Widukind of Saxony
d.7 Jan 810
Facts and Events
||Widukind of Saxony
||to Geva of Denmark
||7 Jan 810
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
Widukind (Modern German: Widuking or Wittekind) was a Germanic leader of the Saxons and the chief opponent of the Frankish king Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars from 777 to 785. Charlemagne ultimately prevailed, organized Saxony as a Frankish province and ordered conversions of the pagan Saxons to Roman Catholicism. In later times, Widukind became a symbol of Saxon independence and a figure of legend.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Widukind, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- ↑ Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners. (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992, 2nd ed.), p.69.
- ↑ WIDUKIND (-7 Jan 810)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
- ↑ Birth year estimated based on known dates in his life, and on estimated birth years of his descendants.