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Nicknames: "Chlotrude", "Chrotrude", "Chrothrud", "Chrothrudis", "Chrotrudis", "Chroutrud", "Hrotrud", "Hortrudis", "Rothaïde", "Rotrou", "Routrou", "Rotruda", "Rotrude", "Rotrudis", "Ruodhaid", "Ruadhoid", "daughter of Leudwinus"
Death: Died in Quierzy, Département de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Occupation: Duchess of Austrasia, Drinning af Frankrig
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Rotrude

Rotrude, Rotrou or Chrotrudis (c690-724), wife of Charles Martel. Her ancestry is speculative and has been much debated. Various reconstructions make her the daughter of (1) Saint Leutwinus, Bishop of Trèves, (2) Rupert I, Count of Wormsgau, (3) Roger, Duke of Le Mans, (4) Robert de Bourgogne, and (5) Lambert, Count d' Hesbaye. - Justin Swanstrom, September 19, 2010

The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy says, "CHROTHRUDIS, daughter of --- ([690]-725). The Annales Laureshamenses record the death in 724 of "Hortrudis"[160]. The Annales Mosellani record the death in 725 of "Chrothrud"[161]. Settipani quotes a name list in the Liber confraternitatum augiensis which reads in part "Karolus maior domus, Pippin rex…Karolus imperator…Ruadtrud, Ruadheid, Svanahild regina, Bertha regina, Hiltikart regina, Fastrat regina, Liutkart regina…". He makes the obvious links between "Karolus maior domus…Svanahild regina", "Pippin rex…Bertha regina" and "Karolus imperator…Hiltikart regina, Fastrat regina, Liutkart regina", deducing that "Ruadtrud, Ruadheid" must also be linked logically to "Karolus maior domus" because of the order in which the names are listed. The Annales Petaviani record the death in 725 of "Chrotrudis" but do not specify that she was Charles´s wife". http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/FRANKSMaiordomi.htm#_Toc284005999

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From the English Wikipedia page on Rotrude of Trier: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotrude_of_Trier

Rotrude of Treves (variously spelled Chrotrude, Chrotrud, Rotrude, Chotrude, Chrotude, Chrotrudis), also known as Rotrou of Treves, was born in 690 in Austrasia; died 724, daughter of St. Leutwinus, Bishop of Treves, Bishop of Trier, and the daughter of Chrodobertus II. She married Charles Martel, son of Pepin of Heristal.

Children of Rotrude and Charles

1. Hiltrud (d. 754), married Odilo I, Duke of Bavaria Carloman 2. Landrade (Landres), married Sigrand, Count of Hesbania 3. Auda, Aldana, or Alane, married Thierry IV, Count of Autun and Toulouse 4. Pippin the Younger

References

The Royal Ancestry Bible Royal Ancestors of 300 Colonial American Families by Michel L. Call (chart 2001 & 2059) ISBN 1-933194-22-7

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From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Rotrud (Forrás/Source): http://www.thepeerage.com/p63.htm#i627

Rotrud (?) F, #627, d. 724

Last Edited=18 Sep 2002

Rotrud (?) died in 724.

Child of Rotrud (?) and Charles Martel, King of the Franks 1. Pepin III, King of the Franks+ b. 714, d. 24 Sep 768

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From: http://www.genealogy.theroyfamily.com/p30113.htm

Rotrou of Allemania Female, ( - 724)

Rotrou of Allemania was the daughter of Saint Liévin Count and Bishop of Trèves and daughter. [1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6]

Rotrou of Allemania was also known as Chrotrude of Allemania. Rotrou married Charles Martel Mayor of the Palace, son of Pépin II of Heristal Mayor of the Palace in Austrasia and Aupais.[1],[2],[3],[4],[5],'[6]

Rotrou of Allemania died in 724.[1],[2],[4],[6]

Charts Ancestry of Edward III

Children of Rotrou of Allemania and Charles Martel Mayor of the Palace:

1. Duke Bernard+ ( - a 784)[2] 2. Landrée of Hesbaye+ [5],[2] 3. Jerome [5] 4. Pépin "the Short" King of the Franks+ (715 - 24 Sep 768)[1],[2],[3],[4]

Citations

1. Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650. Fifth Edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982. 2. Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa. Fourth Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002. 3. Moriarty, G. Andrews. "The Origin of the Carolingians", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume XCVIII (October 1944). 4. Kelley, David H.. "Genealogical Research in England: A New Consideration of the Carolingians", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume CI (April 1947). 5. Sewell Genealogy Site. Online http://www3.sympatico.ca/robert.sewell/sitemapweb.html 6. Moriarty, G. Andrews. "The Origin of Capet and Plantagenet", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume CVII (October 1953).

