Ermengarde of Tours
d.20 Mar 851
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Ermengarde of Tours (d. 20 March 851) was the daughter of Hugh of Tours, a member of the Etichonen family, which claimed descent from the Merovingian kings. In October 821 in Diedenhofen (Thionville), she married the Carolingian Emperor Lothair I of the Franks (795–855).
In 849, two years before her death, she made a donation to the abbey Erstein in the Elsass, in which she is buried.
Lothair and Ermengarde had nine children:
- Louis II, Holy Roman Emperor (c. 825–875).
- Helletrud (Hiltrud) (c. 826–after 865/866) m. Count Berengar (d. before 865/866)
- Bertha (c. 830–after 7 May 852, probably 877), became before 847 Abbess of Avenay, perhaps Äbtissin of Faremoutiers
- A daughter of unknown name (b. probably 826/830), called Ermengarde in later sources, kidnapped 846 by Gilbert, Count of the Maasgau, who then married her
- Gisla (c. 830–860) 851–860 Abbess of San Salvatore in Brescia
- Lothair II of Lotharingia (c. 835–869) king of Lorraine m. 855 Teutberga, daughter of Count Boso of Arles
- Rotrud (baptized 835/840 in Pavia) m. around 850/851 Lambert, Margrave of Brittany, Count of Nantes (Widonen), who died 1 May 852
- Charles of Provence (c. 845–25 January 863 in the monastery St-Pierre-les-Nonnains, modern Lyon), King in Burgundy
- (CH2)Pedigrees of Some of The Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants Vol.II, pp.221,284.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Ermengarde of Tours, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 ERMENGARDE (-20 Mar 851, bur Kloster Erstein, near Strasbourg)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
- ↑ Ermengarde de Tours, in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.
- ↑ Birth year estimated based on birth year of husband and estimated birth years of children.