Emma of France

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Depiction of two kings, Charles the Simple and Emma’s husband, who is enthroned

Emma of France (died November 2, 934) was a French princess by birth and queen by marriage. She was the daughter of Robert I of France and either Aelis of Maine[1] or Béatrice of Vermandois. Her family is known as the Robertians.

In c. 921 she married Duke Rudolph of Burgundy.[2] Her spouse was crowned king of Western Francia on 13 July 923 at Saint-Médard de Soissons, thereby making her queen. Emma was the first Frankish queen who is known to have been crowned: she was crowned in Reims, by the bishop of Reims called Séulf, the same year but a little later than her spouse, a fact mentioned in contemporary chronicles.

It seems Emma bore only one child, a son named Louis.[3][4] There is a possibility that Emma also had a daughter, and she was maybe called Judith.[5]


  1. ^ Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten
  2. ^ France, J., Bulst, N. and Reynolds, P. 1989. Rodulfi Glabri Historiarum Libri Quinque, Rodulfus Glaber Opera (Oxford).
  3. ^ Rodulfo rege… filius eius Ludovicus… ex Emma regina
  4. ^ Abbé E. Bougaud. 1875. Chronique de l'abbaye de Saint-Bénigne de Dijon (Chronicle St-Bénigne de Dijon), str. 126.
  5. ^ RICHARD 890-921, RAOUL 921-936
Preceded by
Béatrice of Vermandois
Queen of Western Francia
Succeeded by
Gerberga of Saxony