Hildegard (none)

Birth
France
Death 783 (aged less–than 1 year)
France
Burial Metz, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Memorial ID 205998659 · View Source
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Hildegard was born in early Medieval Francia, an area roughly corresponding with modern-day France.

She was the daughter of Charlemagne, who became Holy Roman Emperor, and his wife, Queen Hildegard of the Vinzgau. Queen Hildegard died within a few days of the birth, while the infant lived for 40 days.

At the time of her death, Charles commanded the following epitaph:
"Hildegard, bitter death took you away untimely
As the cold north wind snatches away the buds of the cypresses in spring,
you did not live for even a year.
You never had a first birthday.
Little girl, little maiden, you left behind grief that was not little
You pierce as with a spear the royal heart of your father,
And bearing your mother's name, you renew the sorrow of her death
After you scarcely lived 40 days."


Gravesite Details This abbey was destroyed by the Normans in the 9th century when they plundered Metz. It was later re-built, though the grave is no longer there.

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  • Created by: Linda Wilson
  • Added: 5 Jan 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 205998659
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hildegard (none) (783–783), Find a Grave Memorial no. 205998659, citing Saint Arnoul Royal Abbey, Metz, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Linda Wilson (contributor 47594266) .