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Gerberga of Saxony
Queen consort of France
Tenure 939-954
Spouse Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine
Louis IV of France
Issue
From Gilbert:
Alberade of Lorraine
Henri, Duke of Lorraine
Gerberge of Lorraine
Wiltrude
From Louis IV:
Lothair of France
Mathilde
Hildegarde
Carloman
Louis
Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine
Alberade
Henri
House Ottonian
Father Heinrich I of Germay
Mother Matilda of Ringelheim
Born 913
Died 984

Gerberga of Saxony (c. 913–5 May 984) was a daughter of Henry the Fowler, king of Germany, and Matilda of Ringelheim.

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Marriages

She married first Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine. They had four children:

  • Alberade of Lorraine b. about 929. Married Renaud (originally as Ragenold), a Viking chieftain who became the Count of Roucy [1].
  • Henri, Duke of Lorraine b. about 932
  • Gerberge of Lorraine b. about 935. Married Adalbert I of Vermandois.
  • Wiltrude, b. about 937.

She married secondly Louis IV of France in 939. They were parents to eight children:

Education and later life

Contemporary sources describe her as a highly educated, intelligent and forceful player in the political game of the time.

Louis IV died on 10 September 954. As a widow, Gerberga became a nun and served as the abbess of Notre Dame in Laon. She died in Reims, Champagne.

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Preceded by
Emma of France
Queen of Western Francia
939–954
Succeeded by
Emma of Italy
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