Gisela, abbadessa di S. Salvatore di Brescia (b. - 863) MP

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Nicknames: "In English - Gisela the Nun of San Salvatore di Brescia"
Death: Died
Occupation: Abbess
Managed by: Flemming Allan Funch
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About Gisela, abbadessa di S. Salvatore di Brescia

Gisela was the daughter of Eberhard (or Everard), Duke of the March of Friulia, and wife Judith of Bavaria. Her date of birth is unknown and she died April, 863. She became a nun and spent her life at San Salvatore at Brescia, in the Lombard region of Italy. No known husband, no children.

San Salvatore is traditionally considered the place where Desiderata, wife of Charlemagne and daughter of the Lombard King Desiderius, spent her exile after the annulment of her marriage in 771.

The Basilica of San Salvatore, dating from around the 9th century. It has a nave and two apses, and is located over a pre-existing church, which had a single nave and three apses, and in turn was built over a Roman edifice dating from the 1st century BC, destroyed in the 5th century AD. The bell tower, rebuilt in the 13th-14th century, has frescoes by Romanino. The interior of the basilica houses frescoes by Paolo da Cailina the Younger, as well as other from the Carolingian age. The presbytery (converted in the 16th century) is a former nun choir built in 1466.

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