Hedwig of Bavaria
|Died||19 April 843|
|Noble family||Elder House of Welf|
She was possibly born at Altdorf in the Frankish lands of Alamannia (present-day Germany). According to Bishop Thegan of Trier, she was a member of the Saxon high nobility, the daughter of Count Isambart. She had a sister, Adalung des Franken; half-brother, Hunfrid I de Recia e de Istria; and a brother, Guelph, Count of Andechs.
Marriage and issue
Hedwig married Count Welf I and together they had the following children:
- Judith of Bavaria (c. 797–843); married Louis the Pious, who was King of the Franks and co-emperor of the Holy Roman Empire with his father, Charlemagne
- Conrad I, Count of Auxerre c. 800–864; ancestor of the Welf kings of Burgundy
- Rudolph, Count of Ponthieu (c. 802–866)
- Hemma (c. 803–876); married Louis the German, King of East Francia and son of Louis the Pious
- Mathilda d'Andech von Altdorf
Hedwig died on 19 April 843 in Bavaria, Frankish Empire and was buried in Bavaria-Landshut.
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