FEMALE Ermengarde

First wife of Louis the Pious.

["Supradictus vero Hludowicus postquam ad aetatem perbenit, desponavit sibi filiam nobilissimi ducis Ingoramni, qui erat filius fratris Hruotgangi, sancti pontificis. Supradicta vero virgo Irmingardis vocabatur, quam cum consilio et consensu patris reginam constituit, atque ex ea tres filios habuit adhuc vivente patre, quorum unus vocabatur Hlutharius, alter Pippinus, tertius aequivocus eius Hludowicus." Thegan, Vita Hludowici, c. 4, MGH SS 2: 591; "... Hermingardam futuram reginam, claris ortam natalibus, utpote filiam Ingramni comitis, sibi sociavit." Vita Hludowici, c. 8, MGH SS 2: 611]

Date of birth: Unknown.
Place of birth:
Unknown.

Date of death: 3 October 818.
Place of death: Unknown.
["Irmingardis regina, coniunx eius, quam proficiscens ibi aegrotantem dimiserat, duobus diebus postquam ipse ad eam venit, morbo invalescente V. Non. Octobr. decessit." ARF, s.a. 818 (p. 149)]

Father: Ingram, dux.

Mother: Unknown.

Spouse: m. say 794, Louis/Ludwig I "the Pious", d. 28 June 840, Emperor.
The date of marriage is estimated from their son Lothair's approximate date of birth [see Werner (1967), 444].

Children:
See the page of Louis/Ludwig I for details.

MALE Lothair I, b. ca. 795, d. 28 or 29 September 855; king of Bavaria, 814; joint emperor, 817; ruled in Italy, 822-5, 829-840; Emperor, 833-4, 840-855;
m. October 821,
Ermengarde, daughter of Hugues, count of Tours.

MALE Pepin/Pippin I, b. say 797, d. 13 December 838; king of Aquitaine, 814-838;
m. 822, Ringart (Hringard), daughter of Teudbert, count of Madrie.

FEMALE Rotrude.

FEMALE Hildegarde.

MALE Ludwig II "der Deutsche", d. Frankfurt, 28 August 876; king of Bavaria, 817; king of the Eastern Franks, 833-7, 840×3-876;
m. 827, Hemma,
daughter of count Welf, and sister of his stepmother Judith.



Bibliography

ARF = Georg Pertz & Friedrich Kurze, Annales Regni Francorum (Annals of the kingdom of the Franks), (MGH SRG 6, Hannover, 1895), a collective name commonly given to two closely related sets of annals, Annales Laurissenses Maiores and the so-called Einhardi Annales (Annals of Einhard), in parallel on alternate pages until the coronation of Charlemagne in 800 (s.a. 801).

MGH SS = Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores series.

Werner (1967) = Karl Ferdinand Werner, "Die Nachkommen Karls des Großen bis um das Jahr 1000 (1.-8. Generation)", Karl der Große 4 (1967): 403-483.


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 16 August 2012.

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