MALE Judith

Wife of Louis the Pious.

Date of birth: say 800×5.
Place of birth:
Unknown.
There is no direct evidence for her date of birth, but since she was married in 819, this would be a reasonable estimate.

Date of death: 19 April 843.
Place of death: Tours.
["Eodem anno Iudhit imperatrix, mater Karoli, predata a filio substantia omni Turonis civitate migravit a seculo." Ann. Xant., s.a. 843 (p. 13); "Juditha regina obiit." Ann. Alamannici, s.a. 843, MGH SS 1: 50; "Iudith obiit." Annales Augiensis, MGH SS 1: 68] The date of 19 April appears among some marginal notices in the Martyrology of Wandalber of Prüm ["Hic imperatricis Judith deposicio recurrit." Tellenbach (1957), 337 (828)].

Father: Welf, d. bef. ca. 825, count.

Mother: Heilwig, d. 5 November, after 833.

["Quo peracto imperator inspectis plerisque nobilium filiabus Huelpi comitis filiam nomine Iudith duxit uxorem." ARF, s.a. 819, 150; "Sequentii vero anno accepit filiam Hwelfi ducis sui, qui erat de nobilissima progenie Bawariorum, et nomen virginis Iudith, quae erat ex parte matris, cuius nomen Eigilwi, nobilissimi generis Saxonici eamque reginam constituit." Thegan, Vita Hludowici, c. 26, MGH SS 2: 596; "Tandemque eorum voluntati satisfaciens, et undecumque adductas procerum filias inspitiens, Iudith, filiam Welponis, nobilissimi comitis, in matrimonium iunxit." Vita Hludowici, c. 32, MGH SS 2: 624]

Spouse: Louis I (Ludwig I "der Fromme"), d. 20 June 840, emperor 814-840.

Children:
See the page of Louis I for details.

FEMALE Gisela, b. 819×822, d. after 1 July 874;
m.
Eberhard, d. 865×6, duke of Friuli.

MALE Charles "le Chauve" (Karl "der Kahle"), b. 13 June 823, d. 6 October 877, king of the Western Franks, emperor.
m. (1) 13 December 842, Ermentrude, d. Saint-Denis, 6 October 869,
daughter of Eudes, count of Orleans.
m. (2) 22 January 870, Richilde,
daughter of count Buwin.



Bibliography

ARF = Georg Pertz & Friedrich Kurze, Annales Regni Francorum (Annals of the kingdom of the Franks), MGH SRG 6 (Hannover, 1895).

MGH SS = Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores series.

Tellenbach (1957) = Gerd Tellenbach, "Exkurs über die ältesten Welfen im West- und Ostfrankreich", in Gerd Tellenbach, ed., Studien und Vorarbeiten zur Geschichte des großfränkischen und frühdeutschen Adels (Forschungen zur oberrheinischen Landesgeschichte 4, Freiburg, 1957), 335-340, reprinted in Gerd Tellenbach, Ausgewählte Abhandlungen und Aufsätze, 5 vols. (Stuttgart, 1988), 3: 826-832.


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 16 August 2012.

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