Person:Widukind of Saxony (2)

Widukind of Saxony
b.est 750
d.7 Jan 810
Facts and Events
Name[1] Widukind of Saxony
Alt Name[1] Wittekind
Alt Name[2] Wittikind
Gender Male
Birth[4] est 750
Marriage est 775 to Geva of Denmark
Alt Death[1] 808
Death[3] 7 Jan 810


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Widukind (Modern German: 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 ultimatively 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.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Widukind, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners. (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1992, 2nd ed.), p.69.
  3. WIDUKIND (-7 Jan 810)., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  4. Birth year estimated based on known dates in his life, and on estimated birth years of his descendants.