Frederuna

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Frederuna von Sachsen
Queen consort of France
Tenure907–917
Born887
Goslar, Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Died917
Lorraine
SpouseKing Charles III of France
IssueGisela
Frederuna
Adelais
Rotrude
Hildegarde
Ermentrude
FatherDeitrich Theodoric von Ringelheim
MotherGisela of Lotharingia

Frederuna (or Frederonne) (French: Frédérune or Frérone) (887–917) was born in Goslar, Hanover to Dietrich Thodrich von Ringelheil, Duke of Saxony and his wife Gisela of Lotharingia. She was the sister of Beuve II, the Bishop of Châlons-sur-Marne,[1] and the first wife of King Charles III of France,[2] whom she married in 907.[3] She bore Charles six daughters: Ermentrude, Gisela, Frederuna, Adelais, Rotrude, and Hildegarde.[4] Frederuna died in 917 [5] and she was succeeded as queen consort by Eadgifu of England, a daughter of Edward the Elder in 919.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palgrave, Sir Francis; Palgrave, Sir Robert Harry Inglis; Barker, Geoffrey Palgrave (1921). The collected historical works of Sir Francis Palgrave, K.H. University press.
  2. ^ Riché, Pierre (1993). The Carolingians. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 369. ISBN 978-0-8122-1342-3.
  3. ^ Bradbury, J. (2007). The Capetians: Kings of France 987-1328. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-8264-2491-4.
  4. ^ David Charles Douglas. Time and the hour: some collected papers of David C. Douglas. Eyre Methuen, 1977. p 138-139
  5. ^ Bernard S. Bachrach & Steven Fanning. The Annals of Flodoard of Reims, 919-966. Volume 9 of Readings in medieval civilizations and cultures. University of Toronto Press, 2004. Chapter 2 (The events in Flodoard's Annals).
  6. ^ Richard Huscroft. Making England, 796-1042. Routledge, 2018. Chapter 2: Ruling the kingdoms 796-899.

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Preceded by
Théodrate of Troyes
Queen consort of Western Francia
907–917
Succeeded by
Eadgifu of England