Gertrude of Bavaria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Gertrude of Bavaria
Queen consort of Danmark
Reign 1182–1197
Born 1152/55
Died 1 June 1197
Burial Wå Gårds Harde
Spouse Canute VI of Denmark
House House of Welf
Father Henry the Lion
Mother Clementia of Zähringen

Gertrude of Bavaria and Saxony (1152/55–1197) was a German noble, a duchess of Swabia as the spouse of Frederick IV, Duke of Swabia, and a Danish Queen consort as the spouse of King Canute VI of Denmark.

Born to Henry the Lion of Bavaria and Saxony and Clementia of Zähringen. She was married to Frederick IV, Duke of Swabia, on 1166, and became a widow in 1167. In 1171 she was engaged and in February 1177 married to Prince Canute of Denmark in Lund. The couple lived the first years in Skåne. On 12 May 1182, she became queen. She did not have any children. During her second marriage, she chose to live in chastity and celibacy with her husband. Arnold of Lübeck remarked of their marriage, that her spouse was : "The most chaste one, living thusly his days with his chaste spouse" in eternal chastity.



  • Alf Henrikson: Dansk historia (Danish history) (1989) (Swedish)
  • Sven Rosborn (In Swedish): När hände vad i Nordens historia (When did what happen in the historiy of the Nordic countries) (1997)
  • (in Danish)
Gertrude of Bavaria
Danish royalty
Preceded by
Sofia of Minsk
Queen consort of Denmark
Succeeded by
Dagmar of Bohemia