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Gerberga of Saxony (c. 913–5 May, 984) was a daughter of Henry the Fowler, king of Germany, and Matilda of Ringelheim.

Marriages

She married first Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine. They had four children:

  • Alberade of Lorraine b. about 929. Married Renaud (originally as Ragenold), a Viking chieftain who became the Count of Roucy [266316].
  • Henri, Duke of Lorraine b. about 932
  • Gerberge of Lorraine b. about 935. Married Adalbert I of Vermandois.
  • Wiltrude, b. about 937.


She married secondly Louis IV of France in 939. They were parents to eight children:



Education and later life

Contemporary sources describe her as a highly educated, intelligent and forceful player in the political game of the time.

Louis IV died on 10 September, 954. As a widow, Gerberga became a nun and served as the abbess of Notre Damemarker in Laonmarker. She died in Reimsmarker, Champagne.

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