|Bertha DE SAVOIE Comtesse du Maurienne
Bertha DE SAVOIE Comtesse du Maurienne
- Born: 21 Sep 1051, Maurienne, Savoie, France
- Married: 1066
- Died: 27 Dec 1087, Mainz, Hessen, Germany
The Annalista Saxo names "Bertam filiam Ottonis marchionis de Italia et Adelheidis que soror erat comitis qui agnominatus est de Monte Bardonis in Italia et Immule seu Irmingardis" as wife of King Heinrich. Her husband proposed to repudiate her in 1069, but withdrew his demand. The dispute was finally settled in 1077 when Empress Bertha's mother intervened to prevent any repudiation in return for mediating between the emperor and Pope Gregory VII in Canossa. The Annales Sancti Diibodi record the death in 1087 of "Bertha imperatrix" and her burial "apud Moguntiam". The necrology of Regensburg St Emmeran records the death "VI Kal Jan" of "Berhta imperatrix". The necrology of Speyer records the death "VI Kal Jan" of "Bertha imperatrix".
Bertha married Heinrich IV VON SACHSEN Holy Roman Emperor, Duke (VIII) of Bavaria, son of Heinrich III "the Black" VON SACHSEN Holy Roman Emperor, Duke of Bavaria (VI) & Swabia and Agnès DE POITOU et d' Aquitane, in 1066. (Heinrich IV VON SACHSEN Holy Roman Emperor, Duke (VIII) of Bavaria was born on 11 Nov 1050 in Goslar, Saxony and died on 7 Aug 1106 in Liège, Belgium.)