Cunigunde of Swabia

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Cunigunde of Swabia
Queen consort of the Franks
German queen
Tenure 913–918
Predecessor Ota
Successor Matilda of Ringelheim
Born c. 882
Died 7 February after 918
Burial Lorsch Abbey
Spouse Luitpold, Margrave of Bavaria
Conrad I of Germany
Issue Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria
Berthold, Duke of Bavaria
House Ahalolfings
Father Berthold I (Erchanger), Count Palatine of Swabia
Mother Gisela

Cunigunde of Swabia (c. 882 – 7 February after 918), a member of the Ahalolfing noble family, was Margravine of Bavaria until 907 by her first marriage with Margrave Luitpold and German queen (Queen of the Franks) from 913 to 918 by her second marriage with King Conrad I, the first and sole ruler of the Conradine dynasty. Very little is known of her.

Life[edit]

Cunigunde was the daughter of Berthold I, Count Palatine of Swabia, and his wife Gisela. Her maternal grandparents were Louis the German and Hemma.

Her brother was Erchanger, Duke of Swabia. She married first Luitpold, Margrave of Bavaria. Her sons by him were Arnulf the Bad, Duke of Bavaria, and Berthold, Duke of Bavaria. Luitpold died in 907.

Cunigunde then married in 913 Conrad, King of the East Franks. They had two children, both born 913: Herman, who died young, and Cunigunda, who married Werner of Worms, and who was possibly the mother of Conrad the Red, the founder of the Salian dynasty.[1]

Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Conrad's mother has also been postulated as a daughter of Henry the Fowler
Cunigunde of Swabia
Born: c. 882 Died: 7 February after918
Preceded by
Ota
Margravine of Bavaria
–907
Succeeded by
Judith of Friuli
German Queen
(Queen of East Francia)

913–918
Succeeded by
Matilda of Ringelheim