Welf (father of Judith)
Welf (or Hwelf) I of Altdorf (died 825) was master of several counties in the southern Rhineland & Bavaria. His family became politically powerful when Louis the Pious chose his oldest daughter as his 2nd wife. Though Welf himself never became publicly prominent, his family became interwoven with the Carolingian dynasty.
Marriage and issue
- Judith, Roman Empress and Frankish Queen, died 843;
- Rudolph, died 866;
- Conrad, Count of Paris, ancestor of the Welf kings of Burgundy;
- Hemma, Frankish Queen, married to Louis the German, son of Louis the Pious, died 876.
Pierre Riche, The Carolingians, A family who Forged Europe (translated by Michael Idomir Allen; University of Philadelphia Press, 1993), pp. 52, 149, T5
- Cawley, Charles, Medieval Lands Project on Welf, the Margrave of Swabia, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed]