Gerberga of Saxony

Gerberga of Saxony

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Death 5 May 969 (aged 55–56)
Burial Reims, Departement de la Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Memorial ID 6240885 · View Source
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Duchess of Lorraine. Queen of the West Franks. Daughter of King Heinrich I. and Mathilde of Ringelheim, and sister of Emperor Otto I. She is described as well educated and intelligent. She was married to Duke Giselbert of Lotharingia around 929 and had four children. After a lost battle in October 939 against Otto he tried to flee and drowned in the Rhine. A few months later she married King Louis IV. She always stood beside her husband. She organized the defense of the besieged city of Laon against the troops of Hugh "the Great" and freed, with the help of her brother, her husband in 954 from imprisonment. After Louis death in 954 she reigned the kingdom for her young son Lothaire IV. with the support of her sister Hadwig, widow of Hugh "the Great," and her brother Brun, Archbishop of Cologne. She arranged the marriage of her son to Emma d'Italie, her step-niece, that was celebrated in 966.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6240885
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