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Gerberga of Saxony
Birth: 913
Death: May 5, 969

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. (bio by: Lutetia) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Heinrich I
  Mathilde von Ringelheim
 
 Spouses:
   King Louis IV (920 - 954)
  Gilbert Of Lorraine*
 
 Children:
  Mathilde de France*
  Charles Of Lower Lorraine*
  Alberade de Roucy (930 - 973)*
 
 Siblings:
  Heinrich I von Bayern*
   Otto I The Great (912 - 973)*
   Gerberga of Saxony (913 - 969)
   Brun (925 - 965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Remi Basilica
Reims
Departement de la Marne
Champagne-Ardenne, France
 
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Originally Created by: Mike Reed
Record added: Mar 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6240885
Gerberga of Saxony
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Gerberga of Saxony
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Gerberga of Saxony
Added by: Mike Reed
 
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Gerberga, rest in peace. Your 32nd great granddaughter.
- KD Herring
 Added: Oct. 17, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Sep. 10, 2014
Cofio a chariad gan eich wyres mawr.
- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: May. 19, 2014
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