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 (8th/9th centuries; modernized name Wittekind) was a pagan Saxon leader and the chief opponent of Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars. Widukind was the leader of the Saxons against the Frankish king Charlemagne (later emperor of the West). In 782, when Charlemagne organized Saxony as a Frankish province and ordered conversions of the pagan Saxons of Widukind to Roman Catholicism, the Saxons resumed warfare against the Franks. 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. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- ↑ 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.