Luitgard

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For the saint with this name, see Lutgardis. For the Danish queen consort, see Luitgard of Stade.

Luitgard (died June 4, 800) was the fourth and last wife of Charlemagne.[1]

Luitgard was the daughter of an Alamannian count. She married Charlemagne in 794 and died of unknown causes on June 4, 800. She and Charlemagne had no children.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As described by historians such as Pierre Riché (The Carolingians, p.86.), Lewis Thorpe (Two Lives of Charlemagne, p.216) and others. Other historians list Himiltrude, described by Einhard as a concubine, as Charlemagne's first wife, and reorder his subsequent wives; accordingly Luitgard is sometimes numbered as his first wife. See Dieter Hägemann (Karl der Große. Herrscher des Abendlands, Ullstein 2003, p. 82f.), Collins (Charlemagne, p. 40.).
Preceded by
Fastrada
Queen of the Franks
c. 794–800
Succeeded by
Ermengarde of Hesbaye