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Bertrada (Bertha) “au Grand Pied or Greatfoot” DE LAON, Countess of Laon, Queen of the Franks

Female 720 - 783  (63 years)


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  • Name Bertrada (Bertha) “au Grand Pied or Greatfoot” DE LAON 
    Suffix Countess of Laon, Queen of the Franks 
    Born 720  Laon, Aisne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Jul 783  Choisy-au-Bac, Compiègne, Oise, Picardy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Basilica of Saint Denis, Saint Denis, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:
      “ Bertrada of Laon, also called Bertha Broadfoot, (720 – July 12, 783) was a Frankish queen. She was born in Laon, in today's Aisne, France, the daughter of Caribert of Laon. She married Pepin the Short, the son of the Frankish Mayor of the Palace Charles Martel, in 740, although the union was not canonically sanctioned until several years later. Eleven years later, in 751, Pepin and Bertrada became King and Queen of the Franks, following Pepin's successful coup against the Frankish Merovingian monarchs.
      Bertrada and Pepin are known to have had four children, three sons and one daughter: of these, Charles (Charlemagne), Carloman, and Gisela survived to adulthood, whilst Pepin died in infancy. Charlemagne and Carloman would inherit the two halves of their father's kingdom when he died, and Gisela became a nun.
      Bertrada lived at the court of her elder son Charles, and according to Einhard their relationship was excellent. She recommended he marry his first wife, Desiderata, a daughter of the Lombard king Desiderius, but he soon divorced her. Einhard claims this was the only episode that ever strained relations between mother and son. Bertrada lived with Charlemagne until her death in 783; the king buried her in Saint Denis Basilica with great honors.”
    Person ID I10660  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 

    Father Charibert (Heribet) I, Count of Laon,   b. Abt 690, Laon, Aisne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 762  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Bertrada, Countess of Laon,   b. Abt 695, Laon, Aisne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3715  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pepin or Pippin “The Short”, Mayor of Neustria, King of the Franks,   b. 714, Austrasia, Kingdom of the Merovingien Franks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 768, Saint Denis, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Charlemagne or Charles I, King of the Franks,   b. 2 Apr 742, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 813 or 814, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Carloman, King of the Franks
     3. Gisela,   b. 757,   d. 30 Jul 810  (Age 53 years)
     4. Pepin,   b. 759,   d. 761 or 762  (Age 3 years)
     5. Chrothais or Rodthaid
     6. Adelais or Adelaid
     7. ?
     8. ?
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F3714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 720 - Laon, Aisne, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jul 783 - Choisy-au-Bac, Compiègne, Oise, Picardy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Basilica of Saint Denis, Saint Denis, Paris, France Link to Google Earth
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