Gisele, Abbess of Chelles

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Gisèle des Francs, Abbess of Chelles

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Aachen, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: Died in Chelles, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Pépin III "le Bref", King of the Franks and Bertha Broadfoot of Laon, Queen of the Franks
Wife of Bernard von Aachen, de Saint-Quentin and Gerold, count in Kraichgau and Anglachgau
Mother of Rowland von Aachen
Sister of Charlemagne; Ermengarde des Francs; Chrothais Princess Of des Franks, [Princess of]; Gertrude Princess of The Franks, Princess Of France; Bertbelle (Fictional) and 12 others

Occupation: Abbess at Chelles Abbey, (Gisèle (Pippinide)), Badessa
Managed by: Thomas Christian Arenz
Last Updated:

About Gisèle des Francs, Abbess of Chelles

From the Wikipedia page of Gisela of the Franks:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gisela_(daughter_of_Pepin_the_Short)

Gisela (757 – 810) was the daughter of Pepin the Short and his wife Bertrada of Laon. She was the sister of Charlemagne and Carloman.

Charlemagne's biographer Einhard states that Gisela had been dedicated to religion since her childhood. She became a nun at Chelles Abbey, where she was eventually made abbess. As the abbess at Chelles Abbey, Gisela oversaw one of the most prolific nuns' scriptoria active in the 8th and 9th centuries.[1]

According to Einhard she had good relations with her brother Charlemagne, who "treated her with the same respect which he showed his mother."

She died in 810 at the convent she had served for most of her life.

Charlemagne and his wife Hildegard named their daughter after Gisela. Gisela the Younger may have lived from 781 to 808, but little else is known of her life.

References

1.^ McKitterick, Rosamond (1994). Books, Scribes and Learning in the Frankish Kingdoms, 6th-9th Centuries. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited. pp. 1–35, 1–43. ISBN 0-86078-406-1.

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Gisela (757 – 810) was the daughter of Pepin the Short and his wife Bertrada of Laon. She was the sister of Charlemagne and Carloman. Charlemagne's biographer Einhard states that Gisela had been dedicated to religion since her childhood. She became a nun at Chelles Abbey, where she was eventually made abbess. As the abbess at Chelles Abbey, Gisela oversaw one of the most prolific nuns' scriptoria active in the 8th and 9th centuries.[1] According to Einhard she had good relations with her brother Charlemagne, who "treated her with the same respect which he showed his mother." She died in 810 at the convent she had served for most of her life.

Charlemagne and his wife Hildegard named their daughter after Gisela.

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Gisele, Abbess of Chelles's Timeline

757
757
Aachen, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
773
773
Age 16
Aachen, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
811
811
Age 54
Chelles, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France
1928
April 14, 1928
Age 54
1933
March 3, 1933
Age 54
1954
May 25, 1954
Age 54
June 30, 1954
Age 54
1955
May 26, 1955
Age 54
May 26, 1955
Age 54
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