Liutgard of Saxony (died 885)
|Liutgard of Saxony|
|Queen of the Franks|
Liutgard in the pedigree of the Ottonian dynasty, Chronica sancti Pantaleonis, Cologne, 12th century
|Queen consort of the Franks |
East Frankish queen
|Queen consort of Lotharingia|
|Predecessor||Adelaide of Paris|
|Queen consort of Bavaria|
|Died||17 November 885 (aged 39–40)|
Louis the Younger |
Burchard I, Duke of Swabia
Burchard II, Duke of Swabia
House of Brunonen (by birth) |
Carolingian dynasty (by first marriage)
Hunfridings (by second marriage)
|Father||Liudolf, Duke of Saxony|
Liutgard was especially noted for her strong will and political ambition, a reliable supporter of her husband. She is seen as a driving force behind King Louis' struggle with the West Frankish king Charles the Bald around the possession of Lotharingia, culminating in the 876 Battle of Andernach and ending in the final acquisition of the Lotharingian realm by the 880 Treaty of Ribemont.
Marriages and issue
- Louis (877–879), reportedly died after a fall from a window of the Imperial palace in Frankfurt
- Hildegard (c. 879 – after 899), became a nun in Frauenchiemsee Abbey, Bavaria.
- Burchard II (883/84–926), Duke of Swabia from 917
- Udalrich (884/85–885)
- Dietpirch of Swabia (also known as Theoberga), married the Swabian count Hupald of Dillingen (d. 909), mother of Bishop Ulrich of Augsburg.
- Widukind of Corvey 2014, p. 27.
- Widukind of Corvey (2014). Deeds of the Saxons. Translated by Bachrach, Bernard S.; Bachrach, David S. Catholic University of America Press.
Adelaide of Paris
| Queen consort of Lotharingia
Emma of Altdorf
| Queen consort of East Francia|
| Queen consort of Bavaria|