Person:Swanachild (1)

Swanachild
b.abt 0710
d.aft 17 Sep 0741
Facts and Events
Name Swanachild
Gender Female
Birth? abt 0710
Marriage 725 to Charles Martel , Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia
Death[2] aft 17 Sep 0741


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Swanachild (also Swanahild or Serenahilt) was the second wife of Charles Martel, who brought her back from his first campaign in Bavaria in 725, along with her uncle Grimoald's wife, Biltrude. Swanachild belonged to the clan of the Agilolfings though her parentage is not quite clear. Her parents could be:

With Charles Martel she had one child, Grifo. After the death of Charles, she supported her son's failed attempt to gain a portion of his inheritance. This she did with the support of her uncle Odilo of Bavaria. Afterwards she was relegated to the position of abbess of Chelles. Although later Carolingian historians cast her as a concubine, she was during her time the rightful wife of Charles. The Reichenau Codex listed her as Suanahil regina, "Queen Swanachild."

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References
  1.   Swanachild, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. SUANACHILDIS [Suanhilde] (-after 17 Sep 741)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.