Person:Fastrada (1)

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Name Fastrada
Alt Name Fastrada , of the East Franks
Alt Name Fastrada , der Ooostfranken
Gender Female
Alt Birth? abt 747
Reference Number? Q241165?
Birth? 763 Ingelheim, Hessen, Germany
Marriage Oct 783 Worms, Hessen, Germanyto Charlemagne
Death? 10 Aug 794 Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
Burial? Mainz, Hessen, GermanySt. Alban's Abbey

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Fastrada (765–794) was an East Frankish noblewoman.

Fastrada (also spelled Fastrade) was born circa 765 at Ingelheim, Rheinhessen, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, the daughter of the powerful Count Rudolph, an Austrasian count (also known as East Frankish Count Eadolf), and his wife Aeda of Bavaria (also known as Aleida von Bayern/Beieren).

Fastrada became the third wife of Charlemagne, marrying him in October 783 at Worms, Germany, a few months after Queen Hildegard’s death. A probable reason behind the marriage was to solidify a Frankish alliance east of the Rhine when Charles was still fighting the Saxons. As wife of Charles I (Charlemagne), she became Queen of the Franks.

She bore him two children:

Fastrada died on 10 August 794 in Frankfurt, Germany, during the synod of Frankfurt and was buried in St. Alban's Abbey, Mainz, long before the abbey was finalized. Due to Archbishop Richulf's influence, she was not buried in the Basilique Saint-Denis, the burial site of almost all the Frankish and French monarchs, nor St. Arnulf's Abbey near Metz. After the destruction of St. Alban's Abbey in 1552, her tombstone was transferred to Mainz Cathedral, where it can be seen today in the wall of the southern nave.

Her stylized role was played by Leland Palmer in the musical Pippin by Stephen Schwartz.

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  1.   FASTRADA (-Frankfurt-am-Main 10 Oct 794, bur Mainz, St Alban, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  2.   Fastrade van Franken Uit Wikipedia, de vrije encyclopedie Fastrade 765-794 Koningin-gemaal van Frankrijk Periode 783-794 Voorganger Hildegard Opvolger Luitgarde van Alemanië Fastrade (?, 765 - Frankfurt, 10 augustus 794) was een dochter van Rudolf III van Franken en van Aeda van Beieren. Zij huwde in 783 met Karel de Grote en werd de moeder van: Theodrada (785-), abdis van Argenteuil, Hiltrudis (787-). Bekend is haar scherp verzet tegen de Saksen en haar pogingen om Pepijn met de Bult, (een zoon van Karel de Grote uit zijn eerste huwelijk met Himiltrude), om te brengen.