|Gerberga DE HAUTE-BOURGOGNE
Gerberga DE HAUTE-BOURGOGNE
- Born: Bourgogne, France
- Married (2): Abt 986
- Died: 7 Jul 1018
Compiler's 30 x great-grandmother
Herimannus names "filiam Counradi regis Burgundiæ, Gerbirgam" as wife of "Herimannus dux". The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Rodulfum II et sororem suam Gepam matrem imperatricis Gisile" as children of "Conradus rex Burgundie" and his wife Mathilde. Wipo names "Herimannus dux Alamanniæ [et] Kerbirga filia Chuonradi regis de Burgundia" as the parents of "regis coniunx Gisela". "Otto…Romanorum imperator augustus" donated property "in villa Stohchusen in pago Locdorp ac comitatu Herimanni comitis" to Kloster Meschede by charter dated 29 Sep 997 by request of "Gerbirge comitisse".
The necrology of Marchtalen records the death "Non Jul" of "Gerbirc ducissa". No direct record of her first marriage has so far been identified. However, "Otto tercius…Romanorum imperator augustus" granted privileges to Kloster Oedingen founded by "matrona Gerberga…in comitatu Herimanni eius filii" to the monks of the Marienkapelle at Aachen by charter dated 18 May 1000, and Thietmar names "Count Hermann son of Gerberga" when recording his dispute with Dietrich Bishop of Münster in 1016. These two references relate to Hermann [II] Graf von Werl. In addition, "Rodulfus et Bernhardus nati in…Werla" are named as brothers of Empress Gisela in the Annalista Saxo, although not specifying that they were her uterine brothers. 1
Gerberga married Graf Hermann I VON WERL, son of Graf Heinrich IM LERIGAU and Unknown. (Graf Hermann I VON WERL died in 985/6.)
Gerberga also married Hermann I VON SCHWABEN, Duke of Swabia, son of Gf. Konrad I VON ÖHNINGEN, Duke of Swabia, and Richlind VON SACHSEN, about 986. (Hermann I VON SCHWABEN died on 3 May 1003.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Gerberga.