Kunégonde D' AUSTRASIE
- Died: 15 Jun 835
Compiler's 34/35/36/37/38/39 great-grandmother
"Willelmus…comes" names "uxoribus meis Cunegunde et Guitburge" (version two: "Witburg et Cunegunde") in his charter dated 14 Dec 804 (version two: dated 15 Dec 804) for the foundation of the monastery of Gellone, rendering it impossible to decide from this text which was his first and which his second wife. However, the Manual of Dhuoda names (in order) "Willelmus, Chungundis, Gariberga, Vuithbergis, Teddericus, Gothzelmus, Guarnarius, Rothlindis" as relatives of Bernard, husband of Doda, implying from this order that "Chungundis" was more senior than "Vuithbergis".
A possible clue about the origins of Cunigundis is provided by the Vita Hludowici Imperatoris which records the blinding of "Heribertus Bernhardi frater" and his exile with "Hodo consobrinus illius". The previous passage in the Vita records that Orléans was confiscated from Eudes Comte d'Orléans. It is therefore possible that this was the same person as "Hodo", although the precise nature of the relationship between him and Heribert has not been established. Assuming that Heribert was the son of Guillaume de Toulouse & his first wife Cunigundis..., and assuming also that "consobrinus" is used in the text in its strict sense, Cunegundis and the mother of Eudes Comte d'Orléans would have been sisters. 1
Kunégonde married Cte Guillaume DE TOULOUSE, Marquis de Septimanie, son of Cte Theoderic I D' AUTUN and Aldane. (Guillaume DE TOULOUSE was born between 750 and 755 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees, France and died between 28 May 812 and 21 May 815 in Gellone Monastery, Aniane, Herault, Languedoc, France.)