Irmina of Oeren

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Nuns convent St. Irminen in Trier close to the right bank of the river Mosel (see map)

Irmina of Oeren or Irmina of Trier (died 704/710) was the wife of Hugobert, seneschal and Count palatine, a leading person of the Hugobertine noble family. While during the High Middle Ages she was believed to be a daughter of King Dagobert II, her parents are actually unknown. Today it is assumed that she came from a powerful Austrasian noble family, strongly connected to the Carolingian dynasty.

Irmina and Hugobert had several children, including:

Echternach Abbey in the valley of the river Sauer

After Hugobert's dead the now widowed Irmina founded with support from the bishop of Trier the Abbey of Echternach by donating (c. 697/698) lands to Willibrord. She also committed herself to a religious life for the remaining years and became second abbess of St. Mary's convent in Oeren (today a part of Trier) which was later renamed after her: St. Irmina (or St. Irminen). Irmina died at an uncertain date between 704 and 710.

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