ringelheim

Spouses

1. Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine. Children:

Alberade of Lorraine b. about 929. Married Renaud (originally as Ragenold), a Viking chieftain who became the Count of Roucy [1] Henri, Duke of Lorraine b. about 932 Gerberge of Lorraine b. about 935. Married Adalbert I of Vermandois. Wiltrude, b. about 937. 2. Louis IV of France in 939. Children:

Lothair of France (941-986) Mathilde b. about 943; married Conrad of Burgundy Hildegarde b. about 944 Carloman b. about 945 Louis b. about 948 Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953-993) Alberade b. before 953 Henri b. about 953 Resources

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GERBERGA (Nordhausen [913/14]-Reims 5 May 984, bur Abbaye de Reims). Liutprand states that the wife of "Gislebertum Lotharingorum ducem" was "regis sororem"[164]. Flodoard names her "Gerbergam" when recording her second marriage[165]. Her first husband had been a rival of King Heinrich I and maybe planned to establish himself as independent ruler in Lotharingia in 920[166]. As the marriage coincided with Giselbert being created dux, it was presumably arranged to confirm Giselbert's submission to King Heinrich. King Louis married Gerberga without the permission of her brother Otto I King of Germany, probably to increase his hold on Lotharingia (ruled by her first husband). Gerberga was active in the defence of Laon in 941 and of Reims in 946, accompanied her husband on expeditions to Aquitaine in 944 and Burgundy in 949, and was active during his period of imprisonment in 945/46[167]. An educated person, she commissioned from Adso of Moutier-en-Der the De ortu et tempore antichristi[168]. Her second husband gave her the abbey of Notre-Dame de Laon in 951, taken from his mother on her second marriage. Abbess of Notre Dame de Soissons in 959[169].

m firstly ([928/29]) GISELBERT Graf [von Maasgau], son of REGINAR [I] "Langhals" Graaf [van Maasgau] Comte de Hainaut & his wife Alberada --- (-drowned in the River Rhine Oct 929). He was created dux in 928 by Heinrich I King of Germany, which effectively created him GISELBERT Duke of Lotharingia.

m secondly (end 939) LOUIS IV "d'Outremer" King of the West Franks, son of CHARLES III "le Simple" King of the West Franks & his second wife Eadgifu [Ogive] of England ([10 Sep 920/10 Sep 921]-Reims Oct 954, bur Reims St Remy).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerberga_of_Saxony -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerberga_of_Saxony -------------------- We know Gerberga was the great-great-great grand daughter of Charlesmagne, and her birthplace and inheritance of Saxony would seem to indicate she was of high Royal standing.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerberga_of_Saxony

Gerberga is the daughter of Henry the Fowler and Matilda of Ringelheim found here : Henry I "The Fowler", King of Germany


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Gerberga of Saxony (also Gerberga of France) (c. 913 – 5 May 968/9 or 984?) was a member of the Ottonian dynasty and a descendant of Charlemagne. Her first husband was Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine. Her second husband was Louis IV of France. Contemporary sources describe her as a highly educated, intelligent and forceful political player.

Gerberga was born c.913. She was the oldest daughter of Henry the Fowler, King of Germany, and his second wife, Matilda. Her older brother was Otto I of Germany.

First marriage[edit]

In 928, Gerberga married her first husband, Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine.[1] They had four children: Alberade of Lorraine b. about 929. Married Renaud (originally as Ragenold), a Viking chieftain who became the Count of Roucy Henry, Duke of Lorraine b. about 932 Gerberge of Lorraine b. about 935. Married Adalbert I of Vermandois. Wiltrude, b. about 937.

Jocundus, a Lotharingia chronicler writing in the 1070s, recorded that Gerberga was the driving force behind Gilbert's decision to support her younger brother Henry when he rebelled against her older brother Otto I c.936.[2] Giselbert was defeated by Otto I in 939 at the Battle of Andernach and, while trying to escape, drowned in the Rhine.

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Gerberga of Saxony's Timeline

913
913
Nordhausen, Thüringia, Germany
930
930
Age 17
Lorraine, France
935
935
Age 22
Lorraine, France
940
940
Age 27
Germany
941
August 941
Age 28
Laon, Aisne, Pays-de-la Loire, France
943
943
Age 30
Aquitaine, France
945
January 945
Age 32
Laon, Aisne, Picardie, France
948
December 948
Age 35
953
953
Age 40
Laon, Aisne, Picardie, France