Saint Deuteria (Doda), Abbess of Saint Pierre de Reims

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Deuteria / Doda, abbesse de Saint Pierre de Reims

Nicknames: "Deuteria", "Doda", "Dode", "Chlodereia", "Saint Deuteria (Doda)", "Abbess of Saint Pierre de Reims"
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Birthplace: Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: Died in Rheims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Chlodéric "the Parricide", King of the Franks at Cologne and ... of the Bavarians
Wife of Duke Ferreolus de Rodez
Mother of Férreole de Narbonne; Lucilla Ferreola; Agilulf, bishop of Metz; Modericus, Bishop; Deotarius, Bishop of Arisitum and 2 others
Half sister of Chlodomir II, King of the Franks and Mundéric, lord of Vitry-en-Perthois

Occupation: Abbess of Saint Pierre de Reims & Saint Francesa, commemorated 24 April, , Religieuse de St. Pierre, Religious work in Saint Piere de Reims, Religieuse à Saint Pierre de Reims
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About Deuteria / Doda, abbesse de Saint Pierre de Reims

Deuteria (or Dode), called Chlodoreia (daughter of Chloderieus) in some older genealogies.

From the English Wikipedia page on Dode, Abbess of St-Pierre de Reims: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dode,_Abbess_of_Saint_Pierre_de_Reims

Saint Dode (born before 509) was an Abbess of Saint Pierre de Reims and a French Saint whose Feast Day is April 24. She was the daughter of Chloderic, King of the Franks, and the sister of Munderic.

She married ca. 531 Ferreolus of Rodez, a Senator in Narbonne, who lived at Rodez and was also a Senator there.

Sources and citations

  • Christian Settipani, Les Ancêtres de Charlemagne (France: Éditions Christian, 1989).
  • Christian Settipani, Continuite Gentilice et Continuite Familiale Dans Les Familles Senatoriales Romaines A L'epoque Imperiale, Mythe et Realite, Addenda I - III (juillet 2000- octobre 2002) (n.p.: Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2002).

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Ben M. Angel notes: this ancestor is said in her English Wikipedia page to have been the Abbess of St-Pierre convent in Rheims and daughter of King Chloderic of the Franks, but abbess and princess are said in the profile for Ferreolus of Rodez to have been different wives.

From the English Wikipedia page for Ferreolus of Rodez: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferreolus_of_Rodez

Ferreolus married firstly ca 531 to a Princess of the Salian Franks, born before 511, daughter of Chlodwig I, without issue, he later married secondly Saint Dode, born before 509, daughter of King Chloderic of the Ripuarian Franks.

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Ben M. Angel notes further: Ferreolus is said to have had children (issue) with St. Dode, but this would appear to have been rather difficult, given her description in the following passages:

From the French Wikipedia page on Dode de Reims: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dode_de_Reims

Sainte Dode, en latin sainte Doda, est une vierge et une sainte vivant à Reims au VIe siècle, elle est la seconde abbesse de Saint-Pierre-les-Dames à Reims.

Flodoard, dans son Historia eccclesiæ Remensis la donne comme nièce de Baldéric, prêtre, et de sainte Beuve, tous deux fondateurs de l'abbaye Saint-Pierre-les-Dames de Reims et enfants d'un roi Sigebert. Ce roi, identifié par Flodoard à Sigebert Ier (535 † 575), roi d'Austrasie, serait en fait plutôt Sigebert le Boiteux, roi de Cologne. Chronologiquement, il parait difficile de faire de Doda une fille de Chlodéric. Elle serait plutôt fille d'une fille de Sigebert le Boiteux née tardivement[1],[2].

Doda est élevé par sa tante sainte Beuve. Plus tard, elle est promise en mariage à un seigneur de la cour de Sigebert[3], mais Doda refuse le mariage. Le seigneur tente de l'enlever, mais meurt des suites d'une chute de cheval survenue au cours de la tentative et Dode se réfugie dans l'abbaye de sa tante. Elle lui succède comme abbesse. À la fin de sa vie, elle obtient d'un prince Pépin, probablement le maire du palais Pépin de Landen, un acte destiné à protéger sa communauté[4].

Notes et références

1.↑ Settipani 2000, p. 219. 2.↑ Sur l'identification du roi Sigebert, voir l'article Beuve de Reims. 3.↑ Ce roi Sigebert est forcément différent de son grand-père. À cette époque, il est rare qu'un roi vive suffisamment longtemps pour voir une petite-fille atteindre l'âge de se marier. Cet autre roi Sigebert est probablement Sigebert Ier, roi d'Austrasie de 561 à 575. Cela place la date de naissance de Doda au plus tôt en 545, sachant que sa mère, si elle est fille de Sigebert le Boiteux est née au plus tard en 507. Ça reste chronologiquement possible. 4.↑ Vies des Saints 1946, p. 615-6.

Bibliographie

Vie des Saints et des Bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier, vol. 4 (Avril), Librairie Letouzey et Ané, 1946 .

Christian Settipani, « L'apport de l'onomastique dans l'étude des généalogies carolingiennes », dans Onomastique et Parenté dans l'Occident médiéval, Prosopographica et genealogica, Oxford, 2000, 310 p. (ISBN 1-900934-01-9), p. 185-229 .

In English:

St. Dode (in Latin sainte Doda) is a virgin (note: not a mother) who lived in Rheims in the 6th century as the second Abbess of St-Pierre-les-Dames convent in Rheims.

Flodoard, in his Historia ecclesiae Remensis, says that she is a niece of the priest Balderic and St. Beuve. Both are founders of the St-Pierre-les-Dames abbey in Rheims and children of King Sigebert. This king, idenfied by Flodoard as Sigebert I (535-575), King of Austrasia, would in fact be Sigebert the Lame, King of Cologne. Chronologically, it seems difficult to make her the daughter of Chloderic. She would be more likely the daughter of a daughter of the late Sigebert the Lame.

Doda was raised by her aunt, St. Beuve. Later, she was betrothed to a nobleman under King Sigebert, but Doda rejected the marriage. The noble tried to take her by force, but died after a riding accident took place during his attempt, and Dode took refuge in the abbey of her aunt. She later succeeded as Abbess. At the end of her life, she convinces a Prince Pepin (likely Mayor of the Palace Pepin de Landen, our ancestor) to pass an act intended to protect the convent.

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According to the Dictionary of Saintly Women: http://www.archive.org/stream/saintlywomen01dunbuoft#page/n245/mode/2up/search/Doda

St. Doda, April 24, V. Abbess. Niece of St. Bova, and brought up by her in the convent of St. Peter at Rheims.

She was promised by her parents in marriage to a young nobleman of Austrasia, who, hearing that she wished to become a nun, resolved to carry her off by force from the convent, but when he attempted to touch her, his arm and hand withered, and he was restored to health by the prayers of Doda on repenting of his contemplated sacrilege.

Baillet says that before he arrived at Rheims, as he was riding from Metz with the intention of carrying off the holy nun, he was thrown from his horse and so seriously injured that he died soon afterwards. AA.SS. Baillet. Butler.

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Saint Deuteria (Doda), Abbess of Saint Pierre de Reims's Timeline

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Cologne, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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