Ermentrude of Orléans

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Ermentrude of Orléans (also known as Hirmentrude and Irmintrud) was born September 27, 823 in France. She was the daughter of Odo, Count of Orléans and Engeltrude of Fezensac. On December 13, 842 she married Charles the Bald and proceeded to have about 10 kids (some records say only 9). The marriage made her Empress of the Holy Roman Empire and Queen of West Francia (yeah we didn’t leave the Frankish queens completely yet). Other than popping out heirs her hobbies were embroidery, which she was renowned for and abbeys. Charles presented her with the Abbey of Chelles and at least four of her children entered the church though Lothar didn’t remain there. In 866 her brother William was charged with treason and was executed by her husband. She didn’t appreciate that much at left him to join a nunnery. She died October 6, 869 and is buried at Basilique Saint-Denis, Paris, France.

Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=21072

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ermentrude_of_Orl%C3%A9ans

http://royalcentral.co.uk/blogs/onthisday-in-823-ermentrude-of-orleans-mother-of-judith-of-flanders-was-born-68877

http://todayinwomenshistory.saintssistersandsluts.com/ermentrude-of-orleans-and-judith-of-flanders/

http://uk.tourisme93.com/basilica/ermentrude-of-orleans.html

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  1. Now, here’s another name I was just researching today too! (I think I hear the Twilight Zone theme playing…) 😉

    Ermentrude d’Orléans is my 36th great-grandmother through her daughter Judith (who married Baldwin I of Flanders) and both my 35th and 36th great-grandmother through her son Louis “Le Bègue” (via his chlldren Ermentrude and Charles “The Simple”).

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