Person:Widukind of Saxony (2)

Widukind von Sachsen
b.est 750
d.7 Jan 810
Facts and Events
Name[1][4] Widukind von Sachsen
Alt Name[1] Wittekind
Alt Name[2] Wittikind
Gender Male
Birth[5] est 750
Marriage est 775 to Geva of Denmark
Alt Death[1] 808
Reference Number? Q320348?
Death[3] 7 Jan 810

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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.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Widukind, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  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. Biographie auf Wikipedia DE, in Wikipedia, [[1]], gefunden 2016.

    Widukind (auch Wittekind), aus einem westfälischen[1] Adelsgeschlecht, führte als dux Saxonum, also als „Herzog“ der Sachsen,[2] in den Jahren 777 bis 785 den Widerstand gegen Karl den Großen in den Sachsenkriegen.
    Seine Herkunft ist ähnlich wie sein Ende weitgehend unklar, offenbar gehörte er aber einer vornehmen Familie des sächsischen Teilstamms der Westfalen an.

  5. Birth year estimated based on known dates in his life, and on estimated birth years of his descendants.