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Adelheid I
Birth: May, 977
Death: Jan. 14, 1043

German Nobility. The daughter of Emperor Otto II of the Holy Roman Empire and Empress Theophano, she was given to the monastery of Gandersheim Abbey in Lower Saxony until she was 6 years old. She was then brought to the monastery in Quedlinburg, Saxony-Anhalt, where her aunt Mathilde was the Abbess. Duke Heinrich II "The Quarrelsome" kidnapped her because she would have succeeded her brother Otto III if something would have happened to him, and she was brought to the castle of one of his allies. However, troops that were loyal to the Emperor besieged the castle and rescued her. Deciding to become a nun after her ordeal, on September 28, 999 she succeeded her aunt as Abbess of Quedlinburg. In 1014 she also became Abbess of the monasteries Gernrode, Frohse and Verden in Saxony, and in 1039 succeeded her younger sister Sophie as Abbess of Gandersheim. (bio by: Lutetia) 
 
Burial:
Stiftskirche Saint Servatius
Quedlinburg
Harzer Landkreis
Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Plot: Crypt
 
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Originally Created by: Lutetia
Record added: Oct 19, 2004
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