Luitgard (Frankish Queen)
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Luitgard Frankish Queen
Luitgard
Queen consort of the Franks
Reign794-800
PredecessorFastrada
SuccessorErmengarde of Hesbaye
Died4 June 800
SpouseCharlemagne (m. c. 794)

Luitgard (died 4 June 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 4 June 800. She and Charlemagne had no children.

According to 15th century chronicles from Oxford University, Luitgard had a sister, Redburga/Redburh, who met Ecgberht, later to be King of Wessex while he was exiled in West Francia by Beorhtric of Wessex and Offa of Mercia, the two later married.

Notes

  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

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