Person:Mathilde von Sachsen (1)

Mathilde von Sachsen
d.5 Nov 1011
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Name Mathilde von Sachsen
Unknown Mathilda II. Essen
Gender Female
Birth[1] 949 House of Liudolfings
Death[1] 5 Nov 1011
Reference Number[1] Q469926?

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Mathilde (also Mahthild or Matilda; 949 – 5 November 1011) was Abbess of Essen Abbey from 973 to her death. As granddaughter of Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great she was a member of the Liudolfing dynasty and became one of the most important abbesses in the history of Essen. She was responsible for the abbey, for its buildings, its precious relics, liturgical vessels and manuscripts, its political contacts, and for commissioning translations and overseeing education. In the unreliable list of Essen Abbesses from 1672, she is listed as the second Abbess Mathilde and as a result, she is sometimes called "Mathilde II" to distinguish her from the earlier abbess of the same name, who is meant to have governed Essen Abbey from 907 to 910 but whose existence is disputed.

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