Liutgard of Saxony

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Liutgard of Saxony
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Queen consort of Lotharingia
Tenure 876-882
Queen consort of East Francia
Queen consort of Saxony
Tenure 879-882
Queen consort of Bavaria
Tenure 880-882
Spouse Louis the Younger
Burchard I, Duke of Swabia
Issue Louis
Hildegard
Burchard II, Duke of Swabia
Udalrich von Schwaben
Dietpirch of Swabia
House House of Brunonen (by birth)
Carolingian dynasty (by marriage)
Hunfridings (by marriage)
Father Liudolf, Duke of Saxony
Mother Oda Billung
Born c. 845
Died 17 November 885 (aged 39–40)

Liutgard of Saxony (c. 845–17 November 885) was the wife and Queen of Louis the Younger, the Frankish King of Saxony and East Francia.

Biography[edit]

She was born between 840 and 850, the daughter of Liudolf, Duke of the Eastern Saxons (b. 805–820, d. 12 March 866), and of Oda Billung (b. 805–806, d. 17 May 913).

She married Louis the Younger - who had already been betrothed to a daughter of Count Adalhard - on 29 November 874 at Aschaffenburg. They had two children:

  • Louis (877–879)
  • Hildegard (c. 879–after 899), who became a nun in Chiemsee, Bavaria.

After her husband's death, she married in 882 Burchard I, Duke of Swabia (b. between 855 and 860 – d. 5 November 911). They had three children:

Liutgard was especially noted for her strong will and political ambition.

German royalty
Preceded by
Adelaide of Paris
Queen consort of Lotharingia
876–882
Succeeded by
Richardis
Preceded by
Emma of Altdorf
Queen consort of East Francia (Germany)
Queen consort of Saxony

879–882
Queen consort of Bavaria
880–882

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