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Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia Charles Martel & Duchess Rotrude of Austrasia Husband: Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia Charles Martel b: about 0676 of,Heristal,Liege,Belgium d: 22 Oct 0741

Wife: Duchess Rotrude of Austrasia b: about 0690 Moselle, Austrasia, France d: 0724

Parents Mayor Pepin "The Younger" D'Heristal (~0635 - 0071) Bishop Leutwinus of Treves (~0665 - ) Concubine Aupais Heristal Alpaide (~0654 - ) Grand Parents Mayor Ansigisen Austrasia (~0602 - 0685) St. Beggue of Landen (~0613 - 0694)

Children

1. King Pepin I "The Short" of France - b: 0714 Austria 2. Barnard 3. Prince Carloman of France - b: about 0712 Austrasia 4. Alda of Austrasia - b: about 0732 5. Landree de Hesbaye - b: about 0720

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Not the same person as Charles Martel's other wife, Rotrude.

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From the Wikipedia page on St. Leudwinus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Leutwinus,_Bishop_of_Treves

Rotrude of Treves who married Charles Martel, has been suggested to have been his daughter, and given the Chrod- element in her name (Chrodtrudis), it has been suggested that her mother, the wife of Leudwinus, may have been daughter or kinswoman of count Chrodobertus.

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From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Merovingian nobility: http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/FRANKSMaiordomi.htm

married firstly CHROTHRUDIS, daughter of --- ([690]-[724/25]).

The Annales Laureshamenses record the death in 724 of "Hortrudis"[159].

The Annales Mosellani record the death in 725 of "Chrothrud"[160].

Settipani quotes a name list in the Liber confraternitatum augiensis which reads in part "Karolus maior domus, Pippin rex…Karolus imperator…Ruadtrud, Ruadheid, Svanahild regina, Bertha regina, Hiltikart regina, Fastrat regina, Liutkart regina…"[161]. He makes the obvious links between "Karolus maior domus…Svanahild regina", "Pippin rex…Bertha regina" and "Karolus imperator…Hiltikart regina, Fastrat regina, Liutkart regina", deducing that "Ruadtrud, Ruadheid" must also be linked logically to "Karolus maior domus" because of the order in which the names are listed.

The primary source which specifically names the first wife of Charles "Martel" has not been identified.

Charles "Martel" & his first wife had three children 1. Carloman (705/710-4 Dec 754, bur. Vienne, Isere) 2. Pepin III (715 in St. Denis - 24 September 768, bur eglise de l'abbaye royale de St-Denis) 3. Chiltrudis (Hiltrud, to 754, bur. Hostenhoven, Kloster Gengenbach)

(Landrada and Aldana are attributed to his mistress.)

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Rotrude of Treves (variously spelled Chrotrude, Chrotrud, Rotrude, Chotrude, Chrotude, Chrotrudis), also known as Rotrou of Treves, was born in 690 in Austrasia; died 724, daughter of St. Leutwinus, Bishop of Treves, Bishop of Trier, and Daughter of Chrodobertus II. She married Charles Martel, son of Pepin of Heristal.

Children of Rotrude and Charles

1. Hiltrud (d. 754), married Odilo I, Duke of Bavaria Carloman 2. Landrade (Landres), married Sigrand, Count of Hesbania 3. Auda, Aldana, or Alane, married Thierry IV, Count of Autun and Toulouse 4. Pippin the Younger

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Noteringar Anorna fortsätter: www.american-pictures.com/genealogy/persons/default-emperors.htm

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Apparently not to be confused with Swanachhild: From the English Wikipedia page on Swanachild:

Swanachild (also Swanahild or Serenahilt) was the second wife of Charles Martel, who brought her back from his first campaign in Bavaria in 725, along with her uncle Grimoald's wife, Biltrude. Swanachild belonged to the clan of the Agilolfings though her parentage is not quite clear. Her parents could be:

   * Tassilo II, duke of Bavaria, and his wife Imma
   * Theodbert, duke of Bavaria and his wife Regintrud

With Charles Martel she had one child, Grifo. After the death of Charles, she supported her son's failed attempt to gain a portion of his inheritance. This she did with the support of her uncle Odilo of Bavaria. Afterwards she was relegated to becoming the abbess of Chelles. Despite subsequent Carolingian historians casting her as a concubine, she was during her time the rightful wife of Charles. The Reichenau Codex listed her as Suanahil regina, "Queen Swanachild."

Sources 1. Lexikon des Mittelalters (in German) 2. FMG on Suanachildis

SUANACHILDIS [Suanhilde] (-after 17 Sep 741). Niece of ODILO Duke of Bavaria. The precise parentage of Suanachildis is not known.

The Continuator of Fredegar records that "matrona quondam…Beletrude et nepta sua Sunnichilde" were captured and taken to Austrasia by Charles "Martel" in [724/25][79].

Einhard names "Swannhilde neptem Odilonis ducis Baioariorum" as the mother of Grifo[80].

The precise relationship between Suanhilde and Pilitrude, who was the wife in turn of the brothers Grimoald and Theodoald, has not been identified. She instigated the marriage of her stepdaughter to Odilo Duke of Bavaria according to the Continuator of Fredegar[81].

After the death of her husband, she incited her son to rebel against her stepsons. She was defeated and sent to the monastery of Chelles, Seine-et-Marne.

"Karlus maiorum domus filius Pippini quondam" donated property "villa Clippiacum in pago Parisiaco" to the abbey of St Denis by charter dated 17 Sep 741, subscribed by "Radberti comitis, Raygaubaldi comitis, Salaconis comitis, matrone Sonechildis, Grifonis filii sui"[82].

m (725) as his second wife, CHARLES “Martel” maiordomus of Austrasia and Neustria, son of PEPIN "le Gros" or "d'Herstal" & his second wife Chalpais [Alpais] ([690]-Quierzy-sur-Oise, Aisne 22 Oct 741, bur église de l'abbaye royale de Saint Denis).

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Charles Martel From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Charles Martel also had a mistress, Ruodhaid. They had the following children: Bernard (b. before 732-787) Hieronymus Remigius, archbishop of Rouen (d. 771) Ian (d. 783)

Ruodhaid From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ruodhaid was a concubine or mistress of Charles Martel with whom she had the following children: Bernard (b. before 732-787) Hieronymus, son of Charles Martel Remigius, Archbishop of Rouen (d. 771) Aldana, wife of Theoderich, Count of Autun [edit]Sources

(German)Lexikon des Mittelalters

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Rotrude of Treves (variously spelled Chrotrude, Chrotrud, Rotrude, Chotrude, Chrotude, Chrotrudis), also known as Rotrou of Treves, was born in 690 in Austrasia; died 724, daughter of St. Leutwinus, Bishop of Treves, Bishop of Trier, and Daughter of Chrodobertus II. She married Charles Martel, son of Pepin of Heristal.

Children of Rotrude and Charles Hiltrud (d. 754), married Odilo I, Duke of Bavaria Carloman Landrade (Landres), married Sigrand, Count of Hesbania Auda, Aldana, or Alane, married Thierry IV, Count of Autun and Toulouse Pippin the Younger

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Rotrude of Treves (variously spelled Chrotrude, Chrotrud, Rotrude, Chotrude, Chrotude, Chrotrudis), also known as Rotrou of Treves, was possibly born in Austrasia in an uncertain year; and died 724. She married Charles Martel, son of Pepin of Heristal, and bore him five children, including our ancestor Pepin.

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http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotrude_(femme_de_Charles_Martel) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotrude_of_Trier

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The concubine Chrothais was our ancestor through two distinct lines of descent--through her son Bernhard and through her daughter Alda, each of whom was independently our ancestor.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotrude_of_Trier --------------------

Rotrude of Treves (variously spelled Chrotrude, Chrotrud, Rotrude, Chotrude, Chrotude, Chrotrudis), also known as Rotrou of Treves, was possibly born in Austrasia in an uncertain year; and died 724. There was a tentative suggestion that she might be the daughter of St. Leutwinus, Bishop of Treves, Bishop of Trier. She married Charles Martel, son of Pepin of Heristal. Children of Rotrude and Charles

   * Hiltrud (d. 754), married Odilo I, Duke of Bavaria
   * Carloman
   * Landrade (Landres), married Sigrand, Count of Hesbania
   * Auda, Aldana, or Alane, married Thierry IV, Count of Autun and Toulouse
   * Pippin the Younger

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Concubine of Charles Martel. Also knows as Duchess of Austrasia

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Alt birth date 687

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[http://globalgenealogy.com/globalgazette/gazxs/gazxs46.htm CHARLEMAGNE THE PIOUS AND PROLIFIC PROGENITOR By: Xenia Stanford Biography & Archived Articles Article Published December 23, 1999

Although a Christian should take only one wife even then, Charlemagne had four. He may have been married to only one at a time. However, he also kept five known mistresses throughout his marriages. Charles the Great sired at least eighteen children, only eight of whom were legitimate. He refused to let his daughters marry so he would not lose them but he allowed them numerous affairs out of which came several illegitimate children. In spite of this, he was a deeply devout man.

He was well versed in the scriptures and quoted chapter and verse to those who erred in their ways. He supported the Church through organization and funding but he was also very demanding of its behaviour. Many of his capitularies deal with how the clergy should act and how they should improve their morals. He expected much more of them than of himself. He expected celibacy at a time when even Popes were known for their debauchery. Nuns particularly were victims of his scathing attacks on their whoring.

He also demanded that the Church not tolerate image worship and superstition even though most of the religious hierarchy disagreed with him. He also blasted the clergy in one of his capitularies in 811 for the earthly possessiveness and cheating of their parishioners. He introduced tithing (one tenth of income) to counteract the Church's need against the Church's greed. Charlemagne himself left one-third of his estates to the Church.

Known to be ruthless in his evangelical efforts to bring Christianity to all (even to the beheading of those who refused to be baptized), he was honest and caring in his dealings with his earthly empire and strove to improve the preparation of himself and his subjects for the world beyond life. Years after his death, the Church ignored his worldly indiscretions and beatified him for his contributions.

CHARLEMAGNE - GREAT BOON TO GENEALOGISTS To this great man we also owe much in terms of genealogical records for he required the church to document baptisms, marriages and wills. Always one for standardization, he insisted the priests record these events diligently and consistently. This was at least the beginning of parish records. Though none have been found dating from this period, Charlemagne reinforced the importance of maintaining documentary evidence, which no doubt contributed to the earliest registers to be uncovered.

The oldest register found so far, which covers the cities of Givry in Saône and Loire (Saône-et-Loire) for the years1334 to 1357, was after the influence of the next great reformer King Louis IX, canonized as Saint Louis. However, Saint Louis definitely drew upon the practices established by his predecessor.

Charlemagne's own secretary Einhard kept a diary or record of the great man's life. Though often it seems exaggerated, it remains a way to understand history as it unfolded. Charlemagne was also the subject of much literature during his time and later, such as the poems of Theobold. In 814 he died at Aachen from pleurisy in the forty-seventh year of his reign with his son Louis already crowned as his successor. He was seventy-two years old but his legacy to history still lives on.

CHARLEMAGNE - ANCESTRY According to some the greatest of all rulers of Francia may not have been French at all. Charlemagne was believed to be mainly German as he was reputed to be blond and spoke German as his primary tongue. The difficulty is, even knowing as much as we know about Charlemagne, we know little about his ancestry and truly what mix of blood ran through his ancestors' veins.

Were the Merovingians French just because they arose from the Frankish people and the Carolingian rulers German? The Franks themselves were Germanic in origin and replaced the Celts who were the first known inhabitants of what is now France. Although the nations of France and Germany became dreaded enemies, I don't think we can separate them so categorically during or before the time of Charlemagne.

As explained in the past issues, Charlemagne arose from the line of chief administrators known as Mayors of the Palace who served under and later over the Merovingian kings. However, despite the hard efforts of genealogists the Carolingian lineage named for Charlemagne can only be truly documented as far back as his 3rd great grandfather. We know his grandfather Pepin d'Herstal or Pepin I (Pippin I to some historians) was the grandson of Pepin the Elder but the generation before and the generation between are unnamed in the histories found to date.

As we can see people, such as the rulers above, were distinguished by "nicknames". No one had surnames at the time and later historians named the dynastic lines after a significant ruler but naming people after some physical attribute, profession or characteristic was certainly prominent then. What is also significant is that many women's names were recorded as well. Thus we know that Pepin d'Herstal was married to a woman named Itta.

Pepin and Itta had three known children. One, a girl named Gertrude, became an abbess and was not known to have any offspring but the other two had descendants. Although the other daughter, Begga, was to produce the most significant heirs, initially the couple's only known son, Grimoald, gained his father's position and title of Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia after Pepin I's death about 639 or 640 AD.

Thus so far we have the following lineage: (See website for diagram)

Grimoald had a daughter Wulfetrude who became a well-known abbess. Although the actual paternity of another child called Childebert has been questioned, Grimoald claimed him as son and named him in 656 AD as the successor to King Sigebert of Neustria over Sigebert's son and heir Dagobert. Dagobert was exiled to Ireland but his supporters were so angered by the coup they captured and killed Grimoald soon after.

Childebert died in 662 but already the kingdom had been thrown into turmoil with the wars between Neustria and Austrasia and between the Merovingian heirs and the descendants of the powerful mayors. Although Grimoald had a grandson Childebrand whose parents' names are unknown, it was his nephew, son of sister Begga who regained the mayoral supremacy and the rule.

Begga married Ansegisel and produced a son, Pepin or Pippin named for her father. This Pepin (now called Pepin II) had children by at least two women. One of these women was his wife Plectrude and the other his mistress Alpaida.

He married Plectrude around 670 for her inheritance of substantial estates in the Moselle region. They produced at least two children and through them at least two significant grandchildren. These legitimate children and grandchildren claimed themselves to be Pepin's true successors and with the help of his widow Plectrude tried to maintain the position of Mayor of the Palace after their progenitor's death on December 16, 714.

The position of Mayor of the Palace had over the years become one of great significance and with the work of Pepin the Elder and his grandson Pepin d'Herstal it had become as important if not greater than the role of the king. Under Grimoald the land holdings and influence of the Mayor had increased. Pepin II was not satisfied with ruling only Austrasia, thus in 690 he also took over as Mayor of the Palace for Neustrian King Theuderic. Although the king still sat on the throne, the role and title of Mayor as well as Pepin's fortunes in land were inheritances to be coveted.

However, the son of Pepin II and his mistress Alpaida gained favour among the Austrasians and despite the efforts of Plectrude to silence her rival's child by imprisoning him, he became the one Mayor of the Palace and true ruler of Francia. This illegitimate son of Pepin II was Charles Martellus (the Hammer) or Charles Martel whose deeds have been explained in previous issues.

His descent from Begga is as follows: (see website for diagram)

Like his father, Charles had rival children from two unions, that of his wives: Rotrude and Swanachild. Charles had deposed both kings by 739 and began rule under the title of Princeps or Prince. In 740 he placed his two sons from his first marriage, Pepin III (aka Pepin Le Bref or the Short) and Carloman as the Mayors of the Palaces of Neustria and Austrasia respectively.

Grifo, the son of Charles and second wife Swanachild, was appointed ruler of Thuringia about the same time. However, after Charles death in 741, Grifo's half-brothers banished Swanachild to a convent and imprisoned Grifo.

In 746 Carloman, apparently the more militarily successful of the brothers, resigned as Mayor of Austrasia and went to Rome for monastic training. He placed the Mayoralty into the hands of his young son, Drogo, and asked the boy's uncle Pepin Le Bref to watch over him and the administration of Austrasia. Instead Pepin took over complete control about a year later and in 751 convinced the Pope to make him King of all Franks and his wife Bertrada the Queen. Drogo who continued to protest was thrown into prison by his uncle in 753.

Pepin Le Bref or Pepin the Short had two sons by Bertrada. Charles, the eldest, was born in 748 prior to his parent's marriage. In order to legitimize his son and ensure his succession rather than Drogo's, Pepin married Bertrada in 749. In 751 their second son Carloman (II to distinguish him from his uncle) was born.

After Pepin's death in 768 AD, his two sons split the kingdom once again. The older son Charles was given Austrasia and other lands. Carloman was given various regions but Neustria was not listed by name since it appears to have been divided between the two rather than given in totality to Carloman. This division did not last long as Carloman died on December 4, 771.

Thus the descent from Charles Martel is as follows: (see website for diagram)

It may be amazing to learn the deaths of these rulers were recorded accurately giving date and place of death and age at death. Fredegar, the historian, used church records from Saint-Denis to find the exact death dates of Pepin II and III as well as Carloman II.

No longer did historians have to live during the time for accurate information nor did they need to rely solely on word of mouth, legends or the writings of others. However, as stated under Charlemagne - Great Boon to Genealogists, we have seen that the records of the Church and of administration were soon to increase even more in frequency and accuracy due to the work of Carloman II's brother Charles, whom we know better as Charlemagne.

CHARLEMAGNE - DESCENDANCY Although Charlemagne's son and successor Louis I succeeded in keeping the kingdom together during his lifetime, after he died the empire was divided into three among his sons. The youngest, Charles "the Bald" became Emperor of France, another son, Louis "the German", was crowned King of Germany and Austria and the third, Lothaire, ruled Belgium. From these three Kings came the nations above that continue to exist today though the borders changed over the years.

From their descendants and those of the other many children of Charlemagne come countless numbers who are the progeny of this great man. These may be patriots of any of those three original nations but many can be found elsewhere in the world.

One of the lines for many North Americans descends through Catherine Baillon, a "fille de roi" who came to New France and married Pierre Miville. Baillon's descent from King Philippe II Auguste of France (a descendant of Charlemagne and wife Hildegard) has been carefully researched. The work has primarily been conducted by four genealogists who are all well-known for their past accurate and well-documented works. They are René Jetté, John P. DuLong, Roland-Yves Gagné, and Gail F. Moreau who have a website dedicated to the Baillon genealogy at http://www.habitant.org/baillon.

This foursome has obtained extensive and expensive documentation from original sources. So far they have written two articles, one in French and one in English, and are currently working on a book to share their findings with us. Although I have not read either article, I know all four through their prior works, contributions to lists and email correspondence. Therefore, I have no hesitation in recommending you read either of the two articles cited below:

René Jetté, John P. DuLong, Roland-Yves Gagné, and Gail F. Moreau. "De Catherine Baillon à Charlemagne." Mémoires de la Société généalogique canadienne-française 48 (Autumn), 1997: 190-216 (in French).

René Jetté, John P. DuLong, Roland-Yves Gagné, and Gail F. Moreau. "From Catherine Baillon to Charlemagne." _American-Canadian Genealogist_ 25:4 (Fall 1999): 170-200 (in English).

The latter may be obtained at $3.00 US plus $1.50 US for postage and handling (shipping on additional copies ordered at the same time is $.90 each) from the following address:

American-Canadian Genealogical Society Treasurer P. O. Box 6478 Manchester, NH 03108-6478]

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About Rotrude de Trèves Her ancestry is speculative and has been much debated. Various reconstructions make her the daughter of (1) Saint Leutwinus, Bishop of Trèves, (2) Rupert I, Count of Wormsgau, (3) Roger, Duke of Le Mans, (4) Robert de Bourgogne, and (5) Lambert, Count d' Hesbaye. Rotrude of Treves (variously spelled Chrotrude, Chrotrud, Rotrude, Chotrude, Chrotude, Chrotrudis), also known as Rotrou of Treves, was born in 690 in Austrasia; died 724, daughter of St. Leutwinus, Bishop of Treves, Bishop of Trier, and the daughter of Chrodobertus II. She married Charles Martel, son of Pepin of Heristal.

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About Rotrude de Trèves Rotrude of Treves (variously spelled Chrotrude, Chrotrud, Rotrude, Chotrude, Chrotude, Chrotrudis), also known as Rotrou of Treves, was born in 690 in Austrasia; died 724, daughter of St. Leutwinus, Bishop of Treves, Bishop of Trier, and the daughter of Chrodobertus II. She married Charles Martel, son of Pepin of Heristal. -------------------- Leo: Caroli Magni Progenies, Neustadt an der Aisch, 1977 , Rösch, Siegfried, Reference: 53.

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Rotrude's Timeline

680
680
France
686
686
Spoleto,Perugia,Umbria,Italy
690
690
713
713
Age 23
France
713
Age 23
Moselle, Austrasia
714
714
Age 24
Jupille-sur-Meuse (Liège), Wallonia, Belgium

Jupille, close to the city of Liege, in what is today Belgium.

715
715
Age 25
Heristal (Present Herstal or Hesta), Hesbaye (Present Province de Liege), Frankish Empire (within present Belgium)
716
716
Age 26
Austrasia, France
716
Age 26
Austrasia (Germany)
725
725
Age 35
Neustria (Present Normandy), Frankish Empire (Present France)