Ermentrude of Orléans

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Ermentrude of Orléans
Queen of the West Franks
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Statue of Ermentrude in her tomb
Queen of the West Franks
Reign 13 December 842 – 6 October 869
Spouse Charles the Bald
Dynasty Carolingian
Udalriching
Father Odo, Count of Orléans
Mother Engeltrude of Paris
Born (823-09-27)27 September 823
Died 6 October 869(869-10-06) (aged 46)
Burial Saint Denis Basilica, Paris, France

Ermentrude of Orléans (27 September 823 – 6 October 869) was Queen of the Franks by her marriage to Charles the Bald, Holy Roman Emperor and King of West Francia. She was the daughter of Odo, Count of Orléans and his wife Engeltrude.

She and Charles married in 842. Their children were:

Ermentrude had a gift for embroidery and an interest in religious foundations. Her husband gave her the Abbey of Chelles. She separated from her husband after he executed her rebellious brother William in 866, and retreated to life in a nunnery. Ermentrude was buried in the Basilique Saint-Denis, Paris, France.

References[edit]

Dutton, P E, Charlemagne's Mustache Riche, Pierre, The Carolingians

Preceded by
Judith of Bavaria
First following the Treaty of Verdun
Queen of Western Francia
843–869
Succeeded by
Richilde of Provence