St. Emma of Altdorf, also known as Hemma, Queen of the Franks

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St. Emma of Altdorf, also known as Hemma, Queen of the Franks was born in 808 and was a sister to Judith that we learned about yesterday. Where Judith married Louis the Pious, Emma married his son Louis the German. He was made King of Bavaria and she was Queen Consort. When dad died the kingdom was divided and Emma and Louis ruled what became known as East Francia in the area that is now part of Germany. She became the first Frankish Queen. If you’ve been time traveling along at home, yes I know another Frank. Not much is recorded about her beyond that she was seen as prideful which alienated many in the kingdom and overly favored her son Carloman that caused dissension among his brothers. She had a stroke in 874 which left her paralyzed and unable to speak. Her husband saw her for the last time on a visit in 857 and she died on January 31, 876 just a few months before her husband. She was buried in St. Emmeram’s Abbey, Regensburg. Three of her sons became kings and three of her five daughters became nuns. She was

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemma

https://books.google.com/books?id=GD4dBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA345&lpg=PA345&dq=Emma+of+Altdorf&source=bl&ots=1JSA8W78JW&sig=sV1Yf-15h0I-pevxA5-1fJXtAHY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwirosHs-PLRAhXMx4MKHUY0DEIQ6AEIjAEwHA#v=onepage&q=Emma%20of%20Altdorf&f=false Queenship in Medieval Europe

http://www.stemma.org/community-and-monastery/saint-emma/

http://stemmanuns.blogspot.com/2011/01/saint-emma-our-patroness.htmlst-emma-2

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