Hedwig of Nordgau

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Hedwig of Nordgau (c. 922 – after 993) was the wife of Siegfried of Luxembourg, first count of Luxembourg and founder of the country. They were married c. 950.[1] She was of Saxon origin but her parentage is not known for sure. Some sources claim that she was connected to the family of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor.[2] Described as "saintly" herself, Hedwig of Nordgau was the mother of Saint Cunigunde of Luxembourg, the seventh of eleven children from her marriage to Siegfried.[3]

Children[edit]

Hedwig of Nordgau's children included:

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Hedwig of Nordgau on Peerage.com; Stuart (1995) p. 156
  2. ^ Fuchs (2006) p. 119
  3. ^ Butler et al. (1956) p. 470; Holböck (2002) p. 134

Sources[edit]

  • Butler, Alban; Thurston, Herbert; and Attwater, Donald (1956). Butler's Lives of the Saints, Volume 1, 2nd Edition. P. J. Kenedy and Sons.
  • Fuchs, Rüdiger (2006). Die Inschriften der Stadt Trier I (bis 1500). Reichert. ISBN 3-89500-555-X (in German)
  • Holböck, Ferdinand (2002). Married Saints and Blesseds: Through the Centuries. Ignatius Press, p. 134. ISBN 0-89870-843-5