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(Abt 0690-Abt 0724)
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Charlemagne, King of France; Emperor Holy Roman Empire


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1. Himiltrude
2. Gerperga
3. Hildegarde of Swabia (Linzgau), Empress Holy Roman Empire

Charlemagne, King of France; Emperor Holy Roman Empire 1565

  • Born: Apr 2, 742, Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia
  • Marriage (1): Himiltrude in 766
  • Marriage (2): Gerperga in 768
  • Marriage (3): Hildegarde of Swabia (Linzgau), Empress Holy Roman Empire in 771
  • Died: Jan 28, 813-814, Aix La Chapelle, Austrasia at age 70

bullet  General Notes:
Marriages and heirs
His first wife was Himiltrude </wiki/Himiltrude>, married in 766. The marriage was never formally annulled. By her he had:
Pippin the Hunchback </wiki/Pippin_the_Hunchback> (767-813)
His second wife was Gerperga </wiki/Gerperga> (often erroneously called Desiderata or Desideria), daughter of Desiderius </wiki/Desiderius>, king of the Lombards </wiki/Lombards>, married in 768, annulled in 771.
His third wife was Hildegard </wiki/Hildegard%2C_wife_of_Charlemagne> (757 or 758-783 or 784), married 771, died 784. By her he had:
Charles the Younger </wiki/Charles_the_Younger%2C_son_of_Charlemagne> (772 or 773-811), King of the Franks </wiki/King_of_the_Franks> administering Neustria
Adelaide (773 or 774-774)
Carloman, renamed Pippin </wiki/Pippin_of_Italy> (773 or 777-810), king of Italy </wiki/King_of_Italy>
Rotrude </wiki/Rotrude> (or Hruodrud) (777-810)
Louis </wiki/Louis_the_Pious> (778-840), twin of Lothair, King of the Franks </wiki/King_of_the_Franks> since 781 </wiki/781>, administering Aquitaine </wiki/Aquitaine> during his father's lifetime, since 814 sole king and emperor </wiki/Holy_Roman_Emperor> Holy Roman Emperor </wiki/Holy_Roman_Emperor>
Lothair (778-779 or 780), twin of Louis
Bertha </w/index.php?title=Bertha%2C_daughter_of_Charlemagne&action=edit> (779-823)
Gisela </wiki/Gisela%2C_daughter_of_Charlemagne> (781-808)
Hildegarde (782-783)
His fourth wife was Fastrada </wiki/Fastrada>, married 784, died 794. By her he had:
Theodrada </wiki/Theodrada> (b.784), abbess </wiki/Abbess> of Argenteuil </wiki/Argenteuil>
Hiltrude (b.787)
His fifth and favorite wife was Luitgard </wiki/Luitgard>, married 794, died 800 childless.
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Concubinages and illegitimate children
His first known concubine was Gersuinda </w/index.php?title=Gersuinda&action=edit>. By her he had:
Adaltrude (b.774)
His second known concubine was Madelgard </w/index.php?title=Madelgard&action=edit>. By her he had:
Ruodhaid </w/index.php?title=Ruodhaid%2C_daughter_of_Charlemagne&action=edit> (775-810), abbess </wiki/Abbess> of Faremoutiers </w/index.php?title=Faremoutiers&action=edit>
His third known concubine was Amaltrud of Vienne </w/index.php?title=Amaltrud_of_Vienne&action=edit>. By her he had:
Alpaida (b.794)
His fourth known concubine was Regina </wiki/Regina_%28concubine%29>. By her he had:
Drogo </wiki/Drogo_of_Metz> (801-855), bishop of Metz </wiki/Bishop_of_Metz> from 823
Hugh </wiki/Hugh%2C_son_of_Charlemagne> (802-844), archchancellor </wiki/Archchancellor> of the Empire
His fifth known concubine was Ethelind </w/index.php?title=Ethelind&action=edit>. By her he had:
Theodoric (b.807)
Stoyan lists two more children, with one grandson and one great-grandson


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: King of the Franks, 768-814.

Occupation: Emperor of Holy Roman Empire, 811-814.


Charlemagne married Himiltrude in 766.


Charlemagne next married Gerperga in 768.


Charlemagne next married Hildegarde of Swabia (Linzgau), Empress Holy Roman Empire, daughter of Gerold I, Duke of Swabia and Imma, Duchess Of Swabia, in 771. (Hildegarde of Swabia (Linzgau), Empress Holy Roman Empire was born about 757 in Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia and died on Apr 30, 783 in Thionville, Austrasia.)

